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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for compact backpacks.

If you're going to carry your stuff in a backpack, you should probably make sure it's a good one. A durable pack with plenty of pockets and compartments will let you keep all your stuff organized. It will also make sure that, no matter what you throw in there, the pack won't weigh you down or cause any strain on your back. And if it looks good, so much the better. Browse the top-ranked list of compact backpacks below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Thule - EnRoute 27L Escort 2 Backpack for 15.6" Laptop w/ 10.1" Padded Tablet Sleeve, Crushproof SafeZone, & Water Bottle Holder - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Backpack...I ended up using this backpack actually as my gym bag. It works better than most backpacks due to its durability....Great backpack for airline travel....This is a really good travel backpack. Good compartments. Compact but can carry a lot. "

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    Product Description

    Travel with your laptop anywhere you go with this Thule 27-liter day pack. It features incredible laptop protection so that you can safely carry your 15.6-inch device, and it also includes enough pocket so that you can carry plenty of extras. This Thule 27-liter day pack even includes a special compartment for your sunglasses that has crushproof protection.
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    "Backpack...I ended up using this backpack actually as my gym bag. It works better than most backpacks due to its durability....Great backpack for airline travel....This is a really good travel backpack. Good compartments. Compact but can carry a lot. "

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    Travel with your laptop anywhere you go with this Thule 27-liter day pack. It features incredible laptop protection so that you can safely carry your 15.6-inch device, and it also includes enough pocket so that you can carry plenty of extras. This Thule 27-liter day pack even includes a special compartment for your sunglasses that has crushproof protection.
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  2. High Sierra - Swoop SG Backpack - Steel Gray/Neon Green - Front_Zoom
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    "Great value backpack!...Beautiful color combo, super functional with the various pockets. Compact so great for taking the t into the city and carrying few things!...My teenage daughter loves this backpack! It has several storage compartments and is very sturdy for all of her books. "

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    Product Description

    A tower of external pockets so everything has the perfect home.
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    "Great value backpack!...Beautiful color combo, super functional with the various pockets. Compact so great for taking the t into the city and carrying few things!...My teenage daughter loves this backpack! It has several storage compartments and is very sturdy for all of her books. "

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    Product Description

    A tower of external pockets so everything has the perfect home.
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  3. Solo New York - Code Pro Structured 17.3" Backpack (Fits all MacBooks) - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This backpack is by far one of my favorite backpacks to carry, as it feels light, sturdy, and has enough pockets and thought put into it to make it very useful for my needs. ...This is the third laptop backpack I have used in the past year, and I have found that each of these backpacks has advantages and disadvantages. "

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    Product Description

    Pro Structured Backpack with fully padded 17.3" laptop compartment. Internal iPad or tablet pocket. Internal organizer section. Side mesh pockets. Padded backpack straps. Carry handle. Back zipper pocket.
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    "This backpack is by far one of my favorite backpacks to carry, as it feels light, sturdy, and has enough pockets and thought put into it to make it very useful for my needs. ...This is the third laptop backpack I have used in the past year, and I have found that each of these backpacks has advantages and disadvantages. "

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    Product Description

    Pro Structured Backpack with fully padded 17.3" laptop compartment. Internal iPad or tablet pocket. Internal organizer section. Side mesh pockets. Padded backpack straps. Carry handle. Back zipper pocket.
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  4. Solo New York - Varsity Collection All-Star Duffel Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The best two way backpack...Enough space if use it as a backpack or suitcase!!...Very Strong and compact"

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    Product Description

    Hybrid Backpack: This street smart backpack transforms into a large capacity duffel bag. Featuring a separate shoe/laundry compartment, internal organizer section, and sports zipper pulls, this bag has you covered. 0Work And Travel: Carry this versatile, lightweight bag as a backpack or convert to a duffel by easily tucking the backpack straps away, avoiding dangling straps. Great for students and travelers
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    "The best two way backpack...Enough space if use it as a backpack or suitcase!!...Very Strong and compact"

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    Hybrid Backpack: This street smart backpack transforms into a large capacity duffel bag. Featuring a separate shoe/laundry compartment, internal organizer section, and sports zipper pulls, this bag has you covered. 0Work And Travel: Carry this versatile, lightweight bag as a backpack or convert to a duffel by easily tucking the backpack straps away, avoiding dangling straps. Great for students and travelers
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  5. Solo New York - Re:Define Recycled Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Handy backpack...Great product! Very compact but can carry a lot and much more....Good quality Backpack for the price....Backpack goes perfect with the laptop I purchased with it and feels like a quality backpack."

