There are many instances when you might not want to carry your firearm in a holster around your waist or shoulder. Using a concealed carry backpack is the best option to do so comfortably while ensuring quick access to your gun.
This list includes the best backpacks and sling bags for most needs. Most are so versatile that can double as a daypack too. All of them are extremely practical for most uses, including carrying some electronic devices such as laptops or tablets, water bottles, and other personal items and gear. Their modern and, in some cases, urban design made them perfect to carry your firearm fully concealed with total discretion.
Maxpedition Gear Entity 27 CCW
Made of top quality nylon, the Entity 27 by Maxpedition is an ergonomic backpack with padded shoulder straps and quick release buckles. There is a dedicated locking and padded compartment, which can hold a 17-inch laptop. The main compartment is also lockable and has Drawbridge straps for additional security. The front exterior has tuckable magnetic wings for quick temporary closing of the main compartment.
The dual access rear CCW compartment is fully loop-lined, and a double-sided hook security lockout strip is included. Dual side ports are perfect for headphones, charger cables, etc. A rear trolley handle pass-through allows for off body carrying while traveling. There is also a removable waist belt with quick release buckles.
The Entity 27 is a low profile look backpack for discreet carry, yet extremely stylish.
5.11 COVRT18 Tactical Covert Military Backpack
The COVRT18 is a full-featured covert military tactical backpack with roomy main and secondary storage areas, including an ambidextrous side-entry back-up belt system compartment. It also has a roll-down assault compartment that can house a full sized firearm. The accessory straps at the shoulder integrate with other 5.11 tactical gear. It features reinforced grab handle, a padded internal laptop sleeve, sunglass pocket and a flip-down ID panel.
The great exterior comfort features like an adjustable sternum strap, comfortable compression straps and yoke-style shoulder straps are all made from durable, water-resistant 500D nylon with YKK zippers and Duraflex hardware. The COVERT18 backpack can be used as a multipurpose pack, survival bug out bag, range or hunting bag, army or military backpack, sling bag, hiking rucksack, or as an everyday heavy duty backpack.
American Rebel Tactical Concealed Carry Backpack
This backpack by American Rebel is one the top bags for securely concealing your handgun. It features a protection pocket accessible on each side to give quick access to both left and right-handed shooters. This sandwich-method pocket holds your handgun in your preferred position as effective as a holster and it can be accessed quickly and safely.
The interior pocket includes a 15-inch laptop slot, so you are able to carry your laptop separately from your concealed carry firearm, keeping your handgun out of sight as needed. It also features a zippered compartment with elastic secured pockets to carry magazines and other tactical equipment. It features pockets for your sunglasses, wallet, and other valuables.
Available in six different colors, it has been built of high-quality durable materials and is water resistant.
Maxpedition Unisex Riftcore Backpack
The Riftcore Backpack is an ergonomic pack with quick release yoke-style straps. It is has two locations for CCW placement, including a fully loop-lined rear compartment with two-way access. The middle compartment has a full clamshell opening and comes with multiple loop-lined adjustable straps that can be repositioned to make organizing and locating contents much easier.
The semi-rigid fleece-lined EVA pocket on the front of the pack is ideal for storing sunglasses, electronics, and other valuables. The hydration reservoir can double as a laptop sleeve and it fits a 13-inch laptop. In three different colors, the Riftcore is a very versatile backpack that can be use as your everyday backpack as well as traveling and other outdoor activities.
Cannae Pro Gear Legion Day Pack
The Legion Day Backpack meets the highest standards of Cannae Pro Gear, and has been designed and engineered to cater for you everyday needs. Ergonomically built to provide maximum comfort while carrying a light to heavy loads, the Legion offers exceptional features and maximum durability. Made of 500D Corudura Nylon with strong Duraflex buckles and reliable YKK zippers. The unique single zip body offers full or vertical access to its interior, capable of fitting a laptop or tablet. The back zippered compartment can carry a 2-Liter Hydration Bladder and is Concealed Carry Capable.
It has two internal tie-down straps, four exterior heavy duty D-Rings, four exterior compression and tie down straps, and two quick access side pockets for water bottle, magazines, etc. An extremely practical backpack available in four different designs.
Tactical Tailor Concealed Carry Sling Bag
This gorgeous looking sling bag is a very discreet option for your sidearm. There are three compartments, each quite roomy and featuring a Velcro loop lining. The front compartment, which includes a removable organizer, is perfect for magazines, knife, flashlight and other small gear or personal items. The central compartment is good for holding a pair of little zippered organizers and has a Velcro side where you could attach additional gear pockets and pouches.
It won’t fit a laptop, but it could hold a small tablet. The discreet third compartment is for your sidearm. The sling configuration makes rotating it to access your weapon fast and easy. The stitching is excellent, and the materials are sturdy. This bag is made of nylon with padded mesh back and shoulder strap, and good quality metal zippers.
