All Grown Up – Best Men’s Backpacks

When it comes to men’s backpacks, there’s a fine line between looking like a grown man and looking like a 4th grader. School kids shouldn’t be the only ones who get to experience all the perks of a dope backpack. Adults want to get in on the action, too! Check out our picks for some of the coolest men’s backpacks.


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wheelman and co babylon

Wheelman & Co. – Babylon

The Babylon is the everyday backpack for all your sh*t. This waxed cotton carry makes it easy to throw your laptop, wallet, flask or whatever you need inside and still have room leftover in the exterior pocket to find more sh*t to fill it with.

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sandqvist hugo

Sandqvist – Hugo

Black makes everything better. The Hugo is for the minimalist, yet stylish dude who wants to look effortlessly cool running around town.

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stone cloth lucas

Stone + Cloth – Lucas

The Lucas looks like a typical school backpack, but its casual canvas exterior can be used to hold school supplies or anything else you want to carry around in a conveniently sized backpack.

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bowoo urban hiker

Bowoo Urban Hiker

You may or may not actually enjoy hiking excursions, but when you carry the Urban Hiker you at least look like you do. Made from water-resistant duck canvas, the Urban Hiker is heavy-duty enough to hold your supplies as you manoeuvre the city streets.

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seil marschall canoe pack

Seil Marschall Canoe Pack

If you like your backpacks with a little extra swag, opt for the Canoe Pack with its wool felt padded, adjustable shoulder straps.

sandqvist bob bag

Sandqvist – Bob

The heavy cotton canvased Bob backpack looks simple in navy blue but stands out with cognac brown leather straps. The Bob also comes with two side pouches to hold half-litre water bottles in case carrying a cool backpack around all day makes you thirsty.

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backpacks for grown men

Hex – Supply Alliance

The Babylon is the everyday backpack for all your sh*t. This waxed cotton carry makes it easy to throw your laptop, wallet, flask or whatever you need inside and still have room leftover in the exterior pocket to find more sh*t to fill it with.

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poler the rolltop

Poler – The Rolltop

The Rolltop comes with…umm…err, a rolled top to secure your belongings inside. Channel your inner Rambo and store clothes, your iPad, your lunch or whatever safely in this camo backpack.

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m rk t carter bag

M.R.K.T – Carter

The Carter is versatile enough to be carried to the office or to class. Casually cool and crafted with adjustable straps, this microfiber backpack is ideal for carrying all your daily essentials.

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buddy ear long bff

Buddy – Ear Long BFF

Japanese made, but globally stylish, the Ear Long BFF is the nylon answer to backpacks. Equipped with a top handle, suede zip pulls, adjustable straps and a suede bottom panel this backpack is a dope way to carry your stuff.

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state bags the union

State Bags – The Union

The Union may look like your average backpack equipped with a padded laptop sleeve, key clip and organisation pockets, but The Union offers so much more. For every Union sold, State delivers “GiveBackPacks” full of essential tools for success to an American child in need.

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incase campus compact

Incase – Campus Compact

Sometimes you just want your backpack to be simple. You want something that can hold your papers, laptop and maybe a textbook or two. In that case (see what I did there) you want the Campus Compact for all your basic backpack needs.

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incase range bag

Incase – Range

The Range backpack is ideal for the commuter. If you’re someone who regularly travels by bike, the Range is large and comfortable enough to be thrown on your back while making moves across the city.

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poler the roamers pack

Poler – The Roamers Pack

Pack Rats unite! The Roamers backpack is perfect for the person who has anxiety attacks thinking about a backpack that comes with less than 3 external pockets.

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mki miyuki zoku rolltop

MKI Miyuki-Zoku – Rolltop

Fill the MKI Rolltop with up to 24 oz of whatever the hell you want while looking fly sporting a backpack made from Melton Wool.

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meuse backpack coated canvas

Meuse Backpack Coated Canvas

Take it back to classic black, but add a modern twist with the coated canvas Meuse backpack from Côte et Ciel.

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rhine new flat backpack

Rhine New Flat Backpack

You’re a simple guy with a simple colour palette. If you’re torn between choosing a black or grey backpack, switch it up with the black melange eco yarn backpack from Côte et Ciel. It’s the perfect mashup of the simplicity you need and the style you desire.

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ikku black and blue

Ikku – Black & Blue

Backpacks should come durable, spacious and comfortable. Extra points if it also comes made from organic cotton denim and uses full grain vegetable tanned leather. The Ikku Black & Blue backpack hits the mark with all those features and we can appreciate that.

krisvanassche black nylon backpack

Krisvanassche – Black Nylon Backpack

100 % nylon and totally blacked out, Krisvanassche got it right with this backpack complete with two pockets and matte black hardware.

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