These Are The Best Backpacks For College Students


Finding the perfect backpack for college can be a struggle. From the library to the quad, and even to your latest internship, these backpacks are sure to get the job done.

Best Backpacks for College Students

College students are constantly on the go - and never without their backpacks. I know I've used mine as a laptop bag, a purse, a carry-on, and even a lunchbox. Can we find one that can do all of that and more? Scroll through this list to find out! We've got a 'pack for every need.

No matter where you're going, or what you need it to hold, check out this list we've put together of some of the highest quality backpacks you can buy - without totally getting ripped off. We're sure you'll find at least one that seems to be exactly what you're looking for!

Kaukko Travel Laptop Backpack

This backpack is the perfect combination of comfort and style, with leather straps in the front and padded shoulder straps in the back. If this style reminds you of a certain brand, you're probably right. So what makes this backpack better? It's cheaper!

This pack will only set you back $39.99 and comes with a total of 7 different compartments, including a built-in padded laptop sleeve. You can get it here on Amazon.

Himawari School Waterproof Backpack

This 'pack is super cute and functional. One reviewer said, "I'm the student that stays at school from 8 am-8pm and it fits in everything I need walking around campus. I fit my 14'' laptop, an accordion folder filled with 6 B5 size notebooks, and other papers, a hard cover planner, a pencil case, and my computer charger all just in the main cavity!"

You can choose between 38 color combinations, and it can be purchased here on Amazon for $38.99.

Db The Scholar Backpack

With two outer straps, this pack is great for those who need to carry around their extracurriculars - yoga mats, skateboards, you name it. It's also got a convenient laptop compartment and (this is probably the best part) a "small zippered compartment that keeps shades and snacks close by". It's like they were speaking to our soul.

It's $99 and comes in four different colors. You can get it here on Backcountry.

Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

We're not going to lie to you, this one is mainly for style. But it also comes in 12 different colors and has a large main compartment, front zippered space, and two open side pockets - so you'll definitely have room textbooks, notebooks, or anything else you may need to store.

It's $80, and you can get it here at Urban Outfitters.

Kopack Business Laptop Backpack

Anything you can possibly think of, this backpack has a pocket for. Sunglasses holder? Check. Credit card slot? Check. And - wait for it - it's even got an external USB charging port! The best part? It's only $36.99 from Amazon.

One reviewer said: "I wanted a sleek professional looking laptop bag. As other reviews said, it is made with really good quality. In addition, it somehow has plenty of space without looking or being too big or too bulky. I put my laptop and 4 thick textbooks in it and it still looked compact and flat."

Teecho Waterproof Backpack

If you love a good print, then the Teecho backpacks are perfect. You can choose between 9 different prints, and can get it for $26.99 on Amazon.

One reviewer said, "This is a great backpack. I got so many compliments from people saying how pretty it is. Not to mention it's a laptop backpack and as a senior in high school going into college this summer I'm happy I got such a high quality product without breaking the bank."

Swissgear 1900 ScanSmart Laptop Backpack

This is the swiss army knife of backpacks. It's got a built tablet pocket, accordion file holder, organizer compartment, and a padded pocket with headphone cord port. It comes in 7 different color variations, and you can find it here for $62.99 on Amazon.

Cotopaxi Tasra 16L Backpack

Were all of these backpacks just way too boring for you? This pack is for those who like to be bold, yet still want function. From Cotopaxi, "The pack's external pockets keep your small items organized, while the padded laptop sleeve and internal zippered sections ensure your electronic devices and extra clothing travel in protected comfort."

Want to know what's even cooler? Each backpack from the Tasra collection is one of a kind! The employees who make them have creative control over its final look, meaning each one is different. You can get it here for $80.

Aer Fit Pack 2

If you like to hit the gym in-between classes, you'll definitely be interested in this backpack. It has two separate ventilated compartments in the front, so you can keep your sweaty gym clothes, dirty shoes, $500 textbooks, and your precious laptop all away from each other. This is also great for after college, if you find yourself having to switch from commuter to work shoes. You can get it for $135 at Nordstrom.