1. The patterned front pocket only serves to solidify the versatility of this laptop backpack.
What people are saying: “This bag is worth every penny! I’m surprised at how much space it actually has. I can fit 3 notebooks, a folder, 2 textbooks and still have room. The great thing about this bag is that there are so many pockets/compartments (even a secret one at the back of the backpack). As a college student, this is a must-have, spacious and stylish. 100/10 would recommend!” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in four colors).
2. Give your back a much-needed break with a backpack structured to make your life easier.
What people are saying: “This is a great minimalist backpack for a great price. It also has a good unique look and so far the quality seems durable. It’s quite lite and comfortable for the amount of stuff I have put in there. I haven’t tried the USB Charger yet (must have your own portable battery). Overall this backpack is a great value.” —Jeffery Long
Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in five colors).
3. Bring this classic, sturdy Fjällräven laptop backpack along with you on your adventures.
What people are saying: “Bought this after purchasing the classic size Kanken in yellow because I wanted a bag that fit my laptop, and, believe me, my laptop fits in here like a glove! Honestly, I’m super impressed with Kanken products as a whole and would recommend them to anyone who’s willing to pay for them.” –EllaDay
Get it from Amazon for $114.95+ (available in seven colors).
4. A commuter bag to change your life. You’re no longer a normal person – you’re a backpack person now.
What people are saying: “I’ve used Incase backpacks as my primary work/laptop bag for probably the last 10 years, and this one looks and feels as good as the last ones, which each lasted four or five years. My last Incase backpack finally started wearing out on the bottom after three jobs and three continents; otherwise, all of the other features and materials still looked great. I’m expecting this one will last another good five years or so. This one has a great variety of storage options, including a couple of secret compartments. The laptop padding is ample, the zipper hardware and materials are all high quality.” —Larry C
Get it from Amazon for $97.88+ (available in six colors).
5. Keep it simple and classic with the ultimate childhood throwback: your very own JanSport backpack.
What people are saying: “I had no problem with wearing this bag…The package came on time and it was in great condition! It’s very cute and the color looks great when walking around with it. The size is just right and it’s adjustable to your preference. Overall I recommend this Bag to students and it’s TOTALLY WORTH THE PENNY!!! :)” —Amazon Customer
Get it from Amazon for $49.95.
6. Throw it back to the ’90s with a clear backpack that’s fit to hold all you’re totally cool with the world eyeing.
What people are saying: “This backpack is so sturdy! I am very pleased with my purchase. I wanted something for when I traveled to our ranch and be able to find the things I used the most. It is just perfect for me. I am using it for all my essentials and my books, etc! I am very pleased with the thickness of the plastic used to form the body of the pack. The zippers are very strong and work well. I would recommend this bag for all.” —Carol Smith
Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in nine colors).
7. A gorgeously luxurious Rains backpack, because you’re an adult now and you’ve got the bag to prove it.
What people are saying: “I have been using this bag for the last two weeks and I love it–it fits just as much as the previous bag I had been using while confining it to a much narrower profile. The structured shape of the bag allows you to stack things in a way that keeps the bag slim and polished looking instead of bulky/sloppy like most backpacks. The bag works well in a variety of settings, both business/business casual and day to day use on the weekend.” —S
Get it from Amazon for $82.95+ (available in six colors).
8. A waterproof vintage-inspired backpack that’ll never fail to impress your friends.
What people are saying: “I was a little on the fence about this bag because I couldn’t find anything about the company at all but the other reviews were so positive, I gave it a shot. Honestly, this is the best small backpack I’ve ever had! It’s sturdy and has the perfect amount of pockets. I compared it to my Fjallraven Kanken backpack and it barely stacked up to this bag.” —Alexa
Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in 42 colors).
9. File it all away in this slim-profile laptop pack that only looks expensive.
What people are saying: “In love with this backpack. Quality is really nice with thick fabric. I have a 15.6” laptop, and my old backpack made it seem so heavy. After I started using this one, it seemed so light! I didn’t think that it would be possible! The charger is great and charges my phone perfectly since I usually carry a power bank with me. I love the 3 compartments since it helps me organize my things. Absolutely a great buy!”—Linda
Get it from Amazon for $23.79.
10. You know it’s about to get adorable when your satchel’s rocking a soft pom-pom – plus, it’s anti-theft, too!
What people are saying: “I love this backpack purse. It has a great feel to it. It’s very spacious, and it’s overall beautiful. I love being able to carry it around my shoulders, and as well as a backpack. I bought the beige bag and will definitely order the black one as well. I highly recommend this item. Besides being practical its very beautiful and trendy.” —Cindy Peralta
Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in seven colors).
11. Catch every light with this lightweight yet stylish backpack, perfect for work – and play.
What people are saying: “Cute, fun, affordable, and durable. The colors change in so many different ways; it can look matte gray, have subtle colors, more noticeable shimmery colors, or bright highlighter colors depending on light & angles. It’s versatile; it can be muted and professional or bright and fun, and all straps are removable so you can customize how you want to wear the bag.” —Jen
Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in seven colors).
12. A chic faux-leather laptop backpack that may look expensive, but nobody needs to know just how much you paid for it – right?
This simple yet professional design dresses up the standard backpack without losing its simplicity and efficiency.
