Move Over Briefcase – The Business Backpack Is Top Pick for Professionals

Times are changing for business professionals. Gone are the days when the standard dress code means a suit and briefcase. This new tribe seeks something more versatile — and comfortable — for their workday commute.


Enter the business backpack.


The business backpack provides a fresh alternative to the one-armed carry of the briefcases, computer bags, and messenger bags. It gives professionals space to fit more than a laptop — because work-life balance isn’t just a catchphrase these days. After the 9-to-5 grind, people are logging off their computers, and logging in time at the gym or happy hour with colleagues and friends. Business backpacks provide the space necessary to accommodate wardrobe changes for hobbies, hangouts and more.


But it’s not just about more room — business backpacks are simply more comfortable to carry. With a business backpack, the weight is evenly distributed across your shoulders and back, relieving the stiff neck and back pain often associated with one-sided carry bags. How can you achieve work-life balance if your body is constantly out of balance from lugging around a bag on one side?


Skeptical of the business backpack trend? Look no further than the Wall Street Journal, which recently published a full front page feature story about it. According to the piece, “Sales of that segment increased 5% to $864 million between August 2016 and this past August, representing 48% of the entire U.S. backpack market.”


I know what you’re thinking – “How does a backpack say ‘professional’ instead of ‘first day of school?’”


Don’t worry.


At Mori, we do business backpacks with only professionals in mind. We carry the top brands in the sleekest styles at all price points. These backpacks will turn heads — without altering your professional status quo.


Take a look at some of our top picks and join the tribe!


Victorinox Altmont Professional Fliptop Laptop Backpack–dubbed the “minimalist” backpack, this unique carry all still has space for days.

Victorinox Altmont Professional Fliptop Laptop Backpack

Kenneth Cole Reaction “An Easy Pace” Checkpoint Friendly Backpack–an alternative for those who love to keep things functionally sleek.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Backpack

Samsonite Xenon 3.0 CheckpointFriendly Large Laptop Backpack–a roomier option for going from Wall Street to workout.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Backpack

Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Laptop Brief Pack–for the highly organized individual, without the added bulk.

Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Laptop Brief Pack

Briggs & Riley, The @Work Large Clamshell Backpack–comfortable and spacious for the day-tripper.

Briggs & Riley, The @Work Large Clamshell Backpack

Mori Daytrekr Leather Slim Contour Backpack–a slender statement piece that provides just what you need plus more.

Mori Daytrekr Leather Slim Contour Backpack


The Ultimate KAVU Bag Guide

How Do You KAVU? The Ultimate KAVU Bag Guide


If you’ve ever been on the hunt for a good day bag, you’ve probably come across a KAVU (pronounce KA as in “cat” and VU as in “shoe”). Described as “true outdoor wear” and the go-to bag when adventure calls, the KAVU line of bags are colorful, functional, modern, and reliable. It’s everything you want in a travel partner, whether you’re trekking through the mountains or just up to the local playground.

With all the hype and popularity surrounding KAVU bags, we come across lots of questions too. Perhaps it’s the funny name (it’s an acronym for Klear Above Visibility Unlimited) or the seemingly unlimited variety of styles – is there really a difference between the rope and rope sling bag?? (Yes there is; we’ll get to that.) You have questions – Mori has answers. Oh, and we also have KAVU bags – check out our selection! Continue reading “The Ultimate KAVU Bag Guide” »

A Quick Guide to Buying Business Travel Luggage

Business Travelers with Luggage

Scanning the market for some new luggage for business travel? Getting from Point A to Point B can be tricky if you don’t have the right luggage to make your journey go as smoothly as possible. Here are some questions you should ask yourself before taking the plunge and investing in some professional-grade baggage.

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How to Buy: Hardside Luggage

Let’s be honest. At one point or another, we’ve all considered the possibility of buying hardside luggage. It’s difficult not to when you see the sleek designs roll past you during your travels. And whether it’s out of a want to change things up or a genuine need to keep your belongings safe, we’re here to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Everything You Need to Know About Airline Carry-On Bag Sizes, Rules & Fees

Carry On Bag Limits by Airline - Mori Luggage

If there’s one thing that remains constant in air travel regulations, it’s change. From security guidelines to airline luggage restrictions, it’s an ever-evolving arena that’s sure to keep you on your toes long before you’re in the air.

In order to prevent avoidable delays at the airport, it’s critical to stay informed about and prepared for the latest rules and regulations. Today we’re talking carry-on bag rules, which – to make it even more frustrating – can vary widely between airlines. With this definitive guide on rules, size, and fees, Mori makes it easy for you to get the carry-on luggage information you need before you board your flight.

Below, we’ve broken down the 10 most popular major airline and low-cost carriers that fly within the United States and abroad. All of the airlines listed permit travel with a free personal item. Review the chart to find out which airlines charge fees for carry-on bags, their specific size requirements, and measurements for the ubiquitous “personal item.”

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