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    Updated on Aug 8, 2019. Posted on Aug 5, 2019

    21 Of The Best Backpacks You Can Get On Amazon

    Whether you're a student, professional, hiker, or just looking for a cute new everyday backpack, we have the best options for you!

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    1. A waterproof backpack with a built-in USB charging port, a slim design, numerous compartments, and space for a 17-inch laptop. You can have it all with this bag!

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    Promising review: "Actually waterproof! I've walked for 20+ minutes in rain with this on my back a few times, to find that nothing inside was even slightly damp. Fair comfortable to wear with 20+ lbs stuffed inside. Great organization setup. Would buy again." —Dallas S

    Price: $23.99 (available in seven colors)

    2. A clear backpack that'll not only hold everything you need, but also look super-stylish for school, music festivals, or traveling.

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    Promising review: "My daughter has been in a middle school for three years now that requires a clear backpack. Clear backpacks are a pain in the neck to find and they usually fall apart in three months or less. Needless to say, we have gone through a ton of them. After trying at least a dozen different clear backpacks, I came across this one, and it is by far the highest quality one I've found to date. It's REALLY nice and sturdy, and has so far done a great job holding the 20 pounds of books and binders my poor kiddo has to lug around every day. Wish I found it three years ago!" —Laura I

    Price: $24.99 (available in nine colors)

    3. A cool floral bag with a trendy pattern and comfortable straps that you can wear all day.

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    Promising review: "SO cute! And SO functional. It has all these compartments and pouches inside. My stuff has never been so organized. And there's even this little area where you can put your phone in the bag and slide the headphones out of a cleverly covered-up slit in the bag so that the bag remains zipped and the phone stays in the bag but the headphones can be pulled out. I hope that kind of explains it, but literally BEST backpack EVER." —Belle

    Price: $27.99+ (available in two colors)

    4. A travel backpack that'll convert into a duffel bag to make room for all of your outfits, shoes, laptop, and toiletries — without having to carry a suitcase.

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    Promising review: "So far so good: I just packed a laptop (and charger), five shirts, a skirt, two pairs of pants, undergarments, socks, a pair of shoes, PJs, a toiletries bag... and my curling iron. It's also crazy how I've compressed it enough that I'm pretty confident the pack will fit in the overhead of the airplane pretty easily. If I wanted to fit a little bit more, I definitely have more space. It's also very comfortable and sturdy. So much better than rolling a little suitcase around. This is extra awesome if you've got to hang around a city before checking into a hotel, and you don't want a suitcase making things complicated." —Jessica

    Price: $59.99 (available in 15 colors/patterns or with three packing cubes in four colors/patterns)

    5. A simple, lightweight backpack with two outer side pockets plus a laptop sleeve to make both your back *and* your wallet pretty happy!

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    Promising review: "This bag is pretty awesome and gets the job done — you actually get a lot for what you pay. The straps feel pretty secure and strong, the pack itself is more of mid-size bag, and the amount of pockets can keep you quite organized: one front pocket for easy access to keys, wallet, and phone; two side pockets, large enough to fit an 8 oz mason jar on either side. Main compartment is pretty spacious, inside front flap has two small pockets and two pen/pencil pockets, back inside part has a section to keep your iPad or small surface laptop — and there's even a small zipper compartment where you can store your wallet or phone." —Grace Quintin

    Price: $17.82 (available in seven colors and three styles)

    6. A laptop backpack with a subtly fun design that's more than worthy of fitting everything you need comfortably.

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    Promising review: "I really like this backpack! I carry a ton of stuff (probably more than I need to), and this bag holds everything I need. I use a small laptop (12-inch) and I carry a large binder. I'm the person who always has the thing someone needs. 'Does anyone have a Band-Aid?' Yes. 'Do you have a pen I can borrow?' I have three that you can just have. 'You wouldn't happen to have any Tylenol, would you?' Or would you like Advil or Excedrin. I have all three. That's how I roll. I take a backpack everywhere. I'm around kids all day — often outside. This bag stays clean and holds up well with daily use. It is light and very sturdy. It's comfortable to wear and because it's small and sturdy, it distributes weight evenly and doesn't make my muscles angry." —eb

    Price: $29.99 (available in two sizes and 10 colors)

    7. An awesome Dakine bag for any student or commuter, to make carrying all your everyday stuff (plus lunch or dinner) comfortable and enjoyable.