What people are saying: “I got this bag to take to college with me every day. I was worried that it would be too small or, like many other bags, after too many days of being overstuffed the bottom would break. That absolutely isn’t the case. It has a small footprint, but it’s deceptively roomy. I fit in it a 12 pocket folder, my laptop and case (13 inch, I don’t trust “laptop backpacks,” lol), 6 campus notebooks, my motor I planner, a pencil case, a medium-sized makeup bag, all my other electronics and chargers, a small emergency kit, and 2 textbooks. All these things are easy to maneuver still and none of the seams are straining. I could probably fit much more if necessary.” —Shayla Cody
Get it from Amazon for $26.59+ (available in two colors).
13. A gorgeous vegan leather satchel to show the world you’ve got your life together.
What people are saying: “I’m a huge backpack lover and didn’t want to drop a ton of money on something that is going to get tossed around. I seriously love this bag. I love the way it looks and the utility of it, especially the zipped up pocket on the inside – I’d feel safe keeping my passport in there.” —Kim S.
Get it from Amazon for $27.69.
14. Organize your whole life into this Bellroy remake of their wildly-popular classic backpack.
What people are saying: “I have owned several backpacks in the past but this is by far my favorite. The quality is simply amazing, the pockets are positioned perfectly and the size is great. I HIGHLY recommend this brand for anyone looking for a good quality backpack.” —Gehry
Get it from Amazon for $139.99+ (available in three colors).
15. A surprisingly durable bungee & mesh Eastsport backpack with padded shoulder straps — so you know you can count it in for the long run.
What people are saying: “I got this pack to bring on marches as I have recently found myself becoming actively involved in some political protests. Some marches do not allow backpacks unless contents are visible. I thought the mesh would be more comfortable than plastic or vinyl… and I like this one a lot. It is large enough to hold some clothes and food. It has an external zipped pocket, as well as two side pockets with elasticized tops good for water bottles or snacks. It’s light and comfortable. The only improvement I would suggest is to add a small padded waist belt.” —Cathy
Get it from Amazon for $15.95+ (available in 15 colors).
16. For the constant traveler, this compartment-filled backpack will never be a disappointment.
What people are saying: “This might be a little weird to admit, but I really like “Things that hold things,” Cases, boxes, bags, backpacks, etc. I am very happy to say that this might be my favorite day backpack that I have ever owned. It is impeccably well designed. It is good looking yet subtle, and you can tell that someone (or a group of people) really put the effort into thinking about how people would use the bag.”—Steve
Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in four colors).
17. A simple, lightweight backpack with two outer side pockets and a laptop sleeve that’ll make both your back and wallet happy.
What people are saying: “This bag is pretty awesome and gets the job done. Compared to the other ones out there (Herschel or even Jansport) You actually get a lot for what you pay for. The straps feel pretty secure and strong, the pack itself is more of a midsize bag, and the number of pockets can keep you quite organized.” —Grace Quintin
Get it from Amazon for $17.91+ (available in seven colors).
18. Get your hands on this water-resistant backpack, which comes complete with a padded compartment for your laptop!
What people are saying: “Great pack! It fits everything I need and more. I work IT and am always in need of more room for wires and various items for clients. This pack isn’t overwhelmingly large yet it still fits my lunchbox, novel, notebooks, Lenovo laptop, tablet, Yahtzee sheets, and my new love interest, the Switch. It’s sturdy without my back having to suffer for it and I love knowing my gear is protected. The design is obviously gorgeous and I’ve since decorated it with various pins and patches. Most importantly, I’ve yet to have any issues with the straps. They’re strong and I trust their durability, even with my whole life shoved in the pack. I also feel pretty cool showing up at businesses with this on my back.” —Jamie Gould
Get it from Amazon for $42.99+ (available in four colors and two sizes).
19. You may not be in high school anymore, but that doesn’t mean you have to choose function over fashion (or fun!). Trust me.
What people are saying: “This backpack is amazing! It came super fast, the colors are almost exactly the same as the picture, it’s sturdy, and is actually pretty roomy! BONUS- it has a secret pocket in the back. I didn’t notice it at first but now I use it to hold my wallet and gum. This backpack is amazing. (I included a photo of the secret pocket because I LOVE IT).”—Jaycee
Get it from Amazon for $25.00+ (available in 16 colors).
20. Keep it sweet & simple with a no-frills Herschel backpack, perfect for every kind of occasion.
What people are saying: “It is a good looking bag and easy to pack and carry. I decided to finally replace my briefcase for something easier to carry with me. I am happy with it and will probably use it for a long time coming. I initially purchased this to see how I would like using a backpack before making the leap into a nice leather bag.”—Jai
Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in 21 colors).
21. Prepare to be obsessed with this feline-themed backpack. Plus, the canvas bag is available in a dizzying array of fun designs — no judgment if you wind up buying more than one!
What people are saying: “Love this backpack! I wanted something super cute, pink, and with kittens to hold my books and lunch for work. This did the trick! I think the words were translated incorrectly, so it says “Always your Friond” and “I love CAT” on it, haha, which is fine for me, because I think it’s hilarious, and it becomes a conversation piece.” —Pegga Doodles
Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in six colors).