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26 Of The Best Backpacks You Can Get On Amazon

From hiking packs to faux-leather stunners, we've got you covered if you need a backpack.

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1. Make storage a snap with this foldable, waterproof backpack that transforms into a tiny pouch.

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Promising review: "I needed a packable, waterproof backpack for my trip to Brazil and this was perfect! I wore it while hiking through the jungle in Iguazu Falls, where weather was unpredictable, and it kept all my belongings dry. At one point, I was able to fit a change of clothes, sunscreen, towel, and a bunch of other items. I liked the smaller pockets for items that needed to be easily accessible. It didn't take up any room in my luggage. I also used it later in my trip as an extra bag for souvenirs!" — LindsayNK9

Price: $16.82+ // Rating: 4.6/5 // Colors: eight // Sizes: two

2. File it all away in this slim-profile laptop pack that only looks expensive.

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Promising review: "Great pack! It fits everything I need and more. I work IT and am always in need of spare room for wires and various items for clients. This pack isn't overwhelmingly large yet it still fits my lunchbox, novel, notebooks, Lenovo laptop, tablet, Yahtzee sheets, and my new love interest, the Switch. It's sturdy without my back having to suffer for it and I love knowing my gear is protected. The design is obviously gorgeous and I've since decorated it with various pins and patches. Most importantly, I've yet to have any issues with the straps. They're strong and I trust their durability, even with my whole life shoved in the pack. I also feel pretty cool showing up at businesses with this on my back." —Jamie Gould

Price: $25.99+ // Rating: 4.2/5 // Colors: five // Sizes: two

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3. Bring this versatile, flight-approved backpack on all your adventures.

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Promising review: "I'm packing for my trip to Europe, and this will be my only luggage. I'm very impressed by how much I can fit! Plus, there are straps outside the bag over the main zipper, which makes the bag flatter and more secure." —Nadezda

Price: $59.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: 21

4. Get your adventure on in a lightweight pack stuffed with handy pockets and compartments.

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Promising review: "I wanted something that I could wear all weekend to carry snacks and drinks to save money. I wore this backpack for two days 12 hours each day and it was comfortable and not bothersome at all. I was surprised by how breathable it was to wear, as I am in Florida and the heat is ridiculous here. I carried around four bottles of water, multiple snacks, both my husband and my wallets, a small umbrella, and various other things." —shay7187

Price: $20.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: 18

5. Pack up your whole life in this hyper-organized SwissGear sack.

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Promising review: "Love that the TSA-approved bag allows me to keep my laptop in my bag when going through security. Just unzip, unfold exposing the laptop for the X-ray machine.... Make sure your power cord is not with the laptop." —Amazon Customer

Price: $49.99+ // Rating: 4.6/5 // Colors: seven

6. Gallivant around far-flung destinations with this canvas backpack that has a zillion discreet pockets for important stuff like your passport and breath mints.

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Promising review: "It's extremely well-made and sturdy, and it has a ton of pockets, which is nice. It's huge though, which is good because you can fit a lot inside. However I'm 5'2" and I look a little ridiculous when I wear it because it's so big! I bought this to use as a travel backpack/laptop bag/overnight bag and it works great for all of those. I have a standard-sized laptop and it fits with plenty of room to spare." —EEE

Price: $29.90+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: three

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7. Let your personality shine with a classic Jansport in any color or pattern under the moon.

