The Best Backpacks You Need Right Now

By Zak Maoui, Eleanor Davies and Faye Fearon
07 February 2020
Style, Fashion, Backpack, Bags, Philipp Plein, Bally, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Prada

For gym kits, overnight stays, long commutes and spontaneous adventures – one of these backpacks is bound to help you out...

This week, we're talking backpacks. Gym kits, overnight stays, long commutes, spontaneous adventures – we've got them covered right here with our favourites. The briefcase was once an essential part of workwear uniform, but fast forward to 2019 and the humble backpack has now taken its position. They come in all shapes, sizes and designs, making them the ultimate go-to for work men to hipsters and everyone in between. So to make sure you're all set for your nine-to-five and beyond, here are the best backpacks that will set you apart from the rest...

Guanabana

This one is for the guys who want their style to extend beyond their clothes. Paired with a loose black tailored look, Guanabana's woven backpack is a savvy statement. $486 at matchesfashion.com

Prada

Looking for something trendy and technical? Prada's your best bet. With padded shoulder straps, zipped compartments and a side-release buckle, this nylon backpack will guard your gear in tough conditions, be it hiking or running around fashion week. $1277 at matchesfashion.com

Arket

Influenced by the trusty old field pack, Arket's long backpack is fronted with webbing-tape shoulder straps and durable metal buckles. A solid storage for all your goods – and it looks pretty damn cool too. $227 at arket.com

Gucci

Logomania comes and goes, but for Gucci it's always in fashion. Add some accessorised comfort to your outfit with this wool backpack – trimmed with textured black leather and contrasted with a technical mesh on the back. $1932 at gucci.com

Bottega Veneta

Leather is the most stylish material for backpacks. And who better than Bottega Veneta – one of the most hyped brands in high fashion right now – to satisfy our desires? This khaki design is calling to us. $3780 at bottegaveneta.com

Burberry

We're big fans of Burberry's modern monogram, so we'll be investing in this striking backpack, stat. Adjustable shoulder straps, an inner laptop compartment and a utilitarian structure – what more could we ask for? $1414 at burberry.com

Dolce & Gabbana

Upgrade your street style with this military-style backpack. Two zipped side pockets provide plenty of room to store your belongings, while the coral rubber logo adds a splash of colour. $778 at farfetch.com

Bally

Colour-blocking done right, this is perhaps one of the best backpacks you can slot your laptop into right now. $1661 at farfetch.com

Aspinal

In collaboration with David Gandy, Aspinal’s Aerodrome backpack is handcrafted from a smooth yet durable Italian leather and features contrast stitching. If it’s good enough for Gandy it’s good enough for you. $1031 at aspinaloflondon.com

Philipp Plein

This black leather backpack by Philipp Plein is a step away from the brand's classic printed pieces. A simple PP emblem on the front adds just the right touch. $1895 at farfetch.com


Via British GQ