There are many options for everyday backpacks.
A practical and stylish backpack will be your best everyday bag. Comfort, lightness, durability, and style are all important. Key features such as a padded laptop sleeves or water-resistant materials that will keep your gear dry and crisp during commutes are also key. Smart pockets and a relaxed, clean-cut silhouette that can effortlessly take you from work to brunch are also key features.
Here are our picks for the top EDC backpacks of 2022.
Horizon Studios SoFo Backpack City
This backpack is made in Horizn Studios’ recycled water-sealed cotton canvas. It’s urban-ready and embodies the brand’s commitment to sustainability.
The main compartment can be expanded, making the Backpack City ideal for daily commutes and excursions. There’s also a large pocket that can hold small items. I love the clever, unique design of the rear pocket concealed in the breathable mesh padding.
This slimmed-down SoFo Backpack Commute has a waterproof base and lining. Though it is as durable as the original, thoughtful details like a luggage strap or breathable mesh padding increase comfort and practicality.
Tropicfeel is known for its versatile travel shoes. But the Nest backpack from the Barcelona-based brand proves they can do so much more than just making sneakers. This multifunctional backpack is a great choice for busy days. It features a modern and understated design, weatherproof construction, endless organization, and is easy to carry.
It is made from durable, weatherproof materials and expands from 16L to 30L due to its clever modular design that includes a variety of organizational add-ons. For example, the 10L Smart Packing Cube is a space-saving essential that can be used to store extra items in your front pocket while traveling. You can also pair the Nest with the customizable compartment for your camera and make it a complete backpack. Or, you can add a wardrobe to the backpack.
This all-arounder is light, discreet and comfortable. The front opens to reveal the main compartment. There are plenty of pockets for shoes, lunch, and other essentials.
Nomatic Navigator 15L
Nomatic’s Navigation Backpack 15L is modern and functional, perfect for tech-laden daily commutes. This backpack is organized in the best way possible. It features padded compartments and tons of pockets to hold all your gadgets.
The waterproof exterior suit is water-resistant and can be used for work and play. It also comes with reflective bars and external carry straps. The back foam panel and three external carrying handles allow for flexible handling.
As if all that wasn’t enough, the backpack also features two quick-access pockets and a roller luggage pass-through.
DB The Ramverk 21L Backpack
The DB Ramverk21L Backpack is stylish, durable, and easy to use. It’s a great everyday companion. The backpack features a frontal zipper opening that allows easy access to the spacious main compartment. A top pocket can also be used for your items. You can store up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro in the separate, padded laptop compartment.
Its modern, sleek silhouette makes it easy to carry, and the sturdy rib cage construction keeps your gear safe without adding weight. There are many options for colors and fabrics. We prefer the Sage Green model. It is 100% GRS-recycled and looks great wherever it goes. You can pair it with DB’s customizable CIA camera insert and have a handsome, rugged camera backpack.
Solgaard Shore-Tex Daypack
Solgaard’s ShoreTex Daypack is a sleek and urban EDC backpack made from recycled ocean plastics. It addresses the needs of professionals and travelers with a drop-proof laptop section and secret pockets to conceal your money, cards, and passport.
This sustainable backpack is lightweight and easy to carry, with comfortable shoulder straps and back support. It’s great for short trips or managing daily tasks. The water-resistant bottom protects your gear from wet streets, while the side pockets can be expanded to store water bottles or accessories. The brand’s SHORE-TEX fabric is used in both the interior and exterior. This means 5lbs of plastic were taken from the ocean to make each item.