by Joe Henry | January 24, 2019
For commuters who want that hands-free existence, backpacks are inevitably the way to go. And with a bunch of sleek, stylish options, no longer are backpacks seen as the purview of high schoolers. With bold looks and top-notch materials, business backpacks are designed to withstand the roughest of treatment while ensuring its wearer looks like a top notch professional.

One of the coolest is the Alpha Bravo Sheppard Deluxe backpack (pictured, left) from Tumi. It has all the durability one expects from a Tumi product, from its bulletproof ballistic nylon fabric exterior to an assortment of thoughtful design features. It has a leather-trim U-pocket with card pockets and a felt-lined sleeve to protect devices with screens. It has side zip pockets -- one that's waterproof, so no fear storing a water bottle or wet umbrella. 

And the Sheppard Deluxe has two large zippered compartments, one for whatever you happen to be carrying around, and a second for laptops and tablets. It also has a small, quick-access pocket with a magnetic clasp at the top. It's the perfect setup for your on-the-go employee who travels with a lot of gear and needs a lot of organizational compartments.

If you're more comfortable traveling with a rucksack-like bag, but still want the organizational capabilities to know where your devices and travel supplies are at all times, then check out Briggs and Riley's Kinzie Street Framed Wide-Mouth backpack. Available through Incentive Concepts, the Kinzie Street Wide-Mouth pack has a huge opening, so you can stuff whatever you need into it -- but it also has a bunch of organizational pockets lining the interior for passports and documents, pens, and tablets. 

So you can toss all your stuff into a bag and hit the road fast -- while staying organized at all times. The Kinzie Street Framed Wide-Mouth backpack is available through Incentive Concepts.

For those who want a stylish backpack with a distinctly feminine flair, there's the Lipault Plume Avenue 15" Laptop backpack (pictured, right), sold through Tumi's corporate sales. Made of light nylon twill and trimmed with faux leather, the Plume Avenue offerings convey subtle style and city-smart chic. Whether for work, travel, or play, the Plume Avenue Laptop backpack will let its wearer carry all of her necessaries in high style. 

It's got subtle side zips for smaller items, and a main compartment secured with a magnet clasp and drawstring closer. Its main interior has tons of zip pockets and a padded laptop sleeve.