5 Reasons Our City Backpack Is The Best Backpack For Commuters

Finding a good backpack for commuting can be tricky. It can be hard to find a backpack that balances style, functionality and comfort, whilst being something that you enjoy wearing everyday.  Our handmade leather city backpack is a popular choice of work bag for commuters due to the fact that it is practical, comfortable to wear and available in a range of stylish colours. Don’t just take our word for it. These are just a few of the reasons that the Zatchels city backpack is the best backpack for commuters…


When it comes to finding the perfect backpack for commuters, comfort is key. Whether you’re travelling by public transport or are travelling on foot, it’s essential that your back is properly supported to ensure that you remain comfortable and don’t damage your posture. Our city backpack is made using handmade leather detachable straps that are fully adjustable to your individual requirements. This means you can wear the bag as a backpack or crossbody as a shoulder bag, depending on what you find to be more comfortable.  

person wearing Pride handmade leather backpack walking down a busy street

Compact Design

Another reason that the city backpack is a practical backpack for commuters is because of its lightweight and compact design. Its sleek, contemporary design  is just the right size for carrying a laptop or tablet and other workday essentials, without taking up too much room or being bulky to carry. The bag is available in regular or plus size, depending on your individual requirements. 

Secure Storage

When commuting to work via public transport, it’s essential that you can carry your belongings securely. Built with functionality in mind, our leather city backpack features a secure inner compartment for carrying laptops and tablets safely when you’re on the go. The bag is also fitted with an integrated cardholder and fastened using sturdy silver nickel buckles that give you peace of mind that all your belongings are secure. 


Just because the best backpack for commuters needs to be practical, that doesn’t mean that it should compromise on style. All Zatchels leather backpacks are handmade using fine quality Scottish leather and finished with neat cable stitching and silver nickel buckles. The backpacks are available in a range of colours to match your different work looks, including classic shades like black and brown, as well as bolder colours such as pastel pink and daffodil yellow

woman sitting on a bench carrying city backpack in yellow and aura handbag in baby blue


The best backpack for commuters also needs to be versatile in order to accommodate all the requirements of your working day. For example, you need a backpack that is suitable for carrying the workday essentials to and from meetings,  but looks just as great to take out for social events after work. The addition of a detachable strap on the city backpack that we mentioned earlier means that users have the option of wearing it cross body, making it versatile for pairing with a range of different work looks and for different occasions. 

For further guidance on choosing the best backpack for your commute, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Zatchels.