So, you’re in the market for a backpack. Whatever your reasons, whether it’s educational, just wanting to get around town without worrying about a side-carry, or whatever else it might be, it’s a backpack you’re after. Well, we’ve got a great roundup for you.
Down below, you’ll find a list of the best laptop backpacks you can buy right now. You’ll also find a few extra goodies in some of the options, too. But, more than anything else, these bags will help you get your laptop(s) to wherever you need to go.
Let’s jump right in.
The best laptop backpacks you can buy now
- Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus, 2nd Edition
- Incase ICON
- Peak Design Everyday Backpack
- Rains Backpack Mini
- The North Face Jester
Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus, Second Edition
The Classic Backpack Plus has just been reimagined with a second edition, which is pictured just above. It comes in three colors (black, bronze, and ranger green), and it offers up a bit more storage than the first edition of this fan-favorite bag. It retains the overall design, though, so Bellroy isn’t abandoning what made this backpack work in the first place.
There is a dedicated pocket for your laptop, which can also fit an iPad in a case if you want. That pocket is slightly lifted, too, so it isn’t flush with the bottom of the bag. It’s also padded, and has an extra, dedicated pocket for accessories like your cables. There’s a larger main pocket as well, which can store quite a few different things, including clothes, books, and more.
A quick-access front pocket has a keyring, and there’s a small, soft-lined pocket on the top for sunglasses (or AirPods/AirPods Pro!). The back panel is ergonomically designed for all-day comfort, and the straps are contoured and padded. The bag is made from water-resistant, recycled woven fabric.
The Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus, 2nd Edition, is available now from Amazon.
The ICON backpack from Incase is one of the more highly praised options out there. Incase’s laptop backpack will actually fit a laptop up to 16 inches, not just 15. There are three large dedicated pockets in this backpack. One is dedicated to the laptop, while another is for the iPad you haul around with you. There’s a pocket that will fit your iPhone, too.
The iPad pocket is actually located on the side of the bag, making it quick and easy to grab it. Meanwhile, some of the other pockets feature organization options for cables and other accessories.
The contoured back panel is made for airflow. There are padded shoulder straps to make sure the bag stays comfortable even with extended use. They even come with adjustable points. It also features a built-in sternum strap.
The dedicated laptop bag is faux-fur-lined and fully padded. The bag itself is made from heavy duty 840D ballistic nylon. It’s available now in black and navy blue from Amazon.
Peak Design Everyday Backpack
You’ve probably heard of Peak Design, especially when it comes to the company’s backpacks. Traditionally marketed for photographers, thanks to their unique design, the Everyday Backpack features a unique design, too. It boasts a folding accessory design inside the bag, while keeping a relatively slim form factor, a durable build, and plenty of protection for your laptop.
This one’s not a small bag. It’s a whopping 30L. So you get plenty of space inside for all of your things. Access in this bag is handled a couple of different ways. The top flap is secured with Peak Design’s MagLatch, which makes access to the top quick and easy. But there are zippers that allow quick access to the interior of the bag right from the side, too.
There is a dedicated laptop compartment (that holds up to a 15-inch laptop), which offers plenty of protection. The straps are comfortable, it has an adjustable sternum strap, and there are two external pockets for your tripod or water bottle(s). Things get interesting on the inside, though. It features customizable internal dividers. They use an origami style to offer up different storage options. So you can create sections based on your needs, whether it’s for an iPad, clothes, or even segments to better carry your camera equipment.
Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack is available now from Amazon.
Rains Backpack Mini
The Rains Backpack Mini is a minimalist’s dream. It’s lightweight, straightforward in design with a vinyl lining interior. There is a dedicated laptop sleeve, along with a single interior pocket for your other essentials. It has a zipper closure, but the flap on the top is secured in place (when closed) by a dedicated clasp.
It also features a magnetic push-button fastener with that buckle, along with a dedicated zip pocket in the back panel. The large main compartment can hold plenty of stuff, but it’s not a big bag by any means. This is for the minimalist commuter, only needing to get a few things here and there.
It stays flat-to-the-body thanks to the design. But the straps are pretty thin, so you won’t want to haul this around for long.
The Rains Backpack Mini is available now from Amazon in black and blue.
The North Face Jester School Backpack
The North Face is a well known company, a standout especially when it comes to its gear. That’s certainly the case with its backpacks. The Jester is one of the company’s most-loved to date. It’s a laptop backpack, and designed to be the perfect tool for getting around school campus.
The bag features two dedicated sections. There’s a polyester lining, full zip closures, and a dedicated laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 15-inch laptop. The shoulder straps are padded and comfortable for extended use, while the main compartment is large enough to hold books and binders.
The bungee system on the front of the bag is designed to offer up even more storage options, like holding onto a jacket. The North Face’s FlexVent technology and designs make sure the Jester is comfortable to wear every day with, “FlexVent suspension system features a flexible yoke built from custom injection-molded and flexible shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel and a breathable lumbar panel for comfortable, ventilated support.”
There are two external water bottle pockets, organization options within the main pockets, smaller pockets to hold essentials, and the bag comes in a wide array of color options. It’s available now from Amazon.
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