The Best Backpack Brands with the Best Quality
It’s the beginning of the school year and you’re looking for the best new backpack for your everyday carry. You’re in luck because we LOVE backpacks and have the best suggestions for you! Backpacks you can take anywhere or those you can look like a professional with. Some of these are hard to find so we brought them to you … enjoy!
Incase Icon Slim Backpack
I’m a ride-or-die fan of the Incase brand so comes as no surprise they’re on this list more than once (spoiler alert). Incase makes the slickest tech accessories around but my absolute favorite product is the Icon Slim Pack. This is hands down the best backpack I’ve ever owned. No matter how many bags I’ve purchased since, I always come back to the Icon.
It’s simple and sleek with pockets in all the right places. It may be on the pricier side, but it’s well worth the cost. The Incase Icon Slim Backpack is the perfect bag for college students or young professionals. It’s not pretentious, yet it’s casual enough to use as a basic go-bag. Truly iconic.
Herschel Supply Co. Heritage Backpack
If you’re looking for an inexpensive basic backpack, look no further. The Heritage Backpack from Herschel Supply Co. is as simple as they come. With one large pocket big enough for a 15″ laptop and a small one for the little things.
Remember back in the 90s and early 2000s when everyone had those Jansport backpacks? This is the new generation. The best part is they come in plenty of color options! Simple, stylish and completely affordable.
Nike Heritage 2.0 Backpack
We understand if you don’t want to jump on the Herschel bandwagon. They’ve been a hot commodity for several years now so we understand if you want something different. An inexpensive alternative is the Nike Heritage 2.0 Backpack. Great brand, simple design. Use it as your everyday go-bag or just something you carry your laptop in every now and again.
Worst case scenario — it makes a solid gym bag alternative!
Incase Reform Backpack
The Reform Backpack is the second Incase bag on this list. Unlike the Icon Slim, the Reform is a very minimalistic backpack. It has one large pocket for your laptop or books. What makes it awesome is its simplicity and shape. Because of its flat bottom you are able to stand it up with ease.
It’s not a large bag but don’t sell it short. It comes in 13-inches and 15-inches — just in case you carry a bit more. If I didn’t carry so much in my work bag I would definitely opt for the Incase Reform.
YETI Tocayo Backpack
The YETI Tocayo Backpack gives Incase a run for their money. It’s simple, durable and oh-so reliable. The design is so sleek and with multiple pockets, you can fit pretty much everything you’ll need day-to-day.
Our favorite thing about the Tocayo Backpack is the water bottle pouch on the INSIDE. This ingenious design makes me wonder why no one ever thought about it before. The YETI Tocayo comes in tan and black. I would hop on this bag if I were you … it’s been retired and I’m willing to bet it’s going to be highly sought after once it’s gone.
Fjällräven Räven 28L Pack
The Fjällräven brand has become extremely popular in recent years. They’re simple, sleek and adorable. The Fjällräven Räven Backpack stands apart from its more popular counterpart, the Känken.
It comes in a variety of colors in case you wanted to be less monochromatic. Although we opt for black in most cases, we also like the dark navy. Its fox logo is also a nice touch to the simplicity. A minimalist’s dream bag.
The KNOMO Southampton Laptop Backpack prides itself on being “ultra-slimline, but deceptively spacious”. This pick is more for the working professional … not that it’s a bad thing. It’s more formal and something you can take to the office without turning heads.
This slim bag can fit a 15.6″ laptop, shoes and all the little things you carry around everyday. Definitely a must-have for anyone going for the ‘grown up’ look. Gotta love KNOMO for that slim and sexy design!
Chrome Industries Urban Ex Daypack
Chrome Industries makes some of the most premium gear around. The Urban Ex Daypack is their simplest backpack ever — but it’s very hard to find. It has long since sold out on their website with no sign of returning, but if you’re lucky you can snatch one up on Amazon.
The shape is a perfect amount of square and the pockets are expertly placed. Chrome makes gear for cyclists, but anyone can get in on the fun. They also make solid waterproof messenger bags as well.
TimBuk2 Division Laptop Backpack
TimBuk2’s Divisioin Laptop Bag isn’t “dorky” like other laptop bags … their words, not ours! We may disagree on that opinion but the Division Bag is pretty badass. TimBuk2‘s bags are rough and tough, ready to take a beating.
Whether on a hike or going to work, this laptop bag fits right in. Featuring a satisfying square design, similar to the Urban Ex Daypack. It may be pricier than the others on this list but it’s for good reason. You get what you pay for in a dependable work or school backpack that’ll last for years to come.