40+ Best Backpacks for College that Are Practical AND Fancy

Practical, picky, or pizzaz, boy, do we have the best backpack for you!

Here at Iwanttobeproductive, we’re always writing for the “eternal” student. We know that no one *has* to be more productive than a college student.

So, this time we’ve gathered over thirty-five of the best backpacks for college that are top notch, both practical, and (more often than not) stylish as hell.

Whether you’re a college freshman or you’re been around for some time, going from place to place all day means you’re probably carrying supplies around and you need a reliable backpack.

And it’s not just a book and a notebook, you probably have literally much more on your back. A laptop, your e-book reader, your phone, maybe lunch and don’t get me started on what you’re carrying around if you’re a girl.

Our EDC (every day carry) is much more complex than a guy’s EDC. We need all the compartments, internal space, pouches, and pockets, in the world. But in style!
And that’s the hardest part, isn’t it? We need it to be flashy, but also practical and functional. Yes, whatever backpack, bum bag, or purse combines practicality with design is a best seller in my book.

So, I gathered this list of the best backpacks for college with a focus on features, particularities, and price range and gave my personal rating at the end. You’ll find all sorts of college backpacks below, from your all black regular one compartment backpack to anti-theft, motorcycle, gaming, weird, funny backpacks you can add to a thirty items list.

Check’em out!

Black backpacks usually make the best backpacks for college

Black backpacks are probably the general choice when it comes to backpacks, especially for college students. Both casual and sporty, we can wear them with anything we put on and the designs vary. So, go through the selection below and pick your favorite.

These are the featured price ranges:
low: anything under $35;
medium: $35 – $55;
medium – high: over $50 under $100;
high: over $100 – $150;
very high: over $150 – $250.

Acronyms you’ll find mentioned

N/A – not specified

H – Height
W – Width
D – Depth
L – Length

Outjoy Black Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 11″ x 4.7″ x 17.7″
Waterproof: Water Resistance
Weight: 1.79 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Opens up to 90 degrees, has a ton of compartments, with two shockproof compartments, one for fitting 15.6″ laptops and another one for 10.1″ tablets or ebooks. It has an anti-theft zipped pocket to the rear side. A USB built-in port to hook it up to your power bank. On its strap, it has a suction base to place your phone and connected to the power bank.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
For the medium-low price, cushioned back support, versatility, slick and anti-theft design. I believe this is the best backpack for college students in the black backpacks category.

Adidas Tote Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 26.7” x 41.3” x 13.3”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: Very light, 12.6 ounces
Price Range: Low
Features: Lightweight and comfortable backpack, perfect to carry around. Two zipped pockets, one in front and one inside. Two open side pockets.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Black, great weight, stylish, minimalist, perfect fit, great price; the only small complaint about this backpack is that the water bottle pockets are rigid and not really secured.

Adidas Premium Tote

Gender: Unisex
Size: N/A
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Price Range: Medium-high
Features: Two pockets, one in front and one inside. Two side pockets for water bottles/umbrellas.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Just like the lightweight Adidas Originals Tote Backback, the premium faux leather one looks really cool, but it’s a bit pricier.

Gonex 35L Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: N/A
Waterproof: water-resistant for light rain and it comes with a rain cover
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: Waist (with zipped pocket) and chest straps, padded breathable straps, laptop sleeve, very well compartmentalized. Two external bottle pockets and an inner hydration reservoir pocket, many more pockets inside.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very low price, this is the best backpack for college students who commute on bikes or electric scooters because it was designed for hiking. The waist straps are a god-sent.

HS Magnet Anti Theft

Gender: Unisex
Size: 12.60″ x 17.71″ x 7.87″
Waterproof: Water resistant and repellent
Weight: 1.66 pounds
Price Range: Medium-low
Features: USB charge port and headphones hole, noctilucent strips, private pocket, light-weight, anti-seismic, anti-theft, with compartments that offer a separated space for a 15.6″ laptop, and all your other gear and necessities like ebook readers, passport, wallet, charger battery, 4A file and books, pen, umbrella, your keys, etc. You also have a 60-days unconditional refund.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I love it! At that price, I give it a 5/5 stars rating. .

Expatrié “Noelle” Leather

Gender: Mostly women I guess
Size: 13.2” x 9.4” x 4.3”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.7 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Three small compartments on the inside, one zipped pocket in the back exterior for safety. Can fit a 13” Mac and a textbook, but not much more. It’s pretty stylish, girly, but not the most practical backpack for college.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I give it a 4/5; if you don’t need to carry a lot of things over long distances and you want a casual vibe, this faux leather backpack goes with everything you wear.

