Backpacks are Back
Designers across the globe have reimagined the high-school staple, incorporating cool canvas and leather, funky patterns, and pockets in all the right places. Whether you’re running to the gate at Gatwick or pounding the pavement in Paris, these 10 bags will get you there in style.
Vintage backpacks are the style du jour. Bluboon's canvas and leather version has a designated laptop sleeve and lots of zipper pockets⎯it's rigged for organization. Even better, the canvas is washable and reversible for easy wear. $41.99
Fajllraven Kanken Daypack
Originally created in the 1970's, this iconic Swedish backpack epitomizes Scandinavian design: streamlined, stylish, and super durable. The polyester fabric is waterproof and though the bag looks hefty, it's extremely lightweight. $68.40
Herschel Supply Company
Burton “Tinder” pack
Splurge on this sleek nylon pack by Tumi Voyager, the tried-and-true luxury travel brand. You can use it as a tote for an evening out or extend the strap to lug your laptop around on a work trip. We love the two perfectly placed zippers on the front. $275
This is the Steve Jobs of backpacks, built with a solar-powered panel that charges smart phones, GPS, laptops, MP3 players ⎯ you name it ⎯ on the go. It's perfect for the high-tech outdoor enthusiast. $132.99
A good weekend bag is essential for any traveler, and Topbag's latest backpack fits the bill; it's roomy enough for clothing but small enough for everyday use. The high quality canvas is augmented with antique leather flaps and brass hardware for a timeless look, and the magnetic button clasp allows for easy access to the front pocket. $59.00
Skip Hop Zoo Pack
This cute monkey pack is a perfect accessory for kids, with plenty of room for activity books and games. Bonus: there are two handy pockets for water bottles (or juice boxes) and an insulated area for tasty snacks. $18.99
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