Best Laptop Backpacks 2019 | Targus Year in Review
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Best Laptop Backpacks 2019 | Targus Year in Review

December 30, 19
Best Laptop Backpacks 2019 | Targus Year in Review

 Best Laptop Backpacks of 2019 

As the year comes to a close, everyone looks back at their triumphs and victories. For Targus, our 2019 has been a smashing success — with a number of new laptop bags, backpacks, and tablet cases helping thousands protect their tech. For our year in review, we decided to revisit the best of our most popular products and give you another chance to explore the unique design features they offer. Read on to explore our list of the best laptop backpacks and more of 2019!

Strata™ Collection

Refined, durable, minimalist — the Strata collection takes an iconic backpack design and makes it better than you could ever have imagined. These bags may appear simplistic at first glance, but their versatility speaks volumes. Explore our top Strata™ picks for the 2019 calendar year.

Strata II™ 15.6” Laptop Backpack (Burgundy)


A 15.6" Strata II™ backpack in burgundy is without a doubt one of the best travel backpacks of 2019. This classic backpack shape is enhanced with leatherette accents and heathered burgundy hue for a colorful twist. The ruggedized leather base protects your computer from falls, dirt, and spills, while your laptop can remain safe inside of a dedicated compartment. Let’s not forget the contoured shoulder straps, three accessory pockets, and additional areas for document storage.

Strata II™ 15.6” Laptop Backpack (Aqua & Blue Dots)


For those who want to add some flair into their everyday commute, the aqua-colored blue-dotted Strata II™ backpack is a perfect choice for creative professionals. Equipped with the same functionality as its burgundy counterpart, this versatile design rose to become one of the best laptop backpacks of 2019 for daily use. Wearers can fit laptops up to 16” wide in the foam padded compartments and still have plenty of room for tablets, work documents, and travel essentials.

 Strata II™ 15.6” Laptop Backpack (Denim)

Another option for medium to large laptops, the Strata II™ denim pack is known for its all around versatility. This bag makes the list for best travel backpacks of 2019 because of its 21 liter capacity and comfort-focused carrying style. Padded and contoured shoulder straps are the key here, so you can easily carry your tech and travel necessities wherever you need to go. While it’s not TAA compliant, it falls within TSA size requirements for personal items and carry on baggage.

 Strata II™ 15.6” Laptop Backpack (Black/Blue)

Another unique Strata II™ option, this backpack really makes a statement with its black exterior highlighted by an electric blue front pouch. The roomy interior, ruggedized exterior, and additional pouches for all your accessories mean you have a flexible choice that can be easily stowed away if needed. Slide this backpack on your shoulder to enjoy the specially-engineered weight distribution style of the straps. Choose this as your best laptop backpack of 2019 and you won’t regret it!


Drifter II

Among the Drifter collection there is one series that stands out with the most rugged, protective, and durable choices — the Drifter II series. Whether you opt for the model that can hold your 16” computer or the slightly larger choice for 17” computers, you get one of the best laptop backpacks of 2019 for ultimate tech protection.

Drifter II 17” Laptop Backpack

Designed to fit laptops up to 17” wide, this bag is crafted from durable materials, contains a water resistant bottom, and even has multiple zippered compartments for documents, clothes, and tech accessories. Devices are separated by extremely thick padding so there’s no opportunity for dents or scratching — even during the toughest commutes. It’s not surprising why this reliable model is the best selling backpack in our store!

 Newport 2-in-1

The Newport collection was inspired by the California way of life and can take you from coffee to cocktails with simple convenience and deliberate elegance. Its transitory elements make it an essential bag to include on our list of best laptop backpacks of 2019.

 Newport 15” Convertible 2-in-1 Messenger/Backpack

 A convertible, two in one messenger backpack, this Newport piece isn’t just well-designed, it’s actually stylish. Achieving a sophisticated appearance without slacking in utility, easy conversions from backpack to messenger bag makes traveling a breeze. Other features include a dedicated cradle for slim laptops, water repellent nylon and leather materials, plus a convenient attachment strap for rolling luggage.

 CitySmart EVA Pro

 No colors or distracting designs enter into the creation of the CitySmart collection. These bags are all business, all the time. Made to medal on the list of best travel backpacks of 2019, you have a choice between compact rolling bags and backpacks that all fit under your seat when flying.

CitySmart 15.6” EVA Pro Backpack


Our top choice for the best laptop backpack of 2019 from the CitySmart collection is the Eva Pro backpack. It’s a patented checkpoint-friendly option that completely unzips to lay flat for TSA screenings. The impact-resistant, semi-rigid top pocket keeps your tech accessories protected, while the large main pocket can fit portable printers, projectors, and clothes in addition to your laptop. Other features that make the Eva Pro the best travel backpack of 2019 include:

  • Integrated strap to pass through your rolling luggage handle
  • Adjustable, contoured, padded shoulder straps
  • Padded compartments for all your tech
  • Easy to reach accessory pockets
  • Mesh back panel to increase air flow
  • Weather resistant base
  • Reflective accents

VersaVu® Classic

Developed for nearly every generation iPads, the VersaVu® selection of tablet cases are the ultimate choice to protect portable tech. Hailed as one of the best iPad cases 2019 had to offer, it’s no surprise it’s among our list of best sellers.

VersaVu® Classic (Black)

Available in iconic black, the VersaVu® Classic is one of the most flexible and versatile options for your iPad. Here are the specific models compatible with this case: 

  • iPad® (6th/5th Generation)
  • iPad Pro® (9.7-Inch)
  • iPad Air® 2
  • iPad Air®

 Four-foot drop protection capabilities, patented rotation adjustment for landscape and portrait views, precision access to all ports and controls; these features all come together to ensure the VersaVu® Classic is among the best iPad cases of 2019 and beyond.

See You Next Year!

It’s been our pleasure over the past year to deliver quality products that don’t just look good, but are built to last for years to come. Whether it be connecting your devices via docking station, protecting your laptops during everyday travel, or supplying powerful accessories to make your workday easier, we at Targus thank you for your support. Now that you’ve seen our favorites, choose your own and add it to your personal list of best laptop backpacks of 2019. Next year, we’ll be back with even more innovations. We hope to see you there!


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