6 Backpacks That Are Too Cool for School

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We’re calling it: Packs are back. Backpacks can be your best friend while zipping through site visits, making connections at networking events and running around on-site during your event when you need everything within reach, but your hands free. Consider these six to give (or get) this holiday season. RiutBag R15 This backpack is both stylish and safe with hidden zippers facing your back instead of out toward potential thieves at the airport while you make your way to your gate. Perfect for: the safety-conscious traveler Fits: 15-inch laptop, weekend’s worth of clothing, pair of shoes, toiletry bag, water bottle Colors: black, gray Price: $135 Tory Burch Brody Backpack Swap out your handbag for this supple leather pack, a stylish departure from your grade school days. It’s a surefire conversation starter when networking, and you’ll have it for a lifetime. Perfect for: the social butterfly Fits: 7-inch tablet, phone, large wallet, cosmetics case, sunglasses case Colors: black, Bark, Light Oak, Tidal Wave Price: $495 Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Backpack Go back to basics with this classic that fits into your busy schedule seamlessly. It’s got a padded, fleece-lined laptop pocket, internal media pocket with a headphone port and a waterproof zip-around closure. Perfect for: the traditionalist Fits: 15-inch laptop, tablet, phone, sunglasses, water bottle Colors: black, gray, navy, red, Army, Windsor Wine, Natural/Brindle/Tea, Deep Ultramarine Price: $70 The North Face Resistor Charged Backpack With a removable battery pack, this bag provides three and a half full charges for your smartphone so you’ll never miss an important call or email again, and fleece-lined media pockets keep your devices snug through airport security. Perfect for: the perpetually connected Fits: 17-inch laptop; phone; tablet, two water bottles Color: Cosmic Blue/Sulphur Spring Green, TNF Black, High Rise Grey/Magic Magenta Price: $249 Osprey Daylite Daypack There’s nothing bulky about this small-yet-mighty bag, so it’s ideal for putting in long days of site visits. Bonus: It comes in a rainbow of eye-catching shades. Perfect for: the day-tripper Fits: 15-inch laptop, tablet, sweatshirt, snacks, water bottle Colors: black, Snappy Green, Steel Blue, Madcap Red, Canyon Orange, Pomegranate Purple Price: $50 Kate Spade Classic Nylon Clay This versatile bag works as well in the office as it does on a site visit or a networking event. It has plenty of pockets and is adorned with 14-karat gold bow-shaped zipper pulls and a sophisticated leather trim. Perfect for: the trendy frequent flier Fits: 15-inch laptop, pair of shoes, sweater, snacks, water bottle Color: black Price: $258