Whether you’re hitting the street, the trail or the airport, these bags deliver a superior blend of function and style.

Out of the thousands of backpacks available, there are probably only a select few that you’ll want to slide over your shoulders. Pick the wrong one and you’ll either look like an overgrown student off to elementary school or worse, unknotting a stiff hunchback for weeks to come. While a backpack does inevitably give off a highly youthful appearance, the right pack should take you — and all your stuff — from the office to the gym to any outdoors adventures you may have in store.

The Best Backpacks

When choosing backpacks for men, think about what you’ll be using it for and which features are important. If you plan to use your backpack mainly for camping, you probably won’t need a separate laptop compartment — that said, if you’re set on taking your pack on your morning commute to the office, you’d probably appreciate that laptop slot. if you’re hoping to use your new pack as carry-on bag, you might want to look for a TSA-approved label.

Product NameFeatured
[easyazon_link identifier="B00HSGKSR4" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Timbuk2 Q Laptop Backpack[/easyazon_link]
(Best Value)
Enough space for basics like magazines, snacks and a spare shirt

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[easyazon_link identifier="B00JDOE4LK" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Nixon Origami Backpack[/easyazon_link]
(Runner-Up)
Nice and slim for fast, light, day hiking

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[easyazon_link identifier="B00B2ED99W" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Herschel Supply Co. Survey Backpack[/easyazon_link]Most affordable, functional and stylish school backpacks around

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[easyazon_link identifier="B002OWETK4" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Fjallraven Kanken Daypack[/easyazon_link]Originally designed for Swedish school children

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[easyazon_link identifier="B00E8D8250" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Kelty Metroliner Travel Backpack[/easyazon_link]With or without the chassis attached and can be carried as a side-handle suitcase for longer trips

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[easyazon_link identifier="B004FVMKSK" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]SwissGear ScanSmart Backpack[/easyazon_link]TSA-approved and sized to bring onto the plane

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[easyazon_link identifier="B0045342WU" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]SealLine Black Canyon Boundary Pack[/easyazon_link]A lightweight suspension system saves your back and shoulders

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[easyazon_link identifier="B005RY3NFS" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack[/easyazon_link]Packs down so small that it fits in a pocket or on a keychain

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[easyazon_link identifier="B008K4PGX4" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Pelican ProGear Backpacks[/easyazon_link]Feel comfortable even during long, hard-working journeys

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[easyazon_link identifier="B005O9YMM4" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Lowepro Fastpack 250[/easyazon_link]The side entry gives you access while you’re still wearing the pack

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Once you’ve figured out where and what you’re most likely to use your backpack for, you’re set to use our selection of the best backpacks on the market to zero-in on which specific styles and assets best suit your day-to-day. Whether that happens to be an of-the-moment Fjallraven day pack or a heavy duty, waterproof tactical number — we’ve got something to suit just about any backpacking occasion, from backpacking abroad to weekend picnics in the park.

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Knapsacks today feature all kinds of different options, helping you mule around everything from books to expensive electronics to clothes and personal hygiene items. Whether you’re hitting the street, the trail or the airport, these bags deliver a superior blend of function and style, suitable for any budget. All that’s left is to pick the one that best suits your style and needs — but you can leave that up to us. We’ve scoured the net for the best of both worlds to save you time and money — here, the best backpacks to suit and budget, need and style.

Top Backpacks For Men:


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He[/easyazon_link] have quickly been a staple, not only of school hallways and campuses but anywhere from street style blogs and Instagram photos to magazine pages, no doubt thanks to the company offering some of the most affordable, functional and stylish school backpacks around. The Survey backpack offers an vintage-inspired silhouette — perfect for stashing a laptop or tablet and a few books.
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Probably the[/easyazon_link]ent backpack on the list, the Fjallraven daypack has been spotted everywhere from street style blogs to office buildings — and it’s not hard to see why. This stylish pack was originally designed for Swedish school children but the clean-lined silhouette and spectrum of unique colors quickly set it apart from the array of busy backpacks of yesteryear.
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Part backpack, part carr[/easyazon_link]Metroliner is one of the most versatile travel packs available. The pack itself can be worn as a backpack, with or without the chassis attached and can be carried as a side-handle suitcase for longer trips.
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If you’ve planned a trip to ab[/[/easyazon_link]otton pack just isn’t going to cut it. This pack is TSA-approved and sized to bring onto the plane but can be expanded to hold all those souvenirs on the return trip. Plus, the comfortable shoulder straps and back airflow vents make for a comfortable trek.
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When you venture out into torrential d[/[/easyazon_link] rivers and you need to keep everything dry, rely on SealLine’s expertise in waterproof dry bag and backpack design. The Black Canyon Boundary’s tough, urethane-coated nylon body rolls moisture away and holds up to abuse. A lightweight suspension system saves your back and shoulders. The pack comes in 35-, 70- and 115-liter sizes.
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The SealLine is great for rainy, watery expe[/[/easyazon_link]lan out — but sometimes the weather catches you by surprise. The 3.2-oz, water-resistant Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Dry Daypack packs down so small that it fits in a pocket or on a keychain. When the weather hits, pull it out, stuff your valuables inside the 22-liter compartment and rely on the siliconized Cordura and double-stitched and taped seams to fend off the rain.
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For folks like journalists and photographers, whose wo[/[/easyazon_link] beyond a train ride to the office, the Pelican ProGear series offers serious in-field protection. Going way beyond camera bags, many packs in the line include a watertight, crushproof laptop hard case, and there are models for toting tablet computers and photography equipment along for the ride. The packs are heavy to deadlift, but the hard-case back distributes the weight, so they feel comfortable even during long, hard-working journeys.
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The Lowepro Fastpack 250 doesn’t boast the same high level of wa[/easy[/easyazon_link]aptop protection as the Pelican ProGear, but it does carry both camera and computer gear. The padded camera compartment organizes a camera’s body and lenses, while the side entry gives you access while you’re still wearing the pack. The padded sleeve in back protects a laptop, while the upper front compartment stores additional personal items.
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