Top 10 Men’s Backpacks
Backpacks are having a real moment. Spotted on the London Collections: Men runways at Christopher Raeburn and Kit Neale just last week, it’s clear that the age-old accessory remains a firm fashion pack favourite.
Between vintage-inspired satchel styles and casual sportswear designs, there’s a whole world of choice out there when it comes to finding the perfect backpack.
Let us help you select a style that suits your taste and practical needs by checking out our top ten backpack picks for the season:
1. Marc By Marc Jacobs Packable Striped Nylon Backpack
Marc by Marc Jacobs always serves up fun designs with a sophisticated edge, and this lightweight tonal backpack is no different.
It’s spacious enough to fit your gym kit or laptop, but really comes to life when you catch a glimpse of the red striped straps and back. Definitely one for the fashion-conscious gent with a thirst for something a bit different.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £105.
2. Master-Piece Hedge Backpack
This bag from Japanese label Master-Piece is something truly special. Combining soft coloured panels of canvas and leather, it sees the casual and luxury fashion worlds unite.
Aesthetics aside, the roll top and hook fastening tabs will keep your belongings secure, while the padded back panel ensures the load is carried comfortably.
3. Eastpak Blonton Lifelike Navy
No backpack countdown would be complete without Eastpak, a pioneer of the accessory since its inception in 1967.
The brand remains unrivalled when it comes to its range of rucksacks, with options for all possible eventualities. We’re liking this nautical-feel navy blue number, with a drawstring rope, leather effect toggle and retro branding.
Available at the brand’s webstore, priced £50.
4. ASOS Leather Look Backpack
Lovers of minimalism, this one’s for you. ASOS’ leather look backpack gives off a contemporary Scandinavian vibe, coming in an all-over bright white shade.
For the small price of £23, it also features padded shoulder straps, a top grab handle and separate front pocket, all while looking super slick and stylish.
Available at ASOS.
5. Sandqvist Ane Leather Backpack
The brainchild of Anton Sandqvist, this Swedish label continues to turn out luxury bags at reasonable prices.
For the man who means business, but also wants to bring a bit of edge to the office, the Ane Leather model is a smart briefcase-backpack hybrid.
Available at Sandqvist’s webstore, priced £235.
6. Saint Laurent Monogrammed Backpack
Looking for the ultimate in luxury backpacks? We’ve found it.
Incorporating Saint Laurent’s iconic monogram print, this bag feels modern, fashion-forward, yet classic all at once. It’s certain to bring a touch of class (and turn a few heads) to your casual looks.
Available at Mr Porter, priced £705.
7. Herschel Supply Co Little America Backpack
Bringing a splash of colour to the backpack world, Herschel Supply Co’s burgundy offering is a real eye-catcher.
With plenty of space and tonal rubber straps for security, this rugged bag ticks all the boxes when it comes to practicality and style.
Available at Urban Outfitters, priced £100.
8. Mi-Pac Faux Suede Backpack
Urban meets luxury in this suede effect backpack from Mi-Pac. The soft shade of grey is easy on the eye, letting the texture do the talking, while gold metal zips provide a conspicuous contrast.
Try this backpack with a simple sportswear look for a touch of urban sophistication.
Avaliable at ASOS, priced £40.
9. Neil Barrett Quilted Leather Backpack
If it’s fashion and function you’re after, this Neil Barrett backpack is ideal. Covered in a striking stitched pattern, not only does this bag look the part, but its numerous pockets make it perfect for transporting big loads.
We see this as a real investment piece, which, thanks to its simple all-over black colouring, will cement its spot in your wardrobe for many more seasons to come.
Available at Harvey Nichols, priced £815.
10. Brooks England Piccadilly Knapsack
Clean lines, sleek edges, minimalist construction… it’s all there in Brooks England’s Piccadilly Knapsack.
This backpack is on the smaller side, perfect for carrying round books and everyday essentials, but the rich olive green colour ensures you’ll be seen. Expect major backpack envy.
Available at the brand’s webstore, priced £245.