The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide to the Best Backpacks to Carry Your MacBook on the Go » Gadget Flow


Your MacBook is your portable workstation. Keep it safe and stylish on the go with these Mac laptop backpacks.

Do you rely on your laptop for work or school? Then treat your trusty laptop with the respect it deserves by pairing it with one of the best backpacks for carrying your MacBook. These backpacks protect your favorite computer wherever you go.

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For a bag that stands up to commuting around town, there’s the V-01 backpack. Its see-through mesh pockets help you locate important small items, like your keys and phone, on the fly.

For a backpack with designated slots that hold just about all your Apple devices, check out the Osprey Arcane Large Day Backpack. It has pockets for your iPhone, Apple Pencil, AirPods and more.

Yes, these backpacks are some of the best options for carrying your MacBook, so check them out below.

1. The Bellroy Classic Backpack Premium Edition holds your 16″ MacBook and a set of clothes with its 20 liter capacity.

Bellroy Classic Backpack Premium Edition on video

Want to pack your MacBook for a night? Thanks to its large space, the Bellroy Premium Edition Classic Backpack is ideal for travel. Meanwhile, the back is padded and there’s even a leather upgrade option.

Get it for $229 from the official site.

2. The hardgraft Rucksack everyday bag has a sleek look and all the pockets you need for on the go and travel.

hargraft Felted wool backpack

Carry your MacBook in style with the hardgraft Rucksack everyday bag. It comes with multiple pockets, so you can keep all your accessories organized. Then the padded laptop compartment protects your MacBook.

Get it for $860 from the official site.

3. The V-01 backpack protects your 13″ MacBook Pro during city trips and provides quick access to your essentials.

The V-01 backpack on video

If you are commuting in a city, the Backpack V-01 Is usefull. Its see-through mesh pockets help you quickly locate small but essential items, which is why it’s compiled this list of the best backpacks for carrying your MacBook.

Get it for $129 from the official site.

4. The VESSEL Signature 2.0 is great for the job, withstands the elements, and fits up to a 16″ MacBook.

The ultimate buyer's guide to the best backpacks to carry your Mac on the go
VESSEL Signature 2.0 in white

Keep your 16″ MacBook protected and looking professional with the VESSEL Signature 2.0 Laptop Backpack. Its leather is durable, easy to clean and weather resistant.

Get it for $235 from the official site.

5. The stylish Bellroy Melbourne urban backpack is super comfortable with padded back panels and shoulder straps.

Bellroy Melbourne Sleek Urban Backpack
Bellroy Melbourne Backpack in Black

Eliminate back pain with the stylish urban backpack from Bellroy Melbourne. Padded shoulder straps and back panels keep you comfortable during extended use. It holds your 16″ MacBook, has a water bottle sleeve, and uses MagSnap fasteners.

Get it for $149 from the official site.

6. The Timbuk2 x ASTRO Gaming BP35 backpack holds two 16″ MacBooks and has storage pockets.

The ultimate buyer's guide to the best backpacks to carry your Mac on the go
Timbuk2 x ASTRO Gaming BP35 on a person’s back (Image credit: Gaming Trend)

Gamer or not, you’ll think the Timbuk2 ASTRO Gaming Backpack BP35 is one of the best backpacks to carry your MacBook with its rear and internal sleeves for 2 laptops. Meanwhile, weather-resistant materials protect your tech from the elements.

Get it for $199.99 from the official site.

7. The Osprey Arcane Large Day Backpack fits up to a 16″ MacBook Pro and has pockets for other Apple devices.

Osprey Arcane Big Day
Osprey Arcane Large Day in Blue

From a padded sleeve for your MacBook Pro to a dedicated pocket for your Apple Pencil, the Osprey Arcane Big Day backpack organizes and protects your Apple gear. We love the strap for AirPods.

Get it for $99.95 on Apple.

8. The Lo & Sons The Hakuba Backpack provides a sustainable carrying option for MacBook, saving plastic bottles from landfills.

Lo and son The Hakuba
Lo & Sons The Hakuba (Image credit: Sarah Kobos, Wire cutter)

Carry your MacBook Pro sustainably with the Lo & Sons The Hakua Backpack. It gives new life to 30 plastic bottles destined for landfill. The laptop compartment can hold up to a 15 inch laptop and its design is ideal for travel, the gym and on the go.

Get it for $192.50 on the official website.

9. The Rains Mini Backpack is an elegant and sleek bag for 13″ MacBooks. Elegant, it resists bad weather.

The ultimate buyer's guide to the best backpacks to carry your Mac on the go
Rains Mini cement backpack

Your laptop backpack matches your style when it’s time. Rains Mini Backpack. Reduced compartments and pockets keep you organized and give it a minimalist look, which is why this is one of the best backpacks for carrying your MacBook.

Get it for $95 on the official website.

10. The AerFit Pack 3 keeps your laptop safe at the gym without the extra bulk. The interior has an antimicrobial coating.

AerFit Pack 3
Aer Fit Pack 3 in a person’s hand

Does your MacBook accompany you to the gym? Keep it safe with the AerFit Pack 3. It fits up to a 16″ MacBook and features a vented shoe compartment, exterior water bottle pockets, and an odor-controlling antimicrobial coating.

Get it for $145 on the official website.

No matter where you take your Mac, these backpacks keep it stylish, safe and easy to carry. Which would you like to pair with your Apple laptop? Let us know in the comments.

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