Men’s Style: Backpacks Meet Form + Function

ISM – The Classic ($235)

Alright, this one is for the leather bag lovers! ISM is a San Francisco based company that offers a gorgeous full grain leather bag without the huge markup. The bag features a separate laptop compartment, mesh back padding, is waterproof, easy charging cable access and offers a super sleek design!

Size: 17.2 Liter
Laptop Size: up to 15”
Bonus: Lifetime warrantee, free shipping, 30 day returns

Peak Design – Everyday Backpack ($260)

Although this bag is technically a camera bag, it has won the hearts of many folks as a day to day bag. This bag has a sleek design, easily accessible storage, weatherproof fabric, and if you do want to use it as a camera bag, it has removable cushion inserts to keep your equipment safe. 4 colors available.

Size: 20 Liter, 30 Liter
Laptop Size: up to 15”
Bonus: Lifetime Warranty, Free Shipping, 30 Day Returns

GO RUCK – GR1 Original Ruck ($395)

The Go Ruck bag has a minimal design, is great for work and traveling, and is made military strong. The backpack lays flat to open, so you can pack it exactly how you want to without worrying about your stuff shifting around. The backpack features molle attachments, silent zippers, a hydration port, padded straps and is water-resistant. If you live in a place with a lot of wet weather, you can get a rain guard. Available in 7 colors.

By the way, this bag doubles as a gym! What? Yup! The makers of this bag started the “go rucking” movement in which “ruckers” put heavy discs in this backpack and go hiking for a better workout! You can buy the discs on their website. Talk about a multi-functional backpack!

Size: 21L or 26L
Laptop Size: up to 15” (21L) or 17” (26L)
Bonus: Free Shipping, free returns, lifetime guarantee

When it comes to picking out a backpack, you want to consider what you’ll be using it for. If you mostly drive and walk from your car to the office, you might not need something so heavy duty. However, if you commute to work via walking, biking or public transportation, having a good backpack will be a game changer. If you travel a lot, consider bags that lay flat to open, it will be easy to pack and unpack your clothes.

And there you are… my favorite backpacks that provide quality and functionality! Do you own any of these? Have any questions? Would love to hear from you in the comments below!

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Supreet Chahal

Supreet is from San Francisco, CA. She is passionate about self-growth, healing, music, traveling and fashion. She helps people discover their true and authentic selves through healing and personal style. Check out to get styled or for self care guidance.

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