The 25 Best Backpacks for Work and Travel


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Whether you are hauling your lunch, laptop, and gym clothes to and fro each day in your commute or racing through an airport terminal 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 isn't the answer, and all that imbalanced schlepping can do some serious damage to your posture and muscles.

Below, we've rounded up 25 bags that are both easy on the eyes and easy on your back.