AmazonBasics Laptop Computer Backpack

Last updated: August 21, 2019

AmazonBasics Laptop Computer Backpack

We looked at the top Backpacks and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Backpack you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 111 expert reviews, the AmazonBasics Laptop Computer Backpack placed 16th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack was designed to protect and hold your laptop while on the move. The backpack features multiple storage compartments and features for additional supplies and accessories. When you travel with your computer, there is no need to bring an additional bag or sleeve. The padded interior features a separate interior space that is able to hold up to 17-inch laptops and notebook computers. The backpack also has a smaller pouch for tablets. The AmazonBasics backpack’s adjustable, heavily padded, shoulder straps make the backpack comfortable to wear even when loaded with all your gear. A mesh compartment on the left strap provides a quick-access space for cell phones or other small items.

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

At under $30, this backpack is a good budget find for all your tech needs. Dedicated laptop compartment. Large compartments.
The trendy looking pack is perfect for most applications including business, school, and travel and comes in a roomy nature to accommodate many things.
Even when the bag is full, you won’t encounter problems when using it. The shoulder strap is generously padded to give your shoulders a comfortable feeling.
Firstly, it’s great to see that this budget laptop backpack can fit larger computers up to 17 inches in size.
The AmazonBasics Backpack comes equipped with 4 large storage pouches and multiple pockets to store smaller items. This backpack will fit under airline seats when it is full.
There are several compartments in the bag to store pens, keys, and even your mobile phone. The water bottle pockets on either side of the bag let you conveniently carry your water bottle with you as well., there are several compartments in the bag to store pens, keys, and even your mobile phone.
I found this backpack’s laptop sleeve to be well padded and secure, and that means you’ll be able to take your laptop most anywhere without having to worry about it getting damaged.
One last note, this backpack will fit under an airline seats, so don’t worry about bringing this onto the plane as a personal bag. It’s big enough to hold the items you need and small enough to not be a hassle.

What reviewers didn't like

it lacks a media pocket to easily access earphones and chargers. Not meant for rugged use. Average durability.
But surprisingly, they have failed to include any USB cables or sockets. Accessing your electronic devices could prove difficult.
The bottom of this backpack is not padded or insulated and therefore will not protect the contents if dropped. This backpack is not fully waterproof or water-resistant.
However, when I tried it with a heavier load, cramming in multiple thick heavy books and my laptop, I found the straps to start digging into my shoulders and occasionally the cardboard in the back padding would start to bend.
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