The Coolest Backpacks for all Your Summer Adventures

From trail to brunch and back again.

By Phoebe Neuman
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With summer schedules starting to fill up, now’s a good time to take a long look at your wardrobe to make sure you’re prepared for all of those adventures you have planned. If you’re like me, you’ve got weekend hikes and beach trips penciled in at every opportunity over the next three months—and if you’re like me, you’re also that girl who shows up to a 6-mile hike in leggings and a cross-body purse (hint: it’s not a good look).

This summer, however, I’m determined to get it right by investing in a backpack that will look just as good on the trails as it does off.

The following 10 styles are big enough to stash your water bottle, keys, wallet, sunscreen, and a mid-hike snack (necessary!) but aren’t so bulky that it looks like you’re tackling the Pacific Crest Trail. Now, who wants to hit these bucket-list worthy hikes with me?

image by Kristen Kilpatrick

adidas by stella mccartney backpack

Adidas by Stella McCartney Backpack, Shopbop

neoprene backpack

Neoprene Mini Backpack, Urban Outfitters

patagonia crossbody backpack

Patagonia Atom 8L Sling Backpack, Nordstrom

fjallraven backpack

Fjallraven Kanken Mini Backpack, Shopbop

puma mini backpack

Puma Mini Series Backpack, Urban Outfitters

herschel backpack

Herschel Supply Co. Mini Nova Backpack, Nordstrom

lesportsac backpackLeSportsac Nadine Drawstring Backpack

nike backpack

Nike ACG Packable Backpack, Nordstrom

baggu backpack

Baggu Drawstring Backpack, Shopbop

adidas backpack

Adidas Originals Clear Mini Backpack, Urban Outfitters