by Joe Henry | February 13, 2018
Backpacks, once the exclusive purview of high school and college kids, have come roaring back in style among business men and women. And what's not to love? Employees can schlep around their laptop and files while keeping both hands free.

Modern business backpacks however are quite a bit different from the shabby canvas bags that populate the high school hallways. These new offerings are durable -- constructed of ballistic nylon and invincible, high-quality zippers -- they're practically bomb proof. Buy one now and buy it for life. Moreover, they look sleek and stylish when your employee carries them into the board room -- they no longer look like an overgrown kid stumbling into class.

One of the best examples of professional-class resilience is Tumi -- particularly its fantastic Alpha Bravo Shaw Deluxe backpack, available through Rymax. Made of ballistic nylon, it has pockets specifically designed for the working professional -- media pockets, a tablet pocket, a business card pocket, and it can fit 12" to 15" laptops. 

So not only is the bag roomy, its organizational elements mean businessmen and women can easily access whatever they need, whenever they need it, without have to go through the arduous process of unpacking everything.

If your employees find themselves racking up air miles, consider Swiss Gear's 1900 ScanSmart TSA Laptop backpack, available through the company's own corporate gifting program. 

Roomy and rugged, the Swiss Gear is made of ballistic polyester, with large zippers, compression straps and a padded, breathable back panel. Its ScanSmart component can fit laptops up to 17" and is designed to make it simple for the TSA scanning process. Additionally, it has a floating pocket to keep tablets safe, a media pocket and a water bottle pocket for people-on-the-go. There's also a quick-access front pocket if you need to grab supplies quickly, as well as nylon webbing where you can clip extra gear, if need be.

Finally, there's Briggs & Riley's Kinzie Street Framed Wide-Mouth backpack, available through Incentive Concepts. This backpack is a little different from the aforementioned Swiss Gear and Tumi, because it opens rucksack-style. So if your employee's travel style is to stuff-it-in-a-bag-and-go, then the Kinzie Street is perfect. 

At the same time, the Kinzie Street still offers amazing organizational capabilities. Made out of Briggs & Riley's proprietary fabric, it's both durable and weather-resistant. It has a quick-access pocket in the front, an RFID-blocking back pocket, and a breathable, padded back panel.