Style | May 19, 2016 9:00 am

The Range: Grown-Up Backpacks

Seven refined backpacks for refined, load-bearing men

Because every man loves options, and some of us need those options laid out in front of us with a variety of styles and price points, we give you The Range: a meditation on one garment every man should own, served up seven ways.

The notion that backpacks are for kids is complete and utter rubbish. Outgrow the backpack? We think not. It’s the most rational way to carry a load, especially if you prefer commuting hands and fancy free.

The real problem, like with all modes of dress, is finding a backpack that suits your age and style. Backpacks are utilitarian at heart, so think about function first. Everything will come naturally after that. Below, we’ve rounded up seven options across a range of styles and price points.

Herschel Supply Co. Lawson Backpack $150 | Hyperlite Metro Pack $160 | Winter Session Daypack $285 | Uri Minkoff Bondi Backpack $295 | Velomacchi Speedway Roll-Top Backpack $299 | Atelier de l’Armée Cotton-Canvas Backpack $430 Joshu + Vela Leather Zip Backpack $550

Main image via Velomacchi