Thanks to relaxed dress codes and rucksack-repping dudes like Ryan Gosling, guys are opting for backpacks lately to schlep their stuff. They're definitely a lot easier to carry than a briefcase. They distribute weight evenly and the best kinds are like a hands-free version of a canvas tote—simple, stylish and utilitarian. We're not gonna give you a bunch of crap about how versatile backpacks are. How you can dress them up with a suit or whatever. But we will say that they hold a ton of stuff, make easy work out of packing for your day or weekend trip and look pretty cool while doing it.