Living in the digital age, it’s no surprise that most of us need our laptops with us at all times.We go to business meetings with them. We go to lectures with them. And we even bring our laptop with us when we travel or go hiking. Given this, it’s important to have a backpack that you can use to keep your laptop safe at all times. (As well as helping to carry the essentials such as a mouse, power supply, etc.)
There are lots of backpacks available – so which one to choose?
Fortunately, the editorial team at Lifehack has hand-picked 10 of the very best laptop backpacks for you. Let’s take a look at them right now.
1. TYLT Powerbag Travel Battery Charging Backpack
This hi-tech backpack features a USB charging hub for phones, laptops, tablets and portable electronics, and can charge up to three devices using a powerful built in rechargeable 10,400 mAh battery. The backpacks work with all USB charging cables for fast convenient recharging of virtually any cell phone or electronic device (two 1 Amp ports and one 2.1 Amp port). The backpack also offers cord routing anchors to organize cables.
TYLT Powerbag Travel Battery Charging Backpack, $99.43
2. Incase Icon Pack
The Incase Icon Pack features a huge number of individual pockets and organizational sections, designed to hold everything from pens to keys to tablets to headphones to smartphones. Handily, the backpack also stands up on its own, making access very easy. (This may not work if the backpack is overloaded and top heavy.) The laptop space is well padded with a plush lining, and once you’ve inserted your laptop – the bag still has plenty of space left. A nice touch is the different compartments the backpack offers for tablets, laptops and accessories.
3. OutdoorMaster Hiking Backpack 50L
A spacious backpack brimming with pockets and features. It’s great for hiking, travel, camping, and as carry-on luggage. This good-looking backpack includes a waterproof rain cover, a padded laptop compartment (15.6″) and plenty of room for all your equipment and accessories.
OutdoorMaster Hiking Backpack 50L, $36.99
4. ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad v2 Backpack
If you’re a keen gamer, then this backpack is designed especially for you. An internal suspension and padding system is designed to keep up to 17″ notebooks safe during travel. The backpack also includes tailored compartments for all other gaming hardware.
ASUS Republic of Gamers Nomad v2 Backpack, $169
5. ProTactic 350 AW Camera Backpack From Lowepro
This high-end backpack is aimed at amateur and professional photographers. As well as a section to house a laptop, there are also specially designed compartments to protect lens and cameras. (Fits 1-2 Pro DSLRs, one with up to 24-70mm f/2.8 lens attached, 6 lenses/speed lights, 13″ laptop, tripod and accessories.)
ProTactic 350 AW Camera Backpack From Lowepro, $149
6. Booq Boa Squeeze
As the image shows, this backpack has a unique turtle shell design, which helps to distribute the weight of the bag load better than most other backpacks. It also features ergonomic shoulder straps, which contour to all body types, and removable key fob and high-performance YKK® zippers.
7. Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop
One of the main selling points of this backpack is its jumbo storage capacity. The largest compartment features a well-padded laptop sleeve that can hold a laptop up to 17″ in size. The backpack also offers shock-absorbing shoulder straps and thick padding on the back to help ease the burden of a full (and heavy) load.
Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop, $61.07
8. Lifepack Solar Powered and Anti-Theft Backpack with laptop storage
If you’re looking for a unique backpack – then look no further than this one! Firstly, the Lifepack offers a 3-in-1 powerbank, bluetooth speakers and a solar charger. In other words, you can charge your laptop, cell phone or tablet exclusively with solar power. In addition, the backpack also has an integrated retractable lock and built-in rain cover. We think this would be a great bag for city people or riders.
Lifepack Solar Powered and Anti-Theft Backpack with laptop storage, $199.99
9. NIID-UNO I Water Repellent Slim Laptop Backpack
This ultra-stylish backpack has tons of storage space, which includes a smart organizing system with in-built USB charging port. The backpack is suitable for laptops up to 15.6″ in size. The exterior is made from durable eco-polyester with water repellent coating. Inside the bag, you’ll find three different types of interior panels specially designed for cameras, sports and art. The bag is ideal for city and nature walkers.
NIID-UNO I Water Repellent Slim Laptop Backpack, $79.99
10. AmazonBasics Backpack for Laptops Up To 17″
If your budget is the most important thing, then you should definitely consider this Amazon backpack. It has a huge storage space, and meets all the basic needs without being pricey. We think it’s great for people who just want a standard laptop backpack.
AmazonBasics Backpack for Laptops Up To 17″, $29.99
Hopefully, from the list above, you’ll be able to pick the perfect laptop backpack for your needs.
And please remember to check back with us regularly, as we’ll be providing other hardware recommendations that you won’t want to miss!
Featured photo credit: OutdoorMaster via amazon.com