Coaste No Drag Motorcycle

Gender: Unisex
Size: 5.91″ x 14.17″ x 5.51″
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: Lightweight
Price Range: Medium
Features: This motorcycle backpack is not only cool as hell, it’s also very safe, being made out of ABS materials. It won’t deform in wind shear if you wear it on your bike. Has the capacity to reach up to 55L. It’s abrasion and corrosion resistant. Would love to the sight of this bad boy on the back of a rider.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
No comment, it’s too cool.

Under Armour Undeniable 3

Gender: Unisex
Size: 11.8” x 9.1” x 19.7”
Waterproof: Water-repellent
Weight: 1.5 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Laptop sleeve for 15” MacBook Pro or similarly sized laptops, side water bottle pockets, two external zipped pockets.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I give it a 4/5 stars rating for the foam reinforced panels, but it should come cheaper.

Adidas Classic 3S II Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 19.75″H x 12″W x 9.5″D
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.2 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Lifetime warranty, side water bottle pockets, laptop pouch, interior zipped pocket for documents, one external pocket.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I give it a 4/5 stars rating for the lifetime warranty and the laptop pouch, but It’s a bit pricey for my taste.

Meinali Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: L12″ x W6″ x H17″
Waterproof: Water repellent
Weight: Lightweight
Price Range: Low
Features: Opens like a suitcase 30 to 180 degrees, USB interface with a built-in cable for power banks charging, laptop and tablet/ebook reader padded pockets (up to 15.6-inch laptops), doubles as a carry-on.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.8/5 for the low price and all the amazing features. An optional waist strap would have made this backpack the perfect product.

Black Diamond Bbee 11

Gender: Unisex
Size: 24” x 10” x 14”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 2 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Outside zip pocket with organization panel. External daisy chain loops. Inner stash zipped pocket, bike lights slot, but what I like about this black day pack is that it has waist straps that go under the radar. Great for college students who are also bikers. cool

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.3/5 stars.

Osoce Waterproof Anti Theft

Gender: Unisex
Size: 15.7″ x 12.6″ x 5.9”
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 2.744 pounds

Price Range: Low
Features: Can accommodate 15.6″ laptops, mini Tablets, books, wallet, clothes, a water bottle, and a mini umbrella. It also has the now given built-in USB charger cable, but also a headphones jack exit. It comes with a security lock and an anti-theft zipper pocket.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My rating for this black anti theft college backpack is only 3.9/5 as I’m not a huge fan of the added weight, being too heavy for me personally.

HFSX Laptop Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 17″ x 13.8″ x 7.1″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 1.9 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: This black old school college backpack has large storage space, with one laptop compartment that can hold 15.6-inch laptops, a front compartment for daily necessities and tech accessories, pen pockets, a USB port built-in with a detachable cable, soft padding for maximum back support, breathable and adjustable shoulder straps.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
It’s quite stylish and highly versatile for its low price, a bit wide for me personally and not the coolest looking backpack. So I give it a 4/5 stars.

LJFG Geometric Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: N/A
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: N/A
Price Range: Low
Features: It’s a roomy, uniquely designed black backpack that will hold in most of your daily necessities. It has one zipped inside pocket to keep your phone secured, but it closes with drawstrings and a plastic strap.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I give it a 3.8/5 for great style and low price.

Adidas Core Advantage

Gender: Unisex
Size: 11.5″ x 18.5″ x 13″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 1.75 pounds

Price Range: Medium
Features: Padded straps, laptop sleeve, very well compartmentalized. Two external pockets, one in front and one with another see-through pocket, bottles pockets.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I love this brand and I keep coming back for it because these backpacks are durable, they wash easily in the washing machine and they’re classy. My only objection is that it’s a bit pricey, especially for a simple black backpack.

Anti Theft Backpacks

These backpacks are the not-so-new-hype. They’re pretty minimalistic, slick, but my usual complaint with these backpacks is that the price for anti-theft is paid in the added weight.

I tried to select the most lightweight anti-theft backpacks I could find. But I also selected based on how ergonomic they are, how easy to open, how much pocket space and overall versatility they have.

Get one of these bad boys and you’ll never go back to a regular plain backpack, that’s how robust, spacious, and practical they are.

