Backpacks are a must-have mom accessory. From the baby years when you need to carry around basically the entire house to the teenage years when you’re tasked to hold onto your kid’s lipgloss, hair ties, and endless snacks. Not only do backpacks hold more than your standard purse, but you have the ability to sling it over your shoulder and free up your hands to do, well, mom stuff. If you’re looking for the right one for your current mom stage, check out this list of the best backpacks for moms.
Gone are the days of those hideous, old-fashioned diaper bags or being forced to choose between style and functionality. The mom backpacks on this list are meant to do a lot (sound familiar, moms?), like hold breast pumps, keep bottles insulated at the right temperature, and attach to stroller handles, all the while keeping us looking pretty chic thanks to modern silhouettes, luxurious materials, and shiny hardware.
For your convenience, I’ve indicated below how many pockets each pick has so that you can choose a backpack that works for your organizational needs. Spoiler alert: if you have a baby or toddler, you’re going to want all the pockets!
Ahead, the 11 best backpacks for moms that prove we can look cool while getting the job done. Scroll on to find your new favorite mom bag.