House of Marley Lively Up Scout Pack
Best for: Going eco-friendly
This military-inspired rucksack is made from reclaimed organic cotton hemp and recycled water bottles. The 2.4-pound bag, which features recycled aluminum hardware and a water-resistant coating, has a padded compartment for laptops measuring up to 15 inches, an iPad sleeve, and three outside buttoned pockets for gadgets. Available in green, dark gray, or light gray. Cost: $130

Timbuk2 Power Q
Best for: Charging up anywhere
Keep gadgets charged with Timbuk2's roomy 2-pound backpack, which has a built-in USB charger that can power iPads and most smartphones. Made from rugged ballistic nylon, the bag has a ventilated back panel and multiple compartments for gadgets. A padded side compartment, which fits laptops measuring up to 17 inches, lets you access your computer without taking off your bag. The charger can fully power an iPhone twice and charge the newest iPad to about 75 percent. Available in black. Cost: $199

Tumi Beacon Hill Brimmer Leather Backpack
Best for: Briefcase styling 
This 3-pound, soft-leather backpack features brass or gunmetal hardware. It has a padded compartment for laptops measuring up to 14 inches, as well as an accessories organizer and pockets for an iPad and phone. The bag's interior includes a metal tag with a tracking number and instructions for returning the bag in case it is lost. Available in brown, black, or green. Cost: $495