As the iconic Coco Chanel recognized, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Fashion is everywhere today—from London to Paris to Milan to Tokyo to New York—and its concepts exist effortlessly in everything. From art to interior design to accessories, modern backpacks are no exception to this list of fashion-forward form and function.
Fashionable-and-functional backpacks are the unsung heroes of women’s everyday lives. Need a bag for schlepping the essentials to and from work? Simple, practical, and stylish laptop backpacks seamlessly provide professionals with an ideal carryall solution. Yet, what turns a traditional backpack into a perfectly curated accessory? How can you choose from the endless varieties available? Picking out the best one to meet your daily needs is no easy feat.
At Francine Collections, we understand that using a backpack is a way of carrying yourself through the day. We’ve compiled a list of the top characteristic factors to consider when searching for the apex carryall backpack. Here’s our buyer’s guide to finding the perfect laptop backpack that offers classic comfort, universal utility, and timeless style.
Comfort Matters: User-Friendly Carrying
Shopping for your next daily companion can be a challenge if you’re unsure about exactly what you want in a bag. Fortunately, there are simple truths you can keep in mind during your search. One universal truth is as follows: comfort is your number one priority. The perfect backpack ensures your health and wellness by providing comfort when it matters most. The ideal solution is one that’s user-friendly for easy carrying but isn’t too heavy to carry day in and day out.
The Potential Side Effects of Heavy Bags
Let's face it: our bags can wreck our backs over time if we're not careful. Overstuffed purses, workbags, and backpacks can cause headaches and strained, imbalanced muscles during and after using them. While two-strapped backpacks are better for balancing the weight of the bag, wearing a heavy backpack for prolonged periods can cause excessive strain on the back, neck, and shoulders.
Recognized for school children and commuting adults alike, this applies to working women who should utilize carryall backpacks that fit well, offer comfort with padded, adjustable straps, and carry what you need for the day evenly across the back. The best-case scenario is to distribute the weight and only tote the essentials. Put heavier components closer to your body—and towards the bottom of the bag. Be sure to purchase the right size for your needs to avoid bulking up the bag more than necessary.
Design Matters: Storage and Organization
When thinking of optimal backpack design, you probably picture its classic silhouette. Yet, you should closely consider the features of the design for what you traditionally have in tow. For example, how much do you plan to carry in your backpack and how much space does it take up? Aside from fashion reasons, the size and structure of the design matter for storage and organizational purposes.
Standard 13 to 15-inch laptops fit easily in compatible backpacks with designated padded compartments. The perfect bag for your needs will have smooth zippered pockets and built-in slip pockets to store pens, notepads, gadgets, chargers, business cards, keys, and other vital items. The number and types of these interior and exterior pockets vary. Still, buyers should be able to adequately organize their precious cargo or put in additional pouches or organizers for modularity.
Size Considerations: Main Compartment and Straps
Backpacks are more ergonomic than messengers and have greater carrying capacity than traditional briefcases. Remember, in the context of ergonomic design, the closer the bag is to your body, the better. You want the backpack to sit near your center of gravity to avoid strain and movement. Smaller sizes are your prime choice for carrying the essentials unless you use a ton of tech that requires extra space. Don’t forget about your height when considering dimensions.
The bigger the bag, the more likely you are to fill the backpack with unnecessary items you think you might need. Ponder this idea similarly for strap design: smaller straps lay more proximal to your back and shoulders for efficient balance. When it comes to size, you should also be aware of any limits from airlines when traveling or restrictions when visiting conventions.
Material Matters: Texture and Strength
Next up in our buyer’s guide to finding the perfect laptop backpack is the choice of material. The material of modern backpacks can differ today across brands. While heavy-treated cotton canvas used to be the standard, packs are available in a range of fabrics: nylon fiber, polyester, vegan or genuine leather, microsuede, or similar variations.
Functional Safety and Security
Are you concerned about theft or damage if your bag is always on your back? The best heavy-duty pack for you may offer specialized security features, such as hidden pockets or locking zippers.
Are you worried about protecting your tech and valuables from the threat of bad weather or continual wear? Women who'd prefer backpacks with thicker textures or waterproof capabilities can find options with different strengths of treated textiles. The right material depends on your form and function preferences.
Price Considerations: Quality and Value
Aside from the size, structure, and style of a well-designed backpack, material choice also influences cost from one brand to another. Classy leather or thick canvas bags tend to be on the expensive end. Affordable nylon options still offer exceptional quality and long-lasting value. Not to mention a seamless carrying experience for buyers.
Professional Matters: Sleek Style and Versatility
The perfect laptop backpack offers sleek style and versatility for modern professionals with thoughtful design details. Opt for one with an office-ready aesthetic for train, bike, plane, walking, or driving commuters. Certain fashion-forward styles have eye-catching angles, colors, or silhouettes. Other innovatively designed options offer ultra-functional convertibility for smart mobile use when you’re on-the-go.
Smart Style and Mobility: The Francine Difference
Francine Collections has created a timeless lineup of women’s professional laptop bags for wherever your journey leads. Designed for modern women—and by modern women—our high-quality collection includes all-in-one tote, crossbody, and versatile backpack styles. Shop our online catalog for this wardrobe must-have today—your stylish choice is sure to help support and organize your work-life balance while on the move.