Top 10 Best Laptop Backpacks

Top 10 Best Laptop Backpacks

1. Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop, Blue (TSB23902) 6. 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack
2. Ibex 17 Inch Notebook Backpack 7. Oakley Mens Kitchen Sink Backpack, Black, One Size
3. Samsonite Luggage Vizair Laptop Backpack 8. HP RU350AA Backpack Case
4. SwissGear ScanSmart Laptop Computer Backpack SA1923 (Black)  9. Lowepro Fastpack 350-Black
5. Belkin Slim 15.4″ Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray 10. Everki Beacon Laptop w/Gaming Sleeve

Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop, Blue1. Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop, Blue (TSB23902)

List Price: $79.99
Price: $59.99
You Save: $20.00 (25%)


  • Designed to fit laptops with up to 17 inch screens; Unit Dimensions: 20.08 inch H x 14.57 inch L x 7.87 inch W
  • Filled with multiple zippered compartments; file storage; two side water bottle pockets and more
  • Constructed of durable nylon materials; water-resistant case bottom; durable metal accents and zipper pulls
  • Zippered pocket in the front of the bag perfect for storing anything that needs a little extra padding
  • Sturdy molded plastic handle supported by metal grommets and cabling
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty: At Targus, we stand behind all of our products. We offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry so you and your device are covered.

Designed to fit up to 17.3-inch laptops comfortably, the Targus Drifter II Laptop Backpack is the perfect fit for the style-conscious individual who prefers to be on the cutting-edge of trends. Featuring multiple compartments for ample storage, this rugged backpack gives you room for all the things you need to tote-be it cross-town or cross-country. Breathable mesh panels on the backside of the pack provide a comfortable carrying experience for the long-haul, alleviating the discomfort of strenuous and perspiring jaunts! Plus, a secret zipper compartment on the backside of the backpack is the perfect hiding spot for a wallet, keys or an ID. Drifter II backpack straps are constructed with highly durable materials which are designed to balance out the weight of your bag, the Drifter II gives you the freedom to pack up and head out without the inconvenience of backpack fatigue. Heavily-padded and shock-absorbing shoulder straps give you the freedom to move comfortably.

2. Ibex 17 Inch Notebook Backpack

List Price: $89.99
Price: $67.94
You Save: $22.05 (25%)

  • Comp-u-Flex computer pocket keeps your 17-inch widescreen snugly protected; Three main compartments provide space for all of your belongings
  • Air-Flow Back Padding: Air-Flow Back padding keeps your back cool even with a full pack
  • Shock Absorbing Shoulder Straps: Shock Absorb Shoulder straps distribute weight evenly and keep you comfortable
  • Quik Pocket: Quik Pocket holds iPod/MP3 player for easy access to all of your gadgets; iPod/MP3 Player Pocket
  • Essentials Organizer in front pocket has pockets and slot for all of your accessories and gadgets; Quik-Access Phone Pocket
  • Comp-u-Flex computer pocket keeps your 17-inch widescreen snugly protected, three main compartments provide space for all of your belongings
  • Essentials Organizer in front pocket has pockets and slot for all of your accessories and gadgets
  • Quik Pocket holds iPod/MP3 player for easy access to all of your gadgets; iPod/MP3 Player Pocket

The IBEX Computer Backpack from Swiss Gear Wenger combines functionality and portability allowing you to carry your laptop with style. It features air-flow back padding and extra durable material on bottom to protect your laptop from accidental scratches. With quick pocket and removable accessory pouch, you can be rest assured that your trip will be an organized one. Fits Widescreen laptops of Screen Size Up to 17-inch.

3. Samsonite Luggage Vizair Laptop Backpack, Black/Electric Blue, 17 Inch

Samsonite Luggage Vizair Laptop BackpackList Price: $200.00
Price: $63.74
You Save: $136.26 (68%)

  • 100% polyester
  • Cool flow air padding on back for comfort and cushion shoulder straps
  • Easy access quick stash front pocket with super soft lining
  • Padded laptop compartment and tablet pocket
  • Front organizer neoprene organizer for all of your business needs
  • Two side pockets for water bottles, etc

Vizair provides superior laptop protection by using three air bumpers at the bottom and corners of the bag, your laptop can now receive the same shock absorption protection that runners have enjoyed in their footwear for years.

