Mancro Laptop Backpack

Last updated date: January 9, 2020

DWYM Score
8.8

Mancro Laptop Backpack

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Overall Take

Comfort is king with the Mancro Laptop Backpack's eco-friendly nylon fabric and padded shoulder straps. Travelers will love the built-in combination lock that provides an added layer of security, as well as the roominess of the backpack. It can fit a 15.6-inch laptop and boasts a USB charger on the outside. It also has a charging cable on the inside for keeping you connected while away from home. In our analysis of 110 expert reviews, the Mancro Mancro Laptop Backpack placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 28, 2020:
Checkout The Best Backpack for a detailed review of all the top backpacks.

Expert Summarized Score
8.9
17 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
6,348 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is perfect for anyone taking short trips to work in a coffee shop, or heading to school, or maybe just wanting to charge on the go on the train/biking to work.
- Expert World Travel
July 10, 2019 | Full review
One of the best backpack for laptop, this water-resistant laptop backpack from Mancro is the best choice for many users. It has 3 main pockets, 9 smaller pockets on the inside, 2 sealed pockets on the sides, and a compartment can hold a laptop up to 17-inch size screen.
- Top Ten Review Pro
Mancro’s Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack is comfortable, even when weighed down by all your belongings. Padded, nylon sternum straps extend out for any body size and never feel like the bag’s weight is pulling down on them.
- Lifewire
May 14, 2019 | Full review
The Mancro features a long-lasting, eco-friendly nylon fabric with double stitching on the edges to assure you of reliability.
- Buy The Best 10
This Laptop Backpack is comfortable and comes with multiple compartments that fit both my 14.1″ laptop and 10″ tablet pc. The straps are strong enough to hold up the weight of my books, laptops, stationeries and water bottle. I like the little front pocket because I use it to put things I could easily grab, like keys or earphones. It includes theft proof combination lock & durable metal zippers. Therefore, I don’t have to worry about my laptop’s safety at all.
- 5 Product Reviews
July 31, 2019 | Full review
This makes it easy for students to walk and charge at the same time.
- Top Expert Reviews
The included theft-proof combination lock ensures your things stay intact whereas the two “S” padded shoulder straps provide good support and comfort.
- The Z8
April 30, 2019 | Full review
Comes with many compartments and pockets for simple organizing. Includes a combination lock and metal zippers. A water repellent bag made with eco-friendly materials. Has plenty of space compared to similar models.
- BestReviews
The bag also has a suspension system in the ilk of the state-of-the-art for shoulder strapping and has a mesh back panel that won’t get drenched in sweat even after using it for hours.
- Review Unbox
And, it is so secured with its Lock & Durable Metal Zipper that is so awesome, and it is the most important factor that makes it become at top list of every user.
- Top 8 Review
The price is also reasonable, at under $50 for the bag. This is one of the biggest reasons we made it our top choice. It is especially good for women as it is less bulky than other bags. Even when full, it is easy to carry and the curved padded shoulder straps enable comfortable commuting on trains, buses or walking.
- Best Backpack Lab
The stitching is tight and orderly, nothing sticks out as being shabbily made, and the 900D nylon does a decent job of protecting your stuff from rain. We especially liked the small diagonal zippered pocket on the front. It gives you easy access to frequently used items while keeping them safe.
- 3DInsider
April 12, 2019 | Full review
For comfortable and evenly distributed weight, straps are ‘S’ shaped to improve reinforcement and carrying comfort.
- Do Best Products
For budget lovers – This backpack is priced at a lower end of anti theft backpacks. Spacious backpack to hold electronics and travel essentials.
- ToSomeplaceNew
March 1, 2019 | Full review
Can comfortably fit a 15″ laptop, water bottle, a course reader and a bunch of other little things (agenda, ipad, journal, pens and pencils, smartphone.) Really an awesome backpack that looks professional, clean and holds a LOT.
- Forever Summertime
April 5, 2018 | Full review
The combination lock on this backpack sets it apart from the others we review here, and it was the best option we found in a mid-range price to secure belongings.
- Backpack Reviews
The bag is also full of user-friendly features. The bag comes with anti-theft features like a built-in lock that you can configure to your own lock combination.
- DigiTravelist
June 15, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
No dedicated back padding/sweat wicking mesh material. No hip or chest straps to lighten the load. Straps are not well padded.
- Expert World Travel
July 10, 2019 | Full review
Exterior water bottle pocket doesn’t fit larger bottles. Doesn’t accommodate odd-shaped items well.
- Lifewire
May 14, 2019 | Full review
Many buyers had issues with the zippers breaking. Shoulder straps may be too wide for petite body types.
- BestReviews
A little heavy to carry around.
- Review Unbox
One thing to take note of is the lack of a dedicated laptop sleeve.
- Best Backpack Lab
Its shoulder straps are very thin and there’s no back padding whatsoever. This will do for carrying your laptop and books from class to class, but wearing the backpack for longer time periods may get uncomfortable.
- 3DInsider
April 12, 2019 | Full review
Vinyl inner pockets aren’t as durable as the pack’s exterior. No padding on the bottom of the laptop compartment. Combination locks won’t foil a dedicated thief. Zippers may stick.
- Backpack Reviews
There are two downfalls with this laptop backpack, though, and they are the absence of a padded bottom panel and the materials used are not waterproof.
- DigiTravelist
June 15, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

FOR SCHOOL-Suitable for all school bookbag, book bags, student backpack, collage backpack, high school backpack, middle school backpack and suitable for teen boys backpack, teen girls backpack. FOR BUSINESS-Suitable for business backpack, casual backpack, computer backpack, office backpack, notebook backpack, usb backpack, water resistant backpack, laptop backpack. FOR OUTDOOR-Suitable for hiking backpack, camping backpack, climbing backpack, traveling backpack, cycling backpack or outdoor activities backpack.

