MATEIN Travel Laptop Backpack

Last updated date: August 21, 2019

DWYM Score
8.8


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Overall Take

In our analysis of 107 expert reviews, the MATEIN MATEIN Travel Laptop Backpack placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 25, 2020:
Checkout The Best Backpack for a detailed review of all the top backpacks.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
14 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
5,295 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Backpack interior features 2 separate compartments big enough for large laptops and textbooks. Straps adjust to fit both average sizes for men and women.
- BestReviews
This amazing laptop backpack is made from breathable (waterproof!) materials that allow air flow, which it super comfortable to carry all day.
- The Gadget Nerds
September 21, 2018 | Full review
Learners love the innovative airflow back design reinforced with thick multi-panel ventilation for better back support. The expandable meshed side pockets on both sides are great for a compact umbrella or water bottle.
- Buy The Best 10
There are nice touches, too. A USB charging port makes for convenient charging of your devices on the move.
- Outside Pursuits
May 30, 2019 | Full review
Several more pockets are just the right size for smaller items like keys, cellphones, and calculators. There is a hidden pocket in the back of the pack the can't be seen while you're wearing it, which is perfect for storing valuable item.
- iMore
May 15, 2019 | Full review
This backpack was built to withstand difficult journeys and rough weather. The straps have been reinforced and padded to put minimum pressure on your shoulders while providing comfort.
- The Hunt Guides
October 14, 2018 | Full review
Since laptops are somewhat heavy, this backpack has adjustable and breathable straps that relieve stress from the shoulder. It also has a foam padded carry handle to let you carry it with your hands for a pretty long time.
- Ah Joo
This unit is crafted with numerous padding on shoulder straps, back, and bag handle to make it comfortable to carry without feeling all the weight.
- Top Guide Pro
May 16, 2019 | Full review
Besides, this backpack is designed with comfort and sturdiness in mind. It has an airflow back design that makes it very breathable. It also has heavy padding to give you maximum back support.
- A Guide Product
Finally, the best thing about this travel laptop backpack is that it’s the perfect size for carry on luggage. You don’t have to worry about someone else throwing your laptop around like it means nothing, which is always nice!
- Laptop Workplace
November 26, 2018 | Full review
Still, if you are looking for a light, travel smart backpack that can be worn all day without issue, then the Matein is a great option and also the most comfortable smart backpack we reviewed.
- New Smart Technologies
February 20, 2019 | Full review
This was a really good idea from Matein as you would be able to safeguard some important items like your passport, money, personal items or your valuables giving you a peace of mind when the backpack is on your back.
- Real Backpacks
March 16, 2019 | Full review
The Matein Travel Backpack is also one of the larger packs on our list. If your best backpack for college is one that holds a 15-inch laptop and a full semester’s worth of books, this might be your top pick. To make that much space, the manufacturers have left padding to a minimum, so be careful when carrying a heavy load of textbooks plus a laptop.
- Backpack Reviews
Comfort is the name of the game for this laptop backpack. It was designed to allow airflow with its soft multi-panel ventilated padding.
- DigiTravelist
June 15, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Exterior mesh pockets offer little protection to keep items from being stolen.
- BestReviews
We only wish it came in more colors
- The Gadget Nerds
September 21, 2018 | Full review
You will need to purchase a charging battery if you want to use it away from an electrical outlet. Limited device size.
- iMore
May 15, 2019 | Full review
The only downside that we can see on this backpack is the rough material. Upon touch, it feels like something you would use to make a raincoat. Not exactly high-end fabric but we suppose it does serve a practical purpose.
- The Hunt Guides
October 14, 2018 | Full review
Has a new backpack smell. But this always goes away with each use
- Ah Joo
The color is not basic black; however, this does not get in the way of performance
- Top Guide Pro
May 16, 2019 | Full review
The laptop compartment could have protective padding in the bottom
- A Guide Product
Some customers complained about the fact that the water bottle holders on the side of the backpack aren’t big enough to hold larger reusable bottles.
- Laptop Workplace
November 26, 2018 | Full review
Does not come with a battery pack. Not the biggest laptop compartment.
- New Smart Technologies
February 20, 2019 | Full review
No padding on the bottom of the backpack. Narrow straps could become uncomfortable. Inconsistent strap makes traveling easier.
- Backpack Reviews
Hidden anti-theft pocket is too small
- DigiTravelist
June 15, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Luggage / Suitcase strap on the back is great to slide over the luggage tube and attached to your rolling luggage securely for easier transport. Don't have to carry the backpack on your back, less burden on your shoulder and back when on the go. Also fit under seat. The hidden theft proof pocket designed on the back sits up against the wearer's body. Anti-Pickpocket back pocket is difficult to steal personal items, store your valuables such as passport and money when traveling so no one can get into it without you feeling it. Best Gift Ideas. Practical birthday gifts and functional present for those who go to school, traveling and work. For your children, mother, father, best friends, her or him. A must for school supplies, travel accessories and laptop accessories. External pockets on both sides are made of elasticized mesh, expands to secure various size water bottles and compact umbrella. Backpack with charge port. USB Charger port is a convenient external connection, it offers an easy access to charge your devices. Very handy and fashionable. Hook up your phone and be on the go. Multi-panel Airflow system provide relief when carrying heavy loads. Many padding on the back, shoulder straps and grab handle makes it comfortable to carry, barely feel the weight.100% Brand New and made of High Density and Water Repellent Polyester Fabric, not easy get wet and ensure long lasting usage. Friendly Heads-up: How is this backpack pickpocket proof? --An anti theft pocket and luggage sleeve is designed on the back. Suitcase strap can secure laptop backpack tightly on suitcase.

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Overall Score: 9.3
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3. YOREPEK Travel Laptop Backpack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 13
4. MATEIN Travel Laptop Backpack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 14
5. KOPACK Lightweight Laptop Backpack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 10
6. Mancro Laptop Backpack
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 17
7. VASCHY School Backpack, Unisex Classic
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 5
8. Vancropak Backpack
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 7
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Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 3
10. AmazonBasics Laptop Computer Backpack
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 8

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.

DYWM 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.