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Commuter and business backpacks Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Feb 2019)

Bringing your stuff back and forth to work might seem uncomplicated at first glance, but it's actually worth spending some time thinking about how you carry things.

After all, you will not just need to bring your stuff back and forth 1-2 times. Commuting goes on several times every week, so it's super important that you bring your stuff in a backpack that is comfortable and have room for everything without being too heavy.

The 257 Best Commuter And Business Backpacks

RankCommuter/Business BackpackRating
1Ethnotek RajaEthnotek Raja
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4.8022 reviews
2Patagonia Black HolePatagonia Black Hole
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4.591,383 reviews
3Granite Gear ChampGranite Gear Champ
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4.5651 reviews
4Lowepro RidgelineLowepro Ridgeline4.5563 reviews
5Osprey FarpointOsprey Farpoint4.541,512 reviews
6Think Tank AirportThink Tank Airport4.53304 reviews
7Brooks PickwickBrooks Pickwick4.5224 reviews
8The North Face Iron PeakThe North Face Iron Peak4.49263 reviews
9Granite Gear VoyageursGranite Gear Voyageurs4.4963 reviews
10Incase ReformIncase Reform4.48125 reviews
11Sherpani SoleilSherpani Soleil4.46111 reviews
12Oakley GearboxOakley Gearbox4.4637 reviews
13Osprey CometOsprey Comet4.44532 reviews
14Knomo BeauchampKnomo Beauchamp4.4382 reviews
15Osprey FlapJackOsprey FlapJack4.42151 reviews
16The North Face ReconThe North Face Recon4.4014,691 reviews
17The North Face RouterThe North Face Router4.40604 reviews
18The North Face SurgeThe North Face Surge4.405,768 reviews
19Osprey QuasarOsprey Quasar4.39475 reviews
20Dakine EveDakine Eve4.39424 reviews
21Under Armour RecruitUnder Armour Recruit4.392,914 reviews
22Dakine PromDakine Prom4.387,456 reviews
23Thule CrossoverThule Crossover4.371,165 reviews
24Tamrac AnvilTamrac Anvil4.35216 reviews
25Osprey FlareOsprey Flare4.3456 reviews
26Deuter GigaDeuter Giga4.3346 reviews
27Osprey CelesteOsprey Celeste4.33187 reviews
28The North Face BorealisThe North Face Borealis4.3318,250 reviews
29Dakine ExplorerDakine Explorer4.33381 reviews
30OGIO RenegadeOGIO Renegade4.331,730 reviews
31J World CorneliaJ World Cornelia4.331,841 reviews
32Nike EmbarcaNike Embarca4.3352 reviews
33Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar VistaRicardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista4.321,070 reviews
34Osprey NebulaOsprey Nebula4.32284 reviews
35Osprey RadialOsprey Radial4.32208 reviews
36Dakine FrankieDakine Frankie4.32574 reviews
37Timbuk2 RambleTimbuk2 Ramble4.3240 reviews
38Jack Georges VoyagerJack Georges Voyager4.3217 reviews
