Best backpacks for work – Trendy and practical backpacks

Recently many of us are starting to make the transition from working at home to working in the office. An essential that you may not have had much use for during the pandemic is a backpack. So in this blog we will highlight the best backpacks for heading back to work, and they are all trendy and practical!

Herschel Heritage 21.5L Backpack

This Herschel Heritage 21.5L Backpack is a great classic design that will always look stylish. Herschel backpacks are also known for being very durable, so this should last you years! It has a handy zip pocket at the front so your essentials won’t get lost, and an internal media pocket with a headphone port. It also has a 15 inch laptop sleeve, which is ideal if you take a laptop to your work.

Lismore Waxed Canvas Backpack

This Lismore Waxed Canvas Backpack is super trendy and unique for heading back to the workplace. The waxed finish makes this backpack water resistant and it fits a small laptop up to 13 inches.

Under Armour Hustle 40 Backpack

best backpacks for work

This Under Armour Hustle 40 Backpack is a stylish and practical choice for work. It is highly water-resistant so you don’t need to worry about rainy weather. It has a laptop sleeve that can hold a laptop up to 15 inches, and 2 front pockets to keep your valuables safe. There are also 2 side water bottle pockets.

Nike Heritage 2.0 Backpack

best backpacks for work

This Nike Heritage 2.0 Backpack is simple but stylish for work. It has a generous front zip pocket to keep things like your phone and keys. It also has a compartment on the inside where you could put a laptop. There is also a zip pocket on the side, and a bottle pocket on the other side. Plus this backpack is very affordable!


This Oakley Street Backpack is super trendy, in a beautiful raspberry colour. It has a laptop compartment and 2 side zip compartments. The shoulder straps are padded for comfort and the polyester shell ensures that this backpack will be durable for work.

The North Face Surge Backpack

This North Face Surge Backpack is simple but very practical and durable with lots of storage space. There is a compartment for your gadgets like your laptop or tablet. The front pocket also has internal organisation with a padded tablet sleeve, pen slot and zip pockets. This backpack is also great if you ride your bike to school, as it has a bike light loop and reflective shoulder webbing. Plus 2 external mesh bottle pockets!

Herschel Retreat 19.5L Backpack

Another trendy Herschel option is this Retreat 19.5L Backpack, pictured in the Arrowwood Crosshatch colour. It has a drawstring closure and a front flap fastened by magnetic straps. It also has a fully padded and fleece lined laptop sleeve which can fit a laptop up to 15 inches. This backpack is very durable with a reinforced bottom, and the straps are padded making carrying around heavy books comfortable. Overall, this backpack should last you a very long time!

Oakley Street Organizing Backpack – PIXEL

This Oakley Street Organising Backpack is a super cool and stylish with a unique pixel pattern. It has internal pockets to hold your laptop and essentials. Their is also a generous front zip pocket and the shoulder straps are padded for comfort.

Herschel Nova Backpack

This Herschel Nova Backpack is a beautiful periwinkle blue colour that will stand out. The main compartment has a 13 inch laptop sleeve, and there is a front storage pocket with a key clip. There are also 2 external pockets on the sides for your bottles, or whatever you like!


best backpacks for work

This Oakley HOLBROOK 20L BACKPACK CORE CAMO is cool and practical for your work needs. It is capable of holding all the essentials can accommodate a laptop up to 15 inches. This backpack also has padded and adjustable shoulder straps, with a detachable sternum strap so you can get the perfect fit. And the front pocket is great for keeping all your valuables together in one place.

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this blog and have found the perfect work backpack! Check out our other blog post here where we discuss some healthy packed lunch ideas to bring to work with you!

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