If you are on the market looking for a backpack for your day to day activities or for traveling purposes then you have asked yourself multiple times: what is the best bag for you?
Knowing what you are going to use the bag for is a great start to choosing a good and long lasting backpack. You will need a pack that fits all your items with a suspension system that can handle your body and the weight you put on it.
First inspect the pack volume which is how much space there is in the bag.A good bag is usually roomy with a soft waterproof lining, separated compartments, and a padded sleeve for your devices.
If you are a traditional backpacker, opt for the bigger sizes made of lightweight fabrics that can also breathe. However, if you are into minimalist packing, choose the smaller and slim versions that are the most compact.
When choosing a backpack, it is also important to consider the suspension of the bag. Choosing the right suspension is all about the weight you intend to put in the pack. If you are carrying 30 pounds on a flimsy hip belt or shoulder straps then all the weight will fall on your shoulders and it will eventually cause you pain and discomfort.
Finally, when choosing a backpack, ensure that the shoulder straps are adjustable to fit your preferences. They should conform to the top and back of your shoulders leaving minimal or no air space between the pack and your body. The straps should be padded and when carried properly, the padding should end two to three inches below your armpits.
Taking these points and more into consideration, this guide provides a list of 53 best backpacks for men.
1. Vaschy Water-Resistant Backpack
This backpack follows the official motto of Vaschy; ‘keep things simple and neat’. It is both functional and a statement piece; it is made of high quality water resistant lightweight polyester. It keeps your books and laptop safe from the rain. It has a main compartment with a magnetic leather strap closure for durability. It includes water bottle pockets on both sides and a padded laptop pocket on the inside. The padded straps make it comfortable to carry around all day.
2. Polare Vintage Shoulder Bag
If you are into vintage bags, then this is the bag for you. It is made of full grain cowhide leather which is durable and gets even better with age. The YKK zippers allow smooth gliding even after a couple of years in use. The bag is large in size, making it versatile and very useful for travel purposes. It has a laptop sleeve big enough to fit a 14 inch laptop. It also has three front pockets for those items you need on the go; they are secured with a hook and loop closure for security.
3. Suvom Canvas Rucksack
This is a casual-style bag for anyone who likes to keep it simple and down to earth. The exterior is made of a combination of crazy cow leather and oil wax canvas; this makes it lightweight, stylish, and waterproof. The interior is made of 100% cotton which allows breathing and durability. The bag is incredibly spacious which makes it useful when traveling. The shoulder straps are reinforced and thickened to reduce shoulder stress during walking. Finally, it has multiple compartments to help with organization including a small interior zipper pockets for easy-to-lose items.
4. Fjallraven Kanken Laptop Bag
This is a classic bag with a darker shade for the classy man. The bag is made of a material known as Vinylon F which is dirt resistant, water resistant and only needs to be wiped clean. It has a two-way zipper with a rain flap to protect your books and laptop from moisture. The roomy interior allows you to use the bag for travel purposes and with reinforced straps, you can be sure it will be comfortable enough to carry heavy items.
5. Nike Golf Backpack
When it comes to Nike, you can always expect quality and stylish products; this bag is a great example of that. It is made from high quality polyester that is lightweight and durable. The fold over top and buckle closure offers secure storage for your items. The large main compartment is spacious with multiple accessory pockets including a zippered shoe compartment to separate footwear from other items.
6. The Backpack by Stubble & Co
This is a British-designed backpack that is thoughtfully designed to combine style and practicality. It has a simple and secure drawstring close cover with a magnetic fastener for security. It boasts a cushioned base and strap for comfort, and a high density protection pocket to fit a 15” laptop. The two side pockets are perfect for a water bottle, umbrella, or even bottles of wine! Finally, there is a vertical YKK zip pocket for valuables.
7. Timbuk2 Blitz Pack
This is an easy packing backpack duffel that is spacious enough for several nights away. It is made from 420D Ripstop Nylon that is lightweight and durable. The interior has a large compartment with an internal organizer for pens, phones, and other small items. It also features a padded laptop compartment that fits a 15 inch laptop and or iPad. Finally, the external compartments have compression straps for clinching and expanding.