39Timbuk2 CommandTimbuk2 Command4.315,772 reviews
40Briggs & Riley VerbBriggs & Riley Verb4.31122 reviews
41The North Face JesterThe North Face Jester4.3019,293 reviews
42Dakine FoundationDakine Foundation4.3093 reviews
43Burton TinderBurton Tinder4.301,376 reviews
44Burton AnnexBurton Annex4.30208 reviews
45Kipling SeoulKipling Seoul4.306,239 reviews
46Everki AtlasEverki Atlas4.29556 reviews
47Patagonia IronwoodPatagonia Ironwood4.2860 reviews
48Jansport Digital StudentJansport Digital Student4.271,242 reviews
49Mindshift Gear FirstLightMindshift Gear FirstLight4.2711 reviews
50Vera Bradley CampusVera Bradley Campus4.273,396 reviews
51Dakine 101Dakine 1014.26756 reviews
52OGIO ClarkOGIO Clark4.2614 reviews
53Osprey DayliteOsprey Daylite4.251,085 reviews
54Osprey NovaOsprey Nova4.25151 reviews
55Dakine MissionDakine Mission4.251,360 reviews
56Mountainsmith TourMountainsmith Tour4.25508 reviews
57Thule SubterraThule Subterra4.25331 reviews
58Herschel RetreatHerschel Retreat4.251,109 reviews
59Under Armour Storm ContenderUnder Armour Storm Contender4.25180 reviews
60Jansport City ScoutJansport City Scout4.242,015 reviews
61Dakine HadleyDakine Hadley4.23211 reviews
62Jansport EnvoyJansport Envoy4.2373 reviews
63Timbuk2 BruceTimbuk2 Bruce4.2330 reviews
64Victorinox AltmontVictorinox Altmont4.231,515 reviews
65Osprey TaliaOsprey Talia4.2211 reviews
66Osprey QuestaOsprey Questa4.22181 reviews
67The North Face HaystackThe North Face Haystack4.221,569 reviews
68Mountainsmith World CupMountainsmith World Cup4.2221 reviews
69Herschel Pop QuizHerschel Pop Quiz4.221,035 reviews
70Osprey OzoneOsprey Ozone4.21519 reviews
71Dakine 365Dakine 3654.21591 reviews
72Dakine CapitolDakine Capitol4.21789 reviews
73Jansport Fox HoleJansport Fox Hole4.21116 reviews
74Jansport HatchetJansport Hatchet4.21815 reviews
75Carhartt LegacyCarhartt Legacy4.21623 reviews
76Osprey EllipseOsprey Ellipse4.21125 reviews
77The North Face Hot ShotThe North Face Hot Shot4.20112 reviews
78Patagonia PaxatPatagonia Paxat4.2095 reviews
79Everki BeaconEverki Beacon4.20497 reviews
80Burton ProspectBurton Prospect4.19790 reviews
81Patagonia ToromiroPatagonia Toromiro4.1968 reviews
82Under Armour HustleUnder Armour Hustle4.192,347 reviews
83Columbia TamolitchColumbia Tamolitch4.19224 reviews
84Pacsafe CitysafePacsafe Citysafe4.181,605 reviews
85Tumi AlphaTumi Alpha4.181,413 reviews
86Dakine FactorDakine Factor4.17339 reviews
87Dakine GardenDakine Garden4.171,316 reviews
88Jansport OdysseyJansport Odyssey4.17282 reviews
89Deuter GigantDeuter Gigant4.1746 reviews
90Dakine JewelDakine Jewel4.161,648 reviews
91Vera Bradley Lighten UpVera Bradley Lighten Up4.16785 reviews
92The North Face TallacThe North Face Tallac4.15132 reviews
93Dakine CampusDakine Campus4.155,352 reviews
94Dakine DetailDakine Detail4.15282 reviews
