These bags and backpacks are a perfect union of form and function — we love their clean, minimalist design and clever expandable compartments
BellroyAustralian-based accessories company Bellroy has been an Insider Picks favorite for many years. We've tested and loved Bellroy's wallets and the previous collection of backpacks and work bags. Bellroy recently added new products to its collection of backpacks and work bags for men and women to include premium versions of its original designs, a daily carry bag akin to a fanny pack, and more. Read on to learn more about the new items as well as some of Bellroy's original bestselling bags. Product Embed:
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As a consumer, you owe it to yourself to choose high-quality products that are designed to last, especially if it's an everyday essential. Accessories like wallets, backpacks, and bags are prime examples of that.
Since the inception of Insider Picks in 2014, Bellroy has been one of our team's favorite accessory brands because of its fine choice of materials and sense of detail. Generally, if you buy a Bellroy item, you'll have it for many years before having to even consider replacing it.
Founded in 2010, the Australian-based company has humble beginnings, selling small ethically sourced leather accessories. But when it launched its first-ever collection of backpacks and work bags in late 2017, it became more than just a solid place to buy a wallet.
Nearly two years later, Bellroy has expanded its selection of bags to include everything from modern fanny-pack like bags to Premium versions of its original designs. Bellroy sent us a few of their latest additions to test out, and just like all of the brand's other accessories we've tested in the past, we were impressed.
Read on to learn about some of our favorite bags from Bellroy, below:Shop all bags at Bellroy now. The Bellroy Classic Backpack Bellroy
The Classic Backpack has a — well, classic — design, with a clean minimalist look. Measuring in at 20 liters, the bag features a padded laptop pocket large enough to fit a 15-inch computer, a document/tablet pocket with a spot for a pen, an internal zip pocket, and a quick-access outside valuables section. It's comfortable to wear no matter how full it is, and it has a convenient quick-grab handle.
The Bellroy Classic Backpack Premium Edition Bellroy
A higher-end take on the popular Bellroy Classic Backpack, the Premium Edition comes in monochromatic tan and black colorways, each of which is fitted with extended leather panels.
The premium leather of this bag is even softer than what's used for Bellroy wallets — and if you've never owned or held one of them, know that they are extremely soft. The Insider Picks team absolutely loves Bellroy wallets for their high-quality leather.
This upgrade in materials makes the Premium Edition backpack worth the elevated price, especially if you're going to be carrying it into the office. You won't look out of place wearing it with a business casual wardrobe.
Aside from aesthetic differences, the bag has all of the great features found in the Classic. There are 20 liters of storage space, a 15-inch padded laptop sleeve, several smart storage compartments, and plenty of foam cushioning on the back and shoulder straps.
The Bellroy Sling Bellroy Sling
The Bellroy Sling is like a modern-day fanny pack that's better looking and more versatile. It can be worn across your chest, over your back, or conveniently over your shoulder. With 7 liters of storage space, the unisex bag is the perfect size for carrying all of your daily belongings when a full-size backpack or tote is just too big to lug around all day. When you're not using the full capacity, the bag can be collapsed into a more compact and streamlined size.
I always carry a backpack during the workweek to hold my laptop, but the Sling is my go-to bag on weekends and vacations. To get a full idea of just how much stuff fits inside, check out my full review on the Sling.
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