Whether you plan to further embrace the minimalist lifestyle, there is still a pretty good chance you have a set of gear to transport for your everyday commute. As such, you probably need a trusty work bag that will get you to and from your place of work efficiently and elegantly.
From grown-up backpacks to classic messenger bags and briefcases, it is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the choices available on the market. Where to start? Don’t worry, because we are here to help. We’ve gone through the trouble of rounding up the five best work bags. Whatever your work life, we are sure you will find something handsome and tough enough to survive the daily grind.
1. Palissy Slim Leather Briefcase
$605 AT CARL FRIEDRIK
A leather briefcase is always ideal if you work in a more formal environment. This laptop briefcase bag is as classic as it gets but will never go out of style. It’s slim yet still offers a dedicated laptop pocket and the main compartment. The handcrafted leather is soft, cozy, and comfortable, making it easy to carry everything in all day and won’t hurt your hand.
2. Fashionable Canvas Outdoor Waterproof Travel Backpack
Are you on the hunt for a hands-free option for commuting? A backpack work bag is great for your commute, whether you are walking or cycling to work. This backpack from Bosidu has spacious compartments and multiple pockets to haul your work gear. And it also can transition from work to weekend getaways. It comes in black, army green, and brown if you want a more neutral shade.
3. Raise, Leather
$550 AT MISMO
If you are looking for a work bag that can make commutes with you day-in and day-out, while is perfect for a short city escapes, look no further than Mismo black sturdy tote bag. Inside has a closable laptop compartment that can fit laptops up to 15-inch and a zipped pocket with two slide-down pockets to hold small items.
4. Small Crossbody Sling Bag for Men Fanny Packs Purses Chest Bag
Sometimes you need to leave your work in the office. This fanny pack sling bag is perfect for those guys who just carry the essentials — keys, cell phone, wallet, AirPods, and maybe a charger. The main pocket with an interior zipper pocket is great for keeping your stuff in its place, as well as a smaller front pocket for stashing and grabbing frequently used items.
5. Award 5-in-1 Messenger Bag
$270 AT RODERER
If you need something that has compact storage for daily necessities but looks a little more professional, a work messenger bag is as good as it gets. Handmade from soft grained Italian leather along with a detachable shoulder strap, Roderer’s messenger bag is ultra-versatile — you can carry it as a crossbody, belt bag, purse, and even a wash bag if you go on vacation for a few days.