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Always on the move? Discover the Best Laptop Backpacks on the Market

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With the use of mobile technology, such as laptops and tablets, there is a need for tough, but stylish, bags to carry it around in. You can’t just throw it in a carrier bag and hope it survives the pressures of a busy shopping mall, the subway or an airport.

So, we’re turning our attention to laptop backpacks. Whether you need a quality bag to take your laptops to business meetings or a backpack for college our top 3 picks of laptop backpacks won’t let you down.

Backpacks designed to carry laptops will have a compartment for your device, along with several others, usually, and will be advertised by the screen size of the largest laptop it can hold. There isn’t usually a vast amount of room for your other stuff if you buy the right size for your laptop so sometimes it pays to go a size up. It’s a good idea, too, to look for one with zipped pockets on the outside for easy access without giving any would-be thieves a look at what you’re carrying by having to open the main section.

Laptop backpacks should incorporate some sort of padding to protect from any bumps, often having a double layer at the bottom, and it’s sensible to look for padded shoulder straps to aid your comfort. Manufacturers often use water-resistant material for the outside, however bear in mind that water or shower resistance is just that, and only backpacks marked waterproof are guaranteed to keep your device dry.

Finally, look out for smart features. Today’s laptop backpacks are fitted with additional security and device charging options that we weren’t even dreaming of a few years ago. These smart backpacks can even connect to your phone through USB ports and Bluetooth meaning that you can stay connected on the go.

So, which are the best laptop backpacks this year?


1) Travel Laptop Backpack by MATEIN

Laptop Backpack for Girls, Womens High School Backpack with USB Port for School Supplies and College Accessories, Water Resistant Travel Daypack Cute Book Bag for Teens and Ladies Fit 15.6 In Computer


If you need a durable, tough backpack, this is perfect and has so much space inside even with a decent-sized laptop in there. It feels very well made and nicely padded throughout.

What We Like

There are many little useful touches with this; the way the zippers meet when they are done up is perfect for attaching a lock, the anti-theft pocket is great for passport, wallet, cell etc, and of course the USB port for charging on the go.

This amazing laptop backpack is made from breathable (waterproof!) materials that allow airflow, which is super comfortable to carry all day. There are adjustable shoulder straps, a padded carrying handle, and a lockable zipper head.

Even when this is full and feels heavy when you pick it up, once settled on your back it seems remarkably light due to the solid shoulder straps and the weight distribution.

What Needs Improving

We couldn’t find anything wrong with this laptop backpack. We only wish it came in more colors as this one’s a keeper.

9.7Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a really super backpack with so many pockets, very comfortable to carry, and with the USB port. Great for business, school and global travel.

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  • ★LOTS OF STORAGE SPACE&POCKETS: One separate laptop compartment hold 15.6 Inch Laptop as well as 15 Inch,14 Inch and 13 Inch Laptop. One spacious packing compartment roomy for daily necessities,tech electronics accessories. Front compartment with many pockets, pen pockets and key fob hook, makes your item organized and easier to find
  • ★COMFY&STURDY: Comfortable soft padded back design with thick but soft multi-panel ventilated padding, gives you maximum back support. Breathable and adjustable shoulder straps relieve the stress of shoulder. Foam padded top handle for a long time carry on
  • ★FUNCTIONAL&SAFE: A luggage strap allows backpack fit on luggage/suitcase, slide over the luggage upright handle tube for easier carrying. With a hidden anti theft pocket on the back protect your valuable items from thieves. Well made for international airplane travel and day trip as a travel gift for men
  • ★USB PORT DESIGN: With built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside,this usb backpack offers you a more convenient way to charge your phone while walking. It's a great tech gift for him from wife, daughter and son. Please noted that this backpack doesn't power itself, usb charging port only offers an easy access to charge
  • ★DURABLE MATERIAL&SOLID: Made of Water Resistant and Durable Polyester Fabric with metal zippers. Ensure a secure & long-lasting usage everyday & weekend.Serve you well as professional office work bag,slim USB charging bagpack,college high school big students backpacks for boys,girls,teens


2) Business Laptop Backpack by Mancro

Anti Theft Business Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port Fits 15.6 inch Laptop, Slim Travel College Bookbag for MacBook Computer, School Computer Bag for Women & Men by Mancro (Black)


A really well made and tough backpack. The zippers are solid metal – once padlocked, nothing is going to get through them. The padding feels good, and all the straps seem securely attached.

What We Like

The amount of space in this is awesome – there’s a pocket for everything, and even with a laptop it, we had room for a ring-binder, a couple of books, a magazine and a thin top, with a couple of pockets still empty.

Although this says water-resistant, it almost seems waterproof. We all got rained on, some pretty heavy showers, and everything remained nice and dry – in the bag anyway!

The use of eco-friendly materials is appreciated.

