Strategist senior writer Lauren Levy, in her hunt for the best adult backpack, declared this drawstring number from Baggu the winner for several reasons. She wrote that it’s “just big enough to hold a laptop (there’s also a small inner pocket for phone and wallet) plus leggings plus Tupperware plus a water bottle, while it’s still not so big that it looks like you’re planning for a hike (a problem I find with the Everlane Snap bag, which is more suited for men).” She added, “Yes, it’s a more casual canvas, but the thinner straps make it seem less ‘I’m coming from class’ backpack-y and more ‘I have a job during the day, but this is good for my back and also convenient’ backpack.” Right now, it’s available in one of our favorite patterns — polka dots! — for a mere $31. Incidentally, you could win a whole bunch of Baggus by entering our Strategist sweepstakes here.
Update: This backpack is sold out but there are lots of other on-sale Baggus still available below.
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