I always knew that I wanted to travel for work. Ever since I was young, and first read “The Hobbit,” following along Bilbo Baggins on his quest from the Shire all the way to the Misty Mountains, scaling the globe was something I knew I wanted to do.
I travel for business, and just like the quests I imagined as a child, it is not easy work. So why not make the load lighter for yourself, by making the best decision you can make – the backpack you will carry your possessions in.
You probably don’t want to pull a wheeled backpack behind you, nor do you want to sling a pack over one shoulder. A Business Travel Backpack might not come across as the most professional piece of attire, but you need the most convenient way to carry your things around while you travel. You need a simple, cheap, straightforward Business Travel Backpack.
Being a bachelor, my budget is quite thin. So when I choose a Business Travel Backpack, I have to keep my budget under $100. But thanks to a lot of hard searching, not only is it possible, but you won’t find any better backpacks at a higher price.
I’ve gone through many backpacks in my travels. I’ve gone through good ones, and I’ve gone through bad ones.
Our Picks For The Best Business Travel Backpack under $100
Mancro Business Water Resistant Polyester Laptop Backpack
Perhaps the most important aspect of all of these backpacks is that they are able to fit my laptop, as it quite literally has my entire life — both business and entertainment — on it. The Mancro can hold a laptop that is less than 17 inches.
This backpack has three large compartments and nine small, inner pockets. The side has two seals and it gives you separate space for small possessions, such as your phone, your iPad, keys, pen, books, wallet, bottle, clothes and more.
The most interesting feature of this pack must be its charging port. It is USB and possesses a charging cable that is built-in. This Business Travel Backpack is also crafted of material that is ecologically friendly and “S” shaped shoulder straps that fit comfortably to your back.
Slingsafe LX300 Anti-Theft Backpack
In the United Kingdom, there is an average of 600,000 pick-pocket incidents every year. Bob Arno, a pick-pocketing guru, estimates that there are 6,000 incidents every day and that in Barcelona around a quarter of all tourists will fall victim to pick-pocketing.
If these statistics concern you, then the Slingsafe LX300 Anti-Theft Backpack should be your next travel investment.
The Slingsafe includes a variety of high-security features. Its splashguard straps contain stainless wire that is both lightweight and flexible, is unable to be seen, and is incredibly great at keeping a thief from slashing your bag and stowing away with your valuable possessions.
This backpack is also designed with slash guards located around the outer fabric, the bottom, sides, and front, to prevent thieves from cutting your pack and letting the innards fall out into their hands.
A device blocks a thief with an RFID reader, from scanning and gaining access to data in your passport and identification cards. Best of all is the zipper pullers that keep a thief from opening your pack and reaching their hands in.
It also comes with a turn and locks security hooks, little devices that allow you to fasten your bag to a secured fixture. The hook will turn and lock, making it much more difficult for a thief to grab your bag and run.
Coming in under $100, this one’s the most expensive, but the high price is worth it if you don’t want to spend hundreds or thousands more in the future over your stolen possessions.
Oiwas Water Resistant Nylon Laptop Backpack
Whenever I take a trip out for work, I also like to extend my trip into a personal vacation. Just last month I went to a comic convention after one trip. Taking vacations along with work trip is fashionable among people who travel for business.
So it’s important to me that my backpack not only have the capacity for carrying my paperwork and laptop, but that it can also carry things I need for a vacation — costumes, my dice set, character sheets, and my gaming laptop.
If that’s your plan, consider purchasing the Oiwas Water Resistant Nylon Laptop Backpack. The most highlighted feature of this backpack is that it’s spacious — the backpack has two large central compartments with panel-openings, as well as padding in order to protect any electronics such as a laptop or iPad you might bring along.
The customer service is also great for this one. They were ready and eager to help me when one of the zippers became stuck.
Unisex Professional Slim Business Backpack
I actually wore this pack as a grad student, since it’s probably the best all-around design of the backpacks. I’d take it with me to classes, or when my LARPing friends wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons in the woods outside the campus.
The best feature of this backpack is that it is versatile. Not only could I bring this pack on a business trip, but I’ve taken it hiking, too. It’s made of highly durable fabric, excellent for the elements.
The straps are very comfortably padded, and the backside of the pack is breathable to keep your spine and shoulders cool.
Yet despite being such a hardy pack, its appearance is clean and generic enough that it will not stand out in an indoor, professional environment. This backpack looks great on you, whether you are male or female.
Its structure, which has seven compartments with one pocket inside, is to be envied. If you purchase this backpack, you will never be disorganized or rifling through chaos ever again.