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    Solo Define Recycled Backpack Collection. GREAT STYLE WHILE SAVING THE PLANET. We are tackling environmental issues from all angles, in-style. Designed in urban-cool gray, our Recycled Collection brings a sustainable angle to sleek design, making green choices accessible to the masses. Each item in this collection is built with city-functionality in mind and offers an uncompromising style. The Define Recycled Backpack has a fully padded 15.6” compartment with lockable zippers. The RFID data protection pocket helps secure personal data encoded on your credit cards, IDs and passports.
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    "Handy backpack...Great product! Very compact but can carry a lot and much more....Good quality Backpack for the price....Backpack goes perfect with the laptop I purchased with it and feels like a quality backpack."

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    Solo Define Recycled Backpack Collection. GREAT STYLE WHILE SAVING THE PLANET. We are tackling environmental issues from all angles, in-style. Designed in urban-cool gray, our Recycled Collection brings a sustainable angle to sleek design, making green choices accessible to the masses. Each item in this collection is built with city-functionality in mind and offers an uncompromising style. The Define Recycled Backpack has a fully padded 15.6” compartment with lockable zippers. The RFID data protection pocket helps secure personal data encoded on your credit cards, IDs and passports.
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  6. Targus - 16" Motor Backpack - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: TSB194US
    SKU: 9945932
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    "I can say this bag is really worth the money paid for it. It is strong and compact. I hope it is durable too......Great backpack for everyone...I can't imagine the price was lower like that when I saw it on bestbuy.com, it's nice looking backpack."

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    Product Description

    The Targus Motor Backpack is designed to accommodate laptops with up to 16” screens and features pen loops, an interior cell phone pocket and convenient clip to hold a key-ring. The shoulder straps are padded and adjustable to provide customizable comfort. For added convenience the case features two large compartments, one includes the padded laptop compartment with additional space for files while the other can fit larger items such as binders or books and includes a mesh pocket to store accessories. Constructed of black durable polyester material with yellow and white highlights, the backpack offers a hint of color with plenty of compartments to store day-to-day necessities.
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    "I can say this bag is really worth the money paid for it. It is strong and compact. I hope it is durable too......Great backpack for everyone...I can't imagine the price was lower like that when I saw it on bestbuy.com, it's nice looking backpack."

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    Product Description

    The Targus Motor Backpack is designed to accommodate laptops with up to 16” screens and features pen loops, an interior cell phone pocket and convenient clip to hold a key-ring. The shoulder straps are padded and adjustable to provide customizable comfort. For added convenience the case features two large compartments, one includes the padded laptop compartment with additional space for files while the other can fit larger items such as binders or books and includes a mesh pocket to store accessories. Constructed of black durable polyester material with yellow and white highlights, the backpack offers a hint of color with plenty of compartments to store day-to-day necessities.
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  7. Swissdigital Design - Katy Rose Backpack - Black and Rose Gold - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Cute backpack...This backpack is the perfect size. Love that it is very compact and all the compartments. 13” laptop fits in the padded section with a little extra room for a larger size. ...LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BACKPACK!!!...Makes carrying all my work/on the go travel necessities so much easier!!! Looks so compact but fits soooo much."

