SOLO Hybrid Laptop Briefcase Backpack
Starting this list off is a rather versatile little option with the SOLO Hybrid Laptop Briefcase Backpack. If the name didn't give it away, this is a bag which you can wear like a backpack and carry like a briefcase and you can store your laptop in it with either orientation. It's padded to keep it more comfortable and it will fit laptops up to 15.6-inches in size. It offers up quite a few pockets and the shoulder straps are adjustable as well as removable, for a more personalized fit.
Timbuk2 Rogue Laptop Backpack
You'll be hard pressed to find a better bag than the ones you can get from Timbuk2, and if you're a cyclist, hands down these are worth considering. The Rogue pack is capable of holding laptops up to a size of 15-inches. This pack is made of a water-resistant polyvinyl, and it has on front zippered pocket, 4 slip pockets for you to store your stuff but keep easy access to it, and it has a back panel that's ventilated to keep you from sweating or getting too warm.
Evercase Laptop Briefcase Backpack
This is similar to the first pack on this list, in that it can be used to carry your laptop and other essentials in either a briefcase or a backpack form depending on what suits you best at any given moment, or just whichever way is the most comfortable. The size of the bag was kept low-profile so it stays slim and won't weigh you down, which means it won't be as heavy as other packs might be. It's also weather resistant, so you shouldn't have to worry about your stuff getting wet, even when you get caught out in the rain.
Amazon Basics Laptop Backpack
Next up is a laptop backpack from Amazon Basics, which is capable of fitting up to a 15.6-inch laptop, and it has a large main pocket for storing virtually anything you could think of. It has mesh pockets on either side for keeping your water bottle nice and secure, and there are multiple pockets on the outside and inside for keeping everything organized. If you really don't care for any extras, this is a solid backpack for storing your laptop and serving your needs.
Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack
The Parkside laptop backack is another offering from Timbuk2, although this pack is a little more style-friendly and is not quite as resistant to the elements. It's made of a thick, treated polyester so it will be able to withstand a bit of light rain. It can fit up to a 15-inch laptop, has a mesh pocket on one side that can be used for either a water bottle or a U Lock if you need one, and it has various zipper pickets and regular pockets for all of your stuff like pens, wallet, keys and more. It also comes in a multitude of colors and styles for a more customized fit.
SwissGear TSA Friendly Commuter Laptop Backpack
This was designed with the traveler in mind, as it not only fits up to a 17-inch laptop but it's also TSA-friendly to make getting through security at the airport a little easier. While it does have a myriad of pockets for organizing just about everything, its most useful trait is the ability for its front and back to unzip and fold flat so you can easily access the laptop compartment without disturbing everything else that's already in its place.
Kopack Slim Business Laptop Backpack
This bag from Kopack has a slim profile design that's made to be comfortable and wearable day in and day out, and it can hold plenty of stuff including up to a 15.6-inch slim laptop, as well as 13-inch and 14-inch laptops without a problem, all while remaining a manageable size and lightweight. The pack is made with water repellent materials and it's made to be durable, and it's equipped with an easy access laptop compartment that is separate from the main pocket, making it quick and painless to grab the laptop when you need it.
Koolerpek Waterproof Laptop Backpack
While the main draw here seems to be that it provides a waterproof exterior to keep everything on the inside safe from the rain, its also got tons of useful little touches, like the yellow earphone jack towards the top for threading through a pair of headphones or earbuds, and the hidden pocket for keeping things safe and out of sight, as the pocket sits on the backside of the pack and is tucked away. The bag can fit up to most 17.3-inch laptops, and it is worth noting that while it is resistant to water, it is not designed for heavy rain.
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
While a little pricier, the Slim Laptop Bcakpack from eBags is one which is worth considering for not only its sleek professional design, but also its insanely organized setup. There are pockets for just about everything yet it's all tucked nice and neat into its own little area, allowing you to access various pockets without having to get to the main large pockets and shuffle things around. There's a dedicated pocket for both a tablet and one for a laptop, and it can be used as a briefcase in addition to a backpack. If you frequently use this bag for travel, it also has a pass-through panel where you can slide your luggage handle in so that you can simply move your luggage without having to wear or carry your bag.
Timbuk2 Q Laptop Backpack
This is one of Timbuk2's most popular laptop backpacks and for good reason. Its got a separate compartment for your laptop so you can get to it easily, and it has an elastic side pocket for fitting either a water bottle, U Lock or other items. The laptop pocket is rated as being TSA-friendly, so it should be great for travel and it has a thoughtful bottom pocket where you can stash the power brick and get to it easily as well - instead of putting it all the way at the bottom of the main pocket and having to dig for it when you need it. The Q can fit up to a 17-inch laptop, as well as an iPad, and it's also available in multiple colors.