Markryden Anti-theft Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 16″ x 10.5″ x 3″
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: 2 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: The main pocket of this anti theft backpack opens up to 90-180 degrees, has a multitude of compartments, two cushioned compartments one for fitting 15.8 x 10.5-inch laptops and another one for 9.7inch iPad/tablet/ebook. It has a zipped pocket on the shoulder strap for daily cards use and another zipped pocket on the interior rear side, a USB built-in port for your power bank, two side pockets for your umbrella and water bottle. Can double as a carry-on.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.7/5 stars for the overall sturdiness, design, storage, and medium price, with a small objection on its weight.

Seehonor Anti Theft Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Dimensions: 17.7″ x 12″ x 6″
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: 1.3 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: Opens to 90-180 degrees, fits safely a 15.6-inch laptop and a 10.1-inch tablet, many multipurpose compartments, built-in USB port for your power bank. Can be used as a carry-on.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My rating is 4.8/5 stars for this great pretty lightweight anti theft backpack. No objective complaints to this great quality and low price rucksack. tongue-out

Ambor Anti Theft Laptop Backpack

Gender: Mostly for men I guess
Size: 18.9″ x 11.3″ x 7.4″
Waterproof: Water Resistance
Weight: 1.6 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: This anti theft baclpack has a dedicated laptop compartment (for less than 17″ diameter laptops). Another zipped external compartment. Anti-theft design with combination lock for the two zippers of the main slot, USB port and headphone interface design, space for a water bottle.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars as I’m not a huge fan of the design.

Pincel Anti theft Purse

Gender: Mostly for women I guess
Size: 12.99″L x 5.90″W x 13.28″H
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 1.3 pounds
Price Range: Low and Medium Options
Features: This backpack that doubles as a purse, has a back zipper design with anti theft function, two exterior zipper pockets, two side pockets, one main pocket with two interior pockets. Can fit a 9.7″ iPad or a 10″ laptop.Has one extra detachable single-shoulder strap (besides the two non-detachable shoulder ones).

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars for style and that awesome detachable strap, but I don’t like the rear zipper, I prefer more cushion.

Pacsafe Metrosafe LS450

Gender: Mostly for men I guess
Seize: 18.9″H x 11.8″W x 6.7″D
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 1.84 pounds
Price Range: High
Features: This backpack was patented in the USA, by Pacsafe, the original anti-theft brand. It has 3 lockable zipper pockets on the exterior, one padded notebook sleeve (for a 15″ laptop), two zipper interior pockets ( one that is RFIDsafe), a key or wallet clip, two side pockets bottles/umbrella. 5-year Pacsafe warranty.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 rating especially for the guarantee and original anti theft patent. It’s missing the built-in USB cable which, as I said, it’s a given now in these things and it’s a bit pricey.

Markryden Waterproof

Gender: Unisex, but I’d say mostly for men
Size: 12.6″L x 6.3″W x 19.7H
Waterproof: Ultra-waterproof
Weight: 2.55 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: This large backpack fits a laptop that’s under 17.3″. It has a main pocket with a padded sleeve for the laptop, a mesh pocket plus a normal pocket. More exterior and backside anti-theft pockets, including a shoulder strap, zipped pocket. It also has a compass and a whistle built in on the chest belt strap, and a fixed luggage strap. USB charging port and Keychain is inside the bag.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.3/5. I wouldn’t take this hiking as it’s a more formal, business backpack, so there’s no need for the strap whistle, but I just love that it’s there. It’s also a bit heavier for me, I’d recommend it for someone that’s taller and has a wider back.

Best backpacks for college that are multipurpose or travel backpacks

Nothing says college like a full multipurpose, customizable backpack that you can take hiking or traveling. And if you’re super comfy and don’t like a chunky backpack or go traveling much, see the fanny or waist bum bags selection below. These packs are trendy but also evergreen, will never go out of fashion and if don’t need to carry books and laptops around, why not take your phone and wallet out in style.

Tendon Climbing Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 22.2″ x 8.4″ x 6.5″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 4 pounds
Price Range: High
Features: This climbing gear backpack comes with a variety of convenient pockets, with mesh storage spaces, and hanging loops and ropes. The clamshell zipper design keeps all your gear organized as you can simply unzip and unfold the backpack in half. The soft back padding doubles as a removable sitting pad.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.7/5 stars. Just great!

