Top 250 Best Reviewed Laptop Backpacks - Buyers Guide 2018


Most of us bring our laptop everywhere, so it's probably no surprise that there are lots of different laptop backpacks to choose from.

Unfortunately they are not all of the same quality. Quite a few backpacks are just not worth the money, so it's quite important that you check the different brands and models before you choose a new pack.

Also make sure you chooose a pack that is big enough for your needs - and at the same time not so big that it will be impossible for you to carry around every day.

To help you choose, we have checked 358,452 reviews to find the best reviewed laptop backpacks.

Check out the top 250 list below - and the top 3 most popular laptop backpacks, if you just want to check out some of the most popular models (the models that most people end up buying).
How we rate the bags

We have checked thousands of reviews, so we can show you the weighted average rating of all the bags.

Using the average ratings, you can check what all the reviewers think instead of just viewing the subjective opinion of one specific reviewer.

It's much simplier to find the best bags that way.



Top 3 most popular laptop backpacks 2018


Osprey Farpoint backpack
Osprey Farpoint
Rated 4.6 based on 402 reviews.

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Fjallraven Kanken backpack
Fjallraven Kanken
Rated 4.5 based on 5,765 reviews.

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The North Face Borealis backpack
The North Face Borealis
Rated 4.7 based on 11,553 reviews.

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Below is the top 250 list based on the thousands of reviews we have checked.


Top 250 laptop backpacks 2018


Jansport Impulse backpack
Jansport Impulse
Price range $
Jansport logo
5.0
3 reviews

Jansport Tilden backpack
Jansport Tilden
Price range $
Jansport logo
5.0
6 reviews

Deuter Walker backpack
Deuter Walker
Price range $
Deuter logo
5.0
11 reviews

Jack Georges Voyager backpack
Jack Georges Voyager
Price range $$$$

5.0
4 reviews

Ethnotek Raja backpack
Ethnotek Raja
Price range $$$

5.0
9 reviews

Osprey Radial backpack
Osprey Radial
Price range $$
Osprey logo
5.0
35 reviews

Oakley Gearbox backpack
Oakley Gearbox
Price range $$
Oakley logo
4.9
9 reviews

Patagonia Ironwood backpack
Patagonia Ironwood
Capacity 20 l (1220.5 cuin)
Price range $$
Patagonia logo
4.9
60 reviews

Mountainsmith Divide backpack
Mountainsmith Divide
Capacity 22 l (1340 cuin)
Price range $$
Mountainsmith logo
4.8
9 reviews

Granite Gear Champ backpack
Granite Gear Champ
Capacity 29.5-29.9 l (1800.2-1825 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.8
40 reviews

Knomo Beauchamp backpack
Knomo Beauchamp
Price range $$$

4.8
32 reviews

Granite Gear Voyageurs backpack
Granite Gear Voyageurs
Capacity 29.5-29.9 l (1800.2-1825 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.8
59 reviews

Osprey Questa backpack
Osprey Questa
Capacity 27 l (1648 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.8
53 reviews

Jansport Javelina backpack
Jansport Javelina
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.8
6 reviews

Patagonia Paxat backpack
Patagonia Paxat
Capacity 32 l (1953 cuin)
Price range $$$
Patagonia logo
4.8
95 reviews

Patagonia Toromiro backpack
Patagonia Toromiro
Capacity 22 l (1342.5 cuin)
Price range $$
Patagonia logo
4.8
68 reviews

Jansport Envoy backpack
Jansport Envoy
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.8
30 reviews

Fjallraven Raven backpack
Fjallraven Raven
Capacity 7-20 l (427-1220 cuin)
Price range $$
Fjallraven logo
4.8
226 reviews

Osprey Nebula backpack
Osprey Nebula
Capacity 34 l (2075 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.8
125 reviews

Jansport Cool Student backpack
Jansport logo
4.8
5 reviews

Lowepro Ridgeline backpack
Lowepro Ridgeline
Price range $$$
Lowepro logo
4.8
52 reviews

The North Face Recon backpack
The North Face Recon
Capacity 17-31 l (1037.4-1892 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.7
8,600 reviews

Dakine Eve backpack
Dakine Eve
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.7
84 reviews

Mountainsmith Wizard backpack
Mountainsmith Wizard
Capacity 29 l (1770 cuin)
Price range $$$
Mountainsmith logo
4.7
3 reviews

Osprey Flare backpack
Osprey Flare
Capacity 22 l (1343 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.7
87 reviews

The North Face Borealis backpack
The North Face Borealis
Capacity 28 l (1708.7 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.7
11,553 reviews

The North Face Router backpack
The North Face Router
Capacity 35-42.6 l (2135.8-2600 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.7
587 reviews

Sherpani Soleil backpack
Sherpani Soleil
2 bag types available.
Sherpani logo
4.7
49 reviews

The North Face Iron Peak backpack
The North Face Iron Peak
Capacity 28 l (1709 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.7
242 reviews

Patagonia Jalama backpack
Patagonia Jalama
Capacity 28 l (1709 cuin)
Patagonia logo
4.7
36 reviews

Under Armour Recruit backpack
Under Armour Recruit
Capacity 33.2 l (2025 cuin)
Price range $
Under armour logo
4.7
652 reviews

