I’ve been on the hunt for a good backpack. My criteria was: stylish, sturdy, waterproof, with lots of compartments.
I got some great recommendations from my IG community, so I thought I’d share it here.
If you know of great backpacks that are not on this list, please leave me a comment at the bottom of the page and I’ll add it to the list.

Xiaomi Mi City 2

Accommodates 15.6 inch laptops, Wear-resistant and waterproof. Simple square shape. Light but strong.

Price: $52.62

Arcteryx Index 15

Compact, versatile, ultralight pack designed for daily life, travel and quick day hikes.

Price: $60.00

Timbuk2 Spirit Laptop Backpack

Fits most 13" laptops/tablets with expanding pockets to fit more items with ease. Made of 100% recycled nylon and polyester, also has two exterior water bottle pockets.

Price: $79.00

Black diamond street creek 20

 Haulbag inspired design with dedicated external 15” laptop sleeve.Quick access to main compartment with internal security pocket to keep your keys and wallet safe when out and about.

Price: $99.95


Holds up to 17.3” laptops, with dedicated headset, keyboard and mouse pockets. Padded back, handle and shoulder straps with a rugged base for added protection.

Price: $99.99

ebags pro slim laptop backpack

Lightweight, user friendly and extremely organized. Fits up to 17” laptops in a padded sleeve, with a variety of zip pockets to hold everything you need.

Price: $99.99

North Face Kaban Transit

Dedicated, fleece-lined 17” laptop compartment as well as tablet sleeve. Top-loading main compartment for books and binders and two water bottle pockets. 360-degree reflective visibility.

Price: $103.06

Lafuma original ruck 20

Made from 100% recycled fabric with reflecting zip for visibility. 2 mesh side pockets, 2 zipped front pockets and a protective compartment for a 17" laptop.

Price: $103.06

ogio no drag mach lh

Aerodynamic design with padded back panel and flat bottom allowing the bag to stand upright. Even has a hidden helmet holder if you ride to work.

Price: $119.99

The Brevite backpack

A compact, lightweight and functional everyday backpack. The main compartment can hold extra clothes or cables, with the separate laptop pocket fitting up to 16” Macbooks. Extra features like a dedicated passport pocket and hidden compartment for your valuables.

Price: $129.99

Pinqponq cubik medium backpack

Padded back and adjustable chest straps with padded interior compartments allowing you to pack a 15” laptop and a tablet.

Price: $148.76

Caraa cloud - Stratus Backpack

Made of waterproof nylon with a combined 15 exterior and interior pockets. Separate, padded 15” laptop compartment, secure pockets for valuables and cards.

Price: $160.00

Fjallraven Greenland Top Backpack

Made from hardwearing G-1000 Heavy Duty Eco material. Large main compartment keeps your items safe with snowlock closure. Interior sleeve with padded base holds up to 15” laptops.

Price: $160.00

Dsptch ridgepack ballistic nylon

“Shell-style” pack is intentionally simplified for lightweight and versatile carrying, with modular add-on options to customize the backpack for your specific needs. Laptop sleeve fits up to 16”, slim laptops.

Price: $168.00

Monos Metro Backpack

Water- and scratch-resistant nylon backpack with hidden pocket for your valuables and 15” laptop sleeve. Extra compartment to fit clothes, shoes or other necessities.

Price: $168.00

Incase Icon backpack

Durable nylon backpack with dedicated side-access iPad pocket. Main compartment holds larger documents and items while secondary compartment provides organizational pockets for safekeeping of tech items and accessories. Fits up to 16” laptops.

Price: $199.95

Boundary Supply Errant Pack

Modular components with 18 accessories makes this backpack adaptable for any purpose. Carries up to 15” laptops with secondary sleeve for a tablet. Hidden RFID pocket protects your valuables, while a zippered bottom compartment can hold your shoes, wet clothing or other items.

Price: $219

Peak Design everyday backpack

Internal and external pockets to carry just about everything you need. Top- and dual-side access with extra durable UltraZip design. Customizable internal organization and protective 15” laptop sleeve with pockets for tablets and documents.

Price: $259.95

Tumi Tahoe nottaway BACKPACK

Streamlined backpack for daily necessities and commutes. Interior and exterior pockets to hold everything from keys and cards to 13” laptops. Waterproof rain cover with reflective stripe included for rainy travel days.

Price: $372.11


This unique backpack boasts with top of the line spine and gear protection and ultimate ergonomic design and comfort. Detachable pockets and accessories provide customizable organization options. Holds up to 14” laptops.

Price: $491.18

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