For it’s alpine inspired style, great materials and practicality I dig this backpack from Visim. It’s not inexpensive by any means but you get what you pay for. In the case of Visim’s Summit Papoose you are getting a high quality ultra-light daypack made of Japanese baked nylon reinforced with a waxed Italian canvas bottom. You are also getting a simply great looking bag. The Summit Papoose fits your 15″ laptop in a compression chamber, has a fleece lined pocket for you iPod, headphone cord port and antique finish riri zippers.
Also in this catalogue is their Sunnegga Hi Lamina high cuts – I have to source a pair of those locally.
Visim’s Summit Papoose Backpack