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AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches Review

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With mesh pockets on either side for water bottles and umbrellas, a number of pockets each with more than sufficient padding and more pouches of their own, and a comfortable design outside. The amazonbasics laptop computer backpack stands out to be among the best backpacks you can get for both work and travel. It comes with more than enough space to carry your belongings and with the added laptop sleeve you can even fit in a 17Inch laptop and has a top reviews score of 4.5 stars on Amazon Prime.

Why We Like It – AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches

Offering many different pockets, the AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches allows you to take everything you need with you in it’s many pockets. It features a number of further pouches within the numerous pockets themselves, and with a padded laptop sleeve, people found you can easily fit your laptop in it, without any worry of damaging it. So with all that, and padding outside to make it comfortable to wear, the AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches is among one of the best backpacks you can get.

  • Can fit any 17 inch laptops
  • Internal front pocket cell phone pocket
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Straps fray


Unlike most other backpacks like the Nike Hayward 2.0 Backpack, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack up 17 inches comes with more than enough pockets to organize your things. Starting off with four main pockets, a pouch, and two mesh pockets for water bottles on the side, you get a total of 7 pockets easily giving more space then the Matein Laptop Backpack.

Firstly, the front pocket opens up with a smooth zipper line like the rest and has multiple different pouches of its own. Please use a few small pockets to store pens or phones as well as journals, while a sleeve lets you easily store your tablet if you have one. The second pocket opens up to give you a padded surface perfect for storing small and important things that you may need separated from the rest of the things, such as chargers for the many devices or a mouse.

The third pocket provides you with enough space to store any books and notebooks that you might need for class or study. Just before the last pocket AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack provides you with a small pouch with it’s very own zipper on the outside, letting you store small items that you might need quick access to. Lastly the main compartment at the back comes with a 17 Inch laptop sleeve with added padding on the front and a solid panel on the back storing and protecting your laptop, while you travel to class or work. Apart from that you also get a lot of space in this pocket, making it easy to store textbooks and thus giving you a well padded laptop bag and backpack .

Furthermore, the AmazonBasics Backpack also comes with two mesh pockets on the side to store a water bottle or umbrella while the well padded shoulder straps make it easy for you to carry the backpack. The padding on the back of the laptop compartment also makes sure that the weight is distributed evenly, posing less pressure on your shoulders while also protecting the laptop itself. You also get two compression straps on the side to make sure that you can slim down the backpack when you’re not carrying as many things.

Finally, while the backpack isn’t waterproof, just like the Matein Travel Laptop Backpack, the AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches does provide you with a certain amount of water resistance, protecting your things from light rain, but not so much in a downpour or prolonged exposure similar to the The North Face Borealis Backpack.


Weighing around 1.98 lbs the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack up 17 inches is pretty easy to carry and compact enough for travel. But, even though the backpack is constructed of Polyester as like other laptop backpacks, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack has received multiple customer reviews at amazon com, reporting that the straps tend to tear and get loose pretty soon, 3 months to be exact. Thus, with a construction which isn’t as good, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack isn’t the most durable backpack out there, so please try to contact for a replacement, if yours happens to tear and you have a verified purchase and product information contact Amazon.


Priced at around $37 as of now, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack up 17 inches is on the similar price range as the Nike Hayward 2.0 and the Matein Travel Laptop Backpack. Thus considering the fact that it isn’t as durable and won’t serve your needs as long with a not up to par material quality, the numerous pockets on it might not be worth the price. While a decrease in price to around $30 might give it a good value, at $37 the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack just isn’t a good value backpack espealy should you decide to backpack across the united states.

AmazonBasics Backpack Laptops up 17 inches Wrap Up

While it may not have as much space as the North Face Borealis or have an anti theft pocket like the Matein Travel Backpack, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack does provide you with more than sufficient space and multiple pockets with separate compartments of their own. So even though it may not be worth the price right now, with an acceptable decrease in price, the AmazonBasics Laptop Backpack may just be the perfect backpack for you.