* Backpacks are back for 2017
* Work, travel and leisure all deserve a great backpack
* New technology makes them more comfortable than ever
Backpacks are back in style, which should make everyone happy. They really are the best way to carry your stuff, and can be found in a plethora of colors and styles for any activity. Summer sightseeing and traveling, outdoor activities and even everyday business meetings deserve a backpack to match in 2017. We found six that elevate any activity with the stylish functionality that makes modern backpacks great.
1. Tumi Harrison Nylon Bates Backpack
This low-key, high-quality backpack from the luggage masters at Tumi is a great option for an everyday work bag. The minimal black design makes it stylish and office-appropriate, and the water-wicking nylon material makes it practical.
2. J.W Hulme Continental Backpack
Made of premium cowhide, this J.W Hulme backpack has the potential to replace your briefcase. The black leather and goldtone hardware give it a high-end presence. Adjustable, padded shoulder straps make it comfortable enough to wear all day. Take it on a business trip, and then right into work the next day for a slightly edgy, sophisticated look.
3. Patagonia Refugio 28L Backpack
This Patagonia Refugio is ideal for short hikes, runs and other outdoor adventures. The water reservoir pocket doubles as a padded laptop sleeve, so you can take it to work or class as well.
4. Osprey Packs 52L Backpack
Although some backpacks have become everyday style tools, others have evolved into an ultra-efficient means of carrying your stuff. The Osprey 52L leads the latter category. Aluminum tubing transfers weight to your hips, thermoformed back paneling provides airflow and contoured, padded hip curves add comfort. These are among the many features that make this one of the best long-distance backpacks available.
Sightseeing / Weekend Adventures
5. Herschel Supply Retreat Backpack
Herschel’s classic vintage-inspired style has caused the brand to explode as one of the leading backpack makers. Made of a durable polyester, this well-priced backpack is ideal for traveling, picnicking or any other weekend outings.[caption id="attachment_51578" align="aligncenter" width="236"] Image courtesy Amazon[/caption]
6. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack
Somewhat similar to Herschel, Fjallraven has made a name for itself by producing a classic backpack that complements modern styles. This Kanken backpack comes in graphite, and is slightly small–ideal for everyday items or just a swimsuit and towel.
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