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    Product Description

    The Swissdigital Design backpack products is created for the new "lifestyle, and technology of today's changing world”. Take your laptop, tablet, cellphones, books, water bottle, hand sanitizer, mask, and other essentials in your backpack for local trips to ​school, office, coffee shops, meeting places, parks, beaches, lakes, mountain trails etc. The built-in USB Patented power port allows you to be “ON THE GO”. With a power connection that will power up vital accessories (Power Battery Bank sold separately). The backpack body materials are made from water resistance coating to keep valuable items inside dry. RFID Protection pocket keeps credit cards, passport, and personal data safe from an electronic pickpocket. Swissdigital Design has your back…literally! The Katy Rose Backpack provides a sleek black backpack with pink accents. Katy is the perfect bag for students and working professionals. This bag is equipped with high Air-flow design and plenty of storage.
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    "Cute backpack...This backpack is the perfect size. Love that it is very compact and all the compartments. 13” laptop fits in the padded section with a little extra room for a larger size. ...LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BACKPACK!!!...Makes carrying all my work/on the go travel necessities so much easier!!! Looks so compact but fits soooo much."

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    Product Description

    The Swissdigital Design backpack products is created for the new "lifestyle, and technology of today's changing world”. Take your laptop, tablet, cellphones, books, water bottle, hand sanitizer, mask, and other essentials in your backpack for local trips to ​school, office, coffee shops, meeting places, parks, beaches, lakes, mountain trails etc. The built-in USB Patented power port allows you to be “ON THE GO”. With a power connection that will power up vital accessories (Power Battery Bank sold separately). The backpack body materials are made from water resistance coating to keep valuable items inside dry. RFID Protection pocket keeps credit cards, passport, and personal data safe from an electronic pickpocket. Swissdigital Design has your back…literally! The Katy Rose Backpack provides a sleek black backpack with pink accents. Katy is the perfect bag for students and working professionals. This bag is equipped with high Air-flow design and plenty of storage.
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  8. Peak Design - Everyday Backpack 20L Zip - Midnight - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great backpack...So far the best backpack I ever owned. The easy way to access and organise your stuff inside is just mind-boggling. ...This is my go-to back for shooting, I'll only break our the travel backpack if I'm travelling or carrying more gear."

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    Product Description

    Protect your camera while on the go with this Peak Design Everyday backpack. Two adjustable dividers let you organize items separately within the main compartment for quick access, while a zippered sleeve with dedicated pockets provides storage for your laptop and tablet computer. This Peak Design Everyday backpack features two open exterior pockets for holding a monopod, water bottle or tripod.
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    "Great backpack...So far the best backpack I ever owned. The easy way to access and organise your stuff inside is just mind-boggling. ...This is my go-to back for shooting, I'll only break our the travel backpack if I'm travelling or carrying more gear."

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    Product Description

    Protect your camera while on the go with this Peak Design Everyday backpack. Two adjustable dividers let you organize items separately within the main compartment for quick access, while a zippered sleeve with dedicated pockets provides storage for your laptop and tablet computer. This Peak Design Everyday backpack features two open exterior pockets for holding a monopod, water bottle or tripod.
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  9. Lowepro - Flipside BP 300 AW III Backpack - Charcoal - Angle_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Good backpack...I've always struggled with finding good camera backpacks - they're usually too bulky or just downright ugly. ...excellent backpack, way too practical and awesome design, perfect for a compact camara a drone and accessories."

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    The Lowepro Flipside BP 300 AW III provide rugged, functional protection for outdoor adventure. A complete design overhaul focused on durability brings fabric, feature and protection upgrades ideal for outdoor shooting. From day hikes to adventure travel, Flipside III is the perfect solution for creators who want to chase light off the beaten path. The new Flipside III packs mark the next generation of the popular Flipside series and complete the collection’s transition to outdoor capabilities. A suite of new features makes these packs perfect for adventures in the nature! Outdoor enthusiast and advanced photographers alike will appreciate the updated backside-access, fabric upgrades, and more. Great for outdoor shooting, molded front EVA bumpers provide added protection when pack is placed face down on the ground for full backside access offering fast, easy entry to the camera compartment while keeping gear safe and secure. A new grab handle allows you to move the bag more easily in this mode. Additionally, a new side-access provides a second entry point for quick lens changes, and a new stowable waist belt and an adjustable chest strap enhance stability and comfort. These packs are truly designed with the outdoors in mind. Robust fabrics and front PU coating offer extreme durability and protection from the elements, moisture and abrasion. Enhanced 10mm YKK ® zippers give a smoother path. All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand. Inside, a new divider layout offers improved opportunity for versatile storage for mirrorless, mixed kit set-ups and non-photo items along with travel tripod, 10” tablet and 13”-15” laptop.
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    "Good backpack...I've always struggled with finding good camera backpacks - they're usually too bulky or just downright ugly. ...excellent backpack, way too practical and awesome design, perfect for a compact camara a drone and accessories."

