Finding a good backpack can be a life-changing, lifelong companionship. Whether you’re commuting to an office (remember those?), working from coffee shops and park benches, or going on a weekend trip, a good backpack will carry and organize your stuff. It’s also easier on your neck and shoulders than an overstuffed purse, duffle, or briefcase.
Whatever your needs, we have a fit and functional backpack for you. We looked for backpacks that include a suspended, padded laptop sleeve; durable fabrics and water-resistant zippers; and versatile storage options. Don’t see anything you like here? We also have a guide to the best messenger bags and the best travel bags.
Updated September 2021: We’ve added more great bags, like the Solo New York’s Re:claim Backpack, Chrome Industries’s Naito Pack, and Be Outfitter’s Tahquitz 2.0 roll-top bag.
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