95Tumi VoyageurTumi Voyageur4.15766 reviews
96Timbuk2 JetTimbuk2 Jet4.14584 reviews
97The North Face VaultThe North Face Vault4.134,955 reviews
98The North Face MicrobyteThe North Face Microbyte4.13526 reviews
99OGIO NewtOGIO Newt4.13383 reviews
100Timbuk2 RobinTimbuk2 Robin4.1256 reviews
101The North Face PivoterThe North Face Pivoter4.121,339 reviews
102Jansport WatchtowerJansport Watchtower4.12130 reviews
103Buxton ExpeditionBuxton Expedition4.1224 reviews
104Fjallraven RavenFjallraven Raven4.11350 reviews
105Oakley Kitchen SinkOakley Kitchen Sink4.111,262 reviews
106Kate Spade Blake AvenueKate Spade Blake Avenue4.1167 reviews
107Patagonia JalamaPatagonia Jalama4.1036 reviews
108Everki TitanEverki Titan4.10136 reviews
109Brenthaven CollinsBrenthaven Collins4.10165 reviews
110Eagle Creek No Matter WhatEagle Creek No Matter What4.082,139 reviews
111Timbuk2 QTimbuk2 Q4.07328 reviews
112eBags ProfessionaleBags Professional4.0718,379 reviews
113Jansport Cool StudentJansport Cool Student4.06311 reviews
114Kenneth Cole Reaction No Looking BackKenneth Cole Reaction No Looking Back4.0640 reviews
115Brics LifeBrics Life4.05135 reviews
116Kensington SecuretrekKensington Securetrek4.05799 reviews
117Granite Gear EagleGranite Gear Eagle4.0464 reviews
118Sherpani IndieSherpani Indie4.0419 reviews
119Fjallraven OvikFjallraven Ovik4.0463 reviews
120Adidas ExcelAdidas Excel4.04916 reviews
121Osprey PulsarOsprey Pulsar4.0390 reviews
122Fjallraven RucksackFjallraven Rucksack4.03669 reviews
123Pacsafe MetrosafePacsafe Metrosafe4.032,520 reviews
124Pacsafe VenturesafePacsafe Venturesafe4.03721 reviews
125Herschel Little AmericaHerschel Little America4.032,798 reviews
126OGIO SohoOGIO Soho4.031,668 reviews
127Osprey ParsecOsprey Parsec4.0229 reviews
128Timbuk2 VaultTimbuk2 Vault4.0238 reviews
129Bellino MatrixBellino Matrix4.0225 reviews
130Osprey SpinOsprey Spin4.0063 reviews
131The North Face AccessThe North Face Access4.0094 reviews
132Burton KiloBurton Kilo4.00938 reviews
133Solo AltitudeSolo Altitude4.0026 reviews
134Osprey MomentumOsprey Momentum3.99199 reviews
135Osprey CyberOsprey Cyber3.99211 reviews
136Osprey FlapjillOsprey Flapjill3.99393 reviews
137High Sierra SwerveHigh Sierra Swerve3.9919,671 reviews
138The North Face IsabellaThe North Face Isabella3.98502 reviews
139High Sierra TacticHigh Sierra Tactic3.98730 reviews
140Oakley EnduroOakley Enduro3.98266 reviews
141Victorinox LexiconVictorinox Lexicon3.97110 reviews
142Timbuk2 SpireTimbuk2 Spire3.96855 reviews
143Ogio CovertOgio Covert3.9683 reviews
144Hynes EagleHynes Eagle3.954,381 reviews
145Jansport Right PackJansport Right Pack3.9418,441 reviews
146Timbuk2 ParkerTimbuk2 Parker3.9331 reviews
147Dakine TrekDakine Trek3.93146 reviews
148Pacsafe VibePacsafe Vibe3.93338 reviews
149Jansport BaughmanJansport Baughman3.92258 reviews
