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The best laptop bags for back to school

The best laptop bags for back to school
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Fall is right around the corner. You already know what that means: Back-to-school shopping has begun. If you're looking for a durable and dependable laptop bag, we've rounded up some of the most popular and top-rated laptop bags that keep your tech protected.

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Best budget-friendly bag with USB: Kroser laptop bag with USB port, $29

Fashionable laptop bag: Beis Travel Work Tote, $138

Turn any backpack into a laptop bag: Dare to Roam Sidekick laptop case, $60

We found stylish laptop backpacks, laptop bags and accessories from top brands including Beis, Topo Designs and more. We curated a selection of reviewer-loved options for a variety of budgets.

Keep reading to check out our picks for the best laptop bags for heading back to school in 2022. 

(While you're shopping, be sure to check out our roundup of the best back-to-school deals. And if tech is on your mind, you'll also want to read the best laptops and laptop deals for back to school, the best tablets for back to school, the best back to school deals on Apple AirPods and more.)

Kroser laptop bag with USB port 

Laptop bag with USB port
Kroser via Amazon

This stylish laptop bag has nearly 20,000 five-star reviews and features a built-in USB port for charging on the go -- you just need to add a power bank. (You can buy a Mophie Powerstation battery on Amazon for $35.)

It's a sleek step up from a casual backpack, while still providing plenty of storage. This bag can be carried like a briefcase, purse or backpack, and has room for both a laptop and tablet.

Kroser laptop bag with USB port, $26 (reduced from $43)

Mophie Powerstation battery pack (10,000 mAh), $35 (reduced from $50)

Fjällräven Räven Bordeaux red backpack

Fjällräven Raven 28L Bordeaux Red

While the social-media-famous Kanken Classic backpack from Fjällräven gets more attention, the brand's Räven 28-liter backpack is just as stylish and durable. With a simple design that includes a front-zippered pocket, two side pockets, and a large main compartment with a padded compartment for a 15-inch or smaller laptop or tablet, the Räven is a straightforward and practical choice that still comes with quite a bit of cool factor. Available in seven colors.

Fjällräven Räven Bordeaux red backpack, $124 

Topo Designs Rover Pack 

Rover pack

Rated a whopping 4.8 stars on Amazon, the Rover Pack from Topo Designs puts a sleek new spin on the classic cinch-top backpack silhouette. It has two zip-up pockets and two cinch-top pockets for easy access to beverages and accessories, an inner laptop sleeve and a catch-all pouch for anything else. This versatile, all-purpose backpack can also turn into a camera bag with the addition of a Topo Designs Camera Cube ($59) insert.

Topo Designs Rover Pack, $109

Rains Backpack Mini

Rains Backpack Mini

Rains is known for its sleek and minimalist waterproof designs. The Rains Backpack Mini is a slightly smaller version of the Rains Backpack that still has enough room for a laptop and tech accessories. There's a zippered inner pocket for your essentials as well. The bag's flat design makes it ideal for students who have a crowded commute to campus. Available in four colors.

Rains Backpack Mini, $95

Bellroy Tokyo Tote backpack 

Tokyo Tote backpack

The Tokyo Tote backpack is made from recycled, water-resistant ripstop fabric. Along with a laptop sleeve, vertical front pockets and multiple internal pockets, there are two internal Pop Pockets -- compartments that can be removed for extra storage and tucked away when necessary. The Tokyo Tote is available in six colors. 

Bellroy Tokyo Tote backpack, $189

Tomtoc 360 protective laptop shoulder bag

Tomtoc 360 protective laptop shoulder bag

This affordable messenger-style laptop bag boasts more than 10,000 five-star reviews. The bag features a thick, fleece-padded interior and a water-resistant exterior. Its corners are well protected against accidental drops and bumps.

This bag features a main compartment designed for a 13-inch laptop and two pockets for tech accessories. (Larger designs are also available.) The bag comes in three colors.

Tomtoc 360 protective laptop shoulder bag, $36

Away The Everywhere Zip backpack


The Everywhere Zip backpack from luggage brand Away offers a minimalist look. It's made with water-resistant nylon material and a leather trim. As for functionality, an interior, padded laptop pocket holds a 15-inch computer (with the help of a magnetic locking zipper). Other pockets hold water bottles, documents and miscellaneous essentials.

The backpack zips open like a clamshell, offering easy access to all your items. Available in four colors.

Away The Everywhere Zip backpack, $195

Parker Clay Mari backpack

Parker Clay Mari backpack
Parker Clay

At $398, the Mari backpack may the priciest pack on this list -- but it's also the only bag in this roundup made from premium, full-grain leather, which, on top of being naturally water-resistant and durable, will develop a beautiful patina over time. That means this bag will only get better with age. 

The Mari backpack has a padded 15-inch laptop sleeve, two built-in water bottle holders and six pockets. The Mari backpack also includes stroller clips, making it a smart choice for parents.

Parker Clay Mari backpack, $398

Beis Travel Work Tote

Beis Travel Work Tote
Beis Travel

Looking for a more professional-looking laptop bag for the new school year? The Work Tote from Beis Travel features a padded laptop sleeve with a Velcro-strap closure, multiple pockets and pen slips, and a key-ring leash to help you stay organized. This fashionable and functional bag is available in four colors.

Beis Travel Work Tote, $138

Dare to Roam Sidekick laptop case

Dare to Roam Sidekick laptop case
Dare to Roam

This antimicrobial and water-resistant laptop case from Dare to Roam is a minimalist option for when you need to carry a laptop and just a laptop. The padded case can fit a laptop up to 15 inches long in the main compartment. It has a front pocket with a magnetic snap, perfect for holding a portable keyboard, mouse or other small tech accessories.

Dare to Roam Sidekick laptop case, $60

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