10 Best Compact Backpacks
for December 2021

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Ape Case, ACPRO1800, Compact backpack, Tablet compartment, Padded, Rain cover included, Adjustable straps, Camera bag, Equipment pack, Black (ACPRO1800)

Ape Case

ACPRO1800, Compact backpack, Tablet compartment, Padded, Rain cover included, Adjustable straps, Camera bag, Equipment pack, Black (ACPRO1800)

by Ape Case
What We like

Thick padded dividers that are easy to adjust

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Product Features

  • Compact backpack thats tough all over!
  • Hi-Vis yellow interior makes it easy to find small accessories
  • Built in rain cover for added water-resistance
  • Fits standard sized laptops and tablets up to 10 inches

Hi-vis yellow interior makes it easy to find small accessories Compact backpack thats tough all over! Fits standard sized laptops and tablets up to 10 inches Built in rain cover for added water-resistance

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9.5
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Targus Groove X2 Compact Modern Backpack for Slim Business Travel with Internal Zip Pockets, Quick Access Stash Pouch, Padded Back Support, Protective Sleeve for 15-Inch Laptop, Charcoal (TSB952GL)

Targus Groove X2 Compact Modern Backpack for Slim Business Travel with Internal Zip Pockets

Quick Access Stash Pouch, Padded Back Support, Protective Sleeve for 15-Inch Laptop, Charcoal (TSB952GL)

by Targus
What We like

Adjustable, contoured shoulder straps for a comfortable carry

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Product Features

  • Dedicated Targus foam-padded laptop compartment, interior side pocket with pass-through for easy on-the-go charging
  • Internal zippered mesh pocket, padded and ventilated back panel increases airflow and comfort
  • Cushioned top handle for a solid grip, discreet water bottle pocket
  • Quick-access front stash pocket for essentials, soft-lined pocket for tablets up to 9. 7

Dedicated Targus foam-padded laptop compartment, interior side pocket with pass-through for easy on-the-go charging Cushioned top handle for a solid grip, discreet water bottle pocket Internal zippered mesh pocket, padded and ventilated back panel increases airflow and comfort Quick-access front stash pocket for essentials, soft-lined pocket for tablets up to 9. 7

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Targus CityLite Pro Modern Compact Convertible Backpack for 12-Inch to 15.6-Inch Laptop, Grey (TSB937GL)

Targus CityLite Pro Modern Compact Convertible Backpack for 12-Inch to 15.6-Inch Laptop

Grey (TSB937GL)

by Targus US LLC
What We like

Contoured, padded shoulder straps and air mesh pack panel for comfort

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Product Features

  • Tuck-away shoulder straps to convert backpack to briefcase
  • Tablet pocket fits up to 12.9" devices
  • Sleek, slim profile
  • Interior file divider and two zippered compartments
  • Metal hardware with soft-touch zipper pulls

Tablet pocket fits up to 12.9" devices Tuck-away shoulder straps to convert backpack to briefcase Interior file divider and two zippered compartments Multi-fit cradle fits 12" 15.6" laptops Metal hardware with soft-touch zipper pulls Sleek, slim profile

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Rolling Backpack,Wheeled Laptop Backpack for Travel,Freewheel Carryon Trolley Luggage Suitcase Compact Business Bag,Wheeled Rucksack Student Computer Trolley Carry Luggage Fits 15.6Inch Laptop - Black

AMBOR Rolling Backpack,Wheeled Laptop Backpack for Travel,Freewheel Carryon Trolley Luggage Suitcase Compact Business Bag,Wheeled Rucksack Student Computer Trolley Carry Luggage Fits 15.6Inch Laptop

Black

by AMBOR
What We like

FREEWHEEL: The rolling backpack makes traveling with a full load a breeze. Designed with two inline-style wheels and a telescoping handle, it allows you to cruise smoothly from place to place, and a soft padded computer sleeve holds most laptops. Some airlines may not allowed this item as a carryon.

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Product Features

  • EFFICIENCY & MUTI COMPARTMENTS: We would like to quickly search what we want when we need it. So we designed separate individual quick-access large compartments for laptop. Second file compartment to organize ipad and files. Mesh water bottle pockets at sides.All these well-designed internal structure make your items organized even if you are busy.
  • CONVENIENT CARRYING: Breathable and adjustable straps of this backpack can be tucked away into the zipper pocket which at the back, so they are not dragging while the backpack is rolling, can be used as a backpack when going up stairs or roll when moving to a new area; 2 in 1 wheels backpack offers comfort and casual style for day to day use at anywhere for vacation,travel,weekend getaway,business trip,overnight trip.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & DURABLE: The rolling backpack is made of durable polyester ripstop fabric with special water resistant coating to help to keep gear dry. The generous wide-open main compartment with padded sleeve keeps your 15inch laptop/tablet safe and protected. Reinforced edges and steel frame providing exceptional tear strength in a lightweight material. Durable telescoping handle and strong & reliable rubber wheels. All of this would protect your backpack and valuables from damage.
  • IDEAL GIFT: This laptop backpack can be a great companion for college, travel, business, everyday use and outdoor activities. Practical gifts for school students, teens,adults, boys, girls, friends, mother, father, her or him.

