The 10 Best Backpacks for Men

The 10 Best Backpacks for Men

Carry it all...and look good doing it

By Megan Collins | Last Updated: Apr 22 2019 | 4 min read

Under-grad, post-grad, and post-post-grad alike, you can appreciate a great bag to get you through any commute. The best backpacks for men focus on muted colors and interesting textures. Perfect, whether you’re loading it down with your 120 page thesis or your quarterly review. And you can do it all while still looking like an adult man.

These are the 10 best backpacks for men:

1. Mismo at Club Monaco, $525

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Wear it well: Don’t worry; the backpacks on this list aren’t always that expensive. But when a bag as well-made as this style from Mismo is? Well, we couldn’t help but include it.

2. Everlane, $68

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Wear it well: There is a difference between waxed canvas and cotton canvas in terms of durability, water resistance, and normal wear. If you’re traveling often or a city dweller, it’s worth the extra money for waxed canvas.

3. Fjallraven, $80

fjallraven black backpack

4. Herschel, $60

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5. Aer, $135

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Wear it well: A front zip is a quick way to add an extra visual interest and space to your backpack. Black details keep this look city-centric versus more suited for camping.

6. Saturdays NC, $78

saturdays nyc yellow backpack

7. Filson, $175

8. Herschel, $60

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Wear it well: Another Herschel. What can we say? They’re a classic!

9. Master Piece Master-Piece, $170

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10. Eastpak, $60

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Wear it well: Choosing an unexpected fabric, detailed pattern, or even a camo print is a great way to show off your personal style. Just keep the color palette subdued and minimal, so it doesn’t overwhelm your outfit.


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