With the rise in gig jobs, becoming a road warrior involves bringing plenty of gear around. Laptops, power banks and cables will become part of your EDC (Every Day Carry) arsenal, and these backpacks are designed to house them in one smart package. Here are our picks of the latest in smart backpacks!
Anello Expand Series Backpack
This unassuming backpack blends function and form into a sleek package. With various internal pockets to hold all your mobile office equipment, multi-pouches can be added to further expand (hence the name) its usability. Made from water-repellent Nylon and designed to fit most luggage handles, it is also available in a wide range of colours.
Targus Citylite Pro Security Laptop Backpack
With a distinct camouflage design, the Citylite Pro backpack packs a whole suite of security measures. Featuring lockable zips which are only accessible around the shoulder area, it also incorporates RFID-blocking internal compartments. With reflective stripes, a whistle stored in the straps, and metal buckles, this waterproof bag is built to last.
Herschel Travel Backpack
Ready for travel, work or both, this bag features multiple compartments which have their own organizers for devices and travel accessories. With a catchy striped inner liner and fleeced laptop compartment, it also has a concealed top pocket with hook-and-loop closure. Two water bottle pockets round up the features of this stylish backpack.
Thule Crossover 2 Backpack 20L
The automobile cargo carrier manufacturer has been making a range of soft-wear accessories. The latest backpack has a crush-resistant “safezone” for more delicate items, separate pockets for laptops and tablets, as well as a front pocket with cable management. It includes one side pocket with RFID-blocking protection as well.
Tumi Harrison Collection Bates Backpack
No one will scoff at this luxurious backpack made from nylon tricot and leather. With quilted space for a laptop, this bag features a double zip entry for the main compartment, front pockets and a retractable leather top handle. The leather wrapped and padded straps as well as the luggage tag rounds off the luxurious touch.