Ideal gift: this laptop backpack can be a great companion for college, travel, business, everyday use and outdoor activities. practical gifts for school students, teens,adults, boys, girls, friends, mother, father, her or him. Efficiency & muti compartments: we would like to quickly search what we want when we need it. so we designed separate individual quick-access large compartments for laptop. second file compartment to organize ipad and files. mesh water bottle pockets at sides.all these well-designed internal structure make your items organized even if you are busy. Convenient carrying: breathable and adjustable straps of this backpack can be tucked away into the zipper pocket which at the back, so they are not dragging while the backpack is rolling, can be used as a backpack when going up stairs or roll when moving to a new area; 2 in 1 wheels backpack offers comfort and casual style for day to day use at anywhere for vacation,travel,weekend getaway,business trip,overnight trip. Lightweight & durable: the rolling backpack is made of durable polyester ripstop fabric with special water resistant coating to help to keep gear dry. the generous wide-open main compartment with padded sleeve keeps your 15inch laptop/tablet safe and protected. reinforced edges and steel frame providing exceptional tear strength in a lightweight material. durable telescoping handle and strong & reliable rubber wheels. all of this would protect your backpack and valuables from damage.

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Targus Sol-Lite Compact Backpack Designed for Durable, Strong Protective Water-Resistant, and Comfortable for Traveling and Commuter fit up to 14-Inch Laptop, Navy (TSB97201GL)

Targus Sol-Lite Compact Backpack Designed for Durable

Strong Protective Water-Resistant, and Comfortable for Traveling and Commuter fit up to 14-Inch Laptop, Navy (TSB97201GL)

by Targus
What We like

Streamlined lightweight design with wide opening access to main compartment

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Product Features

  • Contoured padded mesh back panel with air channel for carrying comfort
  • Air mesh back panel with air flow design helps keeps you cool on the go
  • Weather-resistant material helps protect from the elements
  • Padded top and side handles allow you to carry the pack like a briefcase
  • Dual handle design as an alternative carrying solution

Dual handle design as an alternative carrying solution Ergonomic padded adjustable shoulder straps and adjustable sternum straps for best support during travel Contoured padded mesh back panel with air channel for carrying comfort Padded top and side handles allow you to carry the pack like a briefcase Air mesh back panel with air flow design helps keeps you cool on the go Weather-resistant material helps protect from the elements

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RMS Carry On Backpack - Compact Multipurpose Daypack for Travel, Camping, Hunting, Hiking - Military Style Backpacks for Men, Women & Students - Fits Up to 13 inch Laptop or Notebook (Camo Style)

RMS Carry On Backpack

Compact Multipurpose Daypack for Travel, Camping, Hunting, Hiking, Military Style Backpacks for Men, Women & Students, Fits Up to 13 inch Laptop or Notebook (Camo Style)

by Royal Medical Solutions
What We like

High Quality Construction: Made of durable, high quality polyester, this backpack will stand the test of time. Foam panels line the back and straps for comfort. The nonstick, water resistant zippers are made of solid metal, an upgrade from the plastic zippers you see on many budget backpacks.

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Product Features

  • Great for travel: Large enough to pack for a short trip, but small enough to fit under an airplane seat. Its the perfect size! It has comfortable, foam panels on the back and shoulder straps. This provides extra comfort when you're wearing the backpack for long periods of time when traveling.
  • Great Gift: This backpack makes a great gift for everyone! Perfect for students, men, women, children, and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Sternum Strap: The chest strap helps evenly distribute pressure across your chest and shoulders to prevent soreness. In addition it also keeps the shoulder straps in place ensuring that they do not slide off your shoulders during vigorous activity such as hiking or running.
  • Laptop Sleeve: The RMS Camo Carry-On backpack has a laptop sleeve to help keep your device organized and safe. It fits up to a 13 inch laptop or notebook computer.

Sternum strap: the chest strap helps evenly distribute pressure across your chest and shoulders to prevent soreness. in addition it also keeps the shoulder straps in place ensuring that they do not slide off your shoulders during vigorous activity such as hiking or running. Great for travel: large enough to pack for a short trip, but small enough to fit under an airplane seat. its the perfect size! it has comfortable, foam panels on the back and shoulder straps. this provides extra comfort when you're wearing the backpack for long periods of time when traveling. Laptop sleeve: the rms camo carry-on backpack has a laptop sleeve to help keep your device organized and safe. it fits up to a 13 inch laptop or notebook computer. Great gift: this backpack makes a great gift for everyone! perfect for students, men, women, children, and outdoor enthusiasts.

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Ultimaxx’s Ultra-Lightweight Camera Backpack with Compact Lightweight Premium Luggage Cart and Removable Insert, Shock Resistance, Tear Resistance for Nikon,Canon,Sony,Olympus, and Panasonic DSLRs

Ultimaxx’s Ultra-Lightweight Camera Backpack with Compact Lightweight Premium Luggage Cart and Removable Insert

Shock Resistance, Tear Resistance for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic DSLRs

by Ultimaxx
What We like

CONVENIENT ADDITION: The Ultimaxx Folding Compact Lightweight Premium Luggage Cart - Travel Trolley is perfect for converting your Ultimaxx Pro series drone backpack to a wheeled backpack. With a durable, rugged construction, and sturdy, lightweight design, this dynamic cart is fully collapsible, and includes a carry handle.

