I'd been coveting the Herschel Supply Co. Little America Backpack ($90) for months, and I'm so glad I finally took the plunge and purchased one for myself. I had been slinging around my heavy laptop on one shoulder for too long.
The sleek design, padded shoulder straps, and a cushioned home for my computer have made the transition back to a backpack (I haven't carried one since middle school!) even easier than anticipated. My shoulders and lower back only wish I had started carrying this bag on my commute when I first had the urge last year.
—Lizzie Fuhr, assistant editor