The leaves changing colour and the air turning crisp can mean only one thing – it’s time to say goodbye to summer for another year and welcome the cosy, yet adventurous, season of autumn. With its slightly unpredictable weather patterns, you'll need a dependable bag that can keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle while accommodating essentials like a raincoat or an extra layer.

Whether you're heading to work, school, or college, embarking on a weekend getaway, or enjoying a day out in nature, we’ve got you covered with our pick of best bags for autumn.

1. Classic Backpack: Your Timeless Autumn Companion

For a versatile bag that effortlessly adapts to the changing seasons of autumn, choose the Classic Backpack. This iconic bag, which started the Madlug movement, combines timeless style, practical functionality, and a roomy interior, making it the perfect choice for your everyday needs.

You can easily carry all your essentials, including a lightweight raincoat for sudden weather changes or a cosy jumper for added warmth. Plus, enjoy exceptional comfort during your daily activities thanks to its padded, adjustable straps. The Classic Backpack is available in a variety of autumn-inspired colours, including deep forest green, rich burgundy, and warm mustard.

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2. Laptop Roll-Top Backpack: Stay Organised on Your Commute

For those busy autumn mornings when you're heading to work, lessons, or lectures, the Laptop Roll-Top Backpack is a great option. Made with practicality and style in mind, the Laptop Roll-Top is a must-have for tech-savvy individuals who need a bag that protects their devices while on the move.

As you navigate through the changing weather conditions, this backpack's roll-top design ensures your laptop and other valuables stay dry and protected from unexpected rain showers. The extra compartments provide ample space for your raincoat, and other essentials, so you're always prepared for whatever the day brings. An easy-access external side pouch is also great for holding a water bottle and umbrella.

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3. Commuter Bags: Effortless Style for Urban Explorers

Our 12-, 24, and 72-hour Commuter Bags are the perfect companions for urban explorers during autumn. Seamlessly blending form and function, notable features include a breathable padded mesh back panel, secure padded laptop compartment, front pocket organiser section and internal elastic bottle holder. 

Commuters are also made with a water-repellent and abrasion-resistant fabric – ideal for autumn’s weather fluctuations – and are roomy enough to accommodate a raincoat, spare pair of shoes and change of clothes, as well as all of your other daily essentials.

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4. Duffel Bag: Your Weekend Getaway Essential

If you’re planning a trip away during autumn, a Duffel Bag is a great choice. Durable and spacious, these bags fit everything from warm layers and waterproofs to hiking boots. The bag’s sturdy handles and comfortable shoulder strap also make it easy to carry, even on longer journeys.

The Duffel Bag is a popular choice for sporty Madluggers or gym-goers, too, who need to carry a spare change of clothes, or sporting equipment with them. Opt for a Duffel Bag in Burgundy, Red, or Green to capture the cosy feel of autumn scenery.

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5. Outdoor Backpack: Embrace Adventure with Confidence

For avid adventurers and nature enthusiasts, autumn provides a unique opportunity to explore all the great outdoors has to offer – and our Outdoor Backpack makes for a reliable companion while doing so.

Designed with durability and functionality in mind, the Outdoor Backpack is water-resistant and features handy adjustable waist and chest straps, as well as multiple compartments to keep your gear organised. Other features include a padded breathable back panel and trekking pole attachments for those challenging hikes.

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September 18, 2023 — Emma Gibbins

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