Friday Finds: 5 Professional Backpacks for Women

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

Updated: January 22, 2018

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. It reminded me how nice backpacks are for travel (or a conference day) but also that most backpacks are not very stylish.

This week for our Friday Finds, I found five stylish backpacks for ladies (plus one bonus!) and don’t worry men, I will share men’s backpacks next week!

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Bric’s X-Travel City Piccolo BackpackCrafted of a durable nylon, Bric’s X-Travel City backpack features water-proof polyamide, full-grain vegetable tanned leather trim from Italy, and a luxurious lining. Handsome and lightweight, this travel go-to is water-resistant, washable and won’t fade easily despite constant exposure to sunlight. Includes 5-year limited warranty. Small Capacity: 10.5″L x 5″W x 10.5″H; 1.1 lbs. Available in black, navy or olive (shown)$75, Bloomingdales 

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Tumi ‘Voyageur – Small Daniella’ Backpack:  The nylon backpack has multiple pockets and an organized interior that readily accommodates your smartphone and tablet. The wrapped leather top handle and padded backpack straps give you multiple carrying options. Medium Capacity, Size: 9″W x 13 ½”H x 4 ½”D.  $275, Nordstrom 

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Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Backpack: A timeless and durable nod to French style, Longchamp’s nylon backpack stows everyday essentials for a très-chic hands-free commute. This Longchamp backpack has a top handle, adjustable backpack straps, top zip closure, snap flap closure, interior cell phone pocket, and it is foldable. Available in: Beige/Gold (shown) ,Bilberry Purple/Gold ,Black/Gold ,Curry Yellow/Gold ,Deep Red/Gold ,Gunmetal/Gold ,Khaki/Gold ,Navy/Gold ,Pinky/Gold (shown) Medium Capacity, Size: 10.25″W x 4″D x 12.25″H; 2″ handle drop,  $125, Bloomingdale’s 


Tumi Voyageur Calais Nylon Backpack: One of Tumi’s most popular bags,  this lightweight backpack constructed from durable nylon is perfect for commutes to the office as well as longer voyages. A plethora of interior pockets let you organize tech gear, documents, and personal accessories with care, while exterior zip pockets secure oft-used items. Tumi’s handy Add-A-Bag system allows you to slip this stylish, streamlined pack over the handles of your wheeled luggage for ease of transport. Available in Black or Teal.  Extra Large Capacity, Size: 14 ½”W x 16 ½”H x 8″D $345, Bloomingdale’s 

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Briggs & Riley Sympatico Backpack: This sleek Briggs & Riley backpack carries a lot of surprises: extra room, casual comfort, and supreme organization. A travel accessory that coordinates perfectly with the Sympatico spinner. Fits a 13″ laptop. Medium Capacity, Size: 11″W x 16″H x 5.5″D. • $129-$155, Bloomingdale’s 


Tumi ‘Voyageur – Sacha’ Flap Backpack: Streamlined, sophisticated styling adds to the smart elegance of a versatile backpack that’s perfect for daily commutes, weekend trips or around-town everyday wear. Refined with smooth leather trim and goldtone hardware, this durable nylon carrier is designed with a multitude of interior pockets to organize your laptop (up to 15″), electronics and personal accessories with care, while exterior pockets are perfect for stashing fast-access items.  Available in Black or Navy. Large Capacity, Size: 11″W x 15 ½”H x 4″D $395 Nordstrom

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

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Business Travel Life

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.



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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