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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for backpacks with side pockets.

Whether you're a college student, an urban commuter, or a parent on the go, a backpack is a great way to carry your stuff. But not all backpacks are created equally. Some have more pockets and compartments than others, and some are better for carrying laptops and tablets than others. We've rounded up the best backpacks with side pockets that can help you keep your stuff organized and secure.

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  1. SwissGear - 16" Commute Hybrid Brief/Backpack - Grey - Black - Alt_View_Zoom_11
    Top comment

    "Love the versatility of throwing it over the shoulder or wearing it as a traditional backpack...Good idea but doesn't feel like it holds as much as a traditional backpack style."

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    Product Description

    Take the stress out of your daily commute with this sleek laptop case. Featuring dedicated padded storage for your laptop and an internal SmartOrg panel, it cleverly stores all your business essentials in style. The versatile carrying options offer premium performance as both a backpack and shoulder bag, whether you’re riding the underground or cycling to the office. A QuickAccess pocket keeps tickets or a 10'' tablet easily at hand.
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    Top comment

    "Love the versatility of throwing it over the shoulder or wearing it as a traditional backpack...Good idea but doesn't feel like it holds as much as a traditional backpack style."

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    Product Description

    Take the stress out of your daily commute with this sleek laptop case. Featuring dedicated padded storage for your laptop and an internal SmartOrg panel, it cleverly stores all your business essentials in style. The versatile carrying options offer premium performance as both a backpack and shoulder bag, whether you’re riding the underground or cycling to the office. A QuickAccess pocket keeps tickets or a 10'' tablet easily at hand.
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  2. Targus - 16" Groove Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: CVR600
    SKU: 7848779
    Top comment

    "All the compartments (of which there are many) mean that delicate electronics can be stored separately from your lunch, keys, etc., and the side pockets are within easy reach (for said keys, cards, etc.). ...An amazing backpack...The side pockets are great for bottles of water. So far, I haven't found any use for the meshed area, though I suspect loose sheets will fit nicely there. "

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    Product Description

    The Targus Groove laptop Backpack is the affordable backpack for your laptop and all your gear. The padded sleeve protects laptops with screens up to 16". The front section provides generous storage for CDs, pens, a key clip, mobile phone pocket and a port hole for headphones. In addition, there is an extra pocket for files or accessories and even a side pocket for your water bottle. All these features are designed into a durable nylon case with a PVC bottom for protection against water and wear making this the backpack to own.
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    Top comment

    "All the compartments (of which there are many) mean that delicate electronics can be stored separately from your lunch, keys, etc., and the side pockets are within easy reach (for said keys, cards, etc.). ...An amazing backpack...The side pockets are great for bottles of water. So far, I haven't found any use for the meshed area, though I suspect loose sheets will fit nicely there. "

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    Product Description

    The Targus Groove laptop Backpack is the affordable backpack for your laptop and all your gear. The padded sleeve protects laptops with screens up to 16". The front section provides generous storage for CDs, pens, a key clip, mobile phone pocket and a port hole for headphones. In addition, there is an extra pocket for files or accessories and even a side pocket for your water bottle. All these features are designed into a durable nylon case with a PVC bottom for protection against water and wear making this the backpack to own.
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  3. Targus - 17" Classic Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: TBB944GL
    SKU: 6559597
    Top comment

    "High quality & overall a fantastic backpack!...My favorite feature is how many pockets it comes with. You can truly fit SO much inside this backpack it's impressive. ...Comfortable. More pockets than I thought....There’s a strap with a Velcro strip so you can attach this backpack to your luggage. There’s the two mesh pockets on the side to hold some bottled drinks. "

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    Product Description

    Stylishly carry your workday essentials with the Targus 17” Classic Backpack. Equipped with multiple pockets and ample storage, the main padded compartment safeguards your laptop from the inside, while lockable zippers help keep your gear safe from the outside. The thin, lightweight bag features form and function with a standable design for easy loading, spacious 21.5L capacity, built-in workstation, and two easy-access water bottle pockets. It even has a special soft-lined pocket for valuables, glasses, or favorite sunnies.
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    Top comment

    "High quality & overall a fantastic backpack!...My favorite feature is how many pockets it comes with. You can truly fit SO much inside this backpack it's impressive. ...Comfortable. More pockets than I thought....There’s a strap with a Velcro strip so you can attach this backpack to your luggage. There’s the two mesh pockets on the side to hold some bottled drinks. "

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    Product Description

    Stylishly carry your workday essentials with the Targus 17” Classic Backpack. Equipped with multiple pockets and ample storage, the main padded compartment safeguards your laptop from the inside, while lockable zippers help keep your gear safe from the outside. The thin, lightweight bag features form and function with a standable design for easy loading, spacious 21.5L capacity, built-in workstation, and two easy-access water bottle pockets. It even has a special soft-lined pocket for valuables, glasses, or favorite sunnies.
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  4. Solo New York - Re:Fresh Backpack For 15.6" Laptop - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great bag for keeping you organized. It has 3 zippered pockets on the front of the bag and a big padded inner pocket that will easily hold a 15" laptop, tablet and so much more. ...Additionally, the two side pockets are perfect for carrying drinks. Overall, I absolutely love this backpack for its functionality and design."

