13 of the best backpacks/bags to upgrade your commuting game

Just because you are a commuter doesn't mean you have to look like one... or like a 12 year old with a backpack. From backpacks to shoulder bags and bags that covert to be both, here are some great options that can hold your laptop, phone, keys, and all the goodies you'll need for the day.

1. Lo and Sons - The Rowledge, $375

High-quality Nylon with leather accents in an variety of colors, removable laptop sleeve fits 13"-14" laptops, qualifies as a personal item to fit underneath any airline seat, includes various pockets for all of our goodies, has a stash pocket for money or phone, has a key leash in the front pocket so you will never misplace them!

2. Cuyaya - Trapeze Satchel, $395

Leather, fits a 13’’ laptop while the exterior compartment holds a slightly larger one (15’’), includes handles and crossbody strap, exterior back slide pocket, magnetic flap closure

3. Wenger - Alexa, $105

Nylon/polyester, Black with gold accents makes it super classy, has multiple interior pockets including a padded laptop 16" pocket. It also has a Pass-Thru trolley sleeve for easy travel with wheeled luggage. Fun fact: I have the Alexa!

4. Calpak - Kaya - $105

Durable scratch-resistant faux leather, has multiple interior pockets including a padded laptop 15" pocket, back sleeve slips over telescoping luggage handles, Top carry handle; adjustable backpack straps. Available in blush, stone, mint, and black

5. Herschel - travel backpack, $130

Polyester, A bit more casual, two-way, zip-around closure, top carry handle; adjustable, padded shoulder straps, exterior pocket with interior pockets and organizer, Interior laptop sleeve, luggage sleeve

6. Cuyana - Tall Structured Leather Zipper Tote, $215

Leather, Internal pocket for wallet and keys, built-in laptop sleeve fits up to a 15 in. laptop, Fully lined interior with contrast color microsuede, available in a variety of colored leathers

7. Cuyana - Convertible Satchel-13 inch, $425

100% full grain leather, goes from a backpack, to a crossbody, to a top handle bag, interior sleeve fits a 13’’ laptop, also available in a 15" size.

8. Kate Spade - Margaux universal laptop bag, $328

Crossgrain leather, Laptop bag with zipper closure, interior zipper pocket, exterior slip pocket, optional straps

9. Kate Spade - Taylor convertible backpack, $228

Durable woven nylon backpack with zip-around closure, exterior magnetic slip pocket, exterior slip and zipper pocket, optional (and adjustable) shoulder strap, attach strap to sides to convert to shoulder bag or attach strap to bottom and loop through top ring to convert to backpack

10. Ecosusi - Women's Faux Leather Laptop Backpack, $55

Made of soft PU leather, vintage bronze hardware and fully polyester lining, which can fit up of 14.7 inch laptop, comes with small insert purse, 1 large main compartment, 1 inside slip compartment, and 1 front pocket

Are you ready to upgrade your commuting game? Let me know below which is your favorite bag! Also, check out this post for ways to optimize your commute, whether you're driving or on the train.



Hi, I'm Courtney, and I'm the founder of Courtney Schrank Design Studio. I help high-powered female executives maintain their identity and well-being while working for someone else. Read more about my services here!

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