4 Patagonia Arbor Classic 25L £65, eu-patagonia.com
Patagonia’s take on the vintage-style backpack is light in the hand, and has a tough 600D polyester fabric with a DWR finish. There’s loads of room inside, thanks to the single storage space, plus a generous smattering of zippered compartments. The padded insert will take even the chunkiest of laptops, too. Despite the lack of padding on the back and shoulder straps, it feels good to wear, though we did notice a bit of laptop intrusion on our lower back.