5 Amazing Backpacks You Won't Believe Actually Exist!! #11
11 Stylish Backpacks You'll Actually Want To Wear
News flash: . They double as overnight bags, daypacks, work bags, gym bags, and even purses. And we love backpacks for travel—they're the best thing to wear while on the go. (You'll also want to invest in or .) With all the updated style options, added features, and colorways, we love this trend. And so do trainers and physical therapists. Why? Because backpacks can be easier on your body than other types of bags.
“Bags, even ones that go across your body, are going to compress your side, leading to more compressed lats or hips, which creates even more asymmetry than we already have in our bodies,” explains Noam Tamir, C.S.C.S., owner of TS Fitness in New York City. “You’ll notice with women who carry handbags, they’ll have that arm swing on one side and not the other because it’s restricted by the bag, which messes with the pattern of their stride."
A messed-up stride can create muscle imbalances that could lead to injury. Plus, bad bag-carrying habits can exacerbate poor posture.
A properly packed backpack (not too heavy and with the heaviest stuff on the bottom), on the other hand, can distribute weight more evenly across your body. “It also takes pressure off the traps,” says Tamir. Styles with waist and chest straps also help distribute the load and keep it from dragging you down.
We saved you a ton of personal research by rounding up the best backpacks for travel, work, weekend shopping trips, and everything in between.
Burton Women’s Tinder Backpack
This pack has a separate, padded sleeve to store your laptop, a drawstring closure for the main compartment, and zippered pockets for storing stuff you need to get to fast. The ergonomic straps are adjustable, too, so you can find your best fit.
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Adidas by Stella McCartney Women’s Athletics Backpack
Could the pattern on this pack be any cuter? This black and white pack has a breathable mesh back panel and padded straps for added comfort. Side pockets easily fit your water bottle.
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Patagonia Women’s Refugio Backpack 25L
You'll get tons of space to tote all your stuff, plus a padded sleeve for both a laptop and a tablet. Strategic pockets keep all your things organized, and the mesh back, padded straps, and adjustable (and removable) sternum strap keep you cool and comfortable.
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MZ Wallace Metro Backpack
Travel in high style with this quilted pack. Super-durable yet lightweight, this pack features plenty of storage pockets, Italian leather trim, and a detachable pouch.
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Eddie Bauer Bygone 25L Topload Pack
This durable, polyester pack protects your torso with a padded back panel and adjustable, padded shoulder straps. Store your laptop in the separate interior compartment and your hydration in the side pockets.
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Herschel Dawson Backpack
Take this canvas bag shopping, hiking, or to the gym. Breathable with a padded back and magnetic closures over the pockets, you’ll make a statement no matter where you go.
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Topo Designs Day Pack
Whether you’re using it for commuting, day hikes, or an overnight trip, this made-in-the-U.S.A backpack can handle it. Wondering about all those tabs on the outside? Use them to attach your sneakers, a carabineer, or a bike light.
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Rebecca Minkoff Always On M.A.B. Backpack
Adjustable straps, an interior laptop sleeve, and an easy-to-access outer pocket keep you comfortable and organized. There’s even a strap on the back to go over a suitcase handle so you can stack it on your luggage when you’re sprinting for the gate.
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The North Face Berkeley Backpack
It’s the hipper version of the bag you toted to school. Dual organizational compartments give you plenty of space to store your stuff, there’s an attachment for a bike light, and the color-block options are amazing. Comes with a lifetime warranty, too.
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Sweaty Betty All Sport Backpack
Made with super-light scuba fabric with adjustable straps and loads of pockets, you can pull triple-duty with this bag: take it to work, to the gym, and then out for drinks. Cute and functional, it’s also got straps at the bottom to hold your yoga mat.
Lululemon City Adventurer Backpack (Mesh)
Store stinky sneaks in the roomy bottom compartment, use the "stuff" sack for sweaty clothes, and keep your laptop in its own padded sleeve and away from it all with this uber-roomy bag. The water bottle pocket will keep your fluids from spilling and there’s an easy-access pocket made specifically for your cell phone. Plus, we just really love the mesh look.
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