Everki Titan backpack
Everki logo
4.7
136 reviews

Osprey Celeste backpack
Osprey Celeste
Capacity 29 l (1770 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.7
130 reviews

Mountainsmith World Cup backpack
Mountainsmith logo
4.7
9 reviews

Patagonia Black Hole backpack
Patagonia Black Hole
5 bag types available.
Capacity 25-32 l (1526-1953 cuin)
Price range $$
Patagonia logo
4.7
1,212 reviews

The North Face Jester backpack
The North Face Jester
Capacity 26 l (1586.6 cuin)
Price range $
The north face logo
4.7
9,861 reviews

Dakine Prom backpack
Dakine Prom
Capacity 24.6 l (1500 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.7
6,693 reviews

Mindshift Gear FirstLight backpack
Mindshift gear logo
4.7
11 reviews

Kenneth Cole Reaction No Looking Back backpack
Kenneth cole reaction logo
4.7
40 reviews

Osprey Pulsar backpack
Osprey Pulsar
Capacity 30 l (1831 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
59 reviews

Herschel Dawson backpack
Herschel Dawson
2 bag types available.
Price range $$
Herschel logo
4.6
118 reviews

Osprey Farpoint backpack
Osprey Farpoint
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
402 reviews

Osprey FlapJack backpack
Osprey FlapJack
2 bag types available.
Capacity 21 l (1282 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
79 reviews

The North Face Surge backpack
The North Face Surge
Capacity 33-38 l (2013.8-2319 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.6
3,931 reviews

Dakine Foundation backpack
Dakine Foundation
2 bag types available.
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.6
43 reviews

Dakine 101 backpack
Dakine 101
Capacity 28.7 l (1750 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.6
586 reviews

Sherpani Indie backpack
Sherpani Indie
2 bag types available.
Capacity 11.6-20.5 l (710-1251 cuin)
Price range $$
Sherpani logo
4.6
19 reviews

Deuter Gigant backpack
Deuter Gigant
Price range $$
Deuter logo
4.6
14 reviews

OGIO Gambit backpack
OGIO Gambit
Capacity 33.6 l (2050 cuin)
Price range $$
Ogio logo
4.6
137 reviews

The North Face Haystack backpack
The North Face Haystack
Capacity 31.5 l (1922 cuin)
Price range $
The north face logo
4.6
982 reviews

Burton Prospect backpack
Burton Prospect
2 bag types available.
Price range $
Burton logo
4.6
531 reviews

Osprey Momentum backpack
Osprey Momentum
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
124 reviews

Osprey Flapjill backpack
Osprey Flapjill
3 bag types available.
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
125 reviews

Jansport Platform backpack
Jansport Platform
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.6
11 reviews

Timbuk2 Robin backpack
Timbuk2 Robin
Price range $$$
Timbuk2 logo
4.6
54 reviews

Burton Annex backpack
Burton Annex
Capacity 28 l (1708.7 cuin)
Price range $$
Burton logo
4.6
83 reviews

Tamrac Anvil backpack
Tamrac Anvil
Price range $$$
Tamrac logo
4.6
171 reviews

Tumi Alpha Bravo backpack
Tumi Alpha Bravo
4 bag types available.
Price range $$$$
Tumi logo
4.6
271 reviews

Jansport Digital Student backpack
Jansport Digital Student
Capacity 34.4 l (2100 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.6
944 reviews

The North Face Isabella backpack
The north face logo
4.6
203 reviews

Dakine Garden backpack
Dakine Garden
Capacity 19.7 l (1200 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.6
722 reviews

Patagonia Petrolia backpack
Patagonia Petrolia
Capacity 28 l (1709 cuin)
Patagonia logo
4.6
78 reviews

Herschel Barlow backpack
Herschel Barlow
Price range $$
Herschel logo
4.6
6 reviews

Osprey Ellipse backpack
Osprey Ellipse
Capacity 25 l (1526 cuin)
Price range $
Osprey logo
4.6
67 reviews

Everki Beacon backpack
Everki Beacon
Price range $$
Everki logo
4.6
497 reviews

Kipling Seoul backpack
Kipling Seoul
Price range $$
Kipling logo
4.6
4,312 reviews

OGIO Soho backpack
OGIO Soho
Capacity 5.9 l (363 cuin)
Price range $
Ogio logo
4.6
1,248 reviews

The North Face Hot Shot backpack
The North Face Hot Shot
Capacity 30 l (1831 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.6
100 reviews

Think Tank Airport backpack
Think Tank Airport
Price range $$$
Think tank logo
4.6
85 reviews

Buxton Expedition backpack
Buxton Expedition
Price range $

4.6
22 reviews

Burton Tinder backpack
Burton Tinder
3 bag types available.
Capacity 25 l (1526 cuin)
Price range $
Burton logo
4.6
568 reviews

Herschel Mammoth backpack
Herschel Mammoth
Price range $$
Herschel logo
4.6
4 reviews

Eagle Creek XTA backpack
Eagle Creek XTA
Price range $$
Eagle creek logo
4.6
36 reviews

Everki Atlas backpack
Everki Atlas
Price range $$
Everki logo
4.6
316 reviews

Osprey Quasar backpack
Osprey Quasar
Capacity 28 l (1709 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
87 reviews