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Promising review: "I bought it to take with me on a trip to Atlanta, Georgia. It spent the whole day with me at the aquarium and through the park. Now I bring it to work every single day. Cute colors, comfortable, good quality. You can't go wrong if you're looking for a good backpack!" —Sophia Nelson

Price: $27+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: variety of colors and patterns

8. Stand out with this neon-accented accessory.

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Promising review: "I walk to work and needed a bag that would fit my gym clothes, shoes, lunch, and whatever else I needed to haul in that day. This bag is way roomier then it looks and fits everything with ease. Multiple pockets for easy organization." —Samantha

Price: $39.99+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: 13

9. Keep it simple with this classic backpack in a variety of colors.

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Promising review: "After years of frustrating experiences with other backpacks, I've finally found the perfect alternative in this basic and simple one. It has the size, shape, look, and quality of a JanSport backpack for almost $20 less...and is way better in that it has pockets for notebooks, writing utensils, and even a laptop sleeve inside, along with a side compartment for water." —Ricardo A

Price: $17.51+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: seven

10. Feel OK about lugging around your laptop with a dedicated compartment in this tech-y High Sierra pack.

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Promising review: "I take this backpack everywhere, (hiking, vacations, etc.), and love it! It has great storage and is nice to take on flights. It fits perfectly under the seat." —SullyDogs

Price: $34.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: 15 color combos and patterns

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11. Run errands with this polka-dot pack that's so cute you'll wanna carry it around empty.

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Promising review: "I was intending to give this to my daughter, but decided to keep it for myself because it fits my style, the straps do not dig into my shoulders, and it is very comfortable to wear. I can see myself using this when I travel." —JAH

Price: $19.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: seven

12. Strap on everything AND the kitchen sink with this Oakley pack that has every pocket, strap, and compartment ever.

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Promising review: "Good lordy I love this bag. Just made a trip over the weekend to Cincinnati and this thing was awesome. It's got everything you could ever imagine, and the best part is the portion for the glasses in the top. On the airplane, eventually the light was low enough that my glasses with new lenses needed to go to bed, so I was able to put them into the glasses case at the top of the bag and boom, they were safe. It's padded and soft inside there, too." —J. B.

Price: $135+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: four

13. File all your equipment away safely in this camera bag/backpack.

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Promising review: "At first glance I was skeptical that this backpack would carry what I needed it to. Then I started to move around the foam dividers in the main compartment, and within a few minutes I could fit in my SLR with a mounted 55-200mm lens, an 18-70mm lens, a speedlight flash, and camera manual. In the top pocket and accessory pockets: card reader, camera battery charger, 8-AA batteries for the flash. With some thought I was even able to secure a full size tripod on the back with the tie down cord The backpack sling mount is very comfortable. I like that it has metal, not plastic, hardware." —swiffish

Price: $34.99+ // Rating: 4.3/5

14. Squeeze in your laptop, notebooks, and more in this printed, padded backpack.

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Promising review: "With two young kids, I use this as a purse/diaper bag and it's great. The very front for my wallet, mesh sides for water bottle and phone, smaller pocket for Kleenex, pens, Chapstick, etc., and biggest main pocket for diapers, extra clothes, snacks, and blanket. The laptop section is a nice divider in the biggest section. It's not a fashionable purse, ha! But it's nice-looking and super convenient. I recommended it to my mom for international travel and she loved it, too." —Julie T

Price: $24.99+ // Rating: 4.6/5 // Colors: 24

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15. Lengthen your camping or hiking trip with this expandable pack.

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Promising review: "It's exactly as pictured. The removable waist belt that is held in place with Velcro won't slide around. The two little pouches on the shoulder straps are held stable with Velcro, also. The sternum strap has room to adjust, as well." —Ruth Elgers

Price: $29.99+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: 16

16. Hark back to the '90s with this clear backpack that's fit to hold all you're OK with the world eyeing.

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Promising review: "I use this backpack to take into the prison system. Others have complained about the zippers on their backpacks breaking or wearing out - well, this is one tough backpack, and the zippers are substantial as well." —GM

Price: $24.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: five

17. Equip yourself for your next outdoor adventure with this Treton internal-frame backpack that comes with a rain cover.

