These are the best laptop backpacks we’ve tried and tested


have a backpack The best, most efficient, and most comfortable way to carry your stuff – that’s why you don’t see people hiking the Appalachian Trail with tote bags. But finding the right bag for you and your lifestyle isn’t easy. Whether you’re heading to an office or school, going to your local coffee shop, or going on a weekend trip, a good backpack will look good and keep your stuff organized. It’s easier on your neck and shoulders than a stuffed purse or briefcase (and much better than trying to keep everything in your hands).

Whatever your needs, we have a fitted and functional backpack for you. We inspect backpacks for suspended, padded laptop sleeves; durable fabrics and high-quality components; and versatile storage options. I carried them on planes and bikes, hiking and traveling to conferences. If I didn’t have anything to carry, I put loose weights in them and rolled and dragged them around.

Don’t see anything you like here? Check out our other guides, including the best recycled bags, best laptop totes and wallets, best messenger bags, best camera bags, and best travel bags.

Updated in June 2024: We added the Tumi Velocity Backpack, Calpak Mini Convertible Diaper Backpack, Evergoods Civic Panel Loader, and Po Campo Bedford Backpack Pannier and removed some older picks. We’ve also updated links and prices.

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