Life moves fast – and you've got places to go and plenty to do. So count on Victorinox backpacks and messengers to keep you well organised and moving smoothly. Each one is designed to organise and protect your belongings, while offering comfort and durability. You'll always have everything you need and be ready for wherever your day takes you.
Backpacks and messengers Reliable all-rounders for business, leisure, and daily use
When we’re on the move and travelling, the right backpack and messenger bag ensure that we have both hands free at all times so we can get ahead more easily. Whether we’re on a bike, Vespa or motorbike, on foot, or even, as often happens with us Swiss, on snowshoes and skis. This feature makes a backpack or messenger bag an extremely likeable companion, but that’s not all they can do, not by a long shot. Think of your backpack or messenger bag as an elegant business partner, robust adventurer, trusted companion through life’s ups and downs – all wrapped up in the same package. It really depends on what features are packed into them and what they are being used for at a given time. While colour and material are basic characteristics, there are a lot more things to consider than just these two points. What makes the quality difference in a Victorinox backpack and messenger bag, how to maximise the comfort level when wearing it, and what to look for when making a purchase, that’s where we need a few more details.
Backpacks, messenger bags, or over-the-shoulder day bags: Choosing the perfect backpack or messenger bag model is a matter of individual lifestyle and the scope of your planned endeavours. Today’s backpacks have moved light years beyond their previous reputation as lacking in finesse and primarily suited to outdoor pursuits. Their use is no longer limited to backpacking and hiking aficionados, and they now hold impeccable business credentials. The messenger bag may still exude a hint of coolness and dynamic energy due to its origins, though this has more to do with its outer appearance than its internal design, which in fact is extremely structured and well organised. One advantage may be that, like a laptop shoulder bag, a messenger bag often has more of a minimalist look. Those people who tend to suffer from overloading and chaos in their bags could possibly solve this once and for all with the right partner by their side.
Size and weight: What is basically true for all kinds of travel gear and bags takes on greater significance once a suitable backpack has been chosen. Since backpacks are often carried over long distances and in many cases feature a generous volume capacity, the structure, format, and weight must be compatible with the wearer’s body size and must feel comfortable to wear at all body contact points. It’s worthwhile to make a comparison test, as well as visiting a store, where you can try the backpack on and take a few steps with it filled to the maximum load. A helpful tip for daily use: Less is more, and the pros only pack the items they really need.
Contoured back panel and padded adjustable straps: Achieving optimal comfort levels in a backpack is the result of perfect load distribution and ergonomic moulding. The latter provide effective padded surface areas, they are gentle on the back and shoulders, and prevent pressure points, abrasion, and sweating. For this reason, it is also important that the shoulder straps are not too wide and the length is adjustable.
Seams and zippers: Whether it’s sensitive electronic devices, important documents, or clothing – even if you are using an umbrella, seams and zippers must be able to withstand any weather conditions and should be protected from moisture and dampness under all circumstances. That may seem obvious; however, it is also a question of the finishing quality and capability to cope with extreme conditions. For this specific reason, we have fitted the models in the Vx Touring collection, the Rath Slim Backpack, and other selected models in our product range, with special water-repellent zippers in the interior compartment and also on the external pockets.
Victorinox inside: Loops and hooks, daisy chains and TSA security locks, bottle openers and screwdrivers – inspired by our heritage and the Original Swiss Army Knife, we have also taken the technical expertise, handy tools, and smart accessories developed over decades and incorporated them into our backpacks and messengers. The bottle opener we have built into the shoulder straps on some models is just one of many such practical ideas.
Purchase online or at a specialist retailer: It’s clear that a lot of information is now available online and we are also working hard to give detailed descriptions and a full online presentation of all our models. How do I adjust the backpack properly, is it light and comfortable, how does the material and colour look, which model best meets my personal needs, and what handy accessories are available – you can get answers to all of these questions plus any specific enquiries you might have, and also enjoy excellent personal service any time you visit one of our Victorinox Flagship Stores.
Red Dot Award:
Deluxe Travel Laptop Backpack
Compact Laptop Backpack
Rath Slim Backpack
The Victorinox bestseller list:
Altmont Professional Backpacks
Vx Touring Backpacks
Vx Sport Wheeled Backpack
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