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An Overview On Backpacks

While bookbag, knapsack, rucksack and haversack are all names for a bag that can be carried on your back, backpack is the most commonly used term. These handy tools provide campers and hikers with a convenient way to carry their gear and schoolgoers a way to transport all of their books and school supplies. Parents also look to backpacks for easier lugging of all the gear needed for raising a child, from diapers to breast pumps.

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If you are in the market for a backpack, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before choosing the one that best meets your needs.

“A good pack has the right number of compartments,” Kate Desmond, our in-house parenting expert and working mom of two, says. “Too many and things can get lost, too few and things can become unorganized.”

Look over the size and number of compartments within the pack. Do you need to fit a laptop, cell phone, multiple textbooks or an extra set of clothes? Perhaps you’d also like a side pocket for a water bottle or a front pouch to hold your pens and pencils.

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“Make sure you have a place to store your phone and wallet and make sure that place is easily accessible,” Desmond advises. “Another feature that earns bonus points with me is the full zipper section for laptops, making TSA a breeze. A zipper compartment for tiny, important things and a side water bottle or sippy cup holder are also absolute musts.”

Check the bookbag’s shoulder straps to make sure they are both padded and adjustable. You don’t want the bag to be loose or the items within it will shift as you walk. You also don’t want it to be so snug that you can’t get it on and off.

“Make sure the backpack you choose is nicely padded in all the right places,” Desmond says, adding that “too-thin straps can leave a mark on aching shoulders.”

Review the material. If you plan to be out and about in harsh weather conditions, a weather-resistant 1200D ballistic polyester is a good choice. A 600D nylon fabric works fine for everyday use, as it is splash-resistant (although not completely waterproof) and not easily scratched or torn.

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Locate the bookbag’s dimensions. This will give you a better idea as to what size laptop will fit in the pack. Some bags can only handle smaller laptops, while others are able to accommodate laptops up to 17 inches. And don’t forget to pay attention to weight.

“If a backpack is too heavy without anything in it, imagine the weight when it is full!” Desmond says.

Check for any safety features. This is especially important if you do a great deal of traveling with your trusty pack. If the bag has a lockable zipper, review the product tag to see if the lock comes with the bag, or whether you are required to purchase it separately. It’s also important that the bag has an anti-puncture feature so that a knife or pair of scissors can’t be used to open the pack.

Search for any extras that make the pack more desirable. For example, if you visit the library often and need to charge your devices, you’ll want a bag with a USB charger and built-in charging cable.

Finally, choose a backpack that fits your sense of style. If you have an old soul, choose a vintage pattern. If you have a bubbly personality, you may be more suited to a multi-colored bag. There are plenty of colors and styles to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that matches your charm.

DWYM Fun Fact

  • When the ’50s rolled around, hikers were still stuck using military bags to carry their gear, snacks and water bottles. In 1952, inventor Dick Kelty decided to do something about the bulkiness of the military bag and designed what we know today as a backpack. This handy product was made with straps for more evenly distributing the weight of the items in the backpack and outer zippers for quickly packing and retrieving items as needed. The design was also altered over time to feature more lightweight materials that were still strong enough to hold a heavy load.
  • You may be surprised to discover that there are actually quite a number of accessories on the market that can be used in conjunction with your average backpack. You could purchase a rain cover that keeps the backpack and its contents dry while you trek through the Amazon rain forest or an external add-on pocket to hold your cell phone or snack bar in place.
  • Children aren’t left out of the fun either. There are pins and patches that one can buy to add a little bling to the bag, as well as clips that hang from the bag that feature popular cartoon and superhero characters.

The Backpack Buying Guide

  • Some backpack models come with the option of a three or four-year protection plan. If you prefer to stick with one pack for the long haul and aren’t prone to upgrading yearly, this may be something you want to consider purchasing.
  • The American Chiropractic Association reports that 60% of children who carry a heavy backpack end up with back pain. As a result, the organization recommends that kids stick to wearing backpacks that contain no more than 5 to 10% of their body weight.
  • Carrying weighty backpacks isn’t just dangerous for children. Adults can suffer injuries as well. Researchers at Tel Aviv University found muscle and nerve damage are also possible, so it is especially important to monitor how much you’re carrying in your bookbag at any given time.
  • Always check the product label to see if the backpack is machine washable. Many are not and you don’t want to risk ruining the fabric and durability of the bag.
  • If the pack isn’t machine washable, you’ll need to clean it carefully by hand. Use a soft-bristled brush to dislodge any dirt or mud that may be dried on the bag. Toothbrushes work great for cleaning the zippers and hard-to-reach areas. Should there be loose sand and dirt, you can quickly clean that with the attachment on your vacuum. Next, wet a sponge with luke-warm water (use a mild dish soap if needed) and wipe down the surface of the bag. Move on to the zipper and inner compartments before finishing with the shoulder pads and straps. You may need to carefully scrub any spots that have stains. Hang dry the bookbag in a location that does not receive sunlight. Sunlight can cause the color of your pack to fade.
  • Backpacks have plenty of alternative uses. In addition to travel and commutes to school, you can use a bookbag as a purse or diaper bag for your baby. They also work well to carry your beach supplies or a picnic lunch at the park. You can even keep emergency supplies in them to prepare for a hurricane or other significant weather event.
  • When comparing backpack prices, you’ll need to take the product’s features into consideration. A bookbag with extra compartments, USB ports and anti-theft locks are going to cost a little more than packs that are more basic. The type of fabric used can also drive up the cost. For example, fabric that is tear-resistant and waterproof is more expensive than your traditional backpack material.