4. SwissGear ScanSmart Laptop Computer Backpack SA1923 (Black) Fits Most 15 Inch Laptops

List Price: $120.00
Price: $64.10
You Save: $55.90 (47%)

  • Organizer Pocket; Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Airflow Backing System
  • Water Bottle Pocket
  • Eyeglass Holder
  • Audio and Media Pocket; Equipment Safe

Tons of space and usable compartments:

1 padded laptop compartment
1 thin compartment that can be used for papers and folders
1 main compartment that contains vertical dividers to keep things organized, a smaller interior mesh pocket, and an ipod/cell phone pouch that leads to a slit in the top of the backpack for a headphone cord
1 decent sized pocket on each side (I use 1 for my laptop charger and accessories)
2 stretchy water bottle pockets big enough for the big 1 liter bottles (good for umbrella too)
1 small pocket on the top front
1 pocket on the bottom front that contains a bunch of small organizer pockets found in every backpack that nobody ever uses

Comfort: Padded, shock absorbing arm pads, padded back, and a comfortable handle on top.

Appearance: This is one of the best looking computer backpacks on the planet

5. Belkin Slim 15.4″ Notebook Polyester Backpack, Black/Light Gray

List Price: $49.99
Price: $41.00
You Save: $8.99 (18%)

  • Lightweight and versatile back pack for 15.4-inch notebooks and essentials
  • Durable polyester exterior and a plush Soft-Touch lining for extra protection
  • Stylish dark gray and green color combination
  • Convenient headphone grommet for easy access to your MP3 player

Belkin Slim Backpack has comparents for everything, is designed to carry 15.4-inch laptops, this back pack also includes room for everything from pens, business cards, credit cards, power supplies, and your other notebook accessories. Separate removable pouch for your power supply coordinates with your bag and contrasts for easy identifi cation. The shoulder straps and backside of the slim Backpack have extra padding and breathable mesh for maximum support and comfort. Convenient headphone grommet provides access to your MP3 player while keeping it safe and stored in a secure pocket.

6. 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Backpack, Black

5 11 Rush 12 Back PackList Price: $126.60
Price: $79.99
You Save: $46.61 (37%)

  • fleece
  • Water-resistant 1050D nylon
  • Zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket
  • Self-repairing YKK® zippers with large glove-friendly pull tabs
  • Web platform on front, sides, and shoulder straps
  • Compatible with hydration systems up to 60 oz.

Designed by special operations combat veteran, Kyle Lamb of VTACTM, the RUSH 12 was created because of end-user input. Its large main compartment has a pocket that will fit most sleeved laptops and the bungeed cinch top will keep any load in place. Two mesh pockets on the inside of the main flap hold computer accessories, electronics, binos, and other smaller items you want readily accessible. The 12″H x 9″W x 1″D Admin compartment on the front of the pack opens wide and has slots and pockets to organize smaller items, plus two key keepers and a large internal zippered pocket. Web platform on the outside of the compartment allows you to add 5.11’s SlickStickTM pouches for even more gear capacity and the 2″ x 3″ velcro patch is great for flag or unit patches. The 5″H x 8″W zippered pocket above the Admin compartment is a handy spot for radio, phone, travel documents, energy bars, and smaller gear and is also covered with web platform and a velcro patch for your nametape. Two compression straps keep everything snugged closer to your body for comfortable load management. We also tucked our zippered fleece-lined eyewear pocket on top, just behind the heavy-duty grab handle. Dual concealed hydration tube ports are located to the sides of the handle. Both sides feature top-to-bottom web platform, allowing you to attach a host of different 5.11’s SlickStickTM accessories. The hydration pocket that will accommodate bladders up to 60 oz. The extra padding on the back panel promotes ventilation and the anti-skid pads help keep the RUSH 12 in place. Tri-glide fasteners at the bottom corners allow the addition of a waist belt. The padded contoured shoulder straps have four rows of web platform and the sternum strap can be adjusted to four heights. Excess webbing can be gathered at the bottom of the straps with our elastic keepers. Two 3/8″ grommets in the bottom panel allow water and debris to escape. We also added four attachment points for 1″ webbing to the bottom.