150High Sierra AggroHigh Sierra Aggro3.9239 reviews
151Timbuk2 UptownTimbuk2 Uptown3.92193 reviews
152Timbuk2 AceTimbuk2 Ace3.92140 reviews
153Kensington ContourKensington Contour3.921,885 reviews
154Dakine SwitchDakine Switch3.9137 reviews
155Dakine GretaDakine Greta3.9114 reviews
156Jansport AgaveJansport Agave3.91544 reviews
157Jansport HoustonJansport Houston3.91215 reviews
158Sherpani CamdenSherpani Camden3.91177 reviews
159Herschel HeritageHerschel Heritage3.911,525 reviews
160OGIO AxleOGIO Axle3.91151 reviews
161Adidas PrimeAdidas Prime3.911,421 reviews
162Everki VersaEverki Versa3.90376 reviews
163Incase CityIncase City3.90399 reviews
164Timbuk2 EspecialTimbuk2 Especial3.89505 reviews
165Timbuk2 CaskTimbuk2 Cask3.8916 reviews
166Victorinox VX SportVictorinox VX Sport3.89425 reviews
167Osprey PixelOsprey Pixel3.88232 reviews
168Tumi SinclairTumi Sinclair3.8847 reviews
169Eagle Creek XTAEagle Creek XTA3.8836 reviews
170Ergodyne ArsenalErgodyne Arsenal3.881,509 reviews
171Timbuk2 RogueTimbuk2 Rogue3.87515 reviews
172Cotopaxi BomaCotopaxi Boma3.8639 reviews
173Granite Gear BoundaryGranite Gear Boundary3.8644 reviews
174Patagonia YerbaPatagonia Yerba3.85152 reviews
175Pacsafe CamsafePacsafe Camsafe3.85504 reviews
176Osprey PerigeeOsprey Perigee3.8425 reviews
177Fjallraven KankenFjallraven Kanken3.8411,270 reviews
178The North Face KabanThe North Face Kaban3.8382 reviews
179Gregory BorderGregory Border3.8127 reviews
180Granite Gear SuperiorGranite Gear Superior3.80251 reviews
181Timbuk2 ParksideTimbuk2 Parkside3.80688 reviews
182Nike BrasiliaNike Brasilia3.808,777 reviews
183Herschel SupplyHerschel Supply3.7920,692 reviews
184Timbuk2 ShowdownTimbuk2 Showdown3.78238 reviews
185OGIO BanditOGIO Bandit3.771,160 reviews
186Burton BravoBurton Bravo3.7664 reviews
187Kenneth Cole Reaction ColombianKenneth Cole Reaction Colombian3.766,907 reviews
188Burton KettleBurton Kettle3.74857 reviews
189Jansport DriverJansport Driver3.7315,670 reviews
190Pacsafe UltimatesafePacsafe Ultimatesafe3.7310 reviews
191Briggs & Riley SympaticoBriggs & Riley Sympatico3.73249 reviews
192Deuter StepoutDeuter Stepout3.7210 reviews
193Eagle Creek AfarEagle Creek Afar3.7252 reviews
194OGIO TribuneOGIO Tribune3.71895 reviews
195Jansport RecruitJansport Recruit3.7035 reviews
196High Sierra AccessHigh Sierra Access3.7011,074 reviews
197OGIO GambitOGIO Gambit3.70162 reviews
198Apera LockerApera Locker3.7018 reviews
199Granite Gear BuffaloGranite Gear Buffalo3.69130 reviews
200Granite Gear SawtoothGranite Gear Sawtooth3.6992 reviews
201Timbuk2 SunsetTimbuk2 Sunset3.69205 reviews
202Incase IconIncase Icon3.691,104 reviews
203Thule DeparterThule Departer3.6874 reviews
204Clava VachettaClava Vachetta3.674,069 reviews
205Patagonia RefugioPatagonia Refugio3.661,520 reviews
