Backpacks are the new handbags, but cyclists could have told fashion editors that years ago. Because they’re hip and happening, backpacks now come in far more styles than just your classic functional daypack.
The best backpacks for cycling go beyond trends: they also balance weight evenly across your back and leave your arms free to ride. They allow a flow of air to help keep your back comfortable and feature a chest (and sometimes waist) strap for stability. And, of course, they carry all your stuff.