Whether you’re traveling by car or public transit to get to work, having a good bag to carry your stuff around is essential. Over the past couple of years, the backpack gained in popularity – and for pretty legitimate reasons: it is more comfortable, super practical, but mostly, it is healthier for you back.
Here are five suggestions of extremely practical, durable and most importantly – stylish backpacks.
Blade 20 by Arc’teryx
When talking about urban apparel borrowing technical features from the outdoor clothing world, the Arc’teryx’s Blade 20 would be a perfect example. Its design is optimized so that we can get a great organisation and tons of possibilities regarding space. You can wear it like a regular backpack or with a handle. Its 20L capacity allows you to carry your laptop, tablet, many documents, electronics, a coat and a lunch pretty easily. On top of that, you’ll get the top-of-the-line expertise from Arc’teryx, giving you the opportunity to use an ultra-durable bag – without looking like you’re leaving on a camping trip every morning.
Daypack by Topo Designs
Topo Designs is making more and more waves in the urban fashion and outdoor gear industries. To begin, all their bags are handmade – directly in Colorado. Here, the Daypack is like the perfect classic pack. Made from the Cordura 1000d fabric and reinforced with a coated pack cloth liner, it is very resistant to rain and snow. If you’re used to traveling on foot or bike, that’s a big plus. You’ll also find great technical features, like natural leather lash tabs to attach a bike lamp, for example. That being said, the Daypack by Topo Designs is a perfect bag for the city, but you can also bring it with you on your short weekend adventures.
Fjällräven’s Rucksack No. 21
If you’re looking for quality, the Fjällräven’s Rucksack No. 21 is a safe bet. With a vintage look, it got every modern features you need to get around the city on a daily basis. You can load the main compartment from the top with a laptop, electronics, clothes, a thermos and everything you need to go through your day. The G-1000 ultra-resistant waxed exterior fabric and the snow lock with allow you to walk or bike everywhere, whatever the temperature is.
DEFY BAGS’s Verbockel Rolltop Wax
You are looking for a bag that can be used either for serious adventure travel, to carry equipment or for all-weather commuting? Then the Verbockel is the perfect water-resistant bag for you. This 35 liters volumed bag is versatile and has a closed-cell foam padded computer section with padding on the sides as well as the bottom, which can fit a laptop of 13in to 15in. Wherever you go, whichever weather conditions you need to face, you can be sure that your items will be protected thanks to its Martexin Original Wax Canvas material.
For those who like storage space, the Watchtower and its 7 compartments is exactly what you need. This 28 liters capacity bag has a soft lined tablet pocket and the back padding is very comfortable – plus it adds more protection to the laptop section since it is located right against the back. This backpack is made of 305 Polyester Dobby and has ergonomic S-curve shoulder straps that will cast perfectly to your shoulders.