Thule Aspect DSLR

Gender: Mostly for men I guess
Seize: 11.8″ x 8.7″ x 20.5″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 3.17 pounds
Price Range: High
Features: Made in the USA this DSLR backpack comes with customizable padded storage to protect your gear. Can fit an up to 15.6-inch laptop plus an iPad in the back compartment. It has a padded hip belt, with shoulder straps and an air mesh back panel.
Great bang for buck college backpack, especially if you’re into photography.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A bit heavy on my back so I’ll give this a 4.5/5 stars rating.

Osprey Packs Farpoint 40

Gender: Unisex, but I’d say mostly for men
Size: 22″H x 14″W x 9″D
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 4.7 pounds
Price Range: Very high
Features: This large backpack has a what do you know large panel zip access to the main compartment. It also features a stowaway back panel. It comes with harness and a sturdy hip belt with a zippered rear flap. The laptop and the tablet sleeve are secured in a lockable compartment.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars – lowered because of the added weight and the high price.

Osprey Packs Daylite

Gender: Unisex
Size: 18” x 9” x 9”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: This versatile backpack is perfect for a college student. The large panel loads the main compartment, has side mesh pockets. The front pocket comes with a mesh organizer and key clip. Has a multi-function interior sleeve for a tablet or hydration if you take it hiking. It’s lightweight, the hip straps are simple and practical. I really like it.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.7/5 stars for this fantastic multipurpose backpack; a slicker design would have raised it to 5 stars.

iubest Scooter Luggage

Gender: Unisex
Size: 25″ x 11.8″ x 14.4″
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 13.2 pounds
Price Range: Very high
Features: This hiking backpack can easily and perfectly double as your college backpack. It has a ton of compartments and pockets, awesome back panel for support, waist support with zipped pouch. Has a fixture ring for alpenstocks, and a soft pocket for fragile items like phone or glasses. 1-year warranty.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
It’s my favorite so far in this category. 5/5 stars!

Hipiwe Bum Waist Bag

Gender: Unisex
Size: 9.85” x 5.7”x 2.36
Size of strap: 33.5″ – 46″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 0.37 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: This cool waist bag comes with four zipped pockets and an exclusive opening for a headphone cable. It’s perfect to take to college, ar parties to keep your valuables on yourself at all times, you can take virtually everywhere.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars from me for design, the headphone opening, but I personnally don’t need that many pockets.

Adidas Originals Waist Pack

Gender: Unisex
Size of bag: 3.3″ x 11.5″ x 4.3″
Size of strap: 15″ shoulder drop
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 6.4 ounces
Price Range: Medium
Features: This old school black fanny bag comes with the Adidas branding right in from of the bag and has two pockets, one with a key fob.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I really like it. 4.5/5 stars.

Diomo Fanny Pack

Gender: Unisex
Size of bag: 15.3″ x 3.5″ x 4.3″
Size of strap: up to 47″
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 0.4 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: The fanny bag is made of synthetic leather and is super reflective. Has one main compartment with a small zippered pocket inside.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.5/5 stars!

Hotstyle 521s Waist Bag

Gender: Unisex
Size: 8.0″x2.5″x4.3″
Size of strap: 32″ to 46″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 5.6 ounces
Price Range: Medium
Features: Has one main compartment that fits a phone, passport, wallet, and other necessities without being bulky. Has another shallow front pocket for keys, cards, chapstick.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Definitely 4.5/5 stars.

Black Fanny Pack

Gender: Unisex
Size of bag: 11.8″ x 7.9″ x 0.7″
Size of strap: 31.5″ to 42″
Waterproof: Water resistant
Weight: 6.1 ounces
Price Range: Low
Features: Headphone exit hole, three separate zipper compartments with a main compartment that has a hidden zipper pocket on the rear, a front zipper pocket. The hidden pocket has built-in two small pouches for credit cards. 12-month warranty.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The cool features, awesome design, and low price make this waist bag a favorite! 5/5 stars.

Abear Dad Bag Fanny Pack

Gender: Unisex
Size of bag: 9.9″ x 7″ x 1.3″
Size of strap: N/A
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 4 ounces
Price Range: Low
Features: The beer belly fanny has a compartment that’s compartmentalized independently to protect your valuables from scratches.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you were looking for a troll gift, look no more. Can you imagine the look of your friend or family member’s face when they see this? My rating 5/5 stars for the laughs. laughing

Aohan Waist Pack

Gender: Unisex
Size: N/A
Size of strap: up tp 45″
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: 7.8 ounces
Price Range: Medium
Features: This unisex waist bag has a breathable lumbar mesh padding, a main zipper pocket and a front zipper pocket. Its design is simple, the bag is sturdy and the zippers are sturdy and they slide smoothly.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5/5 stars.

