Designed with contoured shoulder straps that conform to a woman's profile better than unisex daypacks, The North Face Pandora Classic is a comfortable, easy-to-wear design that's ideal for trips to work, school and town. The 710-cubic-inch capacity main compartment is not quite half the size of conventional daypack designs, so the Pandora is best suited for light class loads and women who tend to take their workloads home on USB flashcards instead of hardcopy files. Inside you'll find an organizer with a key clip. There's also a removable cellular phone compartment.
While most Arc'teryx gear is often associated with backcountry climbing and mountaineering, they do make excellent commuter packs–like this Arc'teryx Blade 24 Backpack. Great as an alternative to a business briefcase or daytrip carry-on, the Arc'teryx Blade 24 Backpack offers 24 liters of carrying space and has an adjustable internal laptop sleeve/protector with enough room to accommodate a latop computer with a 15-inch screen. A hidden passport/boarding pass security pocket inside the backpanel allows you to keep essential papers and currency close at hand, but not in a location that's obvious to thieves and snoops. Other features include a lined top pocket for your PDA, MP3 player and cellular phone. A separate front pocket has a quick-access organizer for pens, pencils, USB flash drives and other small workplace essentials.