8. Herschel Supply Co. Raven Crosshatch
This is a stylish and classy bag that is versatile and lightweight. It is a classic woven label with a signature striped fabric liner. The straps are made of polyurethane leather making them durable and long lasting. They also have an air mesh padding for comfort when carrying. As for closure, it has an adjustable draw cord closure and magnetic straps that close with metal pin clips.
9. Oakley Men’s Backpack
This is a large pack that is wide and deep enough to fit several items without causing strain on your body. It is made of 100% high quality polyester that is durable and lightweight. The interior has a polyester lining that is waterproof so no worries if you get caught in the rain. It also has a padded laptop sleeve that holds and protects up to a 15 inch device. Finally, it features 7 slip pockets and 6 exterior compartments.
10. Kenneth Cole Reaction Back-Stage Bag
If you are a professional man looking to amp your style then this is the bag for you. Made of Colombian Leather, this bag is durable and only looks better with age. The front exterior includes a small zipper pocket that is lined with brush polyester, a lower easy access zipper pocket and a large zip down pocket with an extensive organizer to hold a number of essentials such as iPhones and keys. The padded tablet pocket fits almost every size tablet while the rear compartment is padded to hold and protect your laptop.
11. Aidonger Vintage Travel Rucksack
This is a stylish and casual bag for the adventurous man. It is made of a high density cotton canvas that is strong and durable. Because of the number of items that fit in the bag, it has a freely adjustable shoulder strap buckle that can be adjusted according to your height and other comfort requirements. Furthermore, there is a handle on the top of the bag meaning that it can be used as a tote bag; there is even a shoulder strap that allows it to be carried as a shoulder bag.
12. Guess Factory Jordan Backpack
If simplicity is your style then this is the bag for you; it is simple, durable, and stylish. It is the type of bag that is designed for both style and function; it can be a statement piece or just a bag to carry your stuff in. It is made of faux-leather making it perfect for the environment. It features a side-release buckle pocket, front zipper pocket, and interior multipurpose pockets. The polished gunmetal hardware allows it to standout while the top zipper closure keeps all your items secure.
13. Hynes Eagle Convertible Backpack
If you are looking to travel and do not want to carry a suitcase then consider purchasing this bag. The exterior is made of durable and lightweight polyester whole the interior features a waterproof Polyester lining. The interior has one larger front zipper compartment with three pen slots, one wallet pouch, one mobile pouch, and one notebook pouch among others. The laptop compartment is found on the rear of the bag and it accommodates up to 15.6 inch devices. It is well padded with foam for protection.
14. Timbuk2 Tuck Pack
This is a unique bag with an even more unique shape. It is rugged made of PU Carbon Coated Twill that is durable and strong. It has a streamlined roll-top killer coated canvas for water resistance. The interior fits a 15 inch device and the exterior has dual side slip pockets for U-lock or an umbrella. Finally, it has adjustable straps that allow carrying for every height; they are also padded for comfort.
15. Carhartt Legacy Work Backpack
This is the optimal choice for your everyday go-to bag because it is functional and still stylish. The exterior is made of 100% Polyester with rain defender durable water repellent plus a Duravax abrasions resistant base. The main compartment is large with a padded laptop pocket and tablet sleeve. The contour fit shoulder strap are padded with an air mesh back panel for breathing and comfort.
16. Yousu Duffel Backpack
This is a multifunctional duffel backpack that can be used in three ways; it can switch from a duffel to a regular backpack and even a hand carry on because the backpack strap can be hidden when used as a shoulder bag or cross body bag. The bag has a large capacity with one main zipper compartment, one front zipper pocket, two side pockets, one notebook compartment, and even two small open pockets on the inside. The bag is made of Eco-friendly Canvas material decorated with high quality Polyurethane Leather for durability that looks better as it ages.
17. Ibagbar Khaki Hiking Bag
This is a stylish and adventurous bag perfect for hiking or camping. It is made of 90% high density cotton canvas and 10% PU Leather making it a durable bag. The structure is one main zip pocket, two front zip pockets, and one side mesh pocket. The bag has a shoulder strap for when you need to switch up the carrying style. In fact, it offers up to three carrying styles because of the detachable shoulder strap and a reinforced side handle. This is a great bag for when you need to go camping or do any other outdoor activities.
