The Best Daily-Use Backpacks

What’s more useful than a backpack? A backpack that looks good. Because while your high-performance CamelBak pairs well with a mountain bike and a backcountry trail, you might find it cramping your style in a more urban setting. Try one of these packs instead.

Everlane Snap Backpack Canvas and leather form the exterior of this top-loading pack, with a waterproof lining and padded laptop sleeve on the inside to protect your goods. $65, Everlane.com

Fjallraven No. 21 Available in three sizes, the No. 21 rucksack is made from Fjallraven's unique beeswax-treated cotton and polyester fabric that rivals the old-school look of canvas with the modern benefits of a synthetic material. Inside, it boasts a waterproof lining, plenty of pockets and a laptop sleeve. $190, Fjallraven.us

Incase Terra Campus Pack The Terra Campus is streamlined for a simple look and outfitted with enough interior gadget pockets to house your complete daily-carry, plus more. Even once you've got it loaded down with all your tech and gear, a mesh padded back and straps will keep the pack feeling light and comfortable. $100, GoIncase.com

Sandqvist Lars Goran Looking to haul a little more? The Lars Goran offers 27 liters of storage space, along with two side pockets, an outer lid pocket and wide ergonomic shoulder pads to help you carry it all. Add to that a 15-inch interior laptop sleeve and leather closure straps for a complete package of utility and style. $230, Sandqvist.net

Osprey Metron 35 For the pack-bearer who prefers a more modern look, the Metron 35 is a stylish top-loading commuter bag that offers features like a built-in rain cover, shoulder-mounted cell phone pocket and a padded laptop sleeve. $160, OspreyPacks.com

Trainerspotter Daypack Trainerspotter's Daypack sports no bells, whistles, frills or distractions. It's just a simple, well-made bag that'll get the job done and look good along the way. $56, Trainerspotter.com

Yuketen Canoe Backpack A wool exterior lends the Canoe an earthy, authentic look, and plenty of interior space means it'll serve any day-to-day carrying needs with ease. $400, Ssense.com

Booq Cobra Pack Hauling a lot of gear? Booq's Cobra pack is built from water-repelling ballistic nylon that'll keep your stuff safe. The inside is decked out with a rigid-construction laptop compartment, and mesh sleeves for as many wires, chargers and hard drives as you can carry. $265, BooqBags.com

 

 

 

 

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