Osprey Pixel backpack
Osprey Pixel
Capacity 22 l (1343 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.6
30 reviews

The North Face Vault backpack
The North Face Vault
Capacity 28 l (1708.7 cuin)
Price range $
The north face logo
4.6
3,399 reviews

The North Face Microbyte backpack
The North Face Microbyte
Capacity 17 l (1037 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.6
333 reviews

Travelon Anti-theft backpack
Travelon Anti-theft
7 bag types available.
Capacity 15-32 l (915-1953 cuin)
Price range $
Travelon logo
4.6
23,084 reviews

Bellino Matrix backpack
Bellino Matrix
Price range $

4.6
19 reviews

Dakine Jewel backpack
Dakine Jewel
Capacity 26.1 l (1590 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.6
766 reviews

Jansport Big Student backpack
Jansport Big Student
Capacity 34.4 l (2100 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.6
122,533 reviews

Mammut Xeron backpack
Mammut Xeron
Price range $$
Mammut logo
4.6
8 reviews

Patagonia Refugio backpack
Patagonia Refugio
Price range $$
Patagonia logo
4.6
1,515 reviews

Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista backpack
Ricardo Beverly Hills Mar Vista
4 bag types available.
Ricardo beverly hills logo
4.6
335 reviews

Tumi Voyageur backpack
Tumi Voyageur
5 bag types available.
Price range $$$
Tumi logo
4.6
475 reviews

OGIO Newt backpack
OGIO Newt
Price range $$
Ogio logo
4.6
213 reviews

Dakine Mission backpack
Dakine Mission
Capacity 25.1 l (1530 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.6
1,161 reviews

Under Armour Hustle backpack
Under Armour Hustle
Capacity 30.7 l (1875 cuin)
Price range $
Under armour logo
4.6
3,307 reviews

Incase Reform backpack
Incase Reform
Price range $$
Incase logo
4.6
65 reviews

Jansport City Scout backpack
Jansport City Scout
Capacity 31.1 l (1900 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.5
1,529 reviews

Victorinox Altmont backpack
Victorinox Altmont
Price range $$
Victorinox logo
4.5
919 reviews

Ogio Renegade backpack
Ogio Renegade
2 bag types available.
Capacity 29.5 l (1800 cuin)
Price range $$
Ogio logo
4.5
1,666 reviews

Oakley Kitchen Sink backpack
Oakley Kitchen Sink
Capacity 34 l (2075 cuin)
Price range $$$
Oakley logo
4.5
842 reviews

Vera Bradley Lighten Up backpack

4.5
545 reviews

The North Face Pivoter backpack
The North Face Pivoter
Capacity 27 l (1647.6 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.5
972 reviews

Timbuk2 Parker backpack
Timbuk2 Parker
Price range $$$
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
31 reviews

Timbuk2 Bruce backpack
Timbuk2 Bruce
Price range $$$
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
30 reviews

Timbuk2 Uptown backpack
Timbuk2 Uptown
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
190 reviews

Timbuk2 Ace backpack
Timbuk2 Ace
Price range $
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
140 reviews

Dakine Campus backpack
Dakine Campus
Capacity 32.8 l (2000 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.5
1,938 reviews

Dakine Factor backpack
Dakine Factor
Capacity 22.1 l (1350 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.5
206 reviews

Dakine Greta backpack
Dakine Greta
Capacity 23.9 l (1460 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.5
14 reviews

Jansport Fox Hole backpack
Jansport Fox Hole
Price range $$
Jansport logo
4.5
116 reviews

Jansport Hatchet backpack
Jansport Hatchet
Price range $$
Jansport logo
4.5
470 reviews

Fjallraven Kanken backpack
Fjallraven Kanken
Capacity 20 l (1220 cuin)
Price range $$
Fjallraven logo
4.5
5,765 reviews

Adidas Excel backpack
Adidas Excel
Price range $
Adidas logo
4.5
746 reviews

Herschel Pop Quiz backpack
Herschel Pop Quiz
Price range $$
Herschel logo
4.5
949 reviews

Timbuk2 Vault backpack
Timbuk2 Vault
Price range $
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
21 reviews

Pacsafe Metrosafe backpack
Pacsafe Metrosafe
4 bag types available.
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.5
2,287 reviews

Dakine 365 backpack
Dakine 365
Capacity 21 l (1284 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.5
450 reviews

Sherpani Camden backpack
Sherpani Camden
Price range $$
Sherpani logo
4.5
110 reviews

Carhartt Legacy backpack
Carhartt Legacy
2 bag types available.
Price range $$
Carhartt logo
4.5
392 reviews

Dakine Capitol backpack
Dakine Capitol
Capacity 22.9 l (1400 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.5
697 reviews

Deuter Giga backpack
Deuter Giga
Capacity 28 l (1708.7 cuin)
Price range $$
Deuter logo
4.5
46 reviews

Everki Versa backpack
Everki Versa
Price range $$$
Everki logo
4.5
332 reviews

Osprey Daylite backpack
Osprey Daylite
Capacity 13 l (793.3 cuin)
Price range $
Osprey logo
4.5
947 reviews

Timbuk2 Jet backpack
Timbuk2 Jet
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.5
2,569 reviews

Deuter Step Out backpack
Deuter Step Out
Capacity 1.2-2.2 l (73-134 cuin)
Price range $
Deuter logo
4.5
6 reviews