206Timbuk2 LeaderTimbuk2 Leader3.6551 reviews
207Jansport JavelinaJansport Javelina3.6421 reviews
208Briggs & Riley Kinzie StreetBriggs & Riley Kinzie Street3.63102 reviews
209Travelpro Platinum MagnaTravelpro Platinum Magna3.621,369 reviews
210The North Face WavelengthThe North Face Wavelength3.6213 reviews
211Jansport ReillyJansport Reilly3.6114 reviews
212Dakine CaravanDakine Caravan3.6012 reviews
213High Sierra PowerglideHigh Sierra Powerglide3.605,285 reviews
214High Sierra FreewheelHigh Sierra Freewheel3.593,582 reviews
215Nike CheyenneNike Cheyenne3.5916 reviews
216Vans Van DorenVans Van Doren3.5826 reviews
217Granite Gear Cross TrekGranite Gear Cross Trek3.56672 reviews
218Burton CadetBurton Cadet3.56131 reviews
219Samsonite TectonicSamsonite Tectonic3.561,626 reviews
220Timbuk2 TransitTimbuk2 Transit3.5486 reviews
221Pacsafe IntasafePacsafe Intasafe3.53162 reviews
222Thule EnRouteThule EnRoute3.52768 reviews
223Travelpro CrewTravelpro Crew3.512,804 reviews
224Alienware VindicatorAlienware Vindicator3.51691 reviews
225Mobile Edge ScanFastMobile Edge ScanFast3.51754 reviews
226Timbuk2 SwigTimbuk2 Swig3.5013 reviews
227Burton CurbsharkBurton Curbshark3.5016 reviews
228Jansport SentinelJansport Sentinel3.4927 reviews
229Timbuk2 GistTimbuk2 Gist3.4948 reviews
230High Sierra ModiHigh Sierra Modi3.4848 reviews
231Everest ClassicEverest Classic3.486,758 reviews
232Samsonite XenonSamsonite Xenon3.451,464 reviews
233Jansport DigibreakJansport Digibreak3.451,950 reviews
234Herschel SettlementHerschel Settlement3.451,540 reviews
235Mammut XeronMammut Xeron3.3916 reviews
236Osprey BitstreamOsprey Bitstream3.3913 reviews
237Thule Pack n PedalThule Pack n Pedal3.37202 reviews
238Herschel DawsonHerschel Dawson3.35101 reviews
239Briggs & Riley ExcursionBriggs & Riley Excursion3.3426 reviews
240Samsonite VizairSamsonite Vizair3.341,424 reviews
241Booq BoaBooq Boa3.34117 reviews
242Bugatti VailBugatti Vail3.2918 reviews
243High Sierra SportourHigh Sierra Sportour3.24315 reviews
244Thule ParamountThule Paramount3.2279 reviews
245High Sierra RownanHigh Sierra Rownan3.2055 reviews
246BoardingBlue SpiritBoardingBlue Spirit3.1951 reviews
247Jansport PlatformJansport Platform3.1857 reviews
248Timbuk2 TuckTimbuk2 Tuck3.18239 reviews
249High Sierra XBTHigh Sierra XBT3.161,330 reviews
250High Sierra ChaserHigh Sierra Chaser3.163,839 reviews
251Chrome RostovChrome Rostov3.1629 reviews
252Targus DrifterTargus Drifter3.152,317 reviews
253Nike AlphaNike Alpha3.1468 reviews
254Crumpler The Dry RedCrumpler The Dry Red3.1012 reviews
255Timbuk2 WalkerTimbuk2 Walker3.0826 reviews
256Pelican SportPelican Sport3.06640 reviews
257ONA The Camps BayONA The Camps Bay2.9627 reviews
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Buyers Guide to Commuter And Business Backpacks