Unique backpacks make the best backpacks for college

Whether you’re looking to turn heads with these awesome out of the box backpacks down the college halls or when you’re flashing your edgy urban style down the streets, what’s sure is that you’ll love wearing one of these uber cool rucksacks.

Show off your passion for games or motorcycling or TV shows or even your pets. These crazily designed backpacks are practical, flashy, and indeed uniquely designed. Pick your favorite, let us know what got your attention or what other crazy ideas you want to see here!

Madpax Gator Luxe Spike

Gender: Unisex
Size: 8″ x 14″ x 18″
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.95 pounds
Price Range: Medium-high
Features: MadPax is known for pushing the limits when it comes to uniquely designed backpacks. These bags are not extremely practical or versatile, they basically have a padded laptop sleeve and that’s about it, but they do make a strong fashion statement. I really love these bags, they’re always a head turner. And I love MadPax so much I’ve included below more new designs for you to choose from. If nothing, they’re a feast for the eye.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
My rating 4.5/5 stars; gotta keep that bad girl image! cool

Motorcycle Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: H19”x W15”x D7″
Waterproof: water-resistant
Weight: 2.43 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: The internal mesh pocket of this motorcycle backpack keeps small items separate. It has a padded compartment that can hold a for a 14-inch laptop, another one for a tablet or e-reader, your gloves, etc. Has fully adjustable shoulder straps with quick release buckle, reflective patch and the shoulder gasket conforms to your body to increases aerodynamics.
It’s made of carbon fiber, PVC/1680D Oxford, it will not deform from wind shear. Bolstered back foam profile increases air ventilation. Soft neck shoulder straps increase comfort while riding and will not scratch helmet exterior. 180 days warranty.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I LOVE IT. 5/5 stars for my all time favorite!

Nintendo Game Boy

Gender: Unisex
Size: 16.5” x 11.8” x 3.9”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.95 pounds
Price Range: Medium-high
Features: This retro Official Nintendo Game Boy backpack comes with a large interior compartment with a few additional pouches and mesh side pockets, but not much more. Howeveeer, how cool is this unique backpack! This would make a great gift for your console players friends and family members, especially if they’re into old school consoles.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Another favorite, 5/5 stars rating!

Madpax Spiketus-Rex Pylons

Madpax Bubble

Madpax Octopack Red

MadPax Minecraft Block…

Madpax Heavy Metal

MadPax George Moquay

Madpax Exo Backpack

Madpax The Defender

Madpax Marvel Spiderman

Gender: Female
Size: 8″ x 14″ x 18″
Waterproof: Water Resistant
Weight: 1.45 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: Here’s another big hit by MadPax. This backpack does not only look super cool, but it is also roomy and durable. It comes with padding on straps and the back, it is built with ergonomics in mind and the front buckle helps with weight distribution as well. This is a very practical and stylish backpack, any college student should consider giving a try.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My rating 4.0/5 stars; In knocked off one star because of quality inconsistency. 

Pangolin Renegade Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 18.1″ x 11.4″ x 15.3″
Waterproof: water-resistant
Weight: 4.19 pounds
Price Range: Very high
Features: This award-winning animal inspired backpack was seen on X-Men, Days of future past, can comfortably fit your full face helmet and a 13″ laptop. It has an easily adjustable sternum strap and it’s made of reused inner tires.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I love it, it’s daring, cool, but pretty expensive. I have to give it a 4.7/5 stars rating.

Gender: Unisex
Size: 8″ x 14″ x 18″
Waterproof: Water Resistant
Weight: 1.60 pounds
Price Range: High
Features: Madpax the Defender is pricier, but it is built like a tank. With this back, you are guaranteed to graduate with this cool bag still on your back. The defender comes with a main inner compartment, a laptop compartment that is secure with a strap, 2 side zippered pockets, and a chest strap. In other words, this backpack has anything a college student could ask for. 

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
My rating 4.5/5 stars; I wish it weren’t so pricey… 

Pangolin leisure

Gender: Unisex
Size: 20.1” x 12.2” x 2.4”
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.87 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: This is a way cheaper version of the Panglion Renegate backpack. The bag opens up to 180 degrees, has an intermediate button control, it endures a heavy load, has a laptop pouch and it’s really lightweight. Not as cool as the original, but afordable and still flashy enough.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.5/5 stars!

