It’s always nice to have some variety and freedom of choice when it comes to means of luggage transport. All sorts of backpacks exist nowadays to cater to all kinds of different requirements. What we’ll be focusing on in this post are briefcase backpacks. Backpack briefcases are slim bags that look like a briefcase and act like one too but also have shoulder straps. So you can carry your stuff around whichever way you please. We’ll be discussing our top five picks for briefcase backpacks below and focusing on the qualities that make them a worthy buy.
A stylish entry to kick off our list, the SOLO backpack briefcase is as on point as it can get. With a padded briefcase top handle, padded backpack straps that can be hidden away, and a removeable shoulder strap the SOLO bag offers all the carrying options you could wish for. Living up to its briefcase side the bag has two exterior pockets and a laptop compartment on the inside. But other than that there is another pocket for tablets and multiple little slots for cards and similar items. The top handle has magnetic buttons for snapping shut both sides and there is a handy little D-ring next to it too.
The BOPAI backpack is easily the sleekest entry on this list. Its smooth blend of gray and the front pocket with its logo are all easy on the eyes. But looks aren’t the only thing this bag has going on for itself. It has ample space with multiple pockets, a USB charging port, concealable zippers, a laptop compartment, a slot within a shoulder strap, mesh side pocket for drinks, and a secret compartment that can be zipped open to provide extra space inside the bag. It also provides a cable for the USB charging port. For carrying options it comes with shoulder straps, a vertical top handle, and a horizontal top handle. The only criticism of this bag worth noting is the less than optimal straps and handles (less or no padding).
Similar in looks to the SOLO backpack the SOCKO bag has three front compartments and a main compartment with a laptop slot and a tablet slot thrown in. Carry options provide you with a vertical top handle, horizontal top handle, backpack straps, and a single long shoulder strap. There is an additional mesh pocket inside the main compartment too and the backpack straps have the option of being hidden away when not in use. We recommend the SOCKO backpack over the SOLO backpack if you have a laptop larger than 15.6 inches.
Available in two different sizes and a few more colors the CoolBELL briefcase backpack is the right choice for you if you’re looking for tons of pockets. The bag has backpack straps that can be hidden, a horizontal top handle, a single long shoulder strap, and a rather uncomfortable vertical top handle. On the exterior you will find four pockets and the inside is where the bag gets even better. There are two spacious interior compartments and each one has further pockets. There is also of course the laptop compartment, as well as a notebook slot, a pen slot, a compartment for other items, a mesh pocket, and other various slots.
The VSNOON bag is probably the coolest looking backpack on this list. Its blend of materials and dark colors gives it a look of something out of a dystopian sci-fi movie. When it comes to carry options this bag has rather thin backpack straps and well padded vertical top and horizontal top handles. The backpack straps can be hidden away when not in use. On the exterior you’ve got two pockets on the front and one hidden pocket on the back. The laptop compartment, which also has a tablet slot, is also located on the exterior. The main compartment itself is quite big and has four more pockets. The bag also has a mesh side pocket for holding drinks.
And those were our top five picks for briefcase backpacks. If you’re interested in checking out some of our other top five lists on backpacks check out the top five lunchbox backpacks. Alternatively, you could read up on the top five backpack dog carriers. Our category of Luggage & Travel is filled with informative lists on different kinds of backpacks.