What's the best backpack for commuting / work?

I have a new walk to work and will be traveling a bunch - in need of a cool backpack - but can't find one that looks good and is functional. Help me be cooler on my commute.
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    The Everyday Backpack, Tote, and Sling

    Versatile & beautiful bags based on the Everyday Messenger

    Willie MorrisFormerly Amazon, Boeing, and Faithbox · Written
    I love the everyday backpack - it's meant to be geared towards photography, but it's incredibly versatile even you aren't carrying around cameras. Huge fan.
  2. Ostap SenyukProduct Manager, Tech at Amazon · Written
    My friend recently bought this one, and it seems to be amazing. Great anti-theft protection, convenient compartments and nice looks. Bonus: it always stands straight, when you put it on the floor.
  3. Jonathan JamesAlways Reaching. · Edited
    @tombihn, out of Seattle, they design and make travel and laptop bags: I suggest you check out https://www.tombihn.com/collecti... I've had my bag for 10 years, it came with waterproofing for all compartments provided by the water-repellent zippers. The bag itself is not waterproofed, if it was then it would be uncomfortable, you can apply waterproofer to your bag and water will not be able to penetrate its compartment surfaces, this is the best way to waterproof a bag and still enjoy the comfort of it's material. I finally broke the plastic buckle on it at year 7 and easily ordered a replacement. They always quickly respond to any inquiries via email. Their bags are made of top notch materials that are designed to last, review the materials at https://www.tombihn.com/pages/ma... Depending on which bag you choose, they provide a ' Build your own organization ' tool on the website that allows you to customize how your bag will function. They have a Lifetime guarantee and proudly state that your bag is designed and made to last up to twenty-five years with minor repair.. At this point it's true for me. They've been crafting bags for travel since 1972.
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    BAGOBAGO Backpack Chair

    Sit down anywhere on your backpack

    Michal Hudeček made this product
    Great for commute when there is not enough seats on the train
  5. mattInvestor/EIR at @accion · Written
    I've slung this one around for a few years now. Waterproof on the outside with plenty of space on the inside, totally bombproof.
  6. Sarah DoodyUX Designer. Founder @ The UX Notebook. · Written
    This bag is AWESOME!!! I've been using it for at least two years. I love it because it converts into three different bags -- the backpack, arm tote, and messenger / cross body. I personally mostly use it as a backpack or tote. It fits perfectly, has compartments for everything, and most of all, it's stylish. I use it for travel a lot. It fit perfectly under the seat in front of me on a plane. I also love that there's enough room to even put a pair of sneakers. It's the BEST bag for women if you ask me! No they didn't pay me to say this, I just totally love this bag and am a HUGE fan!
  7. I use their Mountain Briefcase, but they have a lot of great designs to choose from. I like the bag that I have because it can be worn as a shoulder bag or converted to be worn as a backpack. There is a laptop sleeve inside, compartments for pens and keys, and most importantly, the bag is handmade using durable and high quality materials. I've had my bag for a little over 2 years and I love it.
  8. Check out the their antigravity backpack, it's on sale right now too for $40. The best backpack I've ever owned!
  9. I'm a fan of Timbuk2, especially this TSA-friendly messenger bag. It's been great for work, travel, and casual use. (Some days I alternate and use a simple Kensie backpack for variety!)
  10. Anthony Da MotaI upvote things that matter. · Written
    Their Kickstarter campaign just finished a week ago (but you can still preorder it!), but this one is awesome: 100% slash proof, anti theft system, scientific storage system... and much more 😄
  11. Brooke HurfordFront End Developer at Workfrom · Written
    I got the 15" laptop backpack from Fjall Raven - I love the way it looks and fits my computer plus a ton of other things perfectly. A lot of colors to choose from! The story is they created this backpack for kids a long time ago to be more comfortable on their backs.
  12. Josh SpilkerContent + Head of Marketing @ Friday · Written
    Super durable and easy to use. A lot of pockets for modern accoutrements...
  13. Cameron MurrayCameron Murray - Designer, developer · Written
    These guys have some amazing sophisticated and minimalist waterproof backpacks, made out of a beautiful smooth matte material. They are very slim and tall, meaning they don't stand out from your back as much as any other backpacks, but they can still hold a fair bit. They come in few different colours, all very stylish and just *clean* looking. Have had one for years and it still looks brand new as the day I bought it.
  14. Edwin TohSenior UX Engineer, Google · Written
    Made of top notch materials and made in the USA. Has lots of pockets including a slot for a 15" macbook pro. "Water repelling" in their words, but I've used it in the rain and it definitely kept my stuff inside dry. The "swing access" zip on the front makes it easy to grab the stuff you need by slinging your backpack to the front. I've got one and I love it to bits. Perfect for commuting / work.
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    Under-The-Jack Pack

    Ultra-thin laptop bag you wear under your jacket

    Carry the minimum required, and you can put your jacket on top over!