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Promising review: "A perfect sized and fully adjustable backpack. Incredible for the price, I've used it for several pack trips now and the pack has held up very well, held all that I needed. There are plenty of side pockets, separate sleeping bag compartment and organizer areas on the top, as well as places to strap extras onto the pack exterior. Padded and adjustable, the pack is comfortable and lightweight." —trav s

Price: $72.99+ // Rating: 4.4/5 // Colors: three

18. Go from school to a weekend trip with this sturdy The North Face pack.

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Promising review: "Extremely comfortable and very well made. This bag is perfect for work, school. Laptop compartment fits my 15" MacBook Pro like a glove. Zippers are very durable and haven't gotten caught on me yet. Only problem I have with this bag is the depth of the side pockets. My water bottle has fallen out once or twice. Other than that, it's the best-looking bag I have ever owned." —Tyler

Price: $48.71+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: 23

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19. Play it slightly smaller with this mini backpack that comes in a rainbow of colors.

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Promising review: "I am a 5' lady in her 70s. Love the backpack and will use it daily. I like the light-colored interior and zippered pocket against my back for a safe place. It is a tad wide for my shoulders and when tightened the buckles tend to be in my armpits, but I may take it to a shoe repair person to fix that. The wine color is pretty. It is comparable to a $70 one I bought from a department store." —Robert G. Bobbitt

Price: $19.99+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: 29

20. Maintain your personal brand while carrying a bunch of stuff with this sleek, stylish pack.

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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 simple toiletries, and also mesh pouches big enough to hold a bottle of water. 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 impressive! It looks nice, simple, and a lot more expensive than it was." —K.

Price: $26.90 // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: two

21. Pretend you're in fields of flowers with this canvas floral tote.

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Promising review: "My 10-year-old niece needed a back-to-school backpack and this is what we sent her. She wanted a more adult-looking bag like the one her grandmother has. She seems really happy with her new bag and the price was not outrageous." —Harper Kingsley

Price: $16.90+ // Rating: 3.9/5 // Colors: two

22. Organize your whole life in this mesh Adidas backpack.

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Promising review: "We have purchased a lot of mesh book bags, only to have them fall apart after a short period of time. We picked one up for our child and it has been working great with no wear or tear. It is durable and the mesh is stronger than other book bags. It also has pockets and a front clip hanging area for extra stuff. It is a great bag for school." —Adam

Price: $55.16+ // Rating: 4.6/5 // Colors: four

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23. Sling this chic zippered pack over your shoulder for when you can't be bothered with a regular purse.

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Promising review: "I should start by saying that I live in a big city so I walk a ton. I hate carrying purses or any type of heavy bag because they're super inconvenient on a 85-degree day. The only downfall is it is too small to zip completely over my laptop. It zips all but two inches. I've been using this for about a month and so far no hardware has broken." —Ashley T.

Price: $14.99+ // Rating: 4.2/5 // Colors: eight

24. Tuck you laptop — and every other thing you could possibly need for class — in this hyper-organized floral pack.

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Promising review: "This was exactly what I needed, a sturdy, large backpack to hold all of my stuff. I have a five-subject notebook, two folders, a Chromebook, chargers, a hairbrush, a water bottle, and little essential items in mine! Love all of the pockets and the design looks great." —ANL

Price: $27.99+ // Rating: 4.5/5 // Colors: three

25. Tote along this printed roller bag for when you need the best of both worlds.

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Promising review: "Great rolling book bag. My teenage boy went through two bookbags in just a couple of weeks, but this book bag has not shown any wear after months of use. Lots of room and pockets for supplies." —Ronnie Turner

Price: $46.91+ // Rating: 4/5 // Colors: 37

26. Let everyone know your gaming system affiliation with this retro NES controller pack.

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Promising review: "I used this for business travel on a few trips and it holds up well with a lot of space inside. It held my laptop, bluetooth keyboard/mouse, cords, and other stuff without any issues. It even has an outer pocket where I kept my badge and power cords. If you're a fan of NES and don't mind being stopped every five minutes to answer questions about your level of awesome...then get this now!" —Da'Mon - The World's Worst Rapper // Magician // Tech Vlogger // Gamer

Price: $58.99 // Rating: 4.6/5

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