If you travel with tech gear, you know the frustration of chucking your stuff into a standard backpack. Small things like memory cards are often lost to the abyss, and pricey electronics can get scratched and damaged. Fortunately, there is a better way to travel while keeping all of your electronics intact.
1. Lifepack Solar Powered & Anti-Theft Backpack
The Lifepack by Solgaard is a backpack that doesn’t just hold your tech – it is a piece of technology. The Lifepack features a number of high-tech upgrades that you won’t find in a standard backpack. First, it has an integrated solar panel to charge a built-in power bank. There is even a USB port on the exterior of the bag so you can charge your devices while wearing it. Secondly, the Lifepack has integrated Bluetooth speakers. This means that the party goes where you go. Finally, this pack features a patented anti-theft cabling system, ensuring your stuff is safe.
As far as storage is concerned, the Lifepack has tons of interior compartments and pockets. In addition, the Lifepack also features four secret pockets. These are hidden to the naked eye and can be used to store your valuables like credit cards, cash and passport.
2. eBags Professional Slim Backpack
The eBags Professional Slim Backpack is made for people who believe there is a place for everything and everything should be in its place. This backpack features compartments tailored for specific devices and accessories. It’s perfect for those with lots of stuff who hate having to rummage through their bag to find things. To this end, there is a padded sleeve able to accommodate a 17-inch laptop. Additionally, there is a removable crush-proof “garage.” This is a container with a hardened plastic shell that is perfect for storing sensitive, fragile gear.
The eBags Professional Slim Backpack also features a side-loading design similar to that of a suitcase. This allows easy access to commonly-used items without having to open the entire bag, a lifesaver in cramped environments like public transport. Furthermore, the bag features stowable straps and a pass-through sleeve on the back, allowing users to securely attach it to the handle of their luggage.
3. Mark Ryden Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack
This backpack by Mark Ryden is one of the affordable bags on this list, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t packed with features. In addition to all of the standard pockets and compartments, this bag also opens 90 to 180 degrees, making everything easily accessible. Furthermore, it also features built-in USB ports, so you can charge your gadgets without having to open the bag.
The Mark Ryden Anti-Theft bag derives its name from its unique design. The backpack deters thieves by utilizing zippers hidden underneath folds of fabric. Unless you know where to find the zippers, you’re going to be feeling your way around the backpack for a while. Finally, the Mark Ryden Anti-Theft backpack is waterproof and scratch-resistant, so you can take it on all your adventures.
4. Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack
All of the backpacks listed above are great, but they all suffer from the same pitfall: they’re not particularly exciting to look at. Granted, this all boils down to individual taste, but many tech-friendly backpacks on the market all seem to adopt a sterile look, with lots of blacks and grays. Fortunately, the Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack combines both functionality and style.
The Modoker Laptop backpack has a vintage styling for those looking to compliment their sense of fashion. However, the Modoker backpack isn’t just about looks. It features compartments dedicated for your tech gear, like a fully padded laptop sleeve capable of accommodating computers up to 15 inches. Furthermore, it features an external USB charging port, so users can top up their devices on the go.
5. Fjällräven Räven 28
This minimalist backpack from the Swedish Fjällräven, is simple and practical. It has a 28-liter capacity, divvied up between numerous compartments and pockets. There is a spot for all your tech gear, including a dedicated zippered laptop compartment. Additionally, it has a fleece-lined pocket, perfect for minimizing potential scratches on mobile phone and tablet screens.
While the Räven 28 may not be as “high tech” as some of the packs on this list, it is one of the smallest bags available. This makes it very attractive for those who travel a lot, especially those who fly. The Fjällräven Räven 28 is a great carry-on bag, as it is the perfect size to slip underneath the seat in front of you.
While these are some of our favorite tech friendly backpacks, there are many others available. Do you have a favorite backpack for all your tech gear? Let us know in the comments!