Getting the best backpack for school can ease some of the burden of a busy college or high school year. When you're carrying textbooks, a new laptop and your everyday essentials (like the best graphing calculators), a top quality backpack can quite literally help take the weight off your shoulders.
Lucky for you, then, we happen to be experts in picking out the best tech products around, as well as the best back to school backpacks to carry them around in.
Taking into consideration things like durability, comfort, space and price, we've scoured the market for the best back to school backpacks for you.
From designer names offering bargain deals to sensible, affordable picks all year round, these are the very best back to school backpacks we’ve found for 2020.
Our selections, ranked from cheapest to most expensive, take into account online reviews, brand reputation, product capability and unique features, to help you pick through the maze of choices available to you. These are products that we haven't had in our test labs, but based on our experts' opinion and knowledge of the most reputable brands around, we think these are worth looking at.
Back to School 2020 is certainly going to be different, and we’re here to guide you through what you'll need. Whether you’re truly going back to school or remotely attending classes online, we’re rolling out a series of in-depth guides for students, teachers and parents to ensure you're buying the right technology and accessories.
If you only have the budget of about 30 bucks (or around £18) to spend on a backpack that will get you through the year, then the AmazonBasics Laptop backpack is a terrific option. Most folks that just want a bag to hold their stuff, and this one does exactly that. Made and sold by Amazon through its Basics program, this all-black backpack has a laptop sleeve for 15-inch laptops, and several types of pockets, for but a pittance compared to most.
The tried and true JanSport is tough to make a case against, especially the Baughman backpack. A full-canvas bag with nylon mesh inside including a 15-inch laptop sleeve, this backpack also comes with a media pocket lined in fleece as well as a removable storage pouch. Of course, it also includes the comfortable padded straps that the brand is famous for so your shoulders won't be torn to shreds. Lastly, for the aesthetic inclined, it also comes in several different colors – from solid black to ones with a patterned material.
For those that like the look and feel of JanSport, but need even more storage for a particularly heavy semester, the brand’s Big Student Backpack is a shoo-in. With 2,100 cubic inches of carrying capacity, this backpack should hold everything you need and then some. Plus, ergonomic shoulder straps help prevent your cargo from weighing down on you too much. As far as organizing all your stuff, this one’s got several sections, including three front pockets, one side pocket and the two main compartments.
Burton is one of those brands that has come in vogue in recent years, and for good reason. Its backpacks come in countless colors and fabric styles, even nylon so that water isn't easily absorbed. The Tinder-style backpack has a 15-inch laptop sleeve, as well as ergonomic shoulder straps and a lifetime warranty should something break via natural wear and tear.
Meet the ultimate backpack for your next school semester, marrying the worlds of form and function like few others can. The Little America comes in several colors and patterns, all mirroring that look and feel of a hiker’s pack. That feeling comes through even with the 13-inch laptop sleeve, magnetic closures and media pocket with headphone port.
Mature, sophisticated, clean – the Premium Essentials Modern Backpack from Adidas has an understated and professional look. It features two side pockets, an outer zip laptop compartment that can take up to a 15-inch laptop, and there’s a front zip pocket too for smaller bits like keys, pens and power banks. Inside you'll find a bevy of compartments to carry your spare USB cables, and other small items, and the backpack also includes a chest strap to secure it in place during long bouts of walking.
The Nike Heritage 2.0 is a super affordable backpack capable of carrying a 15-inch laptop that's perfect for media students or creatives. With a large front zip compartment, which is ideal for carrying a bluetooth speaker, the Nike Heritage 2.0 also has a zipped main compartment for the tech you want to keep safe and secure like your smartphone.