We all love our laptops. They’re portable, lightweight and are a great way to keep up with your workloads whilst on the move. That’s probably why 60% of the UK population own a laptop!
But what about when you want to take your laptop out with you, whether that’s on your daily commute or when you travel? Backpacks for laptops are a great way to keep your computers safe when you’re on the move.
At Ebuyer we have some great backpacks for laptops, but we know that it can be daunting to decide on the right one for you. That’s why we’ve come up with some great tips and tricks to help you!
Picture this: You’re on your way home from work or college, you’ve got your laptop, books, files, a water bottle…oh and your gym shoes and practically the kitchen sink! Your bag is heavy, but not only that, the straps are digging into your shoulder. Yes, we’ve all been there.
Many backpacks for laptops look great but offer poor quality shoulder support straps. For long lasting support for heavy usage, you’ll want a backpack that has wide and padded shoulder straps. Some backpacks for laptops also use breathable materials, giving you great comfort even for all day wear. You’ll also want your shoulder straps to be adjustable, meaning that you can ensure your bag is correctly positioned.
We love this 16” Synergy laptop backback from Wenger for its shock-absorbing shoulder straps that promote maximum comfort. Make sure that you keep an eye out for strong and sturdy shoulder straps when on the hunt for a backpack for your laptop!
If your backpack is full to the brim of essentials, then the last thing you want to do is dig around to search for your travel card or charger cable. That’s why its important to choose a backpack for your laptop that has plenty of extra pockets. Most good quality backpacks for laptops have specially designed pockets that are perfect for your charger, pens or wallet.
These handy extra pockets prevent your small items from getting lost in the large compartment, saving you time and stress!
A designated water bottle holder could also be helpful for people who like to stay hydrated on to go! We love this backpack for laptops by Targus. This 15” Urban Explorer laptop backpack has a great selection of pockets for different accessories, a water bottle holder and even Velcro straps for holding larger items!
We all know that modern tech is pricey, and that can unfortunately attract potential thieves. With this in mind, laptop bag designers have incorporated more secure elements in order to prevent users becoming the victims of pick-pocketers. If you commute in a city or busy areas, you may want to consider choosing a backpack for your laptop that has “secret pockets” where you store your computer in a compartment that is closest to your back- and therefore makes it more difficult for potential thieves to help themselves.
We love this backpack from Targus. The 15” CityLife laptop backpack has brilliant discrete pockets that can’t be accessed from the front, making it the perfect option for busy commutes! It also has pockets that are lined with RFID blocking material to protect your credit cards. But of course, no matter what backpack for your laptop you choose, its always important to keep an eye on your belongings when you’re out and about!
Protection for your laptop
Of course, the main part of a backpack for a laptop should be the protection it offers. You need to ensure that the backpack you choose offers enough shock resistance and padding for your laptop in order to prevent any damage.
Most laptop backpacks offer size specific laptop sleeves or slings that wrap around your device within the bag to provide adequate protection against knocks or scratches. These sizes can start from around 12” and can go up to 17”.
Ensuring that your laptop has suitable padding and support will give you peace of mind when you’re out and about with your beloved laptop.
We love this Techair 15.6” laptop backpack for the Lateral Protection™ via foam cushions that keeps your laptop more than happy!
We hope that these pointers have helped you when it comes to choosing a backpack for your laptop. If backpacks aren’t your thing, why not check out our other laptop bags! At Ebuyer, we stock great quality bags for laptops from amazing brands you can trust.