The difference between a regular backpack and a daypack is its capacity and its intention. You see, a backpack might accommodate your belongings for three months of traveling around the world and even though it feels like you might not have that much stuff to carry, you’ll be doing everybody on the bus or train a favor if you travel light. This list of 10 daypacks is roomy enough to carry all your daily essentials without knocking anything off your style credentials. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite ones and they’re all available now.
A.P.C. – Leather Trimmed Backpack
Matching their overall rather understated aesthetic, our favorite Frenchmen at A.P.C. present this no-bullshit take on the classic daypack. The upper features a burgundy nylon construction while the bottom is crafted from hard-wearing leather. Get it now from MR PORTER.
Brooklyn We Go Hard – Grey/Navy Backpack
From Brooklyn We Go Hard comes this classic bicolored day pack. It features a rugged cotton/linen canvas upper, YKK zip closure, and a fold-over pouch pocket, as well as navy blue suede details finishing off the look. Get it now from Need Supply.
Drifter – Day Pack Desert Camo
Drifter‘s rendition of the classic daypack features a premium nylon and suede construction adorned by a unique cloud camouflage pattern. Functionality is paired against no-frills styling, a single main compartment, and an extra front pocket. You can purchase it at atoo.
Raf Simons x Eastpak – Navy Nylon Backpack
Raf Simons and Eastpak have successfully collaborated a number of times already, bringing together the Belgian designer’s distinctive style and the luggage veteran’s expertise in crafting built-to-last products. The current collection, including the daypack pictured above, is now available at select retailers like SSENSE.
Epperson – Day Pack Waxed Midnight
Whereas most daypacks are designed to be rather low-key and stripped to the bare essentials, Epperson‘s rendition impresses with a mind-blowing eye for detail. Crafted from midnight navy waxed cotton, the U.S.-made backpack boasts contrast-blue adjustable shoulder straps, a zip-closure front compartment, leather diamond tags, and leather zip pulls. You can cop your very own now at The Goodhood Store.
Herschel Supply Co – Pop Quiz Backpack
A constantly reliable source for heritage-inspired luggage essentials, Herschel Supply Co treats us to a sturdy backpack for our day-to-day schedule. The Pop-Quiz is made from a tough woven poly-shell and features a large main compartment lined with Herschel’s signature striped nylon. Further features include an internal padded 15″ laptop sleeve, an internal cell/MP3 pocket, and two extra front pockets. The backpack is topped off with a fleece-lined sunglass pocket, synthetic leather base and carry handle, adjustable padded shoulder straps, and logo badge trim. Get it at Urban Outfitters.
Master-Piece – Buddy Backpack
Pretty much living up to its brand name, Master-Piece presents a true expertly-crafted piece of luggage that makes for a trusty everyday companion. The backpack comes equipped with the brand’s very own Mastertex blend Cordura nylon. Besides making for a hard-wearing shell, the fabric retains its breathability without compromising on water resistance. Aside from this, the backpack features a selection of vegetable-tanned leather detailing and brass hardware. The main compartment boasts a padded laptop pouch and internal pocket, while the outside features two concealed zip pockets at the rear. You can snatch it from End Clothing.
Nanamica – Day Pack
Japanese brand Nanamica‘s take on the classic daypack features a 100% Cordura nylon body, nylon straps and brass hardware. The backpack has a large main compartment, an external compartment, and adjustable padded shoulder straps with leather detailing. You can get the backpack at Present London.
Topo Designs – Light Day Pack
Topo Design‘s Light Day Pack is made in the U.S. from water-resistant nylon and features a large main compartment, as well as a slot for a 15″ inch laptop, an extra inside pocket, and sturdy high-quality hardware. Get the pack now at Oi Polloi.
WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie – Kastrup Backpack
Canadian leather goods experts WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie are definitely the go-to guys when it comes to simple yet skillfully crafted, timeless and above all, functional bags and backpacks. The backpack pictured above is made from rugged black canvas and leather, and features besides a large main compartment, a diagonal zip pocket at the front, and adjustable padded shoulder straps. Get it now at OAK.