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2 Sustainable Travel Backpacks for Your Consideration

by Angelique Platas

Oct 22, 2020

Solo New York. Photo: Lucy Blumenfield

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Whether a weekend warrior making the most of your remote work schedule or a city commuter carrying everything you need for the day on your back, a versatile work-meets-play bag is a gamechanger. Add in a sustainability aspect, and these bags are a couple purchase you can feel good about.


While there are plenty of bags on the market bound to catch your eye, here are two tried-and-true options we recommend:


Coalatree Compass Backpack: $79

The Coalatree Compass backpack is ready for travel, the office, the coffee shop around the corner and your commute. With padded sleeves to fit a laptop up to 17 inches and a 10-inch tablet (and then some when your tech is already in its own padded case, like mine), this bag can easily be filled with all the charging cords, notepads and various accessories needed throughout the day without getting too bulky.


There are also secure compartments for tucking away important documents from strangers (like a secret exterior zipper on the back, hidden from strangers), while offering easy access for the wearer. The backpack even includes two hydration sleeves on the sides, a lock, a slim strap to slide over the handle of your luggage and is made from a blend of durable, slash-proof, water-resistant material, keeping contents safe and dry. Order now for December delivery.


Solo New York’s Re:Claim Backpack: $65

Re:Claim. Photo: Solo New York

Solo New York’s Re:Claim Backpack offers space for 11–15.6-inch laptops and tablets, with padded compartments to protect and conceal other valuables. With fewer interior compartments than the Coalatree backpack, Solo’s Re:Claim Backpack offers a padded exterior organizer (with a key clip) to separate your tablet from your laptop or other valuables you need ready on the outside for quick grab-and-go.


This bag is also sustainable, as it’s made from six recycled PET bottles. Fill the bag’s black camo interior, side mesh pockets and top loops to roll your jacket into or umbrella for changing weather. This bag also offers a back strap to slip over a luggage handle, but also offers a top handle to carry as a tote.


The options are endless with these two bags alone, so pick your style and carry-on needs and get back to work, school and on the road.


Solo New York. Photo: Lucy Blumenfield


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