Samsonite Tectonic backpack
Samsonite Tectonic
Price range $$
Samsonite logo
4.5
911 reviews

Jansport Watchtower backpack
Jansport Watchtower
Capacity 28.1 l (1715 cuin)
Price range $$
Jansport logo
4.5
167 reviews

High Sierra Swerve backpack
High Sierra Swerve
Capacity 39.6 l (2418 cuin)
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.5
17,767 reviews

Pacsafe Citysafe backpack
Pacsafe Citysafe
5 bag types available.
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.5
581 reviews

Thule Subterra backpack
Thule Subterra
2 bag types available.
Capacity 23-34 l (1404-2074 cuin)
Price range $$
Thule logo
4.5
278 reviews

Incase City backpack
Incase City
Price range $$
Incase logo
4.5
240 reviews

Kate Spade Blake Avenue backpack

4.5
67 reviews

Dakine Detail backpack
Dakine Detail
2 bag types available.
Capacity 27.5 l (1680 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.4
163 reviews

Jansport Scout backpack
Jansport Scout
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.4
297 reviews

Granite Gear Superior backpack
Granite Gear Superior
Capacity 32 l (1950 cuin)
Price range $$
Granite gear logo
4.4
251 reviews

Timbuk2 Command backpack
Timbuk2 Command
2 bag types available.
Capacity 32 l (1953 cuin)
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
3,738 reviews

Timbuk2 Ramble backpack
Timbuk2 Ramble
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
33 reviews

Brenthaven Collins backpack
Brenthaven Collins
Price range $$

4.4
79 reviews

The North Face Kaban backpack
The North Face Kaban
Capacity 25.5 l (1556 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.4
136 reviews

Gregory Border backpack
Gregory Border
Price range $$
Gregory logo
4.4
9 reviews

Thule Pack n Pedal
Thule Pack n Pedal
4 bag types available.
Capacity 24 l (1465 cuin)
Price range $
Thule logo
4.4
9 reviews

Travelpro Platinum Magna backpack
Travelpro Platinum Magna
2 bag types available.
Travelpro logo
4.4
747 reviews

Brics Life backpack
Brics logo
4.4
84 reviews

Osprey Ozone backpack
Osprey Ozone
3 bag types available.
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.4
472 reviews

High Sierra Powerglide backpack
High Sierra Powerglide
Capacity 38.5 l (2350 cuin)
Price range $$
High sierra logo
4.4
3,582 reviews

Fjallraven Rucksack backpack
Fjallraven Rucksack
Price range $$$
Fjallraven logo
4.4
295 reviews

Pacsafe Venturesafe backpack
Pacsafe Venturesafe
3 bag types available.
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.4
461 reviews

Tumi Alpha backpack
Tumi Alpha
6 bag types available.
Price range $$$$
Tumi logo
4.4
322 reviews

Nike Brasilia backpack
Nike Brasilia
Price range $
Nike logo
4.4
8,801 reviews

Vans Van Doren backpack
Vans Van Doren
Price range $
Vans logo
4.4
19 reviews

Dakine Trek backpack
Dakine Trek
Capacity 26.3 l (1606 cuin)
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.4
97 reviews

Jansport Odyssey backpack
Jansport Odyssey
Capacity 38.5 l (2350 cuin)
Price range $$
Jansport logo
4.4
282 reviews

Burton Kilo backpack
Burton Kilo
Price range $$
Burton logo
4.4
612 reviews

Thule Crossover backpack
Thule Crossover
3 bag types available.
Capacity 25-41 l (1526-2501 cuin)
Price range $$
Thule logo
4.4
750 reviews

Timbuk2 Q backpack
Timbuk2 Q
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
327 reviews

Herschel Little America backpack
Herschel logo
4.4
2,477 reviews

Hynes Eagle backpack
Hynes Eagle
Price range $

4.4
2,181 reviews

Osprey Comet backpack
Osprey Comet
Capacity 30 l (1831 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.4
282 reviews

Mountainsmith Grand Tour backpack
Mountainsmith Grand Tour
Capacity 19 l (1160 cuin)
Price range $$
Mountainsmith logo
4.4
15 reviews

Jansport Driver backpack
Jansport Driver
Capacity 34.4 l (2100 cuin)
Price range $$
Jansport logo
4.4
15,023 reviews

Jansport Right Pack backpack
Jansport Right Pack
Capacity 31.1 l (1900 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.4
17,746 reviews

High Sierra Access backpack
High Sierra Access
Capacity 45.1 l (2750 cuin)
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.4
9,103 reviews

Eagle Creek No Matter What backpack
Eagle Creek No Matter What
5 bag types available.
Price range $
Eagle creek logo
4.4
1,817 reviews

Travelpro Crew backpack
Travelpro Crew
4 bag types available.
Price range $$$
Travelpro logo
4.4
1,455 reviews

OGIO Axle backpack
OGIO Axle
Capacity 29.5 l (1800 cuin)
Price range $$
Ogio logo
4.4
88 reviews

The North Face Access backpack
The North Face Access
Price range $$$
The north face logo
4.4
79 reviews

Columbia Tamolitch backpack
Columbia Tamolitch
Price range $
Columbia logo
4.4
96 reviews

