Carry-On Backpacks: Travel Stylishly

  • 5 backpacks styles for every type of guy


Written by Hana Brannigan
Summer
may be coming to a close, but that doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop.
But before you dauntlessly drive the coast of California, fly into the
industrial jungle of Hong Kong, or take a small boat to the bat caves of
Vietnam, you have to pack first. And by pack, we mean stuff
everything last minute into one of your backpacks.
Packing
is undoubtedly the most painful part of any trip — especially if you don’t have
the most functional bags. We’ve done some research, though, and picked out some
backpacks that combine functionality and style.
So,
grab your passport and take a little style trip with us to find your next
favorite carry-on travel backpack.
Best Backpacks For Every Style
The Outdoorsy Guy: Patagonia Black Hole
backpack 25L | $129

Patagonia Black Hole Backpack
For
the guy who needs a do-it-all, survive-it-all backpack, Patagonia is the way to
go. It looks outdoorsy while still maintaining that laidback-cool vibe.
In
terms of practicality, it is waterproof (make that weatherproof, really), has a
padded compartment for a laptop, small zipper pockets for smaller items, padded
shoulders, and stretch pockets for water bottles.

The
Modern Guy: Want Les Essentials “Kastrup” organic cotton backpack | $495


Kastrup Want Les Essentials Backpack
This
is for the guy who’s looking for something that looks runway-ready, yet is
functional. Something that’s spacious, but won’t get bulky.
This
particular backpack is more on the expensive side, but you get what you pay
for. It had padded shoulders, comes with a custom padlock and keys, a dual
top-zipper closure for protection, a padded pocket for your laptop, and much
more.
The Trendy Guy: Herschel Little America
| $99.99

Herschel Little American Backpack
The
Herschel style is a popular style when it comes to backpacks. It’s hard to
resist the trend though since the functionality is hard to beat, and it looks
impeccably stylish too.
It’s
on the larger side, so it’s especially great if you’re going on a longer trip.
It has adjustable straps, a padded laptop pocket, headphone port and pocket,
back padding, and a hidden zipper/key clip.
And
not to mention, it comes in many different colors so you can find one that
suits your particular style without burning a hole in your wallet.
The Bold Guy: Master-Piece Link Backpack
| $185

Masterpiece Link Backpack End Clothing
The
masterpiece link backpack isn’t called the master for no reason. First of all,
the vibrant colors make this backpack a standout piece. In addition, the fabric
is made of water-resistant nylon, so it’ll stay looking bold and fresh on your
adventures.
It
has padded shoulder straps, has a pocket inside for your necessities, spacious
main compartment, and has leather handles for a sturdy and fashionable finish.
The Hipster Guy: Ruck Sack in Moss
| $285
Loyal Stricklin Moss Ruck Sack
There’s
no point in going on your adventures without also looking like you just trekked
through the jungles of Costa Rica.
The
brown leather straps give it a rustic feel, as well as the rolled top. It can
extend enough to make it an ideal camping/overnight bag. It features two small
pockets in the front to store smaller important things, like snacks of course.
Adventure Awaits
There
we have it. A backpack for every type of style. Which one fits you best? Let us
know in the comments.
Hana Brannigan
SOURCE: THE GENTLEMANUAL

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.