18. The North Face Borealis Backpack
This is a classic 28-liter backpack that has easy access pockets and an over hauler suspension system. The FlexVent suspension system boasts custom injections molder shoulder straps and a padded mesh back panel with a spine channel for maximum support and ventilation. The interior has a padded fleece-line 15 inch laptop sleeve that protects it from bumps and falls. The bag is comfortable to carry thanks to the padded top haul handle, sternum strap with a whistle buckle, and a removable waist belt.
19. Burton Annex Backpack
This is a bag that is ideal for hitting the trail on an outdoor adventure. It has a classic rucksack design molded with modern utility for organization while on the go. It is made of 100% Polyester that is durable and waterproof on both the exterior and interior. The bag has an external and internal padded laptop compartment and tablet sleeve. Finally, it has adjustable shoulder straps and load lifters.
20. Travelon Heritage Backpack
This is a beautiful bag made of durable canvas that is lightweight and high quality. The interior has a polyester lining that makes the bag waterproof so you will not need a replacement for your items if you get a little rained on. The roomy main compartment has a padded sleeve to hold up to a 15 inch device. As for the pockets, it has two easy access and lockable front zippered pockets, they are for small items such as keys, and phones. The mesh expansion pocket can hold a water bottle or small flask.
21. Gootium High Density Rucksack
Made with 100% pure cotton thick canvas, this bag is for the man planning a weekend in the great outdoors. It has durable metal fastenings, and is garnet washed for a vintage look. The bag features a classic shape with a roomy main compartment, a large front pocket closed by button, an internal security zippered pocket for valuable items, and two side pockets with button closure. The ample interior accommodates a 17 inch laptop while carrying a 7 inch tablet in the front pocket.
22. Under Armor Storm Recruit Backpack
This is a bold backpack for the man who likes a little pop of color with every outfit. It is made of a Nylon material that is durable and high quality without being too heavy. It has a lined laptop sleeve that fits most 15 inch devices and two spacious main compartments with zip closure. The zip pocket at the front helps to keep smaller items close at hand while the mesh pockets on the side allows attachment of extra gear. The padded back panel helps with comfort and the abrasion-resistant reinforced base keeps your items cushioned when placed on the ground.
23. BEFAiR Canvas College Book bag
BEFAiR is always dedicated to making the most efficient backpacks in the world and with this professional bag, they hit a home run. It is made of a high quality canvas material that is durable and casual. The external has two front pockets for holding small items such as wallets and cards and two side pockets to hold your water bottle, umbrella, or flask. The internal has multiple compartments to help keep you organized; it includes a main pocket for books, shoes, clothed, etc., and a laptop or tablet compartment that can hold a device of up to 15 inches.
24. SOLO Waxed Roll-top Backpack
If you are looking for something truly unique, then this is the bag for you. It is a fashionable and trendy bag with a waxed canvas body that is waterproof and easy to clean. The interior features a fully padded laptop compartment that can fit a MacBook and most 15.6 inch laptops. It also features high quality oxford lining for comfort with metal hardware. Finally, the back strap slides over luggage handle for when you need to switch it up.
25. BOSTANTEN School Daypack
This bag is smart and professional for both the working man and the college student. It is made from luxurious cow leather that gets better with aging. The durable polyester lining with custom anti-oxygenic hardware parts keep your items safe and cushioned. It has one big inner compartment, one zipper pocket, two slip pockets, and one uber with fully padded laptop and tablet compartment which can hold a 14 inch device. Finally, it has zipper closure for the security of your items.
26. Tumi Alpha Bravo Davis Backpack
This is a sleek backpack that is both functional and works as a statement piece. This bag has a zip entry into the main compartment, a front vertical zip pocket, a front curved zip pocket, a front straight zip pocket with a protective lining, and a quick access back pocket with hidden magnetic strap for security. The bag has a 15 inch laptop pocket, 3 card pockets, a key leash, and a zip pocket. The bag is made of 100% Ballistic Nylon for durability and easy-breath.