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    Product Description

    The Lowepro Flipside BP 300 AW III provide rugged, functional protection for outdoor adventure. A complete design overhaul focused on durability brings fabric, feature and protection upgrades ideal for outdoor shooting. From day hikes to adventure travel, Flipside III is the perfect solution for creators who want to chase light off the beaten path. The new Flipside III packs mark the next generation of the popular Flipside series and complete the collection’s transition to outdoor capabilities. A suite of new features makes these packs perfect for adventures in the nature! Outdoor enthusiast and advanced photographers alike will appreciate the updated backside-access, fabric upgrades, and more. Great for outdoor shooting, molded front EVA bumpers provide added protection when pack is placed face down on the ground for full backside access offering fast, easy entry to the camera compartment while keeping gear safe and secure. A new grab handle allows you to move the bag more easily in this mode. Additionally, a new side-access provides a second entry point for quick lens changes, and a new stowable waist belt and an adjustable chest strap enhance stability and comfort. These packs are truly designed with the outdoors in mind. Robust fabrics and front PU coating offer extreme durability and protection from the elements, moisture and abrasion. Enhanced 10mm YKK ® zippers give a smoother path. All Weather AW Cover™ protects gear from rain, snow, dust and sand. Inside, a new divider layout offers improved opportunity for versatile storage for mirrorless, mixed kit set-ups and non-photo items along with travel tripod, 10” tablet and 13”-15” laptop.
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  10. Peak Design - Everyday Backpack V2 20L - Ash - Alt_View_Zoom_11

    Model: BEDB-20-AS-2
    SKU: 6489886
    Top comment

    "Great versatile everyday backpacks...I love using this backpack for photography, work, school, traveling, etc. ...Everyday Backpack...The everyday backpack is definitely a great design by Peak Design. "

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    Product Description

    An iconic, award-winning pack for everyday and photo carry, Everyday Backpack [V2] is built around access, organization, expansion, and protection. Unique MagLatch hardware provides lightning fast top access, with dual side access via two weatherproof side zips. Inside, 3 configurable FlexFold dividers keep photo, drone, or everyday gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Dedicated sleeves for up to 15” laptop, tablet, and documents, plus a variety of internal slip pockets for small items. Outside, a 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell keeps everything safe. Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system and 2 expandable external side pockets. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. Zero-slop design with clean profile, all-custom hardware, and minimal dangling straps. Now in its 2nd generation, V2 boasts aesthetic and functional updates based on feedback from thousands of passionate customers.
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    "Great versatile everyday backpacks...I love using this backpack for photography, work, school, traveling, etc. ...Everyday Backpack...The everyday backpack is definitely a great design by Peak Design. "

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    Product Description

    An iconic, award-winning pack for everyday and photo carry, Everyday Backpack [V2] is built around access, organization, expansion, and protection. Unique MagLatch hardware provides lightning fast top access, with dual side access via two weatherproof side zips. Inside, 3 configurable FlexFold dividers keep photo, drone, or everyday gear organized, protected, and not bunched at the bottom of your bag. Dedicated sleeves for up to 15” laptop, tablet, and documents, plus a variety of internal slip pockets for small items. Outside, a 100% recycled 400D weatherproof shell keeps everything safe. Huge external carry capacity made possible by a versatile tuck-away strap system and 2 expandable external side pockets. Integrated luggage carry makes this bag equally suited for daily commutes and extended travel. Zero-slop design with clean profile, all-custom hardware, and minimal dangling straps. Now in its 2nd generation, V2 boasts aesthetic and functional updates based on feedback from thousands of passionate customers.
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