Stylishly Support Your Spine: 10 Commuter Backpacks
Slinging your gear over one shoulder looks stylish| but it’s not the best option for your back. If you’re carrying a heavy bag| you could be tacking on an unnecessary 15 pounds to one side of your body with every step. According to celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser| “You’re probably overcompensating with your lower back and creating instability| and that’s going to make you susceptible to injury.””
If you don’t have to carry your laptop to work every day| just don’t do it! But if there’s no other option| opt for a sturdy backpack. With one of these trendy options| both shoulders can share the weight.
| Baby Blues
The stylish Herschel Supply Little America Backpack ($100) has a “”media pocket”” to safely hold your laptop| plus padded shoulder straps to make your commute as comfy as possible. The magnetic closure is an added bonus to make sure nothing slips out of your pack!
| Weather the Ride
Lightweight| waterproof| and designed for the ultimate bike ride to work| this Timbuk2 Cycling Laptop Backpack ($112| originally $150) is the perfect pick for those with an active commute.
| Stylish Surfer
The cool mosaic-inspired print of this O’Neill Sangria Backpack ($44) would calm down any commuter’s morning. This backpack comes equipped with a laptop sleeve and padded shoulder straps to keep your gear and your back safe.
| Colorful Comfort
Everyone who rocks an Osprey Comet Pack ($100) sings its praises. This backpack was specifically designed to take weight off your back while commuting and make your gear feel like a second skin. Whether you’re walking or cycling to work| this pack is an ideal pick.
| Femme Florals
All LeSportsac bags are incredibly lightweight| and the LeSportsac Journey Backpack ($98) is no exception to the rule. Beyond being functional| the bright and beautiful floral print on this pack makes quite the trendy statement.
| Sleek and Simple
Keep things simple with this Nike Legend Backpack ($65) that only offers a flash of color with a pink swoosh. You’ll be glad to know it has plenty of pockets and a special home for your laptop!
Finally a backpack for yogis! The Aurorae Backpack ($60) has pockets for all your goods| plus a special home and strap for your yoga mat.
| Camo With a Cause
This sporty| oversized TOMS Canvas Backpack ($78) is perfect for your commuting (or adventure-related!) needs. The best part of the deal? With every bag purchased| TOMS helps provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need.
| Can’t Knock the Hustle
Plenty of space| a fun print| and two roomy pockets make this Under Armour Hustle Backpack ($55) the right pick for a commuter with a large laptop. This pack comfortably holds a computer with a 15-inch screen.
| Sweet Stripes
This striped canvas backpack ($96) is more than on trend. It boasts eight pockets to keep your life organized and everything you need close during your commute.