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Buyer's Guide

Best School Backpacks

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

Bellroy Duo Totepack

Tote or backpack? Why choose when you can have both with the Bellroy Duo Totepack. Attractive and multifunctional, this bag can be carried as a tote for more professional settings or as a backpack for easy portability over longer distances. The stylish aesthetics suit both work and play environments, with a mix of handy interior […]

$289 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.5
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Tom Bihn Synapse 25

This is a great everyday bag for the day-to-day commuters, business and school crew; it doesn’t feel too boring or square-ish and floats between the realms of casual and corporate like a nice fitted blazer would – and this pack took home the Carry Award for Best Carry-On, so you know it’s rad for tarmac-related […]

$195 EDITORS PICK
  • 8.5
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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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 […]

$189
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Bellroy Slim Backpack

Streamlined and stylish, the Bellroy Slim Backpack celebrates functional simplicity and versatile aesthetics. Whether you’re relaxing at your local cafe or heading into the office, this is a smart choice for minimalist carry setups. The bag is thoughtfully constructed with just two panels to improve durability and avoid side seams that could let moisture in […]

$169
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Trakke Assynt Backpack

The updated Trakke Assynt combines the 17L and 28L previous versions to offer a versatile middle ground with 20L of storage space. And it finds the sweet spot between outdoor durability and office-friendly aesthetics. Inspired by vintage mountaineering gear, the Assynt is built by hand to be tough enough for outdoor adventures. The clean styling […]

$221
  • 8.0
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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Cote&Ciel Twin Isar

A design out of a French fashion house rather than a bag workshop, the Twin Isar always gets heads turning with its free flowing looks and interesting variations on access. This pack won our Best Work Backpack award and is a favorite in the office. If you think of yourself as a bit of a […]

$279 EDITORS PICK
  • 7.8
  • 9.3
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The North Face Hot Shot

For those that don’t know, the parent company of The North Face makes more backpacks than any other brand in the world. Think carry brands like Jansport, Eastpak and Eagle Creek, as well as accessories for Vans and Reef and lots of their other brand stable. So, ummm, they know a thing or two about […]

$109
  • 7.7
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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TOPO Designs Klettersack 15L

Topo’s classic. An ideal travel companion, workmate or pack mule for the daily hike in the hills, giving strong nods to days gone by. Solid hardware and construction, good organisation for small tools and tech. There’s a reason why this is Topo’s flagship.

$159
  • 7.7
  • HAVEN’T RATED
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