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    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've found the best of the best.

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    1. A waterproof backpack that proves yes, you can have it all — if by "all," you mean a built-in USB charging port, slim design, compartments galore, and space for a 17-inch laptop.

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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: $28.99+ (available in four colors)

    2. A cool floral bag you'd better be-leaf has plenty room for all the crap you need to carry around on the daily.

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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 three colors)

    3. A simple, lightweight backpack with two outer side pockets and a laptop sleeve that'll make both your back and your wallet pretty darn 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: $11.58+ (available in seven colors)

    4. A surprisingly durable sporty-looking mesh Adidas backpack with a lifetime warranty — so you know it's in it for the long run.

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    Promising review: "My son used this backpack for over two years and my daughter has had hers for over a year. They both carry heavy textbooks daily, and these backpacks hold up well to the excess weight. Great backpacks." —Kaelyn

    Price: $48.95+ (available in three colors)

    5. A clear backpack that screams '90s nostalgia — and that also screams, "Everyone behind me on this security line can thank me later."

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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 three colors)

    6. A super-cute mini backpack available in an assortment of fun colors for toting all your essentials on day trips or while running errands.

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    Promising review: "This backpack was just what I need for taking a few things with me during day trips while on vacation. I carried it at Disney and it held two bottles of water, in the front I kept tissues, Chapstick, lotion, etc., for easy access. Just behind that pocket was a zippered pocket where my phone and sunglasses were safe. Inside I had a variety of snacks and there was room for my rain jacket or a fleece hoodie, depending on the weather forecast. It is a great size to keep with you inside the rides at Disney. I never had to leave it behind." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $15.99+ (available in 24 colors/patterns)

    7. A travel backpack that converts into a duffel bag and has room for a shocking amount of stuff — your old carry-on suitcase is shook, tbh.

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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. t'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 14 colors/patterns or with three packing cubes in 7 colors/patterns)

    8. A classic, reliable Jansport backpack available in a dizzying array of fun designs — no judgment if you wind up buying more than one!

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    Promising review: "I bought this three years ago and it's still holding up. I use it every single day, and when it starts looking rough I just throw it in the washing machine and it comes out looking nearly brand new. The color still looks great and hasn't faded too much. Sometimes you might want to pre-soak it and scrub it with a soft or silicone brush in order to get the deep-set dirt stains out. If you're afraid of the straps or zippers getting stuck on the machine while washing, you can put it in a mesh laundry sack or even a pillowcase that's tied on one end. I also feel confident in this purchase knowing that Jansport has a great warranty. However, I haven't had to contact them for any reason yet. Definitely looking forward to using this backpack for the next couple of years if not more." —Aleah

    Price: $28.39+ (available in 100+ colors/patterns and three sizes/styles)

    9. A laptop backpack with a subtly fun design that's more than up to the task 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: $27.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors)

    10. A sling-style bag designed to keep your camera and its accessories secure and protected, no matter where you're headed — so all you'll have to worry about is getting the perfect shot.

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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 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 activity. Great great great." —AmyKay87

    Price: $29.27

    11. An eBags backpack with compartments for literally everything (including a crush-proof AC adaptor garage and zippered water bottle pocket) that also converts into a briefcase, because you're an adult now and you've got the bag to prove it.

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    Promising review: "This might be the one. Ever since my travel and equipment requirements have changed, I've been looking for a better way to tote my tech around. My need is to carry two laptops with associated power-supplies, cables, chargers, a couple of tablets, miscellaneous accessories, travel documents. In short, this one fits the bill. The laptop compartment is deep enough to fit two thin laptops (MBP 15" and Dell 15") easily, power supplies and such fit in the hard-shell compartment at the bottom, and the accessories go in the organizer. The center compartment is usable, as it's not just a deep cavern as most laptop backpacks have, and should easily hold an extra pair of shoes to make room in my carry-on, or a camera bag with extra lens. As a bonus, the water bottle net JUST holds my 40 oz Hydroflask. While I wouldn't trust that for long trips, it's enough to keep the bottle in place during the security check (empty, of course) and while ambling to the gate." —F. Lastname

    Price: $119.99 (available in gray, black, and indigo)

    12. An awesome Dakine bag for any student or commuter, to make carrying all your everyday stuff easy-peasy and comfy as can be.

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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: $37.61+ (available in two sizes and 34 colors)

    13. A lightweight, water-resistant hiking daypack that's roomy and foldable (it can transform into a sandwich-sized pouch!), 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 nine colors)

    14. A TSA-friendly bag with room for a 17-inch laptop and a lay-flat design so you can breeze through airport security and be on your merry way.

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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 nine colors)

    15. A chic faux-leather laptop backpack that only looks expensive, but that's a secret your wallet is happy to keep.

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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: $26.59 (available in black and brown)

    16. A water-resistant Herschel bag with a timeless, stylish design and a padded, fleece-lined laptop sleeve.

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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: $57.89+ (available in 22 colors/patterns)

    17. A High Sierra backpack ready as heck for all the adventures you're about to take it on (even if those adventures are just braving the subway every day).

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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: $23.48 (available in 43 colors/styles)

    18. A slim and durable Incase commuter bag that'll instantly make you think, I'm a backpack person now. This is my new identity.

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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: $93+ (available in black, gray, and red)

    19. An expandable pack to help you make the most of your camping or hiking trip.

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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: $39.99 (available in eight colors)

    20. A canvas, leather-trim backpack with a ton of discreet pockets for storing everything you'll need for a trip abroad or commute across town.

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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 (available in brown, army green, and navy)

    21. And a sleek-as-hell laptop backpack that looks great on humans of all heights and features a whopping 17 compartments and built-in USB port. Your old backpack? I don't know her.

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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 lying 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 to 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 to sizes and five colors)

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