7. Oakley Mens Kitchen Sink Backpack, Black, One Size

List Price: $200.00
Price: $189.00
You Save: $11.00 (6%)

  • padded laptop storage sleeve, up to 15
  • media player pocket with port
  • hook tie downs
  • compression molded eyewear pocket
  • side pockets

Each Oakley pack has its own prime features. Get them all in one design. The KITCHEN SINK PACK offers every conceivable innovation, from a mobile phone pocket to a padded sleeve that holds a laptop up to 17. The top storage compartment is compression molded to protect eyewear – or use it for a media player and take advantage of the headphone port. Cable zipper pulls let you add a lock to secure the main compartment. The mid-body access flap includes an inner organizer, and a compartment at the bottom has drainage ports for wet or soiled items. You also get plenty of pockets, attachment points and tie downs

8. HP RU350AA Backpack Case for 17.0-Inch Notebooks

HP RU350AA Backpack Case for 17 Inch NotebooksList Price: $59.99
Price: $34.14
You Save: $25.85 (43%)

  • Backpack case holds laptops with displays up to 17 inches in size; great for commuting to office or school
  • Cushioned computer compartment for optimal protection
  • Store AC adapter, an extra battery, or a mouse in the removable mesh pouch
  • Mesh water bottle pocket on the side; headphone jacket
  • Made of durable, heavy-duty nylon with plenty of light-weight padding

The HP RU350AA HP Notebook Backpack is designed for protecting a 17-inch notebook computer. The bag is made of durable heavy duty nylon with lightweight padding that makes it both strong and comfortable to wear and carry. There are numerous pockets and compartments to store your gear. The backpack is carried by dual padded shoulder straps /which evenly distribute your load/ or by a carry handle.

9. Lowepro Fastpack 350-Black

List Price: $179.99
Price: $84.00
You Save: $95.99 (53%)

  • Side Entry Compartment provides easy access to D-SLR equipment and accessories, even when pack is being worn
  • Triple Compartment Design ensures superior camera protection, notebook protection (fits up to a 17″ Widescreen)
  • 180-Degree access panel with adjustable dividers provides excellent protection in a customized fit that’s easy to load.
  • Outer accessory pockets provide external storage for other accessories with fast access
  • Tough, water-resistant outer fabric protects against moisture and abrasion

On streets or trails, you can shoot all day when you wear the lightweight, comfortable Fastpack 350 backpack by Lowepro. It protects a digital SLR with grip and a 24-70mm f/ 2.8 or 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, plus 17″ Widescreen notebook. Generous storage for additional lenses such as 18-200mm, 100, 400 VR, or 70-300mm f/4, flash, and other personal accessories. You won’t miss a shot, because side-entry compartments let you grab equipment and accessories, even while you’re on the move or without taking the backpack completely off! Customize the easy-to-access main compartment with adjustable dividers, use the outer organizer to keep larger accessories handy, and manage memory cards with a built-in pocket. Brethable, contoured shoulder straps distribute weight evenly.

10. Everki Beacon Laptop Backpack with Gaming Console Sleeve, Fits up to 18-Inch (EKP117NBKCT)

List Price: $149.99
Price: $99.20
You Save: $50.79 (34%)

  • Dedicated ultra-soft padded laptop compartment accommodates up to 18″ laptops
  • Gaming console sleeve included (suitable for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, etc)
  • Clever buckle system allows for both partial or full 180 degree opening of the main compartment for easy loading
  • Hip pockets for quick access to items like keys, media players, and mobile phone without taking the bag off your back
  • Dual hand-carry handles for easy lifting
  • 5-point balance strap system evenly distributes weight for comfortable carrying
  • Laptop Compartment: 1.38″x14.17″x19.69″
  • Water-resistant weather cover protects against dust, rain, or snow

Rugged and stylish, the Beacon is designed for comfort even with heavy loads and harsh conditions. An ultra-soft, padded laptop compartment deftly protects and carries up to 18″ laptops while still leaving enough room in the main compartment for a gaming console and accessories. Comfort and balance are maintained, even under heavy loads, thanks to the Beacon’s 5-point balance strap system and aero-flow padded back and shoulder harness. The spacious main storage compartment features a large zippered pocket, dividers, and an assortment of multifunction accessory slots. A clever buckle system allows the compartment to open halfway for quick access or a full 180 degrees for easy loading. Gamers will appreciate the inclusion of a dedicated sleeve for taking a gaming console (XBox 360, PS3, or Wii) on the road. Dual hip pockets provide extra storage and quick access to important items like keys, mobile phone, or a media player without taking the bag off. A zippered outer pocket and a quick-stash slot provide additional easy-access storage To keep your valuable contents protected in all weather conditions, the Beacon has an integrated stow-away water-resistant weather cover for use in sand, snow, rain, or dust. As with all Everki products, the Beacon is backed by Everki’s Limited Lifetime Warranty and world-class customer service.

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