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Buyer's Guide

Best Work Backpacks

The best work backpacks in the world. Chosen by our specialist team of carry makers, designers and enthusiasts. Find the right one for you!

GORUCK GR1 (21L)

The smaller brother of the GR1 you were always waiting for. Supertough, well organized, supertough and badass looks. Did we mention supertough? This is for smaller loads and smaller people. If you’re kinda short or a lady and want a bombproof bag that moves between work and play, then definitely check this out.

$275 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.7
  • 9.0
FULL REVIEW

GORUCK GR1 (26L)

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is getting on the GORUCK wagon. Blending a conservative aesthetic that fits in a work space, with a military spec that can John Rambo through war zones, the GR1 is a super-versatile workhorse. It ain’t cheap, but it will definitely last. It looks just as good with a […]

$295 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.7
  • 7.8
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Mission Workshop R6

It looks great in most environments and will keep your contents dry. The Arkiv Field packs come in lots of configurations, to which you can add lots of modules, giving you LOTS of options. Our favorite though is the R6, letting you add side pockets and a flat front pocket. Beware though, the modules soon […]

$209 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.4
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

Bedouin Delireis

We’ve been shouting ‘Bedouin!’ from the rooftops for a while now. And for good reason: they blend beautiful materials and elite craftsmanship and throw in symbols of surrealism, orientalism, fantastical geometry and momento mori into their lining for good measure. And the Delireis is a fine example. Constructed from waterproof 14 ounce silk wax waxed […]

$444 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.3
  • 9.3
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Teranishi Venture

Highly commended in our Best Work Backpack award, the Venture merges beautiful aesthetics and practical design features into a covet-worthy whole that will have onlookers throwing envious looks your way. Available in waxed canvas and waxed ripstop canvas, this stylish pack keeps the weather at bay with a durable and weatherproof rolltop construction that includes […]

$475 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.2
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW
Award Winner

Peak Design Everyday Backpack

Few bags have impacted the carry world the way Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack has. This game changer rethinks what an EDC pack can be, deftly combining multiple design elements into a harmonious whole. Expandability, customizable organization, quick and convenient access, and stylish aesthetics come together to create a bag that’s equally at home in the […]

$259 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.2
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

Arc’teryx Blade 20 Backpack

Outdoor performance meets office functionality with the Blade 20, which deftly merges Arc’teryx’s technical design prowess with practical work features. A front organizer pocket keeps frequently used items within easy reach, while the clamshell main compartment provides space for tech and personal items. A dedicated padded laptop compartment and tablet sleeve keep tech safe, and […]

$169
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW
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Mission Workshop VX R8 Arkiv

This pack took home our Best Work Backpack award two years back, and for good reason – it’s crazy versatile and customizable. The Field Pack is part of a modular backpack approach utilising Mission Workshop’s proprietary Arkiv attachment system. In simpler words, you can bolt on all sorts of sleeves and pockets to a few […]

$320 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
FULL REVIEW

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