Your back-to-school fever may have waned since September, but it doesn’t look like the backpack is going out of style any time soon. In the past couple of years, the humble rucksack – worn by the weight of books and laptops alike – has evolved into a sleek accessory that merges form and function. Who can blame the fashion world for becoming enamored with this silhouette? It is, after all, versatile, roomy and and easy on the shoulders – a welcome change for sartorialists toting around heavy leather manbags.
With our increasingly 24/7 lifestyles, it’s integral to have all of our work and lifestyle essentials on hand at all times. We round up the most stylish backpacks to keep your life well packed up.
Carhatt Work In Progress Palmer Backpack
The Palmer backpack from Carhartt is the epitome of low-key, crafted from olive Teflon-treated fabric with minimal accoutrements. Looks can be deceiving though, as the rucksack features a roomy 14-liter capacity and an electronics compartment on the interior.
11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi Commuter Backpack
Epperson Mountaineering Large Climb Pack w/ G-Hook
As urbanites swarm to the great outdoors (and Soulcycle studios), their rugged spirit of adventure has revived hardy, performance-oriented designs that are as fit for conquering cliffs as making your daily commute.Epperson Mountaineering’s Large Climb Pack w/ G-Hook offers easy-access portability in a high capacity pack, well suited for weekend expeditions and travels.
MT.RAINIER DESIGN Stormproof Rope Backpack
It’s undeniable that the health and fitness trend has been key to reviving the backpack. Mt. Rainier takes aesthetic cues from vintage outdoor equipment, culminating in functional backpacks made in retro colorway.
STONE ISLAND x Porter Backpack
If your style errs towards experimental rather than nostalgic, Stone Island’s collaboration backpack with heritage brand Porter should turn a few heads with its unorthodox treatment. The seemingly subdued bag is crafted from Hidden Reflective fabric that lights up in the presence of flash – way to make a subtle statement.