Backpacks have been a basic staple for decades. Twenty years ago, backpacks were for school children, and the briefcase was a common sight in offices and courtrooms. However, we all grew up, and with technology, comes change, and today, the laptop is an essential tool for almost everyone. After interviewing over 500 professionals, this is our modern take on the iconic staple.
Bag Category Score (Backpacks)
Professionalism: ★★★½ 3.5/5
Function: ★★★★★ 5/5
Comfort: ★★ ★ ★ ★ 5/5
Daily work commutes, networking events with peers, posting up at coffee shops, short trips, gym after work, and as an add-on personal item to compliment your luggage. Also probably pretty decent for skydiving.
Not Great For:
Important executive meetings, interviews, or paired with a suit. To play it on the safe side we'd recommend swapping out the pack for our messenger in those circumstances.
Dedicated lockable tech pocket
Anti-theft security tether
Wide view full zip-down compartments
Hidden hook for hanging in hotels, bathrooms, etc.
Dual zipper-free retractable side pockets for water bottles and misc.
Ergonomic curved no slip shoulder strap design
Metal Bar Tack reinforcements (so straps won't break)
Versatile pass-through loops on shoulder straps for accessories (bottle opener, anyone?)
Water-resilient coating and zips
Luggage slide-through attachment
TSA-PRE Airport Security Approved
2x laptop or iPad sleeve
2x hidden pockets
Hidden Apple Airtag/Tile GPS sleeve
Shock-proofing bottom for hardware
Easy-access front pocket keychain
Materials & Hardware
100% Recycled two-tone 1050D nylon
Ballistic Nylon Trim
YKK Zippers & tracks
Hidden Security Leash
Stain resistant diamond-design 640D ripstop
Elastic mesh pockets
Easily detachable keychain
Height: 16.5 Inches / 42 CM
Depth: 8.25 Inches / 21 CM
Width: 12 Inches / 30.48 CM
Weight: 4 lbs / 1.81 KG