Three backpacks to make your commute more cool and entertaining. PS. You don't have to go back to school to wear these.
Start counting. Today's man needs to carry all or some of the following everyday morning-to-night. There’s phones and tablets and laptops to keep us connected, books to keep us educated and notebooks to keep our memories organised. Not to mention all those grooming products like your Baxter of California Deodorant or fragrance to keep us on the go and smoothies and gym kits that they are part of a modern man's lifestyle. Last but not least chargers, address and telephone book, power bank, and wallet. Fatiguing.
What to do in this case? The world has become fundamentally complexed, so maybe it’s counter-productive to suggest you not to carry some of them. Instead, how about to maintain your things in order with a cool new backpack? Scroll down to see our all-time favourites.
Sandqvist Andor Blue
As much as we love the comfort of a backpack, it can be hard to find a good one — lots are too nostalgic for college days. Sandqvist backpacks hit that sweet spot. They’re not school-kid-looking. It’s not just clothes that can be versatile, Sandqvist’s Andor backpack can flash between formal and casual easily. Andor Blue is a classic backpack with advanced functions made of organic cotton-canvas and high-quality leather with metal zipper closure. Well equipped for all of your business essentials, the Sandqvist Andor backpack is designed with a versatile range of storage pockets and organisers. Sized-down for everyday use, Andor backpack combines an iconic mountaineering aspect with modern functionality. Internally features various pockets and a laptop sleeve that fits a 15" laptop. It also features adjustable cotton webbing shoulder straps. Swedish brand Sandqvist makes timeless bags that will last for ages and look good always. We love their Andor backpack for the way it mixes leather elements with a cotton canvas body. The canvas means it drops nicely against the back, and the leather front helps it keep a sharp, first-class silhouette. In the brand’s own words, their bags are as “uncomplicated and beautiful, with clear Swedish heritage.” Its stylish but straightforward bag that would neatly store a laptop and daily essentials. Its the perfect blend of fashion and function.
Atelier de l' Armee Flight Pack Black
The Atelier de l’Armee delivers an active and adventurous optical concept to life. Founded by creative duo Joost Doeswijk and Elza Wandler, Atelier de l’Armee offers a unique and artisan range of handmade canvas and leather bags. This impeccably crafted line of leather goods embodies a nostalgic and artisan aesthetic that is work-approved. It demonstrates a unique and timeless design aesthetic. Inspired by military air force models and made from dead stock and recycled materials, this flight bag passes the functional trend test. This Flight Pack is hand-made in Italy with water repellent Swedish fabrics and vegetable-tanned leather. It attributes a plethora of practical utilities, including front and exterior side pockets, namely three internal pockets for storing a laptop as well as many smaller items. And with its multi-functional design, you can quickly alternate between day-to-day use and overnight trips. The upper part is adjustable in altitude and is closable via two adjustable straps. The rear panels contain pockets and a stretchy strap to hold a water bottle. Prepared for the unpredictable weather changes, this backpack is made out of water-repellent fabric. Designed for a traveling lifestyle, it has covered every aspect of functionality without compromising the simple, bold style of this all-leather backpack.
Sandqvist Tyre Black
Founded in 2004 by Swede Anton Sandqvist, his brand has played a significant role in putting the backpack back on the fashion map. Sandqvist produces back-packs that combine high-quality materials with modest and considered design.
Sandqvist Tyre is a brilliant representative of the brand, being the perfect choice for the adventurous city rambler, due to its multi-functionality, robust durability and generous capacity. The 1680 denier ballistic fabric, made from recycled sources, guarantees its resilience and water-resistance. It features a separate 15" laptop sleeve with YKK® Vislon zipper, a useful, big pocket at the front while there is zippered backside compartment for concealing the shoulder straps. Recycled polyester is what the lining on the inside is made of, with three inner zipper pockets in mesh, and two internal slip pockets for arranging all your staff.
Sandqvist Tyre is by all means more than a backpack, if you put into consideration that it can be also worn as a briefcase, a tote bag, and a messenger bag, making it the perfect bag for those of you, who choose to switch things up once in a while. Putting it simply its fashion-meets-function.