Best Laptop Backpacks 2016
In best laptop backpacks 2016 we are going to look at what makes a great laptop backpack and then we are going to review some of the best new laptop backpacks of 2016.
What to look for in a laptop backpack:
- Thieves love to steal laptops so if your backpack looks more like a normal backpack it's less likely to get stolen.
- Style: Just because a laptop bag needs to be practical, that doesn't mean you shouldn't get one that makes you look good. If you shop around you should be able to find one that appeals to your sense of style.
- Safety: Laptops are expensive, a good notebook backpack should have enough padding to protect your laptop from bumps.
- Extra pockets: You should be able to carry your mouse, cables and a few laptop accessories around, with your laptop. A good laptop bag will have pockets that can keep things neat and tidy, so you can quickly get to them when you need them.
Targus Zip-Thru Air Traveler Backpack
The Targus Zip-Through Backpack for 15.8 inch laptops achieves its goal of protecting the laptop while allowing airport security to check your belongings.
The strongest feature is that it “splits” down the middle. This separates the laptop from the accessories, which facilitates X-ray or manual screening. For the X-ray screening: pack only the laptop on its compartment; unzip to “split” the backpack; lay it flat, lengthways, on the conveyor belt; retrieve and re-zip after screening.
This may be the only manufacturer that offers helpful suggestions on clearing security. (Pack only one laptop per bag. Only pack the laptop in the one compartment. Don’t stack other electronic equipment – think about making the X-ray image as clean and easy to decipher as possible. Even taking an extra laptop battery may delay your security clearance).
For convenience, there are multiple pouches and pockets to keep computer – and other – accessories organized. Surprisingly, there is no specific pen-holder.
There are more durable backpacks, but few match the versatility of the Zip-Through by Targus.
Mobile Edge Paris Messenger Bundle
Mobile Edge’s Paris Backpack bundle includes the backpack (“Quelle surprise!”, as the French would exclaim), but also a lock and cable for security, a USB mouse for easier computing.
To focus on the backpack: four zippered outside pockets; a water-bottle holder; a media pocket; padded compartment with strap for the laptop; interior pockets including pen holders; and yet more pockets for accessories, office supplies, books or binders, and perhaps a wallet or purse.
The straps are adjustable; there are mesh areas to ventilate your back.
Belkin Laptop Sling Bag
The Belkin Laptop Sling Bag is indeed a side-sling bag that can carry a 15.4 inch laptop, its charger in one pouch, and the other accessories in other pouches and pockets.
It is not suitable for carrying more than a file folder – not binders or other bulky items between your home and office.
The point, however, is comfort. The bag hugs your body and seemingly protects your back. It has a well-padded strap. The back panel is a breathable fabric, which is a terrific selling feature.
Laurex Laptop/Notebook Backpack
Suitable for larger laptops, Laurex’s green flower backpack can carry a 17 inch laptop.
There are enough compartments, pouches, and pockets to store all the laptop accessories, personal electronics, pens, and binders that one could want (or heft) – you can also fit a water bottle.
The straps are well-padded and comfortable. A handle is available for the “briefcase” look.
Zippers, flaps, and other details are sturdy and well-constructed.
Case Logic 15.4 Backpack
As the name implies, this backpack by Case Logic stores a 15.4 inch laptop. Besides the obvious accessories, it can also store personal electronics (cell phone) in two interior pockets.
There is a quick-access zippered pocket on the flap.
The shoulder straps are contoured and padded for comfort.
The felt-lined interior deserves some praise, for protecting items that might otherwise be scratched by harsher backpack interiors.
Lowepro Backpack Factor Laptop Bag
This Lowepro backpack can carry most 15.4 inch laptops, with comfort and in an “urban messenger” style.
There are enough compartments, pockets and holders for accessories, books, personal electronics, and water bottles.
The outer fabric is water-resistant (so few things are truly water-proof!), and the computer compartment is reinforced for extra protection.
The shoulder harness is a breathable mesh fabric, and gets high praise for being wide enough and thick enough to relieve sore shoulders – even when carrying a full load.
SwissGear Computer Backpack
Perhaps just the name of this Swiss Gear backpack conveys the manufacturer’s confidence: no lengthy model or description, just “Computer Backpack”. They believe they have it right. Or, perhaps, they need to set up a naming convention so that consumers will know that there are different models, different sizes…
It stores 15.4” laptops easily, with accessories, personal electronics, books, and the other items that need to be carried and kept organized.
The laptop’s compartment is well padded and secured by a strap. The outer fabric is tough and durable.
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