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    Promising review: "An amazing backpack. Carried my 17-inch laptop, one (sometimes two) large law casebooks, and my breakfast, lunch and dinner, a water bottle and my umbrella when needed. The straps were comfy and didn't dig in. The chest strap is adjustable so it didn't squish my boobs in a weird way. I like the sunglasses case but I used it to hold my cell instead." —G&KTripleA

    Price: $24.99+ (available in three sizes and 24 colors)

    8. A camera backpack with a sling-strap designed to keep your camera and its accessories secure and protected, no matter where you're headed.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe this bag was only $30. Its holds my necessary items safely and securely for a hike to take some landscape and nature portraits; I thought it was going to be far too small at first, but when I started moving the padding around I found everything had a place (everything being my flash, my canon body with my standard 55mm lens, a wide-angle lens, and a 300mm lens in the main compartment, with my filters and macro lenses on the top portion with a microfiber cloth and cleaning spray). Very Impressed. I'm a small gal, so this isn't insanely bulky either with I love. HIGHLY recommend. I'm a rookie who loves to bring her camera with her wherever she goes — this lets me do that without all the bulk, plus good lightweight material that'll hold up to any activity. Great great great." —AmyKay87

    Price: $34.99

    9. A colorful hiking backpack that'll be roomy and foldable (it can transform into a sandwich-sized pouch!), and lightweight and water-resistant. It'll be perfect for your next outdoorsy excursion or flight.

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    Promising review: "This backpack got me through a fairly intense hiking around Phoenix, AZ. I carried it on my back for about 12 hours one day, and I have to say it was pretty darn comfortable. Carried like five Powerade bottles, a spare water bottle, a camera, pants, and a hoodie, with plenty of room to spare. I probably would've been weighed down before it got overburdened. It has a pretty thin profile too, which was helpful when my back was against a steep wall. I liked the mesh pockets on either side; I just kept switching out Powerade bottles. The backpack felt really secure with the check strap buckled. It never really got in my way or felt loose other than when I had my body tilted at an angle and it started to slide, but even then it only budged a bit and didn't change my weight too much. The fact that it easily folds up into its own pocket was very useful, as I only took a 'personal item'-sized bag with me on this trip and it didn't take up much room within." —jvdeasis

    Price: $20.99 (available in 14 colors)

    10. A TSA-friendly bag with a lay-flat design so you can quickly pull out your laptop and breeze through airport security.

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    Promising review:"I've had — and still have — many, many backpacks; been buying them since high school, and I buy a new one every few years. I purchased this one in part because it will fit my 17" laptop, but also because I needed something to replace my old and ratty 'day-to-day' backpack for 'urban schlepping.' By and large, this is one very sturdy, spacious and versatile backpack, perhaps the best one I've ever bought. Just as a side note, perhaps to illustrate how sturdy this bag is: A few days after getting the backpack, I was watching a 60 Minutes segment on 'Gorilla Doctors,' veterinarians who traipse deep into the jungle to aid gorillas in peril. While in the field attending one anesthetized gorilla who had been snared, they show the vets unpacking their gear and medicines and whatnot...and the lead vet had what appeared to be this exact backpack. So, if jungle docs have confidence in this bag...go for it." —Michael McGrady

    Price: $59.99 (available in eight colors)

    11. A nautical canvas bag that'll come with a lunch box and a little case you can use for taking your makeup or essentials on the go.

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    Promising review: "Perfect backpack. Two pockets on the side for waters, pocket in the front for pens and easy access stuff, cellphone pockets on the inside, plus a zipper pocket on the inside for ladies! Light weight canvas material can be washed. Laptop sleeve plus plenty of room for books and binders." —Madison D.

    Price: $31.99 (available in 10 colors)

    12. A stylish Herschel bag with a timeless, water-resistant design that'll be able to withstand even the heaviest of rain.

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    Promising review: "This backpack is amazing. I was caught outside during a storm one day (with my MacBook Pro inside). Worried as hell, I sprinted inside to check the damage, and to my surprise, everything was still perfectly dry! I didn't realize that this backpack was waterproof until then and I'm glad it is! Thanks, Herschel Supply Co. for saving the day. I love the pocket on the top, too. I know it's supposed to be for a phone, but I use it for my pens and pencils and it's awesome cause it makes them easily accessible when I'm sitting at my desk. The backpack also feels really sturdy/well-built. Definitely a good value." —Reid Bowen

    Price: $64.40+ (available in three colors/patterns)

    13. A chic faux-leather laptop backpack that'll look so expensive, no one will even guess you got it on Amazon.

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    Promising review: "I used this backpack to travel overseas. It has a huge amount of room inside — enough for a travel pillow, blanket, and still room for simple toiletries, and also mesh pouches big enough to hold a bottle of water. The front pocket is also very roomy, and this is a comfortable bag to wear on your shoulders because the straps are wide. The fact that this bag has held up so well after I was so rough with it is also impressive! The fact that it looks nice, simple, and a lot more expensive than it was is just an added bonus." —K

    Price: $25.99+ (available in black and brown)

    14. A Incase commuter bag with a slim and durable design that'll be ready to go whenever you are.

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    Promising review: "I've used Incase backpacks as my primary work/laptop bag for probably the last 10 years, and this one looks and feels as good as the last ones, which each lasted four or five years. My last Incase backpack finally started wearing out on the bottom after three jobs and three continents; otherwise all of the other features and materials still looked great. I'm expecting this one will last another good five years or so. This one has a great variety of storage options, including a couple of secret compartments. The laptop padding is ample, the zipper hardware and materials are all high quality." —Larry C

    Price: $97.98+ (available in seven colors)

    15. An expandable backpack to help you make the most of your camping or hiking trip by holding everything you need and keeping you prepared.

