Best Laptop Bags for Fashion-Conscious Students in 2022

Students headed back to school not only want a bag that can handle their laptops, textbooks, accessories, and other everyday carry items, but also something that is going to make a statement about their fashion sense. Whether you're looking to spend big or small, we've rounded up the best bags for heading back to another semester in style.

If we're making some suggestions

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All of these bags collected here will help you get your gear to and from school, and they'll all look great slung over a shoulder. If we're making some suggestions, however, we can't help but recommend checking out the affordable and durable AmazonBasics Campus backpack (opens in new tab). It was basically designed from the start for school use, with 33 liters of storage spread out over multiple zippered pockets. Most 15-inch laptops can slide into the padded sleeve, and there's plenty of room for books, accessories, and even a water bottle. The best part? It's far cheaper than any of the other options.

If you have some extra room in your budget, we also love the WaterField Tech Rolltop backpack. It's in ideal purchase (including a lifetime warranty) if you want something that's going to last through college and beyond, and it has the expandable space to hold a ton of gear and books or to be an easy carry when traveling light. Choose from ballistic nylon and waxed canvas material, and choose a size; the large options expands up to 24 liters, and holds up to a 15-inch laptop. Whether you're headed to a lecture, headed to a coffee shop, or headed out on a hike, this bag is going to be a favorite.

Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.