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10 Grown-Up Backpacks That Won't Make You Look Like a Kid

Because you're not in grade school anymore.
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While the obvious choice for a grown-up bag is a brief or attaché case, a good backpack isn't entirely off the table. It's especially helpful if you need to haul a lot of stuff—papers, laptop, tablet, maybe even some gym clothes—and use a bag on your daily commute.

You just want to make sure it doesn't look like something you'd see on someone who still gets a report card. The trick is to steer towards pared-down versions, with clean lines and not too much bulk. Whether it's a vintage-style rucksack or a sleek modernist option, here are 10 backpacks that even a grown-up guy can sling on without embarrassment.

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HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO.'S RUSKIN BACKPACK

The classic shape, done up in water-resistant coated fabric and a rich navy blue.

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PRADA'S LEATHER-TRIMMED NYLON BACKPACK

Sleek lines and a blacked-out colorway from the label that's pretty much synonymous with upscale modern minimalism.

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MAISON MARGIELA'S DISTRESSED SUEDE, LEATHER, AND CANVAS BACKPACK

If you're looking for something with a little more texture and attitude.

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EVERLANE'S THE NYLON COMMUTER BACKPACK

A minimal (and very affordable) option that will match any style. 

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LOUIS VUITTON'S JOSH BACKPACK

What could be more grown-up (not to mention stylish and elegant) than a monogrammed Louis Vuitton bag in black and gray?

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TOD'S ZAINO LEATHER BACKPACK

Luxe leather works just as well for backpacks as it does for brief and attaché cases.

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FILSON'S RANGER BACKPACK

In terms of rugged classics, you can't do better than this canvas bag from Filson. It's perfect for anyone who loves a heritage Americana vibe. 

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VISVIM'S BALLISTIC BOULDER PACK 18L

When it's from Visvim designer Hiroki Nakamura, you can be sure every single detail has been carefully considered.

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Y-3'S QASA SMALL BACKPACK

For the futuristic urban warrior. 

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This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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