Top 10 Laptop Backpacks for Students - 2020

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Top 10 Laptop Backpacks for Students - 2020

After many months away from schools, universities and offices, people are finally returning to normal daily life.

With the uniforms, suits & ties and backpacks getting a bit dusty after being locked away for so long, a fresh getup might help you get back into the swing of commuter life again.

We’ve handpicked our top 10 laptop backpacks to help you narrow down your options. These options are available in a range of colours and styles and have been tried & tested by SkateHut staff during their daily commutes, so you know it’s advice you can trust!


Originally produced exclusively for the US Military before opening up to a wider audience, Eastpak are one of the leading brands in luggage and bags accessory wear today. With over 70 years experience and a 30 year warranty on most of their products, you know that these are quality products that are built to last!

Out of Office

One of Eastpak’s bestsellers, the Out of Office is aptly named. Designed for city living, this backpack offers plenty of space with a 27L capacity and 13” laptop sleeve. Available in a wide range of colours and prints, this is one of our personal favourites!

Out of Office


Designed with a 13” padded laptop sleeve and built in organiser for books, chargers, pens and anything else, the Tecum is a bag that’s built for organisation. Sleek and compact, this is an ideal option for those who are always on the go. 


Padded Streamed

Inspired by Japanese minimalist design, this backpack focuses on the idea that less is more. Built with a large main compartment, a singular padded 15” laptop compartment and a front zip pocket, the Padded Streamed offers plenty of space in a simple, smart design. 

Padded Streamed

Padded Travell'r

An interesting spin on a classic Eastpak model! The Padded Travell’r features a detachable bum bag, a subtle back security pocket for important documents and a 13” laptop sleeve. Perfect for those travelling longer distances. 

Padded Travellr

Padded Pak’r

A favourite amongst students, the Padded Pak’r is Eastpak’s core model and most versatile. Constructed from one large compartment and a smaller front zip, it provides ample room for essential items. Whilst it does not have a laptop sleeve, there is still plenty of room for a laptop and accessories!

Padded Pakr


Focused on creating quality products with fine details, Herschel’s bags are long-lasting and always in style. Offering a range of backpacks, duffle bags and other luggage solutions, their smart colour schemes mixed with some big-name collaborations mean that their collections are always relevant!

Settlement Mid-Volume

A classically styled backpack, with premium, eye-catching details. The Settlement Mid-Volume offers a spacious main compartment complete with 13” laptop sleeve, as well as a easy-access front pocket with key clip. Herschel’s signature red striped fabric liner makes sure that this backpack stands out from the rest! 

Settlement Mid Volume


Founded in Hawaii and born out of a love for action and adventure sports, Dakine are a brand with an undeniably cool history. With a large focus on sustainability and recycled materials throughout their products, they are forward thinking and produce innovative products for the modern traveller!


Built with a padded laptop sleeve, a fleece lined iPad sleeve and fleece lined sunglass pocket as well as ample space for any additional items, the Dakine Network backpack is fully equipped for whatever life throws at you. With some handy extra features such as a cable organised and quick access pocket, this backpack is perfect for the digital adventurer!

Dakine Network


Inspired by the travel lifestyle, multi-award winning brand Douchebags do things differently. Everything done by Douchebags is meticulously designed for function, with a story behind each product. With their vibrant colourways, Douchebags stand out anywhere in the world.

The Scholar

Aptly named, The Scholar is ideal for the lifestyle of an academic. Built with ample space for all your daily essentials plus a 15” laptop pocket and three separate compartments, the real unique feature of this bag is the external buckles. Strap in a skateboard or cruiser up to 10” wide and off you go!

The Scholar

The Base

If you’re conscious about carrying fragile things or want that extra level of protection for your laptop, the Base is the backpack for you. Just like a real rib cage, Douchebags patented Rib Cage Technology will keep its content extra safe. With a 15” laptop pocket and 15L capacity, this backpack is great for rigorous everyday usage. 

Douchebags The Base


A universally recognised name, Vans have been at the forefront of lifestyle wear for years. No stranger to a solid pair of shoes, their accessory game is also top-tier. 

Disorder Plus

A simple, stylish backpack, packed with features to make your life easier. A full-size laptop pocket, organizer, media pocket and mesh water bottle holder provide plenty of space for all your essentials, as well as the 24L main compartment. On top of all that, it’s made with CORDURA® fabric, so it’ll stay looking fresh for even longer!

Vans Disorder

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