With the large amount of everyday carry laptop backpacks out there to choose from, it’s honestly really hard to find one that will give you everything you need.
In this article I’ve prepared for you today, I’m going to give you my top everyday carry laptop backpacks that will give you what you need, and will last you for a very long time.
So if you’re ready to see what I have in store for you, then lets get this article going!
What Makes A Good Everyday Carry Laptop Backpack?
Everyone has a different preference when it comes to their everyday carry laptop backpacks, but there’s really three things I look for when I’m in the market for mine, and they are:
- Capacity – You should always have room for not only your laptop, but room for extra things like a jacket or whatnot.
- Organization – For an everyday carry backpack, I tend to like bags that don’t have too many pockets, and just the right amount of zippers so I don’t get all tangled up.
- Look And Feel – Of course you want to get a bag that looks up to your standards, not something that will make people look at you wired.
Top Small Daily Carry Backpacks
As you know, there are many different types of everyday carry laptop backpacks.
So what I’m going to do for you, is break this list down a little starting from the smaller type everyday carry backpacks, then I’ll work my way into the more medium sized to large sized ones.
The GORUCK Echo is a 16L everyday carry (EDC) backpack that’s made of some of the strongest materials.
This bag is tough as shit, and there’s a reason behind this!
The GORUCK brand is an American made company by Army Special Forces Soldiers, who test and use these products not only in training, but in the battlefield as well.
Built with 1000D CORDURA, this bag will be able to withstand any battle.
Whether you’re having a battle with your coffee and it happens to spill all over your pack, or you’re in the battlefield in Afghanistan fighting the enemies, this bag will withstand anything.
Some major features you will love about this pack besides its 1000D CORDURA material, is its bombproof laptop compartment (fits a 13″ laptop), extra padded straps, silent zipper pulls (which of course is YKK all around), false bottom (which protects your laptop in case your bag falls), flat style opening, and of course the rainproof technology.
Easy bag to carry around and super comfortable on the shoulders.
All you have to know is this bag will get shit done and protect all your valuables!
The NOMATIC Backpack is another pretty solid everyday carry pack that looks cool and has all the organization you need.
Whether you’re going to the coffee shop to get some work done, or you’re heading straight to work, this backpack will blend in with any environment.
It could hold up to a 15″ MacBook pro, as well as an iPad Pro, and it’s made with some pretty strong tarpaulin material, meaning this bag is water resistant as well.
One of the pretty cool features I like about this bag, is its ability to transform from backpack into briefcase.
With the hybrid effect, you could really use this bag anywhere and everywhere.
Another thing I like about this backpack before I forget to mention, is it’s ablilty to expand from being a 20L pack to a 24L pack.
With it being able to expand the way it does, you could definitely fit way more stuff in it.
This is an everyday carry backpack the will fit all your needs and more.
Korin Design Clickpack Pro
The Clickpack Pro is one of those really unique everyday carry backpacks, and what I mean by that is, it’s a anti-theft backpack that’s one of a kind.
This pack is cut proof, water resistant, and it’s able to hold up to a 15″ MacBook Pro without any problems.
The thing that makes this bag really anti-theft, is its built-in TSA locks, which could be found at the top of the bag.
As for some of the other features you could find on this bag, is its YKK zippers, retractable metal wire lock for extra security, 5 major compartments for practical pocket-seperation, and some little hidden pockets.
This bag does come with its very own rain cover, so if you ever find yourself in Southeast Asia and in a storm, you’ll have some extra protection for your bag.
The Cickpack Pro is my personal favorite when it comes to anti-theft everyday carry backpacks.
Aer Day Pack
Alright, the Aer Day Pack is another great everyday carry backpack that comes with a lot of pretty cool features as well.
Some things I like about this bag, is it’s made water resistant materials on the front exterior, the side exterior is made with 1680D CORDURA (which is tough as shit), has YKK zippers, could fit up to a 15″ MacBook Pro laptop, has great interior organization , quick access pockets, and one of my favorites, it has a water bottle pocket.
Just by looking at the bag, you could see its toughness!
If you’re looking for a small but jammed packed everyday carry bag, this could be the one for you!
Arktype Dashpack Mark II
The Arktype Dashpack Mark II is a badass backpack… do you want to know why?
It’s built in the United States of America that’s why!
This bag has a lot to offer in yet a small daily carry bag.
First off, it’s a slim 15L pack with rainproof exterior constructed with 1680D DWR ballistic nylon material with YKK AquaGuard water repellant zippers.
If you take a look at this bag, it’s really similar to the GORUCK Echo, just with an external water bottle pocket, which I really like.
The Mark II could hold up to a 15″ MacBook Pro and a 10″ tablet if you carry those things.
