While regularly thought of as convey design for travel, trekking, or school, rucksacks have turned into an inexorably normal path for present day men to drag around their everyday basics. Furthermore, with their developing fame, an ever increasing number of brands and originators are making a more prominent assortment of knapsack sizes and styles. Which is incredible for anybody with specific mold tastes or a want to coordinate their technique for convey to the things they plan to pull inside it.
The most notable benefit to the expanded diversity of backpacks in the world of everyday carry, however, is probably the range of affordable well-constructed bags. Whether you are looking for something super inexpensive or on the exceedingly high-end of the spectrum, chances are someone’s already made what you want and you just have to find it. The following 20 bags are our selection for the best everyday backpacks for men available now.
JANSPORT RIGHT PACK
JanSport is probably the most widely recognizable backpack brand out there – and for good reason. They are exceedingly affordable and, while they aren’t made of the highest quality materials available, their construction is more than reliable enough for the price you pay. You won’t find a dozen different item-specific compartments, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either.
CARHARTT LEGACY CLASSIC WORK PACK
At a shockingly low price, these packs from legendary work apparel brand Carhartt are a pretty incredible value. Between the brand’s classic styling, to the bags’ 1200 denier polyester construction, to their dedicated padded laptop pocket and tablet sleeve, these bags offer up a lot in the way of features and quality without asking for you to empty your pockets.
THE NORTH FACE VAULT
Though they are perhaps more well known for outdoorsy equipment, the North Face offers some very good less-ruggedized options – including their Vault backpack. Great for the daily commuter, these bags feature a polyester construction, FlexVent suspension system with compression-molded shoulder straps and a ventilated back pad, and a floating padded 15″ laptop sleeve within the main compartment. And, for increased visibility, it is adorned with 360 degrees of reflective tabs and webbing.
HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. NELSON
Externally, this Hershel pack is a cleanly and classically styled bag. But the inside features the brand’s signature striped lining for a little added flair, as well as a padded fleece-lined laptop or tablet sleeve that’ll keep your electronic devices safe and sound. If you don’t need something with all the bells and whistles, but you still want a bit of refinement, this is the backpack for you.
FJALLRAVEN KANKEN LAPTOP BACKPACK
An updated take on Fjallraven’s classic Kanken bag, this nylon-constructed backpack features the addition of a padded laptop pocket on the back of the main compartment, as well as a document sleeve, and a smaller external pocket in which you can stash any small items that you want quick access to, such as pens, a flashlight, a multi-tool or otherwise. And the webbed top handles and shoulder straps ensure that you can carry this pack in comfort.
TOM BIHN DAYLIGHT BACKPACK
With an approach that focuses both on a minimalist design and extremely sturdy quality, this American-made Daylight backpack by Tom Bihn features an exterior made from either 400D Halcyon/420D ripstop nylon or 1000D Cordura and an interior lining of either ripstop or HT Parapack nylon. Though the carry features of these bags are fairly simple, the materials out of which they are constructed are advanced and very durable.
UNITED BY BLUE RIFT BACKPACK
Taking design cues from the classic backpacks we all grew up with, United By Blue’s Rift is one of the best bang for your buck offerings on the entire list. Constructed from 100% recycled polyester with DWR finish, the water-repellant backpack offers up 25 liters of storage capacity along with several additional storage compartments and a dedicated 3.75” water bottle sleeve for outdoor excursions. UBB is also dedicated to conservation, removing a pound of trash from the ocean and waterways around the world with each product sold.
HEIMPLANET MONOLITH MINIMAL DAYPACK
If minimalism is the name of your game, the Heimplanet has got your back – literally. After establishing a name for themselves designing some of the coolest tents on the market, the brand plunged headfirst into the world of outdoor and EDC backpacks – and it’s safe to say they’re crushed it. Don’t let its minimal design fool you, this thing is chock-full of features. It’s built from 500D Cordura, and lined with water-resistant YKK zippers to help keep Mother Nature at bay. Opening up the large main compartment reveals a MOLLE organizational grid and integrated 15” laptop sleeve, along with 18 liters of storage to haul whatever else you might have on you.
BRAMBLE USA-MADE DAYPACK
Don’t let the fact that this is called a “daypack” fool you. While it will serve you well on short day hikes, it’s just as comfortable as a daily commuter backpack for the urban dweller. Each top-load bag comes with 18 liters of storage, 1.5-liter water bottle pocket, sternum and removable waist belt, and space for a hydration sleeve. And every time Bramble sells one of these USA-made bags, they donate 5% sales to protecting the beautiful coastline of the Pacific Northwest.
AER FIT PACK 2
The San Francisco based crew at Aer designs some of our favorite backpacks on the market, and the brand’s entry level option (the Fit Pack 2), shows exactly why. Designed specifically for the urban dweller, this streamlined pack features just under 19 liters of storage, offering plenty of room for your EDC gear, laptop, and even an isolated shoe compartment perfect for gym junkies. And you’ll rest easy knowing all of that gear is protected within the confines of the bag’s ultra durable, water-resistant 1680D Cordura nylon shell.
Made in the USA to military specifications, this backpack by MIS (which stands for ‘Make It Simple’) offers up a tremendous amount of quality in an uncomplicated package. The exterior is made from water-resistant urethane coated 1000D nylon and features PALS webbing and a self-repairing YKK zipper. The interior has a padded 15″ laptop pouch and a small internal mesh zippered pocket for easy access and organization of smaller items. And the 18 liters of interior space is plenty large enough for most people’s everyday carry, without being overly cumbersome.
PATAGONIA ARBOR PACK
From Patagonia, another company who specializes in hiking style gear, this Arbor pack is a much more day-to-day friendly bag. Though it is styled similarly to a mountaineering rucksack, this recycled polyester bag is less cumbersome and toned-down, but still offers up an impressive 26 liters of storage. It also features a laptop sleeve that doubles as an insulated hydration reservoir – should you decide to take this bag out on the trails.
TOPO DESIGNS ROVER PACK
Looking to hit that sweet spot between too much and too little, Topo Designs has offered up this, their Rover Pack. And, from the looks of things, they nailed it. With a water-resistant 100D Cordura exterior, two exterior zipper pockets, a laptop sleeve, and two side pockets for carrying extra gear (perhaps a flask?), this bag will meet your needs both in the city and the countryside.