Tru-Spec Circadian Backpack
This mid-range backpack made 100% of Nylon has external universal straps for optional pouches and inside divider organizer compartments. The main compartment is pretty well laid out for stowing stuff like extra clothes, toiletries or other bulky items. It also has a slot to hold your hydration system that you can feed through one of the three holes in the top of the backpack. The bottom zippered pouch is perfect for quick access to commonly used items like phone chargers, headphones, etc.
The side pouches are particularly handy for water bottles, gloves, and other small personal items. There is a second compartment designed for pens, notepads, and small electronics. Finally, the conceal carry pouch in the lower back is meant for compact or sub-compact weapons. The backpack is heavily padded and adjustable via removable shoulder and sternum straps.
Outlaw II Tactical Gear Slinger Sling Pack
The Outlaw II is a military-style shoulder bag that lives up to the rugged capabilities of all 3V Gear bags and backpacks as well as being an excellent everyday carry bag. It is big enough to hold small laptops and iPad size devices. There are many internal zippered compartments that make organizing easy and fast. Simply sling the Outlaw from your back to your chest to access via the side-oriented compartments all your neatly organized gear.
Built from heavy-duty 600D PVC-backed polyester with rust resistant nylon zippers, this pack can handle the rigors of your commute or mission without a hitch. When carrying a large load, the extra stabilizer strap will transform the Outlaw into a hauler just as steady and stable as any backpack. Featuring three intelligently sized storage compartments (with built-in organizers), hydration and concealed carry (CCW) compatible pocket, and sling style design allows for full range of motion whether shouldering a weapon or scrambling up a rugged slope.
TravTac Stage I Small Premium EDC Tactical Sling Pack
This small sling bag is an everyday carry ideal for organizing and keeping all your gear accessible. Its versatile military style design is heavy on utility and can be used as a shoulder bag, a chest pouch, a back pouch or just a hand carry. It has three zippered compartments with molded zipper pulls, as well as multiple dividers for easy organization. Its rugged premium built from Upgraded 900D fabric its lightweight and very durable. It features a thickly padded back pocket well suited for concealed carry. The shoulder strap is fully detachable and adjustable.
In all, a great everyday carry for both indoors and outdoors, including traveling, camping, hiking, hunting, sports, and urban exploring. And it fits a small tablet too. Available in five different colors.
Weanas Tactical Sling Backpack
This very affordable sling backpack is big enough for carrying an 9.7 iPad, glasses, small notepad, keys, wallet, mobile phone, flashlight, water bottle, snack bars etc. It has two zippered compartments at the front with a middle compartment. The back pouch with a snap allows concealed carry and quick access in the emergency situation. Four tactical multipurpose small D-Rings help you carrying your small add-on items. The Molle attachment on the outside is very versatile, as you are able to add on a medical kit and a few other things without taking away from any of the space inside the bag itself.
The backpack is made of waterproof 600D Nylon material. It comes with a hand carry strap and adjustable shoulder strap, and it offers three carrying options: as a shoulder bag, as a chest or back sling bag, and as hand carry bag. Its well-organized items placement will serve you in many different usage scenarios, from everyday use, stroll, camping, hiking, to trip and travel. A great option for a very decent price. Available in three colors.
Barbarians Tactical Sling Bag Pack with Pistol Holster
This handy and functional sling bag can be used as a range bag, as a tactical shoulder bag, or as a daypack. It is made from high-density 600D fabric, which makes the bag solid and water-resistant. It features one main compartment with a zipper pocket that can fit a tablet, two front and one side pockets for personal items and small gear, and one pistol compartment.
There is also a pistol holster with Velcro for fixing the pistol. Equipped with padded and solid shoulder strap, this sling bag is comfortable to carry and it can be easily adjusted. The Barbarians sling bag is a versatile option for camping, hiking, trekking, hunting, and even leisure.
Lovollect Tactical Sling Backpack
This very practical sling backpack has adjustable and comfortable single shoulder strap as well as two smaller straps to help reduce the sway of the bag while moving as small military rover shoulder sling backpack. It has multiple internal pockets and four external compartments, two front zippered pocket, one main zippered pocket, one padded back pocket, compact enough to carry iPad 9.7, notepad, goggles, book, keys, wallet, cell phone, flashlight, gloves, water bottle, chargers etc on a daily basis.
This tactical sling backpack has a concealed back compartment with Velcro that can be used as a pistol sling range bag for 1-2 handguns. The Lovollect sling bag is made from upgraded 600D polyester fabric, which is lightweight, water-resistant and very durable. It offers a double zip closure, padded heavy-duty handle, and upgraded stitching.