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A Slim Backpack For City Living

Topo Designs Daypack

The Topo Designs daypack is big enough to carry a day’s worth of stuff, but its slim profile means you won’t look ridiculous. A built-in sleeve keeps your laptop safe, and one of the pockets fits an iPad mini perfectly. I’ve been using this as my main backpack for a few months, and love it.

Buy: Topo Designs, $139. But you should add $12 for the optional sternum/chest strap — it’ll keep your pack centered and more comfortable.

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About The Author:
Dan Frommer

Dan Frommer is Founder and Editor of City Notes. He was previously a technology journalist and travel gear outfitter. Dan helped create Business Insider in 2007 and launched a tech site, SplatF, in 2011.