Stylishly Support Your Spine: 10 Commuter Backpacks

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Slinging your gear over one shoulder looks stylish, but it's not the best option for your back. If you're carrying a heavy bag, you could be tacking on an unnecessary 15 pounds to one side of your body with every step. According to celebrity trainer Anna Kaiser, "You're probably overcompensating with your lower back and creating instability, and that's going to make you susceptible to injury."

If you don't have to carry your laptop to work every day, just don't do it! But if there's no other option, opt for a sturdy backpack. With one of these trendy options, both shoulders can share the weight.

01
Baby Blues

Baby Blues

The stylish Herschel Supply Little America Backpack ($100) has a "media pocket" to safely hold your laptop, plus padded shoulder straps to make your commute as comfy as possible. The magnetic closure is an added bonus to make sure nothing slips out of your pack!

02
Weather the Ride

Weather the Ride

Lightweight, waterproof, and designed for the ultimate bike ride to work, this Timbuk2 Cycling Laptop Backpack ($112, originally $150) is the perfect pick for those with an active commute.

03
Stylish Surfer

Stylish Surfer

The cool mosaic-inspired print of this O'Neill Sangria Backpack ($44) would calm down any commuter's morning. This backpack comes equipped with a laptop sleeve and padded shoulder straps to keep your gear and your back safe.

04
Colorful Comfort

Colorful Comfort

Everyone who rocks an Osprey Comet Pack ($100) sings its praises. This backpack was specifically designed to take weight off your back while commuting and make your gear feel like a second skin. Whether you're walking or cycling to work, this pack is an ideal pick.

05
Femme Florals

Femme Florals

All LeSportsac bags are incredibly lightweight, and the LeSportsac Journey Backpack ($98) is no exception to the rule. Beyond being functional, the bright and beautiful floral print on this pack makes quite the trendy statement.

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Sleek and Simple

Sleek and Simple

Keep things simple with this Nike Legend Backpack ($65) that only offers a flash of color with a pink swoosh. You'll be glad to know it has plenty of pockets and a special home for your laptop!

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Camo With a Cause

Camo With a Cause

This sporty, oversized TOMS Canvas Backpack ($78) is perfect for your commuting (or adventure-related!) needs. The best part of the deal? With every bag purchased, TOMS helps provide a safe birth for a mother and baby in need.

09
Can't Knock the Hustle

Can't Knock the Hustle

Plenty of space, a fun print, and two roomy pockets make this Under Armour Hustle Backpack ($55) the right pick for a commuter with a large laptop. This pack comfortably holds a computer with a 15-inch screen.

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Sweet Stripes

Sweet Stripes

This striped canvas backpack ($96) is more than on trend. It boasts eight pockets to keep your life organized and everything you need close during your commute.