Pacsafe Camsafe backpack
Pacsafe Camsafe
3 bag types available.
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.4
362 reviews

Osprey Nova backpack
Osprey Nova
Capacity 33 l (2014 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.4
23 reviews

Tumi Sinclair backpack
Tumi Sinclair
3 bag types available.
Price range $$$$
Tumi logo
4.4
21 reviews

Timbuk2 Especial backpack
Timbuk2 Especial
3 bag types available.
Capacity 2-50 l (122-3051 cuin)
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
494 reviews

Timbuk2 Cask backpack
Timbuk2 Cask
Price range $$$
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
17 reviews

Jansport Houston backpack
Jansport Houston
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.4
207 reviews

Timbuk2 Parkside backpack
Timbuk2 Parkside
Price range $
Timbuk2 logo
4.4
688 reviews

Ergodyne Arsenal backpack
Ergodyne Arsenal
Price range $$

4.4
247 reviews

Osprey Cyber backpack
Osprey Cyber
Capacity 26 l (1587 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.3
92 reviews

Granite Gear Sawtooth backpack
Granite Gear Sawtooth
Capacity 32 l (1950 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.3
92 reviews

Pacsafe Vibe backpack
Pacsafe Vibe
3 bag types available.
Capacity 4-40 l (245-2441 cuin)
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.3
226 reviews

Herschel Retreat backpack
Herschel Retreat
2 bag types available.
Price range $
Herschel logo
4.3
512 reviews

Jansport Agave backpack
Jansport Agave
Capacity 33.6 l (2050 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.3
412 reviews

High Sierra Freewheel backpack
High Sierra Freewheel
Capacity 41.3 l (2523 cuin)
Price range $$
High sierra logo
4.3
3,154 reviews

High Sierra Aggro backpack
High Sierra Aggro
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.3
39 reviews

Granite Gear Cross Trek backpack
Granite Gear Cross Trek
2 bag types available.
Capacity 36 l (2196.9 cuin)
Price range $$
Granite gear logo
4.3
652 reviews

Granite Gear Boundary backpack
Granite Gear Boundary
Capacity 30.3 l (1850 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.3
44 reviews

Timbuk2 Spire backpack
Timbuk2 Spire
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.3
604 reviews

Briggs & Riley Kinzie Street backpack
Briggs & Riley Kinzie Street
5 bag types available.
Capacity 15.9-17.8 l (968-1089 cuin)
Price range $$$
Briggs & riley logo
4.3
89 reviews

Victorinox Lexicon backpack
Victorinox logo
4.3
22 reviews

Osprey Parsec backpack
Osprey Parsec
Capacity 31 l (1892 cuin)
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.3
4 reviews

Dakine Switch backpack
Dakine Switch
Price range $
Dakine logo
4.3
6 reviews

Gregory Peary backpack
Gregory logo
4.3
4 reviews

Incase Icon backpack
Incase Icon
Price range $$
Incase logo
4.3
319 reviews

Kensington Securetrek backpack
Kensington Securetrek
Price range $$

4.3
153 reviews

Patagonia Yerba backpack
Patagonia Yerba
Price range $$$
Patagonia logo
4.3
153 reviews

Jansport Baughman backpack
Jansport Baughman
Capacity 41 l (2500 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.3
240 reviews

Jansport Recruit backpack
Jansport Recruit
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.3
26 reviews

High Sierra Modi backpack
High Sierra Modi
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.3
30 reviews

Timbuk2 Rogue backpack
Timbuk2 Rogue
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.3
482 reviews

Thule EnRoute backpack
Thule EnRoute
Capacity 21-27 l (1282-1648 cuin)
Price range $$
Thule logo
4.3
454 reviews

Geoffrey Beene backpack
Geoffrey Beene
Price range $

4.3
423 reviews

Briggs & Riley Sympatico backpack
Briggs & Riley Sympatico
2 bag types available.
Capacity 17.8 l (1089 cuin)
Price range $$
Briggs & riley logo
4.3
209 reviews

Oakley Enduro backpack
Oakley Enduro
2 bag types available.
Price range $
Oakley logo
4.3
84 reviews

OGIO Bandit backpack
OGIO Bandit
Capacity 27.9 l (1700 cuin)
Ogio logo
4.2
349 reviews

Granite Gear Eagle backpack
Granite Gear Eagle
Capacity 29-29.1 l (1769.7-1775 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.2
51 reviews

Victorinox VX Sport backpack
Victorinox VX Sport
Price range $$
Victorinox logo
4.2
262 reviews

Nike Cheyenne backpack
Nike Cheyenne
Price range $
Nike logo
4.2
5 reviews

The North Face Wavelength backpack
The North Face Wavelength
Capacity 26.9 l (1642 cuin)
Price range $$
The north face logo
4.2
12 reviews

Jansport Digibreak backpack
Jansport Digibreak
Capacity 25.4 l (1550 cuin)
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.2
1,145 reviews

Herschel Settlement backpack
Herschel Settlement
Price range $
Herschel logo
4.2
1,478 reviews

Timbuk2 Gist backpack
Timbuk2 Gist
Price range $
Timbuk2 logo
4.2
40 reviews

Timbuk2 Showdown backpack
Timbuk2 Showdown
Capacity 22 l (1343 cuin)
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.2
236 reviews

