The 25 Best Backpacks for Work and Travel

The Best Travel Backpacks


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Whether you are hauling your lunch, laptop, and gym clothes to and fro each day on your commute or racing through an airport terminal while traveling in need of a fourth arm to juggle your coffee, boarding pass, and beach read, sometimes the pragmatism of a backpack just can't be beat. If you've resisted a backpack for fear of the fashion police coming for you, we've got some bad news: Saddling yourself up with tote bags in addition to your carry-on bag isn't the answer, and all that imbalanced schlepping can do some serious damage to your posture and muscles.

However, we've also got some good news, as below, we've rounded up 25 bags that are both easy on the eyes and easy on your back during your next commute or travel day. You're welcome.

Dagne Dover makes some of the best travel bags on the market.

We love the back panel that allows you to attach it to your suitcase handle, keeping it secure when you're rolling your bag.

This comes with a special slit so that you can charge on the go. 

It's clear why this one's an Amazon best seller.

Sometimes simpler is chicer.

A petite beauty for those who know how to travel light.

If you want to go for a shoulder bag, the back straps are detachable.

A water-resistant backpack is a must for your travels.

It's genius to slip an extra bag into your suitcase.

What's a travel backpack without adequate camera space?

This travel backpack is incredibly versatile! 

Another one with a built-in USB port.

This one's racked up 894 positive reviews.

This travel backpack is designed with a zippered shoe compartment. 

This one claims to have "unthinkable large capacity"—and we're certainly intrigued. 

Standout design feature? This one has an external USB that easily (and super-conveniently) charges your phone.

This crisp travel backpack coordinates well your other luggage.

We'll gladly carry this backpack with us everywhere.

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.