The Best Bags For The Hard-Core Commuter

Whether you travel by bus, train, car, or even plane, there's one thing your commute has in common with all others: the need to lug a ton of crap from point A to point B. And while the trek from your front door to work (and back) likely isn't the shining moment of your day, it is inevitable — and so is having a bag that keeps all your essentials close at hand.
Between toting around a laptop, tablet, and a gym change, you can quickly find the number of bags you need multiplying, or your over-shoulder tote getting exponentially more ridiculous in size. And while the mini-bag trend is cute for Saturday nights, the weekdays deserve a sturdy carryall with Mary Poppins-esque storage capabilities. We've broken down the essential bags ahead to suite your specific commuter needs. Prove you never have to sacrifice style for comfort when it comes to getting to and from work with all your stuff.
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The Walk-to-Work Commuter
Choosing the right commute bag comes down to two things: size and durability. With a walking commute, you need a bag that's going to disperse the weight of your laptop and a myriad of other essentials while remaining sleek enough to hold at your side. We like to think of the walk-to-work commuter bag as the glorified purse, without having to result to an oversized bag.
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The Walk-to-Work Commuter
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The Walk-to-Work Commuter
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The Walk-to-Work Commuter
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The Car Commuter
Lucky, lucky you. A car, even if you're just carpooling, comes complete with a trunk and a space to stash your bag's weight. The lack of carrying a bag allows you to choose a bulkier size that will even fit in those post-work gym clothes.
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The Car Commuter
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The Car Commuter
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The Car Commuter
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The Bike Commuter
Backpacks are a biker's best friend. That being said, not just any backpack will do. For a proper commuter, your shoulder strapped bag needs a decent amount of functionality and durability to survive it's intense journey, weather withstanding.
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The Bike Commuter
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The Bike Commuter
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The Bike Commuter
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The Long Distance Travel Commuter
Whether you day trip upstate or spend a week across the country, you'll need something more spacious than your average tote. That longer commute requires straps, wheels, and crafty bags that allow you to fit (and even charge) as much as possible.
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The Long Distance Travel Commuter
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The Long Distance Travel Commuter
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The Long Distance Travel Commuter
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