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Sportique Presents: Best Everyday Backpacks under $150

by , November 3, 2017

It’s easy to be tempted by backpacks boasting expensive fabrics, a host of features that you’ll potentially never use, or high fashion styling that also comes with a high price tag. But there are plenty of bags out there that offer great value for money without costing a small fortune. Sure, you can get a pack for $10. But you’re going to get 10 bucks’ worth of quality. However, you don’t need to go overboard to get a good quality pack that will serve you well for years to come. And to help you out with some prime suggestions, Sportique presents their top picks for the best everyday backpacks under $150… 

Chrome Industries Cardiel ORP Backpack (US$ 80)

Chrome Cardiel ORP Backpack

The Cardiel ORP is a versatile rolltop backpack that adapts easily to daily and travel use. Store your EDC gear for a trip around town or roll the bag up and stash it in your luggage for use at your travel destination. The pack features a lightweight and water-resistant construction and fits up to a 13″ laptop internally.

Harvest Label Campus Backpack (US$ 80)

Harvest Label Campus Backpack

The multifunctional Campus Backpack glides easily between everyday and travel use, with a variety of interior and exterior pockets to keep EDC and travel essentials conveniently accessible. There’s also an interior padded sleeve for up to a 13″ device, as well as top and back zipper access to the main compartment to reach items throughout the bag.

Harvest Label Outlander Backpack (US$ 89.95)

Harvest Label Outlander Backpack

Top and rear access combined with multiple internal and external pockets makes it quick and easy to reach your gear in the Outlander Backpack. Exterior attachment points give you the flexibility to secure additional items as required, making this a handy pack for both EDC and travel carry needs.

Topo Designs Trail Pack (US$ 98)

Topo Designs Trail Pack

With its simple and durable design the Topo Designs Trail Pack is equally at home in the outdoors or roaming down city streets. Made in the USA with 500D Cordura, the pack includes an interior padded laptop sleeve and a pocket for smaller items.

Fjällräven Räven 28L Backpack (US$ 100)

Fjällräven Räven 28L Backpack

With its clean looks and functional design, the Fjällräven Räven is a versatile piece for work and the weekend alike. Multiple pockets and compartments keep your gear tidy and accessible, and the durable build featuring G-1000 HeavyDuty Eco fabric will withstand years of solid use.

RAINS Scout Backpack (US$ 125)

RAINS Waterproof Scout Backpack

Looking for pared-back aesthetics and protection from the elements? Meet the RAINS Scout Backpack, a weatherproof pack that looks equally sleek in the office and about town, and fits up to a 13″ laptop inside. Additionally, a front pocket keeps frequently used items within easy reach.

Alchemy Equipment AEL004 20L Roll Top Daypack (US$ 127.95)

Alchemy Equipment AEL004 20L Roll Top Daypack

The Alchemy Equipment AEL004 combines an eye-catching silhouette with a stripped-back design that’s great for minimalists and those who don’t need a lot of organization. The rolltop pack handles a variety of carry needs, from the commute to the gym or a day of sightseeing, and includes an internal sleeve for up to a 13″ device.

MIS Mil-Spec 18L Backpack (US$ 135)

MIS Mil-Spec 18L Backpack

Rugged and multifunctional, the MIS Mil-Spec 18L Backpack is made in the USA with water-resistant 1000D Cordura. The main compartment includes a padded sleeve for up to a 15″ laptop, along with a mesh pocket for smaller items. Additionally, a front pocket and exterior webbing keep quick-access items at the ready.

Lexdray Symmetry Rome Pack (US$ 139)

Lexdray Symmetry Rome Pack

The Lexdray Symmetry Rome Pack exudes urban style, complemented by a tough and weather-resistant build to withstand daily use and protect your gear from the elements. The pack fits up to a 15″ laptop and keeps smaller items close at hand in the front pocket.

Ortlieb Vario QL2.1 (US$ 140)

Ortlieb Vario QL2.1

The two-in-one Ortlieb Vario QL2.1 functions as both a pannier and a backpack, moving easily between cycling and off-bike use. Water-resistant up to an IP64 rating, the pack fits a 15″ laptop, with two exterior non-water-resistant pockets for quick-access items.

M.R.K.T. Mateo Backpack (US$ 145)

M.R.K.T. Mateo Backpack

A handsome combination of form and function, the M.R.K.T. Mateo features a striking silhouette and a weather-resistant build. The self-standing design makes it easy to pack and retrieve items, and a choice of organization options including a removable 15″ laptop sleeve and exterior back pocket for valuables keep your day-to-day items in order.

Arc’teryx Sebring 25 Backpack (US$ 149)

Arc'teryx Sebring 25 Backpack

A great pack for the trails or urban settings, the Arc’teryx Sebring 25 combines a sleek exterior with full access to the main compartment thanks to a wide-opening front panel. The pack includes two water bottle pockets, a hydration bladder sleeve and a choice of top interior and exterior pockets for storing smaller items.

pinqponq Large Cubik Backpack (US$ 149.95)

pinqponq Large Cubik Backpack

The wide-opening main compartment makes it easy and fast to access your work tools, EDC or travel items inside the pinqponq Large Cubik Backpack. There’s space for documents, a laptop and a tablet, along with a range of interior and exterior pockets to keep smaller items neat and tidy. And with its urban-friendly styling this pack is right at home in the city or moving through airports on your travels.

Incase ICON Slim Backpack (US$ 149.95)

Incase ICON Slim Backpack

With its low-key aesthetics and variety of organization options, the ICON Slim works great for the office but moves easily to after-work carry tasks too. Multiple compartments and a choice of pockets keep your tech, documents, EDC or travel essentials tidy on the go, with dedicated storage for up to a 15″ laptop.

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