12 commuter bags and backpacks to take with you to work or school

Head back to the office or lecture hall in style with the best commuter bags

Man commuting to work while wearing a backpack with a T3 Back to Class logo
(Image credit: Heather Mckean / Unsplash)

It’s Back to Class month on T3, and throughout the month of August, we’re giving you the latest advice, reviews and recommendations on how to head back to school, university and the office with ease and style. 

Whether you’re going back to the office or lecture room, it’s important to have the best backpack by your side (or on your back!) for storage, protection and versatility. But with so many options out there, it can be hard to decide what type, brand or size of backpack you need.

That’s where T3 comes in. Below, we’ve rounded up the best backpacks and best laptop bags to take with you to the office, school, university, gym classes and work trips.

Best backpacks for work, school, university and the gym

Bethan Girdler-Maslen
Home Editor

Beth is Home Editor for T3, looking after style, living and wellness. From the comfiest mattresses to what strange things you can cook in an air fryer, Beth covers sleep, yoga, smart home, coffee machines, grooming tools, fragrances, gardening and much more. If it's something that goes in your house, chances are Beth knows about it and has the latest reviews and recommendations! She's also in the know about the latest deals and discount codes from top brands and retailers.

Having always been passionate about writing, she’s written for websites, newspapers and magazines on a variety of topics, from jewellery and culture, to food and telecoms. You can find her work across numerous sites, including Wedding Ideas Magazine, Health & Wellbeing, The Bristol Post, Fashion & Style Directory, TechRadar, CreativeBloq and more. In her spare time, Beth enjoys running, reading, baking and attempting craft projects that will probably end in disaster!