27. Nike Jordan Retro Backpack
Incredibly stylish and versatile, this is the bag for the man who does not mind a pop of color. It has a lower dual zip compartment that stores shoes or other small items. The adjustable chest strap helps to distribute weight away from your shoulders making it more comfortable to carry. The adjustable shoulder straps make the bag comfortable to carry. Finally, it has multiple compartments which helps to keep your items organized.
28. Harley-Davidson Equipt Backpack
This is a rugged backpack that is ideal for both traveling and day to day activities. It is constructed of high density polyester that is lightweight and durable. The interior features a padded laptop compartment, and an extra ergonomic padding on the back for comfort. The bag also has two zip pockets and two zip sections. When planning your next short trip, make sure to give this stylish beauty a chance.
29. Diesel F-Close Bag
If you are bold and do not mind standing out then this is the bag for you. It is made of 99% polyester and 1% Polyvinyl for durability and strength when carrying many items. It has dual buckle details for both style and function, it is also styled all over in embossed logo print. It is easy to maintain because all it needs is a gentle hand wash. Finally, it is big enough to fit a 13 inch laptop.
30. RVCA Push Skate Deluxe Backpack
If you are into darker shades and love simply designed items then you should consider this bag for your next endeavors. The exterior is made of 100% Polyester that is long lasting and easy to clean. It has zipper closure for security and a 13 inch shoulder drop that allows you to carry it comfortably. The interior features a 100% Polyester lining that is waterproof and easy to maintain. It has three slip pockets, two exterior pockets for easy access and finally three zipper pockets.
31. Leatherology Parker Backpack
This is a bag that combines simplicity and function through the full grain leather exterior. It has two large zippered main compartments that allow you to carefully organize your items. It also features a front exterior zippered compartment; the interior has a slim zipper laptop pocket to keep your laptop cushioned and secure. It is the perfect bag for a college student or a person looking to make an impact at an interview.
32. OGIO Mercur Backpack
This is a handy bag for the man who loves to travel but still keep it professional. It is an ultra-protective bag that guarantees your gadgets remain in pristine condition. The front compartment features a file divider that allows you to keep your items organized. The bag also has a padded tablet/e-reader sleeve that cushions your laptop. The Ide mesh pocket located on the side allows you to separate your beverages from your documents. Finally, the straps are reinforced with elastic shock absorbers, sunglass loop, and elastic pockets.
33. XINCADA Vintage Military Tactical Rucksack
This is a good bag for hiking and other outdoor activities that require a lot of packing. It is made of high density cotton canvas that is durable and comfortable to touch; it is also easy to maintain. You can carry it in three different ways; either as a double shoulder, single shoulder, and handbag all because the straps can be hidden. The straps are also adjustable to fit your body and make carrying easier. The PU leather decorations make the bag attractive and stylish so you can always be unique even when hiking.
34. NIXON Scripps Backpack
This bag is great for traveling to far destinations because it is roomy enough to pack for two to seven days. It is made of a polyester material that is easy to clean and maintain; meanwhile, the interior consists of a nylon lining that is waterproof. The shoulder straps of the bag are reinforced and padded for comfort even when carrying heavy objects. It has a zippered top for easy access, two zippered front pockets, and two side mesh pockets for water bottles and flasks.
35. Herschel Supply Co. Parker
This is a slim and stylish bag that features a front storage pocket with a diagonal waterproof zipper. The interior has a padded laptop sleeve which protects your device from bumps and damage. It also features a signature striped fabric liner that is waterproof, durable, and easy to clean. This is the perfect bag for day to day activities because it is lightweight and slim; ideal for college students and working professionals.
36. Vans Snag Backpack
This is a backpack that is designed for outdoor activities due to its camouflage print exterior. The interior is lined for comfort and cushioning your items while keeping them safe from destruction or scratches. While it is essentially designed for the outdoors, it is slim enough to be used for day to day activities such as school and work.
37. World Famous Sports Tactical Backpack
For over thirty years, World Famous Sports have created quality products for outdoor activities and this is just an example of stylish yet functional. For starters, it has adjustable shoulder straps to help you carry the bag with ease according to your preferences. It is made with a durable Denier cover that is strong, lightweight, and power to outstanding abrasion resistance, and tear strength. The interior is lined with PVC for water resistance and rip-free use. The bag has a total of five compartments with four inner pockets for small items.
