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Top 10 Best Business Backpacks Comparison Chart

When a traditional briefcase is too limited for space and a rolling briefcase is too big, a business backpack is the perfect companion for business travel. Capacity is usually generous, compartments and pockets are plentiful and carrying it is comfortable. Below are 10 of the best business backpacks for men. You can also read my more in-depth article on these backpacks too.


SwissGear
SA1923

SwissGear
SA1908

Samsonite
Xenon 2

Timbuk2
Command

SwissGear
Blue Ibex
Average Customer Rating
4.5 Stars
4.4 Stars
4.3 Stars
4.3 Stars
4.6 Stars
MaterialPolyesterBallistic Weave FabricPolyesterPolyurethanePolyester
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 17"Up to 17"Up to 15.6"Up to 15"Up to 17"
Padded Laptop Compartment
Checkpoint Friendly
Lockable Zippers
Ventilated Back
Luggage Handle Pass
Dimensions (inches)18" x 13" x 8.5"18" x 13" x 9"17.25” x 12.25” x 8.25”5.5" x 18.9" x 13"15" x 10" x 19"
Weight (pounds)3 lbs2.6 lbs2.9 lbs2.6 lbs2.2 lbs
Warranty1 year5 years3 yearsLifetime1 year
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KAKA
BC33133

Thule
Crossover

Ogio
Renegade

Samsonite
Novex

eBags
TLS
Average Customer Rating
4.7 Stars
4.6 Stars
4.6 Stars
4.8 Stars
4.5 Stars
MaterialTerylene FabricDobby Nylon600D Polyester PindotN/A840D & 900D Twisted Poly
Fits Laptop Screen SizeUp to 17"Up to 15"Up to 17"Up to 15.6"Up to 17"
Padded Laptop Compartment
Checkpoint Friendly
Lockable Zippers
Ventilated Back
Luggage Handle Pass
Dimensions (inches)12" x 22" x 7"20.3" x 13" x 8.3"10.5" x 19.5" x 14"17.5" x 12.2" x 7.2"18.5" x 12.75" x 7.5"
Weight2.2 lbs1.8 lbs3.5 lbs2.6 lbs3 lbs, 8 oz
Warranty1 year25 yearsLifetime3 yearsLifetime
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Average Customer Rating – This is my own opinion based on my product research of my own and other people’s usage and feedback. Clicking through to one of the featured products directs you to Amazon’s product page, where you’ll find reviews depicted by real customers. I highly recommend that you read what they say about the model you’re interested in.

Fits Laptop Screen Size The space of a laptop compartment in a backpack is usually measured in its screen size. However, that doesn’t always tell you if your laptop can actually fit as the rest of the laptop may be too big. To find out the laptop compartment’s dimensions, please go onto its product page. Certain business backpacks have the ability to adjust its laptop compartment to secure different sized laptops.

Checkpoint FriendlyA backpack is considered ‘checkpoint friendly’ by the TSA if its laptop compartment can fold out completely flat so it’s visible to airport scanners when going through the conveyor X-ray belt. There are also a bunch of other guidelines to meet, but if a business backpack meets the criteria, it speeds up the process of going through airport security as you don’t have to remove your laptop from your bag.

Lockable Zippers – Being able to use a padlock to lock your backpack’s compartments via its zipper holes gives more peace of mind when walking through crowded areas.

Ventilated Back – A great business backpack is not only well padded and comfortable at the back, but it will also be designed in a way that allows good airflow so that your back feels cooler and dries quicker when you sweat.

Luggage Handle Pass – An underrated feature on a business backpack is a dedicated slot for a rolling luggage’s telescopic handle to pass through. This is especially helpful in different situations including checking in at airports and hotels, and when your shoulders need a rest.

Other Notable Features

  • Uncrushable Compartments – If you want that extra security for some of your highly important contents, then then some business backpacks have compartments that are crush-proof (relatively of course). These highly durable compartments are usually big enough to hold expensive sunglasses, external hard drives and cell phones.
  • Water Resistant Fabric – Some backpacks are made from materials that are able to repel water rather than absorb it, therefore saving your backpack’s contents from any damage. However, this doesn’t mean absolutely no water can get in so it’s best to try not to get caught out in heavy rainfall.