Gender: Unisex
Size: 8″ x 14″ x 18″
Waterproof: Water Resistant
Weight: 1.69 pounds
Price Range: Medium-High
Features: With the Spiderman Comic Backpack, Madpax has Spiderman fans covered. The backpack is roomy, sturdy, and likely to last you 3 to 4 years. Don’t let the looks fool you. This is not a Spiderman backpack made for kids. It is sturdy, has multiple pockets, and marketed to adults. It is not flimsy and cartoonish like many kids’ backpacks in this class usually are.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4.5/5 stars since I could have used a bit more room.

Game of Thrones Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size:N/A
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: N/A
Price Range: Medium-low
Features: There aren’t many details about the features of this Game of Thrones backpack, it’s a regular backpack with a main compartment, two flexible side pockets, a zipper front pocket, a back zipper pocket, and the main attraction is, of course, the eye candy of thronies all over the world: the “Winter is Coming”, now hugely famous Got slogan branded on the front of the backpack.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s awesome, 4.5/5 stars!

Hafmall Diaper Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 10.6″ x 8.2″ x 16.5″
Waterproof: Yes
Weight: 3.52 ounces
Price Range: Medium-low
Features: The multitude of compartments designed specifically for all your new baby’s needs are brilliantly crafted. You’ll get thirteen different storage pockets and this diaper backpack is a really stylish highly resourceful backpack you can safely take with you wherever you go, whether at the park or at those classes you really can’t fail to attend to.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I have many friends who are new parents or parents to be so this backpack makes a terrific acquisition for any new mommy or daddy students out there, or for the both of you. 5/5 stars.

Rick and Morty Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 16″ x 14″ x 2″
Waterproof: N/A
Weight: 1.56 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: The backpack is pretty regular, having one main large zippered compartment and one front small zippered pocket.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
This officially licensed Rick and Morty backpack makes for a great gift or fan statement. What respectable geeky productivityist doesn’t like Rick and Morty, amirite? laughing
4/5 stars rating.

Enhance Gaming Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size:23″ x 13″ x 7″
Waterproof: Weather & Impact Resistant Design
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: This low priced gaming, console, and laptops designed backpack features a wealth of dedicated storage compartments, with padded dividers for organization. The front opening can store controllers, cables & adapters, mice, discs, you name it.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It has 3 years warranty and even though I’m not a gamer, I still get an eyegasm just like all my gamer friends when checking out this amazingly cool gaming backpack. 5/5 stars rating from me!

Mygreen Casual Backpack

Gender: Unisex
Size: 12″L x 16″H x 5.5″D
Waterproof: water resistant
Weight: 1.1 pounds
Price Range: Low
Features: This crazy cute freshman backpack comes with one padded laptop pocket (fits 13″ laptops that stay locked in with velcro; the main compartments fits books and A4 files. The main compartment has two inner pouches, two pen holders, one key chain, two outside water bottle pouches, and one more zipper front pocket.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
4/5 stars; gotta keep that good girl image! kiss

Lenovo Legion Armored

Gender: Unisex
Size: 23″ x 13″ x 7″
Waterproof: weatherproof exoskeleton
Weight: 3.02 pounds
Price Range: Medium
Features: This Lenovo legend backpack is a must for all the gamer nerds out there. It has limitless storage potential coming with three compartments and sixteen pockets. Can hold a 17″ laptop and all the imaginable peripherals; has a supporting chest buckle and a compression back panel that provides airflow ventilation. Your gaming gear is perfectly stored and protected with this imposing backpack.

My rating is ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
5/5 stars.

You’ve reached the end of the list

There you have it, this has been our selection of the best backpacks for college. If you’ve made it so far, you’ve gone through our list of black backpacks, uniquely designed and multipurpose backpacks.

Adding the motorcycle and cute waist bags for the music festivals or urban wear fashion struck student out there was sort of a bonus. We all have a different, particular taste so if you don’t see your needs or typology reflected in our lists, let us know in the comments below. We’d love to feature your dream backpack for college here!

Also, if you’re into school gear and office stationery, take a look at our “20 Cool Office Gadgets that Are Actually Useful” curated list of office gizmos.

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Author: Miki

Executive editor, project manager, clinical psychology master’s graduate with a life-long obsession for personal development and mind hacking, inspirational quotes, and, productivity tools.

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