Here is my list of the ten best stylish and comfortable day backpacks for travellers. These are not intended for rugged hiking, but for everyday travelling life; exploring new towns and countryside. Perfect for gap years!
Also check out my 10 Stylish Bum Bags for Travellers
1. Fjällräven Kranken Rucksack
Fjällräven is a Swedish company specialising in outdoor equipment. The name means the Arctic fox. Fjällräven was founded in 1960 by Åke Nordin. The company make a lovely durable backpack!
2. Herschel Casual Daypack
I love these strapped backpacks. Reviews say that they are made from good quality material with a tough inner pouch.
Eastpak backpacks are very comfortable and surprisingly spacious. Tried and tested by me, I really liked this backpack. Reviews say that this bag is extremely long lasting, and perfectly spacious, without looking bulky.
Solid and stylish, with a 30 year guarantee. Similarly to the Eastpak, this bag is deceptively spacious, fitting everything you would want to carry for a day trip. Well made from nice, comfortable material.
A good budget option is the cute Mipac. The quality may not be quite as exquisite as some of the more high end choices, and so durability may be an issue for some. However reviews of this backpack are good, and I love the way it looks.
6. AmazonBasics Backpack
Keep it simple with this AmazonBasics Backpack. This simple but stylish backpack comes in a range of colours, and is all you really need!
Available here – for just £13.89
7. BagBase Heritage Backpack
BagBase is a good budget option. Great reviews say that this backpack is excellent value for money!
Available here – From just £11.19
8. Kipling City Pack
This spacious bag comes with a cute monkey key chain! Very roomy, with lots of pockets to compartmentalise.
9. Spiral Backpack
I love these galaxy patterned backpacks. These spacious bags have earned themselves a 5-star rating.
10. Kaukko Canvas Rucksack
I love the unique design of the Kaukko Canvas Rucksack. The bag is very sturdy, and comes in a range of khaki colours.