Pacsafe Ultimatesafe backpack
Pacsafe Ultimatesafe
Price range $$$
Pacsafe logo
4.2
6 reviews

Nike Alpha backpack
Nike Alpha
Price range $
Nike logo
4.2
41 reviews

OGIO Tribune backpack
OGIO Tribune
Capacity 40.1 l (2450 cuin)
Price range $
Ogio logo
4.2
548 reviews

Fjallraven Ovik backpack
Fjallraven Ovik
2 bag types available.
Price range $$
Fjallraven logo
4.2
29 reviews

Osprey Perigee backpack
Osprey Perigee
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.2
12 reviews

Granite Gear Buffalo backpack
Granite Gear Buffalo
Capacity 32 l (1950 cuin)
Price range $
Granite gear logo
4.2
126 reviews

Burton Bravo backpack
Burton Bravo
Price range $$
Burton logo
4.2
59 reviews

Burton Kettle Pack backpack
Burton Kettle Pack
Price range $
Burton logo
4.2
62 reviews

Eagle Creek Afar backpack
Eagle Creek Afar
Price range $$
Eagle creek logo
4.2
52 reviews

Samsonite Vizair backpack
Samsonite Vizair
Price range $$
Samsonite logo
4.2
786 reviews

Samsonite Xenon backpack
Samsonite Xenon
Price range $
Samsonite logo
4.1
1,226 reviews

Dakine Caravan backpack
Dakine Caravan
Price range $$
Dakine logo
4.1
6 reviews

High Sierra Sportour backpack
High Sierra Sportour
2 bag types available.
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.1
176 reviews

Burton Kettle backpack
Burton Kettle
Price range $
Burton logo
4.1
284 reviews

Pacsafe Intasafe backpack
Pacsafe Intasafe
2 bag types available.
Capacity 20 l (1220 cuin)
Price range $$
Pacsafe logo
4.1
126 reviews

Timbuk2 Tuck backpack
Timbuk2 Tuck
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.1
133 reviews

Burton Cadet backpack
Burton Cadet
Price range $
Burton logo
4.1
66 reviews

High Sierra Chaser backpack
High Sierra Chaser
Capacity 37.1 l (2264 cuin)
Price range $$
High sierra logo
4.0
3,274 reviews

Timbuk2 Leader
Timbuk2 Leader
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
4.0
71 reviews

Thule Departer backpack
Thule Departer
Capacity 21-23 l (1282-1404 cuin)
Price range $
Thule logo
4.0
58 reviews

Jansport Sentinel backpack
Jansport Sentinel
Price range $
Jansport logo
4.0
15 reviews

Burton Curbshark backpack
Burton Curbshark
Price range $$
Burton logo
4.0
16 reviews

ONA Camps Bay backpack
ONA Camps Bay
Price range $$$$
Ona logo
4.0
8 reviews

Apera Locker backpack
Apera Locker
Price range $$

4.0
18 reviews

Solo Altitude backpack
Solo Altitude
Price range $

4.0
26 reviews

Briggs & Riley Excursion backpack
Briggs & Riley Excursion
Capacity 22.8 l (1391 cuin)
Price range $$
Briggs & riley logo
4.0
35 reviews

High Sierra XBT backpack
High Sierra XBT
2 bag types available.
Capacity 38.5-41 l (2350-2500 cuin)
Price range $
High sierra logo
4.0
1,270 reviews

Kensington Contour backpack
Kensington Contour
Price range $

4.0
399 reviews

Osprey Bitstream backpack
Osprey Bitstream
Price range $$
Osprey logo
4.0
8 reviews

Timbuk2 Transit backpack
Timbuk2 Transit
Price range $$
Timbuk2 logo
3.9
71 reviews

Mobile Edge ScanFast backpack
Mobile Edge ScanFast
Price range $$

3.9
227 reviews

Targus Drifter backpack
Targus Drifter
Price range $$
Targus logo
3.9
2,297 reviews

Burton Frontier backpack
Burton Frontier
Price range $
Burton logo
3.8
4 reviews

Alienware Vindicator backpack
Alienware Vindicator
Price range $$

3.8
149 reviews

SealLine Urban backpack
SealLine Urban
Price range $$$
Sealline logo
3.8
135 reviews

Thule Paramount backpack
Thule Paramount
Capacity 24-29 l (1465-1770 cuin)
Price range $$
Thule logo
3.8
79 reviews

High Sierra Rownan backpack
High Sierra Rownan
Price range $
High sierra logo
3.8
37 reviews

Timbuk2 Swig backpack
Timbuk2 Swig
Capacity 20 l (1220 cuin)
Timbuk2 logo
3.8
13 reviews

BoardingBlue Spirit backpack
BoardingBlue Spirit
Price range $

3.8
43 reviews

Booq Boa backpack
Booq Boa
Price range $$$

3.8
40 reviews

Jansport Reilly backpack
Jansport Reilly
Price range $$
Jansport logo
3.7
7 reviews

SealLine Seal backpack
SealLine Seal
Price range $
Sealline logo
3.6
130 reviews

Bugatti Vail backpack
Bugatti Vail
4 bag types available.
Price range $$
Bugatti logo
3.6
18 reviews