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    Product Description

    Eco Backpacks that clean up nicely. Laundry ready up to 12 washes, this backpack is designed for life's messy moments. Both washable and made from recycled plastic bottles, you're ready for those everyday adventures while knowing you're making a positive impact on the planet.
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    Top comment

    "Great bag for keeping you organized. It has 3 zippered pockets on the front of the bag and a big padded inner pocket that will easily hold a 15" laptop, tablet and so much more. ...Additionally, the two side pockets are perfect for carrying drinks. Overall, I absolutely love this backpack for its functionality and design."

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    Product Description

    Eco Backpacks that clean up nicely. Laundry ready up to 12 washes, this backpack is designed for life's messy moments. Both washable and made from recycled plastic bottles, you're ready for those everyday adventures while knowing you're making a positive impact on the planet.
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  5. TUMI - Voyageur Montana Backpack - Gunmetal - Front_Zoom

    Model: 150135-T522
    SKU: 6572416

    Product Description

    This backpack is exceptionally spacious with a side zip expansion for your extra layers or items you pick up along the way. Maximizing organization, it has multifunctional pockets inside and out.
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    Product Description

    This backpack is exceptionally spacious with a side zip expansion for your extra layers or items you pick up along the way. Maximizing organization, it has multifunctional pockets inside and out.
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  6. TUMI - Voyageur Montana Backpack - Black/Gold - Front_Zoom

    Model: 150135-2693
    SKU: 6572418

    Product Description

    This backpack is exceptionally spacious with a side zip expansion for your extra layers or items you pick up along the way. Maximizing organization, it has multifunctional pockets inside and out.
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    Product Description

    This backpack is exceptionally spacious with a side zip expansion for your extra layers or items you pick up along the way. Maximizing organization, it has multifunctional pockets inside and out.
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  7. Solo New York - Ambition Urban 17.3" Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "IF Solo NY kept this EXACT design, and just made the side pockets liquid storage, then this bag would actually outrank the Speck one I used to use for the last 5 years... ...Nice Quality Laptop backpack...Small size zippered pocket on the top front of the backpack. 7. Large zippered pocket on the bottom front of the backpack, this pocket has dividers/pockets for pens, business cards, etc.. "

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    Product Description

    Urban Backpack with fully padded 17.3" laptop compartment. Internal iPad or tablet pocket. Quick access pocket. Front zip-down organizer section. Side accessory pockets. Padded carry handle. Padded backpack straps. Back slip pocket slides over luggage handle. Back zipper pocket.
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    Top comment

    "IF Solo NY kept this EXACT design, and just made the side pockets liquid storage, then this bag would actually outrank the Speck one I used to use for the last 5 years... ...Nice Quality Laptop backpack...Small size zippered pocket on the top front of the backpack. 7. Large zippered pocket on the bottom front of the backpack, this pocket has dividers/pockets for pens, business cards, etc.. "

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    Product Description

    Urban Backpack with fully padded 17.3" laptop compartment. Internal iPad or tablet pocket. Quick access pocket. Front zip-down organizer section. Side accessory pockets. Padded carry handle. Padded backpack straps. Back slip pocket slides over luggage handle. Back zipper pocket.
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  8. Thule - Contract 15.6" Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: 3204886
    SKU: 6504336
    Top comment

    "Thule Backpack...pockets on each side on the outside to hold waterbottles. ...Good midsize backpack!...Well made backpack. Good zippers and convenient amout of pockets n pocket locations. "

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    Product Description

    A functional backpack with just the right amount of storage, organization, and casual style to transition from the work week to the weekend. Keep your belongings safe with SafeEdge protection for your electronics, SafeZone pocket for your phone or glasses, and zippered pockets to keep your items secure.
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    Top comment

    "Thule Backpack...pockets on each side on the outside to hold waterbottles. ...Good midsize backpack!...Well made backpack. Good zippers and convenient amout of pockets n pocket locations. "

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    Product Description

    A functional backpack with just the right amount of storage, organization, and casual style to transition from the work week to the weekend. Keep your belongings safe with SafeEdge protection for your electronics, SafeZone pocket for your phone or glasses, and zippered pockets to keep your items secure.
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    See all Laptop Backpacks
  9. Samsonite - Mobile Solution Convertible Backpack - Silver Shadow - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "It looks stylish. It has a lot of pockets to keep your items organized and within reach. ...Stylish Backpack/Purse Combo...This is a versatile backpack/purse combo. Lots of pockets with zippers. "

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    Product Description

    A comprehensive offering of Travel and Lifestyle essentials, our Mobile Solution Collection features superior functionality in timeless, lightweight styles.
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    Top comment

    "It looks stylish. It has a lot of pockets to keep your items organized and within reach. ...Stylish Backpack/Purse Combo...This is a versatile backpack/purse combo. Lots of pockets with zippers. "

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    Product Description

    A comprehensive offering of Travel and Lifestyle essentials, our Mobile Solution Collection features superior functionality in timeless, lightweight styles.
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    See all Laptop Backpacks
  10. Thule - Aion Travel Backpack 40L - Black - Front_Zoom

    Product Description

    Maximize your carry with this waxed canvas carry on backpack that features a removable rolltop bag and 100% recycled fabrics.
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    Product Description

    Maximize your carry with this waxed canvas carry on backpack that features a removable rolltop bag and 100% recycled fabrics.
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