Friday Finds: 5 Professional Backpacks for Men

Backpacks are a great option for commuting, travel days and conventions.

I recently attended the GBTA convention. Instead of handing out a reusable bag at check-in, the GBTA handed out a really nice backpack. I have not used a backpack in years, but admittedly it was a nice way to lug everything around without hurting my back. This inspired last week’s Friday Finds, 5 Professional Backpacks for Women. This week, we featured 5 professional backpacks for men. What we realized while researching backpacks for men, is that there are a lot of options and we plan to revisit this subject in greater detail in the future!



Tumi Alpha Bravo – Knox Backpack: This backpack is built with ballistic nylon construction for long-wearing durability. The bag has enough space for your daily commute but also has an add-a-bag sleeve so you can easily attach it to your roller bag at the airport. Size: 14″W x 16″H x 6″D. $365, Shop Now- Nordstrom


Briggs & Riley @work – Large Backpack: The durable backpack is built for business travel. The design offers easy access to the main compartment and includes small pockets on the side to store items while going through airport security. Size: 12 1/2″W x 18″H x 7 1/2″D. $269, Shop Now- Nordstrom

Tommy Bahama ‘Surge’ Backpack: This backpack is not built for frequent travel, but offers lightweight material for style and utility. The interior laptop sleeve will hold up to a 15″ laptop. Size: 12″W x 18 1/4″H x 8″D. $100, Shop Now- Nordstrom

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 Briggs & Riley‘Sympatico’ Backpack:  The backpack is highly durable and light weight. The bag is designed to get you through the airport quickly with a SpeedThru pocket for easy access to travel documents and a slip-through back panel to slide over the handle of your luggage. Size: 11″W x 16″H x 5 1/2″D. $155, Shop Now- Nordstrom.

Tumi ‘Alpha Bravo – Luke’ Backpack: This unique backpack style is built with ballistic nylon for increased durability. The bag features lots of pockets to increase organization. The Add-a-Bag sleeve allows you to attach the backpack to your roller bag when going through the airport. Large enough to hold clothing and tech gear for a short business trip. Size:Size: 14″W x 26″H x 6″D   $545, Shop Now- Zappos

Do you carry a backpack during travel or use a backpack for your commute? 


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Business Travel Life is an online resource supporting the road warrior lifestyle. We give business travelers the tools they need to maintain their wellness and productivity when traveling. The topics we cover include business travel tips, travel workouts, healthy travel hacks, travel products, general travel tips, and industry trends. Our goal is to make business travel a healthier experience – and to make healthy travel practices more accessible to all road warriors.

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Kristina Portillo, CPT, MS

Kristina is the founder of Business Travel Life. Her love of fitness and travel unified to create a resource for business travelers and road warriors who want to take a healthier approach to business travel. She has traveled for business on and off for the past eight years. Kristina received a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University and received her Bachelors of Arts in Business Marketing from Chaminade University of Honolulu.

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