13 Best Laptop Backpacks for Work and Life (2021)

How, when, and where we work are all rapidly changing—especially during a global pandemic when many of us haven’t worked outside our homes in months. That doesn’t mean it will be this way forever, and you might be back in your real office soon. Even if you do work from home normally, you’ll eventually be able to switch things up and spend a day working elsewhere. Whether your gig is at a full-on office tower with an open floor plan or just a coffee shop down the street, we have a fit and functional backpack for you.

We looked for backpacks that include a suspended, padded laptop sleeve; durable fabrics and water-resistant zippers; and versatile storage options. These are our favorites. Be sure to also check out our guide to the best messenger bags.

Updated May 2021: We’ve added more stylish options, the Rains Backpack and Troubadour Tote, plus a few honorable mentions.

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