The number of backpacks out there is endless, and they range in price from under $50 to several hundred dollars, but finding a life-changing bag isn't easy. Whether you're once again commuting to an office or school, working from coffee shops, or going on a weekend trip, a good backpack will carry your stuff and keep it organized. It's also easier on your neck and shoulders than an overstuffed purse, duffle, or briefcase.
Whatever your needs, we have a fit and functional backpack for you. We inspect backpacks for a suspended, padded laptop sleeve; durable fabrics and water-resistant zippers; and versatile storage options. Don't see anything you like here? Check out our other guides, including the Best Laptop Totes and Purses, Best Messenger Bags, Best Camera Bags, and the Best Travel Bags.
Updated August 2022: We've added the Able Carry Thirteen Daybag and Pacsafe X Slnt Anti-Theft bag as alt picks. We've also removed the Chrome Industries Naito Pack, which is no longer available, and updated prices and links throughout.
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