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14 Travel Backpacks for Every Kind of Adventure

Want to rock the season's hottest accessory? We've got your back. Here are 14 travel backpacks for every kind of adventure.

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Herschel Supply Co. Dawson Mid Volume Backpack

Utilitarian and modern, this lightweight Herschel backpack is perfect for everything from sightseeing in Paris to a half-day trek through the South African plains, thanks to features like stealth pockets and a hidden drawstring top.

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Knomo London Thames Cromwell Roll Top Backpack

Give off smart and chic vibes as you travel with this durable, technical pack. It comes with a roll-top closure and a top carry handle for when you don't want to wear it on your back.

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Columbia Sportswear Ashwood Daypack

This hiking-ready style offers pocket and storage for everything—including two water bottle pockets that expand as needed. Designed for comfort, the shoulder straps are padded with ultra fine mesh lining, and the foam molded back panel allows for air ventilation. The backpack also offers Columbia’s Omni-Shield technology to help protect your valuables from the elements.

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State Bags Brushstroke Slim Lorimer Water Resistant Canvas Backpack

Creative types will want to slip on this slim, eye-catching backpack— ideal for strolling around the city or running errands in style. Perfect as an under-the-seat bag, it is still spacious enough to fit a 12” laptop.

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Rebecca Minkoff 'Medium Julian' Backpack

Want to tow your essentials but don't want the extra weight or a full-sized handbag? Consider this chic day-to-night style from Rebecca Minkoff. We dig its rich-pebbled leather composition, zipper and clip-lock closure, and trailing tassels, which add a touch of sass. The pack is available in cream white with black hardware or in powder blue with gunmetal hardware.

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LeSportsac Simple Backpack

It’s always a good idea to pack a smaller day bag when you travel, especially if you love to shop or have plenty of activity-filled outings on the itinerary. A drawstring backpack is a perfect, easy-to-pack option. Our go-to is this minimalist nylon style from LeSportsac.

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Tumi Sinclair - Hanne Coated Canvas Laptop Backpack

Tumi’s elegant professional backpack features textured, coated canvas and rich leather trims with color accenting metals. BONUS: The pack features ID Lock security pockets that offer added protection against ID theft through data-shielding technology.

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Timberland Walnut Hill Carbon Roll Top Backpack

For a cooler take on a tech-friendly backpack, look no further than Timberland’s slick canvas backpack. A roll-top clip closure and a water-resistant carbon finish make this commuter-style bag stand out.

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Tumi Alpha Bravo Shaw Deluxe Backpack

Business travelers will love Tumi's Alpha Bravo, a lighter, more tech-friendly version of their other packs. Leather trim give the pack a professional feel, while dedicated compartments for your laptop and tablet keeps your tech gear safe.

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Sole Society Maisee Stripe Fabric Backpack

If you're the kind of traveler who hits the beach as soon as you land, you'll want to reach for this nautical-inspired pack from Sole Society. A hidden magnetic snap adds extra security for keeping you contents secure along with a drawstring closure.

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Mercado Global Mini Lorena Canvas Backpack

Designed for the sun-loving, boho-chic traveler, this tie-dyed bag was handmade in Guatemala by local artisans. It's a surprisingly durable pick, thanks to its canvas and leather trim, and there's a side zip pocket for when you need to pull out your essentials fast.

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JanSport Mesh Backpack

This mesh backpack is great for storing belongings requiring a little ventilation (think: gym clothes and swimsuits).

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Fjallraven Kånken Backpack

Hipster-favorite brand Kånken created their signature packs in the 1970s to help prevent back problems among children. So we’re not exaggerating when we say this is one of the comfiest bags out there.

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Herschel Supply Co. Classic Mid-Volume Backpack

The modern, go-to backpack brand today is Herschel. Seriously, it seems that you can’t go any flight without spotting one of the brand’s iconic styles. The Classic backpack— which can fit a 15" MacBook, dopp kit, wallet and docs, and a hoodie— is one of the most versatile and travel-friendly in the line.

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