All you have to know is, this is another badass everyday carry backpack that is built for battle.
Top Medium-Large Daily Carry Backpacks
Alright, now that we got the little guys out of the way, lets get into the more beefed up everyday carry laptop backpacks.
These bags are all great, it will all depend on what’s your style to make up your decision with which on to get.
The GORUCK GR1 is a great EDC backpack and is also one of my favorites!
This bag is the big brother of the GORUCK Echo that was also on this list, but for the smaller EDC packs.
With the GR1, you’re also going to get the same kind of build as the Echo, strong in every way and very durable.
If you want a bag that is bomb proof, then this bag will give you what you need.
Again, this bag was tested in the battlefields from Elite Special Forces Soldiers, so you know this shit will handle anything that comes your way.
If you own a laptop that’s over 15 inches, then no worries, because this bad boy could fit up to a 17″ laptop.
I really don’t know who uses a laptop over 15 inches these days, but just in case people still use them, this bag could handle it.
The build of this backpack is made of 1000D CORDURA, and has YKK zippers all around.
So if you want tough, then the GR1 is for you!
To be honest, I use this bag everywhere I go, literally!
If you know how to pack your clothing and everything like that to go on a 7 day trip, this bag could do that.
And for those people who like to breeze by TSA checkpoints at the airports, this bag does open flat so you could just slide it on through the scanners and be on your marry way.
Also before I forget to mention it, the bag is water resistant, so you could tour the whole Southeast Asia and not have to worry.
The GORUCK GR1 is one badass backpack, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a single everyday carry travel/laptop backpack.
Next up we have the Wandrd Prvke!
This is another great bag and one that I really admire for the way it was built.
Originally this bag was built for photographers, but it could also be used as an EDC pack.
It comes in a 21L and a 31L, so it will give you the space you truly need.
The bag itself has a separate compartment that will hold up to a 15″ laptop and a 10″ tablet.
Also, if you want to be extra careful with your sensitive items like your passport, there’s a pocket just for that to help you keep it safe and out of sticky hands.
Now again, one of my favorite things this bag offers… is a separate water bottle pocket.
I have to have a water bottle pocket to help keep myself hydrated.
To be honest with you, when I first got this bag, the feel of it was just amazing.
It’s made out of water-resistant tarpaulin, so it is built tough and it will protect all your gear.
Not only could this bag be an EDC pack, but it could also be used for single bag travel if you’re into that like I am.
Overall, all around great EDC backpack!
Tom Bihn Synapse 25
If you’re looking for a good bag that will not only work well for EDC laptop carry, but for travel and hiking as well, then the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 could be your next bag.
This guy is made out of 525 Denier Ballistic material and has YKK Aquaguard water-repellent zippers all around.
It could fit up to a 15″ laptop, but the only downfall here is, it will not protect your device so much if you drop the bag.
To be honest, the main reason why I like this backpack a lot, is for it being built tough.
I have a fetish for tough bags, and you should too, especially if you’re carrying around your expensive ass laptops like I am.
So the Tom Bihn Synapse 25 is another bag you could look at if you want something with a little more space and is built with great quality.
NOMATIC Travel Pack
Like the brother the NOMATIC Backpack, the Travel Pack is exactly the same, just with more space.
You could use this pack as an EDC as well, and the reason why you’re able to do that, is because it is expandable as well and goes from a 20L backpack to a 30L.
It’s honestly a really well made bag and is one of my favorites!
Of course the material on this bag is of high quality, and it is made of waterproofing material and zippers.
You could use this bag as an EDC pack, then expand it and use it as your travel bag.
You could fit so much stuff in the bag it’s really unbelievable!
When I took my family on a 5 day vacation, all I took was this pack and I was able to fit everything I needed, literally!
If you want a well made bag that will give you everything you need, then the NOMATIC Travel Pack is the one for you.
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
Alright, this is our last backpack to go over, and it is the eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack.
Now don’t let the name fool you, not only could this bag hold up to a 15″ laptop, but it could also be used as a travel pack as well.
So if you want the best of both worlds, this bag could give you that.
It’s not built tough like the GORUCK GR1, but it will give you the space you need to carry all your tech gear and some clothing if you like.
Great organization, and like I said, tons of space for so much gear and clothes.
My All Time Favorites From This List
Alright guys, there’s a list to help you choose your next EDC laptop backpack!
All great bags, but if you were to ask me which ones were my favorite, I would have to go with any of the GORUCK bags, the Wander Prvke, and any of the NOMATIC bags.
I really hope this list of bags helped you find what you were looking for.
If you have any other recommendations on great EDC laptop backpacks, please feel free to drop them right down below in the comments section for others to see.
Thanks for reading!