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15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

If you are looking for a backpack for uni, you are in the right place… as the title would suggest. Going through many pages of reviews and lists, I have put together what can only be described as the ULTIMATE list of backpacks. Okay, maybe that’s a slight overreaction. But these backpacks are brilliant. They come in different price ranges to suit any budget, because we know uni students aren’t known for their big budgets. Having said that, if you have said money aside and want to invest in a backpack for uni you will use for many years – some of the more spenny options could be the best fit

Without further ado, let’s look at some great backpacks.

1. Eastpak Austin Nylon Backpack

This is just one great suggestion from Eastpack. You can check some of their other backpacks as well. You’ll find some great budget options by them. This particular one has a bit of a vintage feel to it with the leather details. It’s supposed to be indestructible, which is quite the statement.

The main body is constructed from a single piece of high-density, ballistic grade nylon. The slim shoulder strap forms itself to the shape of your shoulders over time. It has a padded back a special compartment for your laptop on the inside.

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15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

2. Höher Backpack

Although I love the yellow colour on this backpack, you can also get it in green, black and navy. On the inside, you’ll find a padded laptop sleeve, as well as some additional smaller compartments on the to organise essentials, such as your notebook, cables, phone or pens. My personal favourite feature is the special elastic band which keeps your bottle upright, so you don’t have to worry about spills and you don’t have to wonder how to organise your backpack around it. There’s also a little pocket on the outside.

The backpack is also water resistant.

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3. Vaschy Classic Vintage Backpack

This backpack with a vintage feel is great for both uni and hiking. It has a capacity of 26.5L and fits a laptop of up to 15.6In. You have side pockets for your umbrella or bottle, as well as an outer pocket for anything you need quick access to. It’s equipped with a breathable soft back and straps. On the inside you’ll find quite a few compartments to help you stay organised: a laptop sleeve, four small interior pockets and one secret zipper back pocket. You can fit your phone, calculator, wallet or any other equipment clutter free.

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15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

4. Rains Field Bag

This is a more urban backpack for uni, it’s also a bit more expensive than the previous few. This is a minimalistic backpack made from a water-resistant fabric with a matte finish. . It’s fully lined, has a main compartment with a padded laptop pockets as well as an outer zipped front pocket for the smaller essentials. It’s a very modern and stylish bag, which is great for places that see a lot of rain as it is made with special waterproof material and zipper.

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5. Able Archer Rucksack

If you are a photographer, you might want to consider investing in this backpack for uni. It’s one of the more expensive backpacks on the list, but it’s one that will last you many years after uni is over. The backpack is separated into two sections, each with internal elastics and mesh pockets for organisation and mounting of accessories. It holds up to 17inch laptop in a neoprene lined compartment with a waterproof zipper. Aside from the special side pocket where your camera would go for quick access, there’s also two hidden stash pockets at the waist can safely hold your lens caps, filters and other small items.

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15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

6. Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack

Another vintage design, it’s great both for uni, for hiking and for travel. So if you are looking to get those cheap Ryan Air flights around Europe, this might be a good fit. It can hold all your essentials including a 15inch laptop (maybe even with a mouse), a notepad, camera and clothes. There’s also a small front pocket where you can keep things you need quick access to.

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7. Incase Compass Backpack

The Compass Backpack is characterised as less but better. It has clean lines and smooth details with a modern aesthetic to it. It’s constructed from durable, heavy duty polyester and features a padded laptop sleeve lined with faux-fur, document organisers for papers or iPad, as well as quick access zipper pockets for smaller items. It has an easily adjustable padded, ergonomic shoulder straps made from breathable mesh for maximum comfort as you travel to uni or work.

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15 Great Backpacks For Uni Students

8. RUVALINO laptop backpack

Compact bags are great and all, but if you are looking for a large backpack for uni, this might be a great fit.On the picture you can already see the padded shoulder straps, as well as the charger outlet on the side. There’s also a side pocket for your umbrella/bottle, a small quick access zipped pocket on the front and two compartments. The one on the front helps organise your smaller items, such as pens, phone, keys, small notebook, wallet, cables, etc. The large compartment holds your laptop, tablet, books and other larger objects.

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9. Qwstion Backpack

Known for combining design and functionality, Qwstion’s offers two brilliant backpacks. They have their popular backpack, as well as their more compact version, which they call Daypack. They both have a built-in padded sleeve for a laptop and a zipped pocket to organise small items. You can also cary both of them by hand if you decide you want to take some weight off your shoulders.

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10. Bellroy Campus Backpack

It’s called a campus backpack so you know it’s going to be a suitable backpack for uni. This backpack features a front zipped pocket for, yes, easy access. It’s made with non-toxic materials and environmentally certified leather. It has a protective sleeve for your laptop, a small zipped compartment on the inside for any loose cables, a mouse or any small items you don’t want to lose in your bag. It’s definitely a bag that will comfortably fit all your essentials.

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11. North Face Access Pack

This backpack is known for keeping you organised. Or, well, forcing you to stay organised. If you tend to turn your backpack into a mess, then you will either love this backpack or you will hate it. That’s because it will either keep you in check or totally ruin your process. It has all of the compartments you could ever need in an ergonomic shape, which won’t slouch from the weight. It is also very comfortable and a great fit if you tend to have back pains from other backpacks.

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12. Fjallraven Kanken Backpack

Do I even need to recommend this. You can’t have a list of backpacks for uni and not include this one, it’s just too popular. Virtually indestructible, I’ve personally seen friends put these backpacks through the worst and they always come out on top… although usually a slightly dirtier version of the colour they are supposed to be. They are comfortable, they are easy to pack and unpack, they are made to keep your back straight. And they come in loads of pretty colours.

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13. Aer Fit Pack

If you go to the gym or do some kind of exercise where you have to cary clothes and shoes, you might just fall in love with this backpack. It combines everything you need for work with everything you need for the gym. There’s a special compartment for your trainers and a second one for your clothes and water bottle. The third compartment is your office one, where you can fit your laptop, notebooks and any other essentials.

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14. Topo Designs 15” Laptop Daypack

This is a very good-looking, functional backpack for uni. It has a side pocket for your water bottle. On the inside there are some great pockets to organise all your essentials, including your laptop, pen, cards, little notebook, phone, etc. Once you’ve organised those into the neat compartments you are left with loads of space which you can use for clothes when travelling. It’s great for work, travel and hiking.

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15. Incase Icon Backpack

This is another larger backpack for uni on the list. It features a multiple compartments for organising your laptop and other essentials. It comes with three larger compartments. One especially for your laptop, one for papers, books and other bulkier items and a third one for smaller essentials such as keys, mouse, cables, pens, etc. It also sports adjustable padded shoulder straps and a cable port for on-the-go access to portable power or audio.

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What are your favourite backpacks for uni? Share in the comments bellow.

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