Dakine Compass backpack
Dakine Compass
Price range $$
Dakine logo
3.5
8 reviews

Jansport Helios backpack
Jansport Helios
Price range $$
Jansport logo
3.5
4 reviews

Crumpler Dry Red backpack
Crumpler Dry Red
Price range $$$
Crumpler logo
3.4
8 reviews

Granite Gear Splitrock backpack
Granite gear logo
3.3
7 reviews

The North Face Yavapai backpack
The north face logo
2.0
3 reviews

Osprey Talia backpack
Osprey Talia
Price range $$
Osprey logo

Jansport Tulare backpack
Jansport Tulare
Price range $$
Jansport logo

Lowe Alpine Core backpack
Lowe Alpine Core
Price range $$$
Lowe alpine logo

Burton Gorge backpack
Burton Gorge
Price range $$
Burton logo

Burton Fathom backpack
Burton Fathom
Price range $$
Burton logo

Brooks Pickwick backpack
Brooks Pickwick
Price range $$$
Brooks logo

Jansport Broadband backpack
Jansport Broadband
Price range $
Jansport logo

Heimplanet Monolith backpack
Heimplanet Monolith
2 bag types available.
Price range $$$
Heimplanet logo

Osprey Palea backpack
Osprey Palea
Price range $$
Osprey logo

Gregory Muir backpack
Gregory Muir
Price range $$
Gregory logo

Gregory Millcreek backpack
Gregory Millcreek
Price range $$
Gregory logo

Gregory Tarifa backpack
Gregory Tarifa
Price range $$
Gregory logo

Gregory I-Street backpack
Gregory I-Street
Price range $$
Gregory logo

Gregory Workman backpack
Gregory Workman
Price range $$
Gregory logo

Jansport Ashford
Jansport Ashford
Price range $
Jansport logo

Jansport Shotwell backpack
Jansport Shotwell
Price range $$
Jansport logo

Burton Switchup backpack
Burton Switchup
Price range $$$
Burton logo

Ortlieb Vario backpack
Ortlieb logo

Ogio Clark backpack
Ogio Clark
Capacity 26.2 l (1600 cuin)
Price range $
Ogio logo

Flowfold Denizen backpack
Flowfold Denizen
Price range $$
Flowfold logo

Moshi Helios backpack
Moshi Helios
Price range $$




Review Summary

358,452 reviews of bags checked.

Average rating is 4.5 out of 5.
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
74%
13%
5%
3%
4%



Top 10 laptop backpack brands

The 10 highest rated laptop backpack brands based on the 358,452 reviews we have checked + the highest rated bag from each brand.

BrandAverage ratingTop laptop backpack
Knomo4.8Knomo Beauchamp
LowePro4.8Lowepro Ridgeline
The North Face4.7The North Face Recon
Mindshift Gear4.7Mindshift Gear FirstLight
Kenneth Cole Reaction4.7Kenneth Cole Reaction No Looking Back
Tamrac4.6Tamrac Anvil
Patagonia4.6Patagonia Ironwood
Dakine4.6Dakine Eve
Mountainsmith4.6Mountainsmith Divide
Kipling4.6Kipling Seoul



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Like most people, you probably take your laptop with you wherever you go. Of course, this means that you need a laptop backpack to make sure that your computer gets to your destination with one piece. In this day and age, laptop backpacks are a dime a dozen which means that picking a good one can be a bit trying.

While it may seem deceptively simple, there is actually a lot to think about when choosing a laptop backpack for yourself. This includes the size, quality, comfort, and style. If you don’t want to drown in all of the technical terms and discussions, don’t worry. We have got you covered with all that you need to know – read all about it here!

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Choosing Laptop Backpacks (Buyers Guide)

One thing that there isn’t a shortage of is laptop backpacks. You will have no difficulty finding bags in different shapes, sizes, and colors. While this may seem like a stroke of luck, it also requires you to pay better attention to just what it is that you are buying. After all, you will have a tougher time trying to weed out the good from the bad. This article will act as a guide to help you do just this.

Laptop Backpack vs. Laptop Sleeve

There is often a debate between carrying laptop backpacks and laptop sleeves. Sleeves are lightweight enclosures for your laptop and are often unable to carry more than just the device. Backpacks, on the other hand, resemble daypacks but have a more specialized design.

The main appeal of laptop sleeves is that they are light, take up less space, and are more subtle to carry around. Backpacks, however, can be a little bulky. There are advantages to this added size and heft, though. These packs are able to protect your laptop a lot better, especially as you are traveling. Their bigger size also means that they can carry items and accessories for your laptop, in addition to the laptop itself.

Now, the decision does depend on your preference and your requirements. Nonetheless, more often than not, backpacks will trump sleeves in terms of comfort, durability, and space.

Laptop People

Types of Laptop Bags

There are actually several different types of laptop carriers to choose from. These include briefcases and totes. In terms of actual bags, though, there are two styles to choose from – messenger bags and laptop backpacks. Here is what you need to know about them:

Laptop Messenger Bags

These type of bags come with a single strap which can be carried over or across your shoulder. Messenger bags are good for those who want something that they can take to work as they tend to look more professional. Also, these bags have easy access points so they work well for those who need to quickly access their device.

