Backpacks for working women that make life easier (and prettier)

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    If you’re heading back to the office soon you might be in need of a stylish backpack to keep all your essentials safe, sound and most importantly organised. We’ve found the best backpacks for working women that make life so much easier.

    While some women carry bulging oversized handbags, a backpack or rucksack is a perfect option for a work bag or for anyone who has a busy day to day life or kids. Umbrella – check, makeup case – check, laptop – check. All your essential items can add up to an incredible weight and we all know that carrying a heavy bag on one shoulder can be problematic for your posture, leading to back pain issues.

    Leading British bag brand Aspinal of London analysed the handbags of over a thousand women in the UK, to find out what items they carry with them on a regular basis, how much they think those items equate to in weight, as well as asking if they suffer from back and shoulder pain. The results might surprise you…

    • The average UK woman carries 17 items in her handbag
    • The average weight of a handbag is equivalent to three bags of sugar!
    • Brighton came out tops for the heaviest average bag, while Glasgow reported the highest percentage of women experiencing back pain.

    Best backpacks for working women

    We’ve scoured the internet to find you the best stylish rucksacks, all large enough for a laptop, some with added features such as built-in USB chargers, handy water bottle and card holders.

    Here’s our pick of the best rucksacks…

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