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Crossbody backpacks reduce the strain on your back and shoulders when carrying laptops, books, and other daily necessities. From bags with a single strap like messenger bags to those that go on the back or across the body, Staples® carries a variety of backpacks that meet the needs of most users. Choose from a large selection of popular brands like High Sierra backpacks, SwissGear backpacks, and more.

Crossbody Backpack Styles
Leather backpacks for wearing across the body come in different styles for improved usability in a range of situations. Messenger-style bags feature a large center compartment with a long strap that goes over the head and across one shoulder. This positions the bag on your hip and reduces the need for using your hands for carrying. The hip placement provides quick access to the contents and eliminates the need for taking the bag off when taking a laptop or other necessity out of the pocket. Sling bags, on the other hand, have a streamlined design that holds important papers, small notebooks, billfolds, wallets, and other smaller items. These backpacks sit either over the hip or on the back, depending on the wearer's choice.

Some rolling backpacks have straps that zip or otherwise connect, providing multiple carrying options. Users can separate the straps for carrying on both shoulders or connect them for carrying across the body. Sling purses provide multiple compartments and longer straps that go over the head and one shoulder. This style lets users carry all the essentials in a secure way that reduces the chances of someone snatching it out of their hands.

Consider the Features on Crossbody Backpacks
Sling backpacks and messenger bags have multiple pockets and compartments that keep items organized. Some styles feature compartments and sleeves for laptops and tablets, along with exterior pockets for water bottles, cell phones, pens, and other items users reach for constantly. Laptop backpacks with locking zippers let users add TSA-approved devices when using them as carry-ons or checked luggage. Consider products with thick padding that protects laptops and other sensitive devices from drops and bumps. Waterproof bags ensure the contents remain dry when wearing in rain or other wet conditions. Top carrying handles let users pick the bag up easily when moving it short distances.

What Materials Are Available for Crossbody Backpacks?
Nylon crossbody bags provide a durable, water-resistant design that works well for carrying items back and forth from the office or gym. Polyester products come in different thicknesses and weights that improve rip and tear resistance. Leather styles provide a professional look that withstands frequent use. Pink backpacks provide durability that resists wear and tear, and some designs incorporate waterproofing for increased protection.

