The Best Backpacks for Men: 10 Bags for Work, Travel, and Tech

These bags are smart, durable, and stylish.

by Hudson Lindenberger
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Green backpack for men with two side pockets on the bottom and a clip for closing down the middle.

The best backpacks for men are comfortable, well-pocketed, and protect what you need to carry, sure. But a bag also has to suit your lifestyle, whether that means a bag that’s tech-forward, a travel backpack that helps you sail through TSA, or a slim pack that lets you transition from work to workout without stuffing it to the gills. For some, the best backpack is one that has myriad compartments — including a laptop sleeve — while for others, the best backpack is stylish enough for the office but rugged enough to take on the trail. It’s also helpful if the bag’s design is intuitive to fill and access on the fly, so you’re not digging around the bottom for a pen or phone. A simple external water bottle sleeve helps with that too.

What we’re saying is the best backpack for you is a matter of personal preference. And that’s a good thing because there are more categories of men’s backpacks out there than ever before. So we’ve broken it down for you, highlighting the best backpacks for work, the best backpacks for travel, and the best everyday backpacks that do a little bit of everything (including store the many parenting items you need). So, whether you’re looking for a cool men’s backpack that wears well to the office, a ruggedized commuting backpack, or a backpack that excels at organizing all the stuff you need to carry on a weekend trip, there’s one here for you.

The Best Everyday Backpacks for Men

The Best Men’s Backpacks for Work and Commuting

The Best Travel Backpacks for Men

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