Man with commuter backpackA good portion of your life is spent commuting to and from work or school. This is why it can pay to have the right pack on your shoulder. You will be able to make sure that you have everything that you need to succeed each day but also make certain that you are comfortable.

Since commuter backpacks are only now gaining popularity, you will be hard pressed to find any help on finding the right one for you. This is why we have taken hold of the reins. In this guide, we look at the type of commuting you might do and consider all of the features you should have in your perfect backpack. See it all here.

Your Guide to Finding the Best Commuter Backpack for Your Journey

There is a lot that you need to think about when choosing a commuter backpack. Due to the many different ways that people travel, it is not a one size fits all situation. This is why you need to consider each scenario and feature to determine which capacity, style, and design is ideal for you. Here are all of the things you will need to keep in mind:

How Do You Commute to Work or School?

The first thing you will need to narrow down is just how it is that you get to work. Here are some of the more common ways to do so and some of the backpack attributes you should consider:

Commuting by Public Transportation

Most people use the bus, train, tram, or another form of public transportation to move around. While this is a more affordable way of traveling there are several things to think about. This includes the size of the pack, how easy it is to travel with the pack, and just how comfortable it is as well.

Run Commuting

If you use your own two feet to get you where you need to go, you are a part of a rapidly growing group. With this type of commuting, you need to take weight, comfort, and movement into consideration. Since you are relying on your own strength, you need a pack made from lightweight material that is also strong. You will also need a fairly compact pack to minimize its movements on your back. Last but not least, it needs to be comfortable and breathable as well.

Commuting on Bicycle

If you are riding around on a bicycle, you do have a few more options in terms of backpacks. That being said, you will also have to find one that will stay securely on your back throughout the ride. You will also need one that is small enough to not interfere with your riding. Also, considering your destination, a decent capacity and organization features are also important.

Where are You Commuting To?

Where it is that you are traveling to each day is also significant. This will determine the style of the backpack that you choose.

Commuting to a Corporate Office

So, if you are heading to a workplace that is very strict with the dress code, then you need to pay special attention to how your backpack looks. First and foremost, you should focus on the overall style. Stay away from backpacks that are a throwback to your school days or anything that looks hipster. Instead, opt for boxier styles so that they mimic handbags or briefcases. You should also stick with either leather or canvas materials. These may be heavier and not as durable but they do make up for this with style points. Last but not least, stick with neutral colors like black, gray, navy blue, and brown. These will match your suits better.

Commuting to College or Low-key Workplace

If you don’t have a lot of style rules imposed upon you, there are a lot more options for you to choose from. Here, it is better to choose materials that are tougher and easier to maintain like nylon or polyester. The color and design are entirely up to you. If you want your backpack to stand out, you can go for something that is bold and bright. However, if you are more concerned with it matching all of your outfits, look for one in neutral tones.

What Capacity Do You Need?

Now, the precise capacity that you need is dependent on what you need for your work or school day. However, the most common capacities for commuter backpacks are often between 10 liters and 30 liters. Sometimes, they may go up to 40 liters, if you want to carry a lot of items with you.

  • 10 liters: a backpack of this capacity is good for someone who wants to carry their laptop and little else. There may be space for a few documents or files but that is about it.

  • 20 – 30 liters: these are the best capacities for those who would like to take their laptop, books, documents, and may be even other devices with them.

  • 30+ liters: few people actually need quite so much space but it can be useful for commuters who like to carry changes of clothing, food, etc. each day to work or school in addition to their computer and books.

Of course, you need to be able to fit everything that you need into your commuter pack. Still, the rule of thumb with commuter backpacks is to never get one that is larger than what you absolutely need. This guideline is in place for a couple of reasons:

For instance, if you work in a corporate environment, the last thing you want to do is to step into work with an overly large, unprofessional bag. Also, if you are running or cycling, a backpack that is too big will hinder your movement and make your commute quite uncomfortable. For those that are using public transportation, a bulging bag will just take up more space and probably hit fellow passengers in the face.

Organization Features

Commuter backpacks, in most instances, have to function as school bags, laptop bags, and briefcases. This means that there need to be various organizational features both internally and externally. Here are some of the things that should be a part of the design:

  • Laptop sleeve: it is quite unlikely that you are working or schooling anywhere that doesn’t require a laptop. This is why you need in addition to checking for a laptop sleeve, you should also discern the fit. Your laptop should snugly fit into the built-in sleeve and not move around. Also, the diagonal length of the laptop should be similar to the length of the backpack.

  • Internal sleeves: look for a smaller sleeve where you can securely keep your phone in during your commute. Additionally, having slim pockets to store pens, keys, and flash drives can also come in handy.

  • Built-in earphone line: if you listen to music while you commute, you probably don’t want to carry your phone or music device in your hand. A built-in earphone line can help with this as you will be able to run the line from the device stored in your bag to the outside.

  • Hydration pockets: if you aren’t using public transportation, you are going to need to rehydrate quite often. This is why you should look for external pockets, especially mesh pockets where you can store water bottles.