Laptop Backpacks

These have become multi-purpose packs that are used by travelers, students, and business people as well. The advantage with these backpacks is the comfort afforded to the wearer because of the functional design. On average, the backpacks, have larger capacities as well which lets them carry a greater amount of items.

How Big Should Your Laptop Backpack Be?

Especially if you use your laptop backpack as a multi-purpose bag, you may be tempted to get the largest one possible. While this will allow you to fit more things into the backpack, it can also compromise the safety of your laptop. This is particularly true for those smaller laptops of 13 inches or less.

Ideally, the length of the backpack should be very close to the diagonal length of the laptop. This will ensure that the laptop will not move around while you are walking with the bag on your back. If the device is given too much room to slide about, it will almost certainly get damaged.

Most laptop backpacks have a pocket, sleeve, or compartment that is meant just for the device. This is what you need to pay attention to when trying to find a bag that will fit your laptop. On average, most backpacks are built to take laptops that are about 15 inches in size. So, if you have a larger one – perhaps 17 inches or more, you will need to find a bag with a compartment able to fit your laptop.

While the diagonal length is what you should focus on, also measure the width of your laptop. This is so that the laptop will fit snugly in the compartment. It is also a good idea to look for compartments that can be secured with a strap or mesh sheeting so that your laptop will remain fixed in one place.

Top Loader vs. Panel Loader

With top loader laptop backpacks, there is one opening at the very top, and there usually is just one main compartment. The advantage with backpacks that can be packed and unpacked like this is that it is a fuss-free design. In some cases, you will find that these type of backpacks are also more watertight than other designs. This is because there are no zippers or other openings for the water to seep through.

The panel loading laptop backpacks are ones that have compartments that have zippers separating them. These can be opened from the side. These laptop bags are best suited for individuals who like organization and want to store all of these items separately.

Storage and Organization Features

As mentioned, you will typically only find organizational features on panel loading laptops. However, if you are looking for storage options, you should think about what you want to carry in your laptop bag. In many instances, the items that you are carrying may be accessories for your laptop or other digital items. This is why organization and adequate partitions are important with this type of backpack.

You should look for lots of slots and compartments so that it is easy to store each item such as cables or wires separately. This will also make it simpler to find them in a rush. If you want the laptop backpack to double as a work or school bag, look for compartments that let you store pens, pencils, and other pieces of stationery.

If you really want to maximize your space as much as possible, laptop backpacks with external pockets will also be useful. With the exterior compartments, the backpack can also function as a handbag, allowing you easy access to your phone and money, too.

Protection Features on Laptop Backpack

One of the main reasons that you need a laptop backpack is so that you can protect your device while you are in transit. So, it would be logical to assume that one of the most important things about such a backpack would be safety and protection.

The primary way to judge how well a backpack would protect your laptop is to take a look at how much padding there is. The more padding there is, the less shock or force your device has to deal with. In addition to padding on the sides, you should also look for thick, firm padding on the bottom of the bag as well.

Then, there is the placement of the pocket. Ideally, there should be some space between the bottom of the laptop and the sleeve that houses the laptop. This will minimize any impact that the laptop will have with various surfaces.

It is important to note that the amount of protection (and padding) is directly related to the weight of the backpack. So, the better equipped a backpack is to protect your laptop, the heavier it will be.

The Carrying System and Straps

On laptop backpacks, the straps are typically well padded and wide. This is a good feature to have as it evenly distributes the weight across each shoulder. You can then avoid having the straps cut into your flesh while carrying your bag.

It is more common to see laptop backpacks that come with chest or sternum straps. Now, this helps to keep the bag steady on your back. As we have established, you don’t want your bag to move a lot with your laptop in it. The sternum strap makes sure that it stays in one place.

It can be a little difficult to find laptop backpacks that have waist straps. If you are only planning on carrying an average-weight laptop and a charger, then you aren’t going to require a hip belt. However, if you want to carry a heavier load in your bag, then you will need a waist strap. In this instance, a hip belt will help you to naturally carry most of the weight around your hips. This will avoid putting undue pressure on your shoulders or back.

Laptop Backpack Material

The material that your laptop backpack is made from is important as it will determine the durability of the bag. The most common material for laptop backpacks is nylon. This material is strong and will stand up to daily use. Nylon material that is thick and has a higher denier will prove to be the best fabric for a hardwearing backpack.

While polyester is not as strong as nylon, it does have its own benefits. Laptop backpacks that are made from polyester tend to be water resistant, at least to a certain degree. So, if you are expecting rain or drizzle on your daily commute, you will be better off with a backpack made from this type of material.

Choosing Travel-Friendly Backpacks

Since it is difficult to be parted from your laptop for too long, most people are taking their devices – and laptop backpacks with them on the plane. To be able to do this with minimal hassle, you should look for a travel-friendly laptop backpack.

There may be a chance that you will be asked to remove your laptop from the bag and place it in in a separate container. This is why you should choose a backpack that has easy access points and where it is simple to pack and unpack your laptop from.

You will need to pay attention to the size of the bag as well. Look for ones that will easily fit into the overhead compartment of the plane and will not take up too much room. Of course, to ensure that it will be kept protected during the flight, make it a point to look for a backpack with proper padding.

These are the most important things to know about choosing your laptop backpack. As long as you make it a point to pay attention to this advice, you should be able to make a good decision fairly quickly.


Last updated on May 23, 2018

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