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


Thanksgiving 2015 Road Trip!

10 essential products for an easy ride

Thanksgiving 2015 is fast approaching! Some of us are busy preparing our homes to welcome family and friends, while others are preparing to venture away. AAA predicted that 46.9 million people will be travelling more than 50 miles away from home this Thanksgiving, and 89.3% of these travelers are using cars as their main form of transportation. If you are one of those travelers taking a road trip this Thanksgiving we have compiled our top 10 essential road trip products to make your ride that much smoother.

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The Ultimate Guide to Renting a Car: Rental Car Tips to Save You Time & Money

Car Rental at Airport

Renting a car is one of the most baffling and daunting tasks facing many modern travelers.

Think of all the variables involved in booking a simple roundtrip flight, then consider that renting a car also involves choosing a model, paying for gas, considering several different insurance options and weighing return times.

What’s worse, rental car companies aren’t subject to the same strict guidelines as the airlines are; it’s much easier for them to conceal fees and tack on hidden charges before the final bill comes due.

Yet renting a car still remains a staple of many cross-country trips, whether you’re on a family vacation and need to lug around a couple of kids or a business trip where you’ll be on the move for much of your stay.

With that said, here is (almost) everything you need to make renting a car just a little bit easier.

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The Essentials: Shenandoah Valley, VA

Bear's Den Outlook in the Shenandoah Valley


Immortalized in song, dance, film and television, the Shenandoah Valley is 200 miles of breathtaking vistas. During the fall, people travel from around the world to enjoy the changing of the leaves. The area becomes an outdoor wonderland of reds, oranges and greens. In addition to the great outdoors, visitors also enjoy the local towns that are booming with history and hospitality.

While you may not be able to experience everything on your trip, our trusty Shenandoah Valley guide will make sure that you are prepared to engage in your heart’s desire. Continue reading “The Essentials: Shenandoah Valley, VA” »