What Needs Improving

This laptop backpack is well made but it’s not designed to carry very heavy loads. A standard laptop and a couple of books is fine, any more and you might eventually cause the materials to show signs of wear. Having said that, this is ideal for everyday use.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a comfortable to carry, hard-wearing, security conscious backpack. Very happy to recommend.

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  • PERFECT SIZE & STORAGE SPACE: Laptop backpack with perfect size to hold things and your 15.6 inch laptop or 15 inch, 14 inch Laptop. Convenient main pockets for iPad, charger, binders, books, clothes, ect. Inside pockets keep your wallet, phone. Front slanted pocket perfect for quick finds such as your ID for work, keys for open door, two side pockets for water bottle and compact umbrella make your items organized.
  • USB PORT DESIGN: The usb charging durable school bag with built in USB charger outside and built in charging cable inside, you can plug a mobile power hub into on the inside,then you just connect your usb cable to your waterproof college backpack and plug in your device for easy charging.
  • SAFETY & ANTI THEFT LOCK: This anti theft backpack for laptop comes with a LOCK so you never have to worry about someone stealing your laptop, ipad, business file, homework and anything value, keep you a nice peace of mind. Durable metal zippers close and open smoothly, ensure a secure and long-lasting usage everyday or weekend.
  • COMFY & STURDY: Made from WATER RESISTANT and DURABLE ECO-FRIENDLY nylon fabric with Two "S" curve PADDED shoulder straps, relieve the stress of shoulder, simple but comfortable back design offer your great back support, making your working, journey and travelling more convenient wherever you go.
  • MULTIPURPOSE & SIZE: 20 x 12.2 x 5.7 Inch, perfect to throw under your seat on an airplane when you are traveling or on business trip. Suitable for back to school college, can be easily stored. Good choose for a business laptop backpack, work backpack, laptop bag for men and women, also will be a good gifts for women, gifts for men, gifts for boyfriend or girlfriend and gift bag for travelers.


3) Travel Laptop Backpack by Yorepeck

School Backpack,Travel Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port,TSA Friendly Extra Large Business Luggage Backpack for Men Women,Water Resistant College Bookbag Fit Most 17Inch Laptop-Roy Blue


This backpack really is extra large – it has pockets on top of pockets. It’s tough, durable and looks it. It’s well made, padded all over and the stitching is all intact and perfect.

What We Like

We feel the stylish tone brings a fresh young look to the laptop backpack genre; the others can be far too sensible, whereas this is so much cooler.

At the same time, this TSA approved laptop is ideal for business trips. It has extra large capacity with an impressive 20 pockets fitted in 3 x compartments. Your laptop and tablets will be held securely in place. There is an external USB port for charging your devices, and a handy U-shaped ventilation design. This laptop backpack is breathable, water resistant and nice to wear.

Even when full, the placement of the shoulder straps makes carrying it easy. The compression straps at the sides are an ingenious idea – you can tighten them and the bag sort of squishes up a bit. Everything inside is fine, it just seems to ‘shrink wrap’ the contents slightly.

What Needs Improving

This is a really minor issue but the inner lining rustles and is slightly annoying. It’s quite loud when you root around in it to find that elusive pen, or the much needed candy bar, but we can live with it – we still love this laptop backpack.

9.5Expert Score
The Final Verdict

If you want a cool backpack to carry your device in, that’s durable, tough and a great size, this is the one for you.

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  • LARGE CAPACITY & ORGANIZED: The large backpack owns 3 spacious compartments-one separate laptop compartment fits 17 inch laptops, one main compartment roomy for daily necessities, such as clothes, notebooks, portable charger, etc. The front compartment has many small pockets, as well as pen pockets and a keychain design to keep your things organized and easier to find. The large backpack for men has 10+ pockets, including 2 side mesh pockets for water bottles and umbrellas. Size: 18"x13.5"x6.5"
  • TSA APPROVED & MULTIPURPOSE: At checkpoints, the large travel backpack can be freely unfolded 90-180 degrees, allowing you to quickly pass through airport security and keep things tidy, exclusive designed for airplane travel. A luggage strap allows the traveling backpack fit on the suitcase, great for international plane travel and day trips
  • PRACTICAL & CONVENIENT: External USB port with built-in charging cable conveniently charges your phone and other electronic devices (pls provide your own portable charger). A hole in the travel laptop backpack is used for the outside of the earphone, which can be used conveniently. Besides, the large laptop backpack has a sturdy handle with a steel cable on top for easy portability. Side compression straps keep the exclusive pack in any size you need
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: Made of water resistant and durable polyester fabric, high-density nylon lining for better tear resistance, the heavy duty backpack with metal zippers ensures daily long lasting use. Serve you well as professional office work backpack, large USB charging bookbag and school backpack. Ideal present for back to school, graduation, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day
  • COMFORTABLE: With a comfortable padded back design and thick and soft multi-panel ventilated pads, the big backpack gives you great back support. Breathable and adjustable shoulder straps relieve shoulder pressure to reduce discomfort in long packs. The backpack for men woemn will be a good partner for travel, school, work, business, etc


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