Suspension System

There are two reasons that the suspension system (how the straps are positioned) are important on commuter backpacks. First, the straps will determine just how comfortable your pack is as well as how the weight is distributed across your torso. Also, a good suspension system will prevent your backpack from swinging wildly while you run or cycle each day.

Shoulder Straps

The first thing that you should consider with shoulder straps is the width. While they should be in proportion to your own shoulders, a wider strap is always better. This spreads the weight out so that the strap won’t dig into your skin. A padded strap also helps to improve how comfortable a pack is on your shoulders.

Sternum and Waist Straps

While you may not use these straps too much on a regular backpack, they are absolutely imperative when it comes to a commuter pack. This is because these are the straps that will make certain that your backpack is held as close to your center of gravity as possible. In turn, this makes it easier for you to maintain your natural posture. Not to mention, these are the straps that are responsible for making sure that your bag doesn’t move around while you are running or cycling.

Women Specific Straps

There are backpacks that are geared towards the female form, complete with straps meant for shorter torsos and wider hips. If you are going to be cycling, running, or even walking to work these packs can be quite useful. This is because they will make sure your backpack sits where it needs to without drifting below your waist and impeding your movement. If you are really petite, youth backpacks may be an even better fit for you.

Weatherproof Features

Regardless of how you commute to work, there is a good chance that your backpack is going to need to have to withstand the elements. This includes the heat, the sun, and the rain. Here are the features you should be looking for:

Water Resistant Capabilities

It is unlikely that you are going to need a commuter backpack that is entirely waterproof unless you are planning on dealing with daily downpours. In most instances, a water resistant bag will do just fine. These bags may be made of polyester and nylon with waterproof coatings or waxed canvas. You should make sure that the zippers have been similarly protected against the rain.

UV Light Resistant

If you live in a place that is quite sunny for most of the year you may find that most backpacks look worn out or begin deteriorating after a while. This is because of the constant exposure to UV degradation. Polyester is typically the best material for such weather conditions although some backpacks may have coatings that are UV resistant as well.


In warm weather, the sun is not the only thing that you need to be concerned about – you also have to stay as cool as possible. This means that you have to look for packs that allow for ventilation on your back. The best design for warm weather is padded panels on the rear of the packs which allow for space between your back and the materials. This allows for greater air flow.

These are all of the details and features that you will need to consider when choosing a commuter backpack for yourself.

31 More Commuter And Business Backpacks

Classic commuter and business backpacks and models that haven't yet got enough reviews to be ranked.

RankCommuter/Business BackpackRating
1Patagonia PetroliaPatagonia Petrolia4.0078 reviews
Ortlieb CommuterOrtlieb Commuter
Tumi Alpha Bravo
Osprey PaleaOsprey Palea
The North Face YavapaiThe North Face Yavapai
Dakine CompassDakine Compass
Gregory MuirGregory Muir
Gregory MillcreekGregory Millcreek
Gregory TarifaGregory Tarifa
Gregory I-StreetGregory I-Street
Gregory PearyGregory Peary
Jansport AshfordJansport Ashford
Jansport BroadbandJansport Broadband
Jansport HeliosJansport Helios
Jansport ImpulseJansport Impulse
Jansport TildenJansport Tilden
Jansport ScoutJansport Scout
Jansport TulareJansport Tulare
Mountainsmith DivideMountainsmith Divide
Mountainsmith WizardMountainsmith Wizard
Lowe Alpine CoreLowe Alpine Core
Granite Gear SplitrockGranite Gear Splitrock
Burton GorgeBurton Gorge
Burton SwitchupBurton Switchup
Burton FrontierBurton Frontier
Burton Kettle Pack
Burton FathomBurton Fathom
Heimplanet MonolithHeimplanet Monolith
Herschel BarlowHerschel Barlow
Herschel MammothHerschel Mammoth
Herschel ParkerHerschel Parker

Last updated on February 09, 2019