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.