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    Promising review:: "This is a very practical pack for the money

    Already used it for a weekend excursion. The pack held three days worth of clothes along with toiletries and other essential gear. Overall, a solid multifunctional backpack for travel and hiking. It has some molle but doesn't scream tactical, blending in well when traveling. Highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $37.99 (available in seven colors)

    16. A neon water-resistant book bag with a large side pocket big enough for your water bottle or venti Starbucks cup.

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    Promising review: "I bought this backpack for airplane travel and it was excellent. It was comfortable and roomy, with lots of pockets in useful sizes. I was able to fit everything I needed with room to spare. If you plan to use this for airplanes, be aware that when full this will not fit under the seats. The color is fairly accurate." —DD

    Price: $24.99 (available in 13 colors)

    17. A High Sierra backpack that'll be ready for all those adventures you're about to take.

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    Promising review: "Best backpack I've owned. Bought it in 2013. I've recommended it to so many friends I figured I'd write a review to recommend it to strangers. I hike a lot. This backpack has been to more mountains, waterfalls, cliffs, boulders, and national parks than most of my friends. I rode down an inactive volcano on it once (not an exaggeration, check out Mojave trails National monument it's a great place). It has room inside it for me 3L platypus, a 3L spare bladder, and a couple snacks. I also fly several times a year. It's been back and forth across this country, plus to a few others. It can be crammed, while fully stuffed, under an airplane seat. Plenty of room to pack everything I need for a week long business trip or two- week vacation. I also take classes. It comfortably holds all my books, has great interior pockets for organizing pens, pencils, sunblock, notebooks. Good exterior pockets for a water bottle, chapstick, lotion. Despite all this use it still looks nearly brand new, except the TSA broke one of the zippers off a year ago. Still mad about that, honestly. It's amazing and I love it. I'd say I plan to use it til it wears out, but it'll probably outlive me." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $34.99 (available in 37 colors/styles)

    18. A super-sleek laptop backpack with a whopping 17 compartments and a built-in USB port that'll make you toss out your old backpack in a heartbeat.

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    Promising review: "So I've been looking for a sleek urban commuter's backpack that can fit my laptops and books and the bunch of random crap I always seem to have laying around in the deep, dark abyss that is my purse. Well, this backpack fits the bill. At first, I was a bit hesitant to buy it because it seemed to be made for men, but I was like whatever, I'm a strong independent woman who can use and wear whatever I want. Who cares if the style looks a little masculine? I was only worried that the size might be too big for my frame (at 5'2" many backpacks dwarf me). But hey it works and it's beautiful and it fits everything without making me look like a turtle." —Iris Wu

    Price: $30.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors)

    19. A lightweight canvas backpack that'll also double as a diaper bag or for whatever you need. It won't weigh you down and you'll be able to take it anywhere.

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    Promising review: "I majorly depend on reviews so I thought I'd write one for this backpack. It's true to color, great thick material, the straps don't feel cheap. It has a great amount of room to use as a diaper bag. I am a mom to toddler twins so we have transitioned out of our big diaper bag to something easier to use now that we don't need as much. I love that there are two water bottle pockets. I can fit an iPad with OtterBox(so super bulky) in the back pocket plus all of our diapers, wipes, sunscreen, medicine bag, personal bag, and bibs. Of course room for snacks!" —Maggie Jo Stewart

    Price: $22.99 (available in 17 colors)

    20. A printed kids' book bag with a matching pencil case and lunchbox so your little one will be all prepared on their first day.

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    Promising review: "My daughter absolutely loves this backpack! She is seven, so anything with bright colors and cats is something she's going to like. She's been using it for school for about a week already. The backpack is made out of super sturdy material, and it's all really durable. Last year she got a cheap one and it fell apart within three months. This one doesn't feel anything like that and seems like it will last all year. The inside is lined with a nice material and it is super spacious inside. It has a zipper pocket on the inside and a nice big pencil pocket on the outside too. The outside is nice, but not really as vibrant as I was expecting based on the pictures online. Some of the colors seem to bleed over into the pink, too. But it still looks pretty good, and the kid loves it, so I am happy with it." —Disgusted Cat 123

    Price: $38.99 (available in 41 colors/designs and some backpacks come as a set and some alone)

    21. And a cartoon galaxy backpack with a USB charging point and a anti-theft design to keep your items safe and secure.

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    Promising review: "My daughter wanted this backpack because of the bright galaxy colors and glow-in-the-dark aspect. It seems very made and has very bright colors. She loves it. I personally wish it was bigger. It is smaller than it looked in the photos." —Melissa Alawine

    Price: $24.99

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