You’ll Actually *Love* Heading to Work With These 12 Stylish Commuter Backpacks
Whether you’re a fashionable student, a fashionable professional, or just a fashionable human who wants convenience, a backpack for commuting is the best way to get you AND your stuff from here to there—wherever you’re headin’. Here, 23 trendy bags that’ll replace that worn-out work tote of yours.
The Modern Snap Backpack
for the minimalist
This simple gray backpack with black contrast will go with every outfit. It also fits a 15-inch Macbook and all your other work essentials thanks to its three outer pockets and roomy interior.
Gape Mouth Nylon Backpack
for the millennial pink fans
This open-top style allows you to clearly see everything inside—even your lipsticks all the way at the bottom of the bag; plus, its multiple outside pockets will keep you super organized.
Kanken Art Series Backpack
for a bold print
We’ve all seen the Fjällräven backpack, but have you ever seen it in this cute print? This special-edition pattern will definitely add more fun to your daily commute.
Nova Mid Volume Backpack
for a mid-size style
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.
It can be difficult to find a design that’s just the right size—i.e., not overwhelmingly large and not too mini—but this Herschel Supply Co. option is just that. It’ll fit a 13-inch laptop without looking oversized on your back, and it also comes in seven(!) other colors.
Peters Mountain Works Backpack
for the athlete
PETERS MOUNTAIN WORKS
This backpack’s bright, muted color combo gives it a sporty vibe. It’s also an excellent choice if you’re hiking or commuting, since it securely closes with a drawstring and buckle.
for a nylon material
A style with its own laptop compartment helps keep your computer from jostling around your bag.
Moda Luxe Claudette Backpack
for a metallic style
If you want a backpack that’s a little unexpected, opt for one with a distressed metallic print and studded details. It also has striped lining inside for something even more unexpected.
Small Metro Backpack
for some texture
With six interior pockets and three exterior pockets, this small backpack packs a serious organizational punch; plus, the quilted material cushions any fragile items inside.
Metallic Sky Harper Backpack
for commuting without your laptop
A smaller style is best when you don’t take your computer with you, and this cutie (complete with a tassel zipper and gold metal accents) is great for your personal items. It’s so elevated that you can use it as a purse on the weekends, too!
Lightweight Travel Tote
for fans of a convertible style
This amazing tote and backpack in one stuffs into its own pocket, making it arguably the most convenient bag on this list! The nylon fabric is lightweight and durable, whether you carry it by the top handle, over the shoulder, or as a backpack.
for a vintage look
This leather backpack is perfect for flat items like a computer, notebooks, binders, and papers, and it has three compartments so you can keep them all organized. The silhouette and worn-in look only adds to the style’s retro feel.
Padded Pak’r® Nylon Backpack
for extra padding
Because of this padded shape the structure always stays the same—i.e. the spacious main compartment never gets floppy even when it’s not full. Your back will appreciate the cushioning, too.