Best Backpacks for Men on the Go : Different Types of Backpacks and Their Benefits

Are you always on-the-go, for work, to school or do you like to travel ? Then a backpack is an essential item to have in your wardrobe.

But with so many choices on the market, how do you know which backpack best suits your needs? In this blog, we look at the best backpacks for men on the go and discuss their main features and benefits.

Different types of backpacks

City backpack – Your Everyday Companion

The city backpack or daypack is a small, lightweight backpack designed for short trips and everyday use. Daypacks are perfect for carrying items like water bottles, snacks, and a light jacket. 

When selecting a daypack, consider the weight and size options to meet your needs. Daypacks weigh around 800 grams till 1500 grams. A daypack with a volume of 10 litres is suitable for a day out. 

Laptop Backpack – Protecting Your Electronical Devices

Designed to carry laptops and tablets, the laptop backpack is ideal for students and professionals who take their laptops to school or work every day. This backpack usually has padded compartments to safely carry devices. Laptop backpacks also have extra pockets for storing accessories such as chargers and cables. For those who cycle to work or school, a laptop backpack is especially convenient.

Take a look at our collection of Pylos59 laptop backpacks. We offer several styles and sizes , suitable for 14", 15.6" and 17" laptops.

(Hiking) Backpack – Ready for Adventure

Backpacks are made for travelling for weeks at a time. Hiking backpacks often have padded straps, a hip belt, and multiple pockets to store things. Importantly, these backpacks are waterproof. They are designed to distribute weight evenly during long hikes. 

It is recommended to carry a maximum of 25% of your body weight, including the weight of your backpack. The optimal capacity of your backpack depends on the type of trip you plan to take. For general travelers, a backpack of 50 to 70 liters is suitable.

Benefits of using a backpack

Hands-Free Convenience

You can carry everything you need while travelling, shopping or hiking without having to use your hands.



Thanks to the two shoulder straps, the weight is distributed evenly across your body. This reduces the risk of back pain and makes carrying heavy items much easier.

Organized Storage

Backpacks have multiple compartments, making it easy to organize your stuff.

Steps to wear a backpack properly

  1. The first step to carrying a backpack the right way is to make sure it fits perfectly on your back. Stand up straight and tighten both shoulder straps at the same time until the back panel is tight against your back.
  2. The shoulder straps should be adjusted so that the backpack sits comfortably on your back with the weight evenly distributed. There should be no space between your shoulders and the straps and they should not press into your skin or restrict your movements.
  3. When packing your backpack, make sure to distribute the weight evenly. Heavier items should be placed closer to your back, while lighter items can go towards the front. This way, you avoid overloading your back and shoulders.
  4. If your backpack has multiple compartments, make use of them to distribute the weight evenly. Store frequently used items at the top so you can easily access them.

Backpack as hand luggage

Backpacks are ideal to take with you as hand luggage, because you always have your most important things at hand. In addition, hand luggage is often free to take with you when you fly, so ideal when you go away for the weekend. When travelling by plane, each airline has different rules when it comes to the dimensions of hand luggage.


In the table below you will find the allowed dimensions and weight of hand luggage per airline :

Airline size in cm kg
KLM 55x35x25 12
Transavia 55x35x25 10
Tui 55x40x20 10
Easyjet 45x36x20 15
Corendon 55x40x25 8
 Ryanair 55x40x20 10


The leather laptop backpacks from Pylos59 are designed with adjustable padded shoulder straps and padded back panels, making them comfortable to wear for extended periods, even when the bag is heavily packed. Our backpacks are designed with multiple compartments and sturdy durable leather, providing more than enough space and protection for all your essentials. This makes them ideal for daily use and travel.

Visit our webshop now and find your perfect leather laptop backpack today ! If you are not looking for a leather backpack but would you like to know more about our men’s collection, click here.

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