38. Samsonite Small Business Backpack
This is a small yet compact bag that is lightweight and perfect for working professionals and college students. It is constructed of rugged 1680 denier ballistic Polyester for durability. Though it is small, it can hold a 13 inch device in the padded compartment which protects against shock when traveling. It has a smart sleeve feature that allows case to slide over the upright handle tube for easy transport. The handles and straps feature micro injected top with neoprene padded grip.
39. A/X Armani Exchange Rubber Nylon Backpack
If you are not afraid to stand out then this is the bag for you thanks to its shine material, logo, zipper, and buckle closure. It is made from 100% Polyester that is easy to clean and durable. The polyamide lining provides water resistance while the zipper closure offer security for all your items. It has a 17 inch shoulder drop that can be adjusted based on your preferences. Finally, it has one slip pocket, one zip pocket, and one exterior pocket for easy access items.
40. Texbo Vintage Leather Travel Bag
Vintage has never looked so stylish with this slim yet compact bag from Texbo. It is handmade from thick cowhide leather for durability and style making it suitable for outdoor sports and business trips. The interior has a padded laptop sleeve that can fit a 15.6 inch device while protecting it from shock. Quality stitching in the bag ensures that it remains put together and looking better as it ages.
41. JanSport Student Backpack
If you are a college student and looking for a roomy bag to carry your books and devices in, then look no further than this big bag from JanSport. It is made from durable polyester that is lightweight and easy to clean. The interior has two large main compartments plus organizer and stash pockets for keeping books, files, small items such as pens, and devices. It has zipper closure so you can be sure your items are safe.
42. Michael Kors Odin Backpack
Made from 100% cowhide leather, this bag combines style and function to produce a bag for day to day activities and traveling. It has padded shoulder straps that can be adjusted to fit your preferences when carrying both light and heavy items. It has front exterior pockets to allow you to place items you need on the go, and a padded back panel for comfort while walking around. Finally, it is streamlined for style so you can be both professional and stylish.
43. Kenneth Cole REACTION Gusset Backpack
This bag was intentionally built for devices; the main compartment has a padded tablet and laptop pocket to protect your device from shock. It is compatible with most tablets and 17 inch laptops. The main compartment also features a full length zipper pocket, and two open pockets. The exterior that is coated for water resistance features a padded air mesh back panel and shoulder straps with multiple sunglass loops.
44. Osprey Flap Jack Backpack
This is a stylish bag made from 100% man-made materials that are durable and easy to clean. The zippered top slash pocket provides extra storage for easy access items such as keys and cars. The reflective graphics and blinker light attachment help when commuting at night while the pleated side pocket is perfect for carrying different sized water bottles and flasks. Finally, it has an internal laptop/tablet sleeve, front pocket for small items, and multiple zippered stash pockets for valuables.
45. Herschel Supply Co. Rubber Backpack
This is a handy bag that is useful for both traveling and day to day activities. It has a classic woven label with signature striped fabric liner that is lightweight and easy to maintain. It is big enough to fit a 15 inch laptop without being too heavy. It has a single front pocket with key clip so if you like to keep it simple, this is the design for you. The internal media pocket has a headphone port so they do not tangle in the bag.
46. Jeff Canvas Khaki Backpack
This is a bag for the outdoorsy person; it is made of 90% high density cotton canvas that is long-lasting and 10% PU leather that is decorative. It has one main zippered pocket, one laptop compartment inside the main pocket that can fit a 15 inch laptop, two zipper pockets in the front, and one side mesh pocket. The straps are thickened and reinforced for durability; they are also breathable. This is the perfect bag for outdoor activities so look out for this next time you go camping.
47. Kattee Leather Canvas Rucksack
This is a light quality backpack that is stylish and durable. It is made from high density canvas and real cow leather making it durable, waterproof and of course easy to clean. It has a roomy interior which includes a laptop sleeve that fits a 17 inch laptop. Decorative buckles with high efficiency magnetic button closure ensure that your items remain secure. This bag is good enough and functional for the professional working man, and the college student.