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Product Features

  • COMPATIBILITY: This Ultimaxx backpack is specifically designed for use with all DSLR cameras including, but not limited to, Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Panasonic, and more.
  • HEAVY DUTY: It showcases a super lightweight construction that withstands shock and tears due to its durable, and resistant fabric for complete protection for your camera and accessories. This backpack goes the extra mile to protect your gear from moisture and unexpected precipitation with the built-in rain cover.
  • STORAGE SPACE: Included is space for dslr camera body, flash unit, lenses , 5 batteries, charger and all accessories, as well as a laptop compartment, six external pockets and two mesh pockets proving to be practical as well as durable.

Heavy duty: it showcases a super lightweight construction that withstands shock and tears due to its durable, and resistant fabric for complete protection for your camera and accessories. this backpack goes the extra mile to protect your gear from moisture and unexpected precipitation with the built-in rain cover. Storage space: included is space for dslr camera body, flash unit, lenses , 5 batteries, charger and all accessories, as well as a laptop compartment, six external pockets and two mesh pockets proving to be practical as well as durable. Compatibility: this Ultimaxx backpack is specifically designed for use with all dslr cameras including, but not limited to, nikon, canon, olympus, panasonic, and more.

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Case Logic TBC-411 DSLR Compact Backpack (Black)

Case Logic TBC-411 DSLR Compact Backpack (Black)

by Caselogic
What We like

Compact backpack fits DSLR camera, 2 photo accessories, iPad and personal items in comfortable, lightweight construction.

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Product Features

  • Upper compartment stores personal items such as a jacket, sunglasses or a snack. Fits Devices: 7.5 X 5.11 x 7.5
  • Unique fold-out camera storage with dual zippers and protective flap allows for quick access to camera gear
  • Fits compact DSLR camera plus 2 accessories
  • Side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories

Upper compartment stores personal items such as a jacket, sunglasses or a snack. fits devices: 7.5 x 5.11 x 7.5 Side zippered pockets store an extra battery, cables, lens cap, or small accessories Unique fold-out camera storage with dual zippers and protective flap allows for quick access to camera gear Fits compact dslr camera plus 2 accessories

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Incase CL55452 City Compact Backpack for 15-Inch Macbook Pro, Black

Incase CL55452 City Compact Backpack for 15-Inch Macbook Pro

Black

by Incase
What We like

SLIM, COMFORTABLE DESIGN: Incase created the City Compact Backpack with soft design lines and a slim, compact profile while maintaining the essential storage space every commuter needs. It also features adjustable shoulder straps for added comfort and a customized fit.

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Product Features

  • LAPTOP PROTECTION: The City Compact Backpack features a 360-degree padded, faux-fur lined laptop compartment for optimal MacBook protection.
  • COMPACT, STREAMLINED STORAGE: Perfect for the city commuter who prefers a smaller carrying solution, it features a front zippered compartment with organization features and a spacious primary compartment for carrying MacBook, iPad, documents and more, along with purposeful pockets for organizing extra accessories and other essentials. The internal laptop compartment stores up to a 16-inch MacBook.
  • LONG-LASTING DURABILITY: Constructed with durable 270 x 500D blended weave polyester.
  • QUICK ACCESS TOP POCKET: A zippered top pocket provides quick access to additional storage.

Compact, streamlined storage: perfect for the city commuter who prefers a smaller carrying solution, it features a front zippered compartment with organization features and a spacious primary compartment for carrying macbook, ipad, documents and more, along with purposeful pockets for organizing extra accessories and other essentials. the internal laptop compartment stores up to a 16-inch macbook. Long-lasting durability: constructed with durable 270 x 500d blended weave polyester. Laptop protection: the city compact backpack features a 360-degree padded, faux-fur lined laptop compartment for optimal macbook protection. Quick access top pocket: a zippered top pocket provides quick access to additional storage.

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Carhartt Legacy Compact Tablet Backpack, Brown

Carhartt Legacy Compact Tablet Backpack

Brown

by Carhartt
What We like

Comfort padded shoulder straps for carrying the pack for school, work, or travel

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Product Features

  • Front zippered pocket stores small items like keys and cell phone; exterior side slash pocket and bib pocket keeps water bottle and pens handy
  • Large main compartment has a dedicated pocket for tablet (measures 9.5 x 10.25 inches, and can hold a tablet as tall as 12 inches), and space for other essentials
  • Compact tablet backpack for carrying a tablet and other essentials; made from rugged Poly with Rain Defender durable water repellent

Front zippered pocket stores small items like keys and cell phone; exterior side slash pocket and bib pocket keeps water bottle and pens handy Large main compartment has a dedicated pocket for tablet (measures 9.5 x 10.25 inches, and can hold a tablet as tall as 12 inches), and space for other essentials Compact tablet backpack for carrying a tablet and other essentials; made from rugged poly with rain defender durable water repellent

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