Most backpacks are designed purely to hold stuff. The Tessel Jet Pack Backpack ($60) is designed to do that too, we suppose, but also instill a child-like sense of discovery. It aims to do so via its back, which is inspired by geometric building blocks and encourages you to play with the interlocking triangles. Other features include a small outer pocket for phones, wallets, and such, and a main interior with a faux fur-lined laptop compartment, an integrated iPad sleeve, and slots for pens and pencils.
Get all the utility of a traditional briefcase with none of the pretentiousness by carrying a Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase ($150). Available in three different colorways of 1000d Cordura, this everyday carry is cleverly designed to be carried like a traditional brief, over the shoulder with a strap, or like a backpack. In addition, it offers a padded laptop sleeve with a Velcro closure, a large main compartment, a zippered interior storage pocket, an open notebook pocket, pen slots, another zippered pocket on the exterior, and two bottom cinch straps for holding jackets, umbrellas, or other goods.
Pack everything you need for a full day of shooting with the Chrome Niko Camera Pack ($180). This rugged, unassuming bag features a waterproof denier outer shell, a tarpaulin liner, a customizable interior compartment for lenses and flashes, a padded laptop compartment that'll hold anything up to a 15" MacBook Pro, a quick-access compartment for essential gear, Velcro straps on the front for a tripod or skateboard, and plenty of pockets for cables, memory cards, and other miscellaneous gear.