48. Lifeasy Travel Backpack
This is a lightweight and durable backpack that embodies durability and style. It is made from water-resistant and durable polyester fabric that keeps your contents dry in the event of rain. It is also resistant to wrinkles and scratches. The backpack has buckle closure, a durable and sustainable form of closure. The front has a shoe compartment that is also great for toiletries and other items. It has a side access laptop compartment that is padded to prevent damage from bumps. Finally, it has adjustable padded shoulder straps.
49. Bellroy Tokyo Totepack
This is more of a tote bag than a backpack but it is just as functional and stylish. It is a big backpack with a capacity of 20 litres. It has a padded laptop sleeve that can fit a laptop of up to 15 inches. This padded sleeve protects your device from bumps and scratches. The straps are padded for comfort and made from soft nylon that breathes well with sweat. When you carry them back, they tuck away flat from a comfortable but strong carry. It has multiple external and internal pockets that will allow the storage of larger items such as umbrellas and shoes.
50. Kenox Large Vintage Canvas
Thanks to the durable canvas material that is used to make this pack, it is perfect for hiking, camping, and any other outdoor activity. Partnered with a sleek design, this backpack is also great for day to day activities at school and home. With this bag, you have four different compartments; the front has a pouch with two buckles that magnetically shut the pouch. This secures closure of the compartment at all times. Above the pouch is a small zipper compartment that can store a good amount of items. Last, are the 2 standard interior compartments that can fit anything from a laptop to a pair of shoes.
51. BOPAI Anti-Theft Backpack Backpack
This is a great back for anyone who owns a laptop. It is a classic unisex design that is made from durable materials that give it a classy design. The backpack features an antitheft design characterized by concealed zippers. This increases the security of your items. Portability is another attractive feature on this bag; it has a back sleeve design allows the backpack to slide over the luggage handle for easy mobility during travelling. Finally, it features a soft flannel compartment protects up to a 15-inch laptop and it can reduce the friction between the backpack and the computer.
52. KROSER Computer Backpack
This is a stylish and well-designed backpack that is made from good environment-friendly poly fabric; a great option for those who love the environment. This material is water repellent and durable so your items can remain dry and your backpack looking good as new. It has several compartments that are roomy enough for a laptop, power bank, and anything in between. The compartment has a separated space for a laptop; it is made of padded foam that alights to your back tightly. The interior also has a built-in USB PORT that is convenient to charge your cell phone by connecting it to a power bank.
53. Saint Maniero Backpack
If you are looking for something away from the normal but just as stylish and functional, then this is your backpack. It is the perfect size bag for a university student; it can take everything but still look great. It has adjustable straps that offer multiple carrying options as a backpack and messenger bag. It has several exteriors and interior compartments including quick access pockets for keys and cards. The interior has a padded compartment for your laptop. It is made of water-repellent and durable canvas, and an inner lining made of nylon, which protects your belongings.
⭐ What are the best quality, backpacks?
The best quality backpacks are made from three primary materials. First is the leather, which has a luxuriously smooth feel and has a classy look. It is elegant and always suitable for formal wear. Polyester, on the other hand, is resistant to wrinkling, has excellent resilience, and lightweight. Finally, the canvas is robust and easy to wash; it has a superior strength-to-weight ratio.
❓ What are the most durable backpack brands?
While many brands stand out with durable backpacks, some are quite notable. For starters, Nike has very durable backpacks made of polyester and other fabrics, making them lightweight and easy to clean. Herschel Supply Co. is another brand that produces durable laptop bags with padding and waterproof capabilities. Kenneth Cole REACTION also has great backpacks with waterproof exteriors and strong fabrics.
🤔 What is the best backpack for everyday use?
Carhartt Legacy Work Backpack is the best backpack for everyday use. First, it is both functional and stylish. The exterior is made of polyester making it lightweight and ready for any weather. Sit has multiple compartments, one padded for laptop, and other devices. The shoulder straps are padded and lined with mesh. This will give you a comfortable carry and promote sustainable airflow.
✅ How do you get a good backpack?
Selecting a good backpack is all about the inspection and careful selection. First, look at the volume of the backpack. It should be roomy enough for your needs while maintaining a comfortable grip on your shoulders. This means that you should inspect the straps for comfort and breathability. Ensure that the shoulder straps are adjustable and examine their build compared to the suspension.