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The best backpacks for laptops

Bummed that you have to lug your computer around? The best backpacks for laptops help you do it in style.

Written by
Jasmine Dilmanian

Having to carry a heavy computer around can be a real bummer, but it doesn’t have to be. When it comes to the best backpacks for laptops, there are a ton of stylish and functional options on the market. Peruse this list of the best backpacks for commuters or students going back to school, which includes both splurge-worthy packs and cheap options that are a real steal. They even work great for travelers headed out on road trips or jet-setting around the world. No matter which of the best backpacks for laptops you choose, it will definitely make your commute to work or school as easy (and comfortable) as possible.

The best backpacks for laptops

Concrete jungle pack
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1. Concrete jungle pack

The City Adventurer backpack from Lululemon comes in a variety of colors, so that you can carry everything you need and express yourself at the same time. Its water-repellent fabric and abundant storage make it ideal for the office commute.

$128 at

High-end elegance
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2. High-end elegance

Elegance by name, elegance by nature. This all-leather Plume Elegance bag from Lipault Paris is as beautiful as it is pragmatic. It’s big enough for your laptop, but not so big that you feel like you’re going camping.

$195 at

Sleek and chic
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3. Sleek and chic

If you’re all about leather, this option from Moleskine is best laptop backpack for you. It was designed with organization in mind and the sleek look pays homage to that famous notebook you probably have in your desk drawer.

$259 on

Waterproof simplicity
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4. Waterproof simplicity

This Knomo London laptop backpack is a looker, no doubt. But beyond that, it’s got a welded construction, waterproof padded straps, pockets galore and space for a 14-inch laptop.

$73 on

The multi-purpose savior
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5. The multi-purpose savior

If durability and storage are your top concerns, Suissewin has you covered. Incredible in its construction, this tear-proof, temperature-controlled backpack is made for carrying tech, but can also be used for camping, sports and just about anything else.

$44 on

Light but mighty
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6. Light but mighty

Take a subtly feminine approach with the delicate-looking but oh-so-strong Just In Case backpack from Tumi, the leader in luggage. It’s made from lightweight nylon, folds totally flat and comes in several beautiful hues.

$95 on

For the bargain hunter
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7. For the bargain hunter

Between its faux leather accents, two-way zip closure and nifty side compartments, this Old Navy backpack offers the best bang for your buck.

$36 on

Slim and trim
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8. Slim and trim

This thin, streamlined backpack from Herschel Supply Co. can hold a 15-inch laptop and a few extra goodies. A waterproof zipper is an added bonus to this fashion-forward option.

$50 on

The sporty choice
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9. The sporty choice

The company responsible for your favorite fleece brings you the Vault backpack. Crafted for activity, it features a floating laptop sleeve and compression-molded shoulder straps for the utmost comfort.

$36 on

Beyond the utility knife
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10. Beyond the utility knife

Victorinox doesn’t stop at Swiss Army knives. The Almont 3.0 is a dedicated laptop backpack with a rear padded compartment that holds a 15-inch computer. It has tons of exterior storage, too.

$135 on

Roll-top rucksack
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11. Roll-top rucksack

Digging beyond the standard backpack, we reach the rucksack. Troubadour’s luxury roll-top version is breathable, sleek and boasts memory foam shoulder straps.

$495 on

Form meets function
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12. Form meets function

Crafted from soft Colombian leather, Kenneth Cole Reaction gives us a boxy and roomy answer to the need for laptop storage. Carry this one around the city with or without your computer inside.

$92 on

Breathe easy
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13. Breathe easy

This sporty, all-purpose pack from all-weather gear king Patagonia earns a spot on our list of the best backpacks for laptops thanks to its water-repellant design. Breathable material on the back and on the straps means you won’t break a sweat while carrying it, either.

$89 on

A crowd favorite
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14. A crowd favorite

Swedish hipster-turned-mainstream favorite Fjällräven makes the perfect laptop rucksack, complete with a moisture-repellent surface. Plus, inside it has a removable seat pad so you can get comfy on the go, but while you're on the move this doubles as back support. Pretty nifty.

$110 on

World champion
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15. World champion

Champion, the ‘90s athletic-wear beast, is making a comeback with more refined versions of its throwback styles. The Attribute Backpack has a charming vintage feel, plenty of compartments and sturdy fleece construction.

$60 on

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