Last year, I waxed poetic about why you deserve an upscale vessel to store your stuff (you can read the article here). I equated a nice backpack—potentially a leather one—to the modern man’s briefcase. Sales of backpacks will skyrocket to around $2 billion annually by 2021, according to a Technavio report, and with the definition of “business casual” morphing to incorporate more khakis, backpacks are now acceptable in the workplace.
They’re also your perfect travel companion. Conveniently strapping your stuff to your back, they work with all kinds of urban commuting (like bike riding, walking or subway squeezing) and offer a hands-free life. While wearing a backpack, you can tap and scroll to your heart’s content.
Since backpacks are clearly the modern man’s everyday luggage essential, we’ve rounded up the most stylish but affordable options on the overwhelming marketplace of Amazon, defining the man who needs it, why we love it and what Amazon reviewers are saying.
Oh yeah, and they’re all under $150. You’re welcome.