What Are the Benefits of Crossbody Backpacks?
Crossbody backpacks evenly distribute the weight of the items you're carrying over both the front and back of your torso. This eliminates the neck and shoulder fatigue seen with traditional backpacks. These styles free both hands, making it simple to carry additional items, capture photos, and take part in other activities. Since most sling backpacks sit at the hip, users can reach into the pockets whenever necessary without stopping and removing the bag first.
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Vangoddy Bonni 2 in 1, 15.6" Laptop Protector Shoulder Bag Backpack (Red)
Item: 2435261 / Model : NBKLEA582
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  • 3 in 1 design lets you transform the bag from a shoulder into a backpack at moment's notice
  • Top Carrying Handle , Adjustable Shoulder Strap , Heavily padded, tuck away backpack straps
  • Silky, smooth nylon tapestry reinforced with shock absorbent foam padding to maximize protection
31.59 $31.59
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Manhattan Portage Midnight Big Apple Backpack Medium Grey (1210-MDN GRY)
Item: 2118804 / Model : 1210-MDN GRY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Gray / 90% Cotton 10% Poly Blend Midnight fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 15.75''x11.75''x4.75"(W x H x D)
108.99 $108.99
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Manhattan Portage Chrystie Backpack Navy (1320-BL NVY)
Item: 2119574 / Model : 1320-BL NVY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Navy / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps and nylon carry handles
  • Dimensions: 16''x11.5''x6"(W x H x D)
118.99 $118.99
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Manhattan Portage Chrystie Backpack Purple (1320-BL PRP)
Item: 2119573 / Model : 1320-BL PRP
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Purple / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps and nylon carry handles
  • Dimensions: 16''x11.5''x6"(W x H x D)
118.99 $118.99
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Manhattan Portage Waxed Canvas City Lights Small Field Tan (1403-WCN FTAN)
Item: 2119426 / Model : 1403-WCN FTAN
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Field Tan / Original Wax by Martexin
  • Cross-body strap and belt loop
  • Dimensions: 8''x6.25''x2"(W x H x D)
48.99 $48.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Camouflage (2123 CAM)
Item: 2118853 / Model : 2123 CAM
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Camouflage / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Manhattan Portage Midnight Big Apple Backpack Medium Black (1210-MDN BLK)
Item: 2118805 / Model : 1210-MDN BLK
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Black / 90% Cotton 10% Poly Blend Midnight fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 15.75''x11.75''x4.75"(W x H x D)
108.99 $108.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Black (2123 BLK)
Item: 2118881 / Model : 2123 BLK
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Black / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Manhattan Portage Chrystie Backpack Grey (1320-BL GRY)
Item: 2119461 / Model : 1320-BL GRY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Gray / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps and nylon carry handles
  • Dimensions: 16''x11.5''x6"(W x H x D)
118.99 $118.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Red (2123 RED)
Item: 2118807 / Model : 2123 RED
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Red / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Orange (2123 ORG)
Item: 2118851 / Model : 2123 ORG
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Orange / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Manhattan Portage Midnight Big Apple Backpack Medium Burgundy (1210-MDN BUR)
Item: 2118803 / Model : 1210-MDN BUR
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Burgundy / 90% Cotton 10% Poly Blend Midnight fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 15.75''x11.75''x4.75"(W x H x D)
108.99 $108.99
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Manhattan Portage Chrystie Backpack Red (1320-BL RED)
Item: 2119542 / Model : 1320-BL RED
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Red / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps and nylon carry handles
  • Dimensions: 16''x11.5''x6"(W x H x D)
118.99 $118.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Navy (2123 NVY)
Item: 2118852 / Model : 2123 NVY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Navy / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Manhattan Portage Hiker Backpack Jr. Grey (2123 GRY)
Item: 2118806 / Model : 2123 GRY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Gray / 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Backpack straps
  • Dimensions: 17''x9.5''x6.5"(W x H x D)
148.99 $148.99
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Kensington ® SecureTrek ™ Black Poly Twill Backpack for 15.6" Laptop (K98617WW)
Item: IM11R4859 / Model : K98617WW
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  • Comes in black color and has 840D poly twill construction for longer life
  • Shoulder carrying strap, top carry handle for ease of carry
  • Dimensions: 18.5"H x 12.75"W x 6.25"D
105.99 $105.99
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Vangoddy Bonni 2 in 1, 15.6" Laptop Protector Shoulder Bag Backpack (Black)
Item: 2435266 / Model : NBKLEA581
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  • 2 in 1 design lets you transform the bag from a shoulder into a backpack at moment's notice
  • Top Carrying Handle , Adjustable Shoulder Strap , Heavily padded, tuck away backpack straps
  • Silky, smooth nylon tapestry reinforced with shock absorbent foam padding to maximize protection
31.59 $31.59
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Vangoddy Bonni 2 in 1, 15.6" Laptop Protector Shoulder Bag Backpack (Purple)
Item: 2435265 / Model : NBKLEA583
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  • 4 in 1 design lets you transform the bag from a shoulder into a backpack at moment's notice
  • Top Carrying Handle , Adjustable Shoulder Strap , Heavily padded, tuck away backpack straps
  • Silky, smooth nylon tapestry reinforced with shock absorbent foam padding to maximize protection
31.59 $31.59
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Manhattan Portage Ellis Backpack Quilt Navy (1907-QLT NVY)
Item: 2118676 / Model : 1907-QLT NVY
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  • Color/Fabric Type: Navy / Quilted 1000D CORDURA Classic fabric
  • Cross-body strap
  • Dimensions: 11.25''x7.5''x4"(W x H x D)
58.99 $58.99
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