10 BEST BACKPACKS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Going to college today usually means you're carrying a laptop, tablet, or potentially both while lugging around books, notebooks, snacks, hand sanitizer, and an assortment of other things. Your bag should be able to fit everything you need in a neat manner while being able to match your personal style every day.


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Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
90
Water resistance
88
Light Weight
90
Durability
90
Value for money
88

Classic vintage daypack main compartment can hold 8/10 notebooks, 2/4 standard sized binders or 2/3 clothes for a holiday trip. Built-in front pocket, inner pockets and water bottles holder helps to organize stuff. Long-lasting faux leather bottom and wide padded shoulder straps ease the daily carrying.

[pp pros="Water resistant,Adjacent Headphone Wire Port,Enough specious, caries up to 18 lb,Laptop compartments" cons="The laptop compartment is not as roomy as it says"]

Pros

  • Water resistant
  • Adjacent Headphone Wire Port
  • Enough specious
  • caries up to 18 lb
  • Laptop compartments

Cons

  • The laptop compartment is not as roomy as it says

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
90
For traveling
90
Water resistance
92
Durability
80
Value for money
86

ProEtrade backpack has many effective organizer pockets, large compartments, durable buckle and strength zipper make it more durable. Suitable for school, outdoor sports, traveling even business. Built-in charging cable with external USB charging port provides a handy charging anywhere.

[pp pros="Durable, Sturdy, tear resistant anti-scratch fabric,USB charging port & night light reflective design,Anti-theft back hidden zipper safe pocket,Airflow system breathable mash" cons="Not suitable for carrying frequent heavy weight"]

Pros

  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • tear resistant anti-scratch fabric
  • USB charging port & night light reflective design
  • Anti-theft back hidden zipper safe pocket
  • Airflow system breathable mash

Cons

  • Not suitable for carrying frequent heavy weight

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
88
Light Weight
90
Water resistance
94
Comfort
92
Value for money
72

The backpack is made of waterproof, wear-resistance, lightweight nylon fabric. Adjustable cotton padded shoulder strap makes the carrying comfortable. Spacious main pocket and supporting pockets for bottle and accessories sort the bag suitable for daily use.

[pp pros="Waterproof fabric and Lightweight,Breathable multi interlayer airflow,Large capacity,Suitable for primary and middle school pupils daily use" cons="Weak zipper fraying shoulder straps"]

Pros

  • Waterproof fabric and Lightweight
  • Breathable multi interlayer airflow
  • Large capacity
  • Suitable for primary and middle school pupils daily use

Cons

  • Weak zipper fraying shoulder straps

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
90
For traveling
96
Comfort
88
Durability
86
Value for money
94

Made of a hard-wearing practical canvas backpack is lightweight and available in different colors. Fit for outdoors, camping and traveling. High permeability cushioned material, ease the pressure on shoulder and airflow the sweat.

[pp pros="High volume,Lightweight,Washable,Comfortable straps" cons="Not so durable"]

Pros

  • High volume
  • Lightweight
  • Washable
  • Comfortable straps

Cons

  • Not so durable

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
96
For traveling
96
Light weight
100
Comfort
92
Value for money
96

The classic JanSport backpack is your everyday, everywhere going backpack. Made with durable fabric, zippers & straps, this pack has two roomy sections and organizer pockets to bring everything you need. Different colors & designs available to match your style.

[pp pros="S-Curve shoulder straps,Appropriate for high school and college students,Big backpack voluminous,Room for laptop and sports gear,Lifetime warranty" cons="Minimal padding in shoulder straps"]

Pros

  • S-Curve shoulder straps
  • Appropriate for high school and college students
  • Big backpack voluminous
  • Room for laptop and sports gear
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Minimal padding in shoulder straps

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
90
For traveling
88
Light weight
86
Water resistance
100
Value for money
87

Fjallraven classic Kanken design is durable, timeless and functional as an everyday use bag. Made of Vinylon F. material it’s dirt-resistant, water-resistant, and easy to wipes clean. 16 L volume space is enough for packing for everything you need. Dual top snap handles ease to quick carry.

[pp pros="Lightweight,Zipper covered with rain flap,Various sizes and colors" cons="Overpriced"]

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Zipper covered with rain flap
  • Various sizes and colors

Cons

  • Overpriced

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
88
For traveling
100
Light weight
88
Water resistance
90
Value for money
74

BTOOP schoolbag sets are made of heavy-duty oxford material and smooth zipper. Teens Backpack dimension 17.7″H x 5.9″W x 11.8″L can adjust 14-inch laptop. Compartments help to carry books, water bottle, and other accessories. The fashionable and cool backpack set is perfect for going to school and college or even casual day use.

[pp pros="Value set of a backpack shoulder bag and a pencil pouch,Lightweight shoulder bag,Cute bag for smaller class students" cons="Not suitable for a high schooler or above"]

Pros

  • Value set of a backpack shoulder bag and a pencil pouch
  • Lightweight shoulder bag
  • Cute bag for smaller class students

Cons

  • Not suitable for a high schooler or above

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
90
For traveling
92
Comfort
96
Durability
86
Value for money
82

This backpack is a variety of young, trendy and multifunctional can be used for traveling, college bag, laptop bag. Opportune for charging your electronic device anywhere. The Logo’s color can produce a good luminous effect after irradiates in natural lights about 10-20 minutes. High-quality waterproof nylon and heavy-duty inner lining, exclusive functions make this bag is the best choice.

[pp pros="Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port,Anti-Theft Lock,Multi-functional,Premium materials" cons="Can be used up to 10th grad only"]

Pros

  • Laptop Backpack with USB Charging Port
  • Anti-Theft Lock
  • Multi-functional
  • Premium materials

Cons

  • Can be used up to 10th grad only

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
92
For traveling
90
Comfort
96
Durability
92
Value for money
88

Casual shoulder daypack for school, excursion, daily use, window shopping, traveling, camping or cycling. S-shaped shoulder straps and handle are so comfortable and effectively relieve shoulders pressure for relaxation. Made of high-quality Nylon with polyester lining, easily cleaned.

[pp pros="Large capacity,Sturdy double zipper,Padded laptop or tablet chamber,S shape Ergonomic design shoulder strap" cons="Not for heavy duty,Not recommended for long hiking"]

Pros

  • Large capacity
  • Sturdy double zipper
  • Padded laptop or tablet chamber
  • S shape Ergonomic design shoulder strap

Cons

  • Not for heavy duty
  • Not recommended for long hiking

Gentleman's Thought Score

Overall
98
For traveling
94
Quality of material
96
Weight distribution
96
Value for money
96

The slim designed backpack has three separate compartments for laptop, main chamber and front accessories chamber. Anti-Pickpocket back pocket, external pockets on both side adds more volume. Comfortable to carry for all day long. Very practical design to carry on school traveling or work.

[pp pros="External USB Charging Port,Separate Laptop Compartment,Water Resistant,Comfortable padding on the back,Multi-panel Airflow system" cons="The zipper is not so durable"]

Pros

  • External USB Charging Port
  • Separate Laptop Compartment
  • Water Resistant
  • Comfortable padding on the back
  • Multi-panel Airflow system

Cons

  • The zipper is not so durable