- Buyer's Guide
Sportique Presents :: Best Backpacks Under $100
Some backpacks are practically bombproof, come with all the bells and whistles – and make you pay through the nose for them. The thing is, most of the time you probably don’t need such a pack. So why spend lots of money when you can have a bag that serves your needs well and lets your bank balance breathe a little sigh of relief? With this thinking in mind, Sportique have selected their top picks of the best backpacks under $100…
Weighing in at just 10.4oz (295g), this is a great option if you’re after a lightweight pack. Add in hydration bladder compatibility and a rolltop closure for flexible load carrying, and you’ve got an ace all-rounder for outdoor and urban environments.
The clean, minimalist design of the Archer backpack makes it a tidy option for carrying the essentials to the office, on your travels, or round to your local café. The wide access to the main compartment makes retrieving or storing items easy. Weatherproof zippers, a padded sleeve for your laptop and a top pocket for small quick-access items round out the features of this streamlined pack.
Looking for simple functionality? The Staple Laptop pack delivers, offering space for a 15″ laptop plus a few daily essentials. The concealed pocket on the back panel also stashes your small valuables securely.
Streetstyle meets handy organization with the Small Landlock SE Backpack. Interior pockets and a laptop sleeve tag team with exterior pockets and attachment straps to provide flexible carry options for your small – and not so small – carry items.
The pint-sized version of the Fjällräven Kånken still packs a punch with adjustable shoulder straps, a quick-access front pocket, a removable seat cushion, and a reflective logo. This is a handy hauler when you’re carrying light and just need the essentials, and also works great as a children’s backpack.
A pack that’s at home in the campsite or on the city streets. A padded 15″ laptop sleeve protects your tech, an exterior pocket provides easy access to frequently used items, and exterior loops let you attach a solar panel for capturing energy on the go.
Lightweight, water-resistant, and adaptable to a variety of loads with its rolltop design. The Chrome Cardiel Operation Readiness Pack fits a 13″ laptop and can roll from two wheels to two feet depending on your needs.
Heritage styling with plenty of pockets to keep your small items neat and tidy. An added bonus is the handy rear side access to the main compartment, so you can avoid rummaging for gear at the bottom of the pack.
Weekend adventures to weekday grocery hauls, this rolltop takes it all in its stride. Side compression straps help secure the load, a front quick-access pocket keeps important items within easy reach, and the 15″ laptop sleeve keeps your tech safe when you’re on the go.
Born through a collaboration between Incase and professional skateboarder Paul Rodriguez, this pack brings a pop of visual vibrancy to your daily carry. The front mesh cargo pocket provides convenient and easily accessible storage, while a concealed back panel pocket keeps your valuables under the radar. As an added bonus, the media pocket includes an integrated cable port for handy access to a power bank or audio devices.
Sleek in style, straightforward and functional in design. The Private Zoo pack looks good in and out of work settings, and offers just enough organization to keep your day-to-day essentials in order. An interior padded sleeve holds your laptop, an exterior pocket stores your small EDC, and water-resistant construction helps keep the elements at bay.
Weather protection in a pared-back form. The lack of organization means this bag won’t suit everyone. But if you like using separate cases and pouches to organize gear, you appreciate understated form, and you want peace of mind when cloudy skies are on the horizon, it’s certainly one to check out.
Whether your day leads along the trails or the work commute, the Y-Pack is happy to roam where you do. The rugged 1000D Cordura exterior tackles frequent use and challenging environments head-on, the drawstring closure with flap top provides easy access to your gear, and the exterior zipped pocket corrals your smaller carry items.
Running lean? This 10-liter backpack will carry your essentials in protective style, whether you’re looking for a travel daypack or work bag. Waterproof material helps keep your gear safe and sound, a fuss-free clip closure provides straightforward access, and pockets for your phone and a 13″ laptop keep your tech in order.
A practical pack when you’re on the go in the city or traveling and want to keep tech and other daily carry well organized. The bag offers a choice of useful storage spaces including protective pockets for a laptop, tablet and phone. The slim profile works for the office, campus or further afield, making this a versatile carry companion that will suit a range of settings.