Ideal for work, uni, and travel, backpacks offer convenience and functionality. Don’t just opt for any old one you have laying around, though. We’ve found 10 of the best quality men’s backpacks for daily carry that won’t leave you looking like you’re still using your school bag…
The use of both leather and canvas in the Sousse backpack by Von-Röutte gives it a premium and modern look. The bag’s rolled top opening offers secure access to the main compartment, which features a padded pocket that can fit a 13″ laptop. An exterior zipped compartment allows for easy access to your most needed items, while two side pockets also deliver extra storage options. Smart enough to take to the office while casual enough to wear on the weekend, Sousse is a great daily backpack.
A slim bag with a generous amount of storage, the Icon Slim by Incase is a great choice for an everyday backpack. It’s crafted from 840D nylon, which offers superior durability, as well as heavy duty zippers and a padded back mesh panel. A padded compartment keeps your laptop protected, while smaller pockets on the exterior allow for easy access to your essentials.
With ample storage, a water resistant construction, and multiple carry options, Toffee’s Centennial Backpack is an ideal everyday backpack. It features a padded compartment for a laptop, which is actually raised 5mm off the base to protect your tech on all sides. The bag is made from a waxed canvas with leather details, delivering a very premium and contemporary look. YKK metal zips and a reinforced base with metal feet give the backpack durability, allowing it be used daily for years to come.
This well thought out backpack from Nike is ideal if you go to the gym straight after work or uni. It can safely hold a laptop, while a separate compartment can easily house your gym gear. Pockets on the side allow you to keep your shoes separate to your other gear, while adjustable shoulder and sternum straps mean you can carry the bag easily and comfortably.
The Access Pack by The North Face features a very innovative and modern design, with functional features galore. The bag’s main compartment is accessed via a quick-release latch, as opposed to a zipper, while built-in ejector tabs feature in the media compartments to allow for easy access to all your gear. Comfortable to carry and made from high-quality, durable materials, this is a great option if you carry quite a bit of tech gear every day.
Though it sports a very simple, minimal look, the Newspaper Rucksack by Thisispaper actually offers quite a lot of functionality. It features two front pockets, an interior compartment for your smaller gear, plus a dedicated compartment for a 15″ laptop. Made from linen with leather and brass details, it’s a really nice casual bag for everyday use.
Incase’s City Compact, part of the City Series, is ideal when you only need the essentials every day. The bag features a large, fleece-lined compartment that can safely hold your 15″ laptop, with a separate tablet pocket and organisation panel too. The durable bag is made from heavy-duty materials, plus features a padded air mesh back panel for breathability. The slim City Compact makes for a quality daily backpack.
Killspencer’s impressively sleek Daypack features a leather and suede construction, with minimum detailing and embellishments on the exterior. It can actually hold quite a bit in its main compartment. As well as a pocket for a 15″ laptop, it also features an organisation panel, a zip compartment, and dedicated passport patch. Foam padded leather straps add to the backpack’s functionality.
This backpack by Victorinox is a great option if you travel for work quite a bit. It can hold a 14″ laptop and a tablet, with plenty of space left for documents, books, clothing, and your other daily essentials. The backpack complies by standard domestic airline carry-on guidelines, plus it’s also part of the Swiss Tracker Bag Tracking Program, which is a free program that helps you find your bag if you lose it.
The leather and canvas construction of this Royal Republiq backpack gives it a clean, casual look. The addition of a leather newspaper carrier gives it a unique touch, as do its reinforced shoulder straps. A buckled flap closes the main compartment, which can hold a 15″ laptop. The Legioner City backpack is a great choice for a work or uni bag that can also double as your weekend carry too.