The humble backpack might not seem the most pressing of purchases, but if you’re a student, a worker constantly on the go, or even just enjoy a day out at the weekend, it can be one of the most essential things you’ll ever buy. Not to mention, a backpack is one of the few ways a Joe can actually accessorise! With that in mind, here’s some of our favourite day backpacks around for Spring 2017.
Mi-Pac Day Pack
The Mi-Pac Day-Pack is classic in design and does exactly what it says on the tin. The heritage style knapsack is a must-have staple, and is perfect for carrying everything you’d need for a day out, whether it’s work or play. Made from durable thick canvas, it features faux suede trims, a top carry handle, wide webbing adjustable straps, internal self-fabric zipped pocket and fully lined with our soft touch lining. The Day-Pack also boasts a metal buckle fastening with additional snap popper seal at the sides for added security.
Rains Field Bag
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Nobody does the cooler seasons better than the Scandinavians, and one of our favourite menswear brands to come out the region in recent years is Danish label, Rains. The minimalist Field Bag backpack from Rains features all the transitional style of a typical Scandi-backpack but its use of a sleek and stylish waterproof construction means not only is it striking and stylish but its also suitable for the uncertain Great British weathers.
Sandqvist Kim Ground
Another one of our favourite Scandinavians, Sandqvist, were founded in Stockholm in 2004. Inspired by the great Swedish outdoors as well as the city lifestyle, the Sandqvist Kim Ground backpack has been populating the city streets of the UK in ever-growing numbers over the last year or so, particularly in Yellow. The backpack comes in polycotton canvas material with leather details, and features a 13-inch inner laptop and iPad sleeve to protect your valuables, as well as an outer zipper pocket and adjustable shoulder straps. Simple, stylish, effective.
Toms Utility Canvas Trekker Backpack
Another backpack which is perfect for anyone looking to add a bit of extra colour to their outfit is this Utility Canvas Trekker by Toms. Simple in appearance, this chili Red day bag has been designed with a padded laptop compartment and zip-top closure to keep contents safe and secure for work, college or a day out.
Herschel Retreat Backpack
The Herschel Retreat is a certified classic. The backpack is a streamlined rendition of a classic mountaineering style, featuring a drawstring cinch closure and a magnetic strap fastened front flap. It’s a little roomier than most on our list so comes with a padded and fleece lined laptop sleeve fit for anything up to 15-inches. As well as a front storage sleeve, there’s an internal media pocket with a headphone port.
Carhartt WIP Watch Backpack
Work wear still inspires Carhartt and its pieces, so naturally they’re all about practicality when it comes to accessories. The Watch Backpack is no different. Constructed from a durable cordura fabric, the bag features one large main pocket with two smaller pockets sitting on the inside and on the front. All three pockets feature a contrasting white zip and matching white strap pulls. The bag also features a padded back and straps to make it easier to carry and is finished with a woven brand tab to the front.