7 Smart Backpacks for Your Next Weekend Trip

You don’t really need to pack much for a weekend getaway. Save yourself the hassle of lugging around multiple bags for short trips and opt instead for a single spacious backpack.

How to Pack It All in One Bag

Below are some of my top backpack picks. Make sure to share your favorite backpacks in the comments below.

Hanke Laptop Backpack

Heavy packers wary of backpacks will approve of the roomy Hanke. This bag is expandable with an “X” shaped strap to secure your clothes, and features a mesh pocket for your toiletries and a separate dry and wet pouch. Take a look at the picture above to see just how much you can fit into the backpack.

Amazon User Review: “Loved the size and how much space this backpack has.”

Price: Starting at $33 on Amazon

Vaschy Unisex Classic

This classic backpack is roomy enough to fit all your accessories. You can also pack an outfit or extra pair of changing clothes in the bag. It’s very similar to the Herschel backpack but a lot cheaper and just as roomy. The backpack is rated as an Amazon Choice and has a 4.5 rating with over 1,100 reviews.

Amazon User Review: “Just the right size with a lot of compartments to keep things organized.”

Price: Starting at $30 on Amazon

Vancropak Travel Backpack

With a USB charger outside and built in charging cable on the inside, this bag is perfect for techy travelers. The bag also has a headphone port as well and is water resistant keeping, keeping your electronics safe from water damage.

Amazon User Review: “Just the right size with a lot of compartments to keep things organized.”

Price: Starting at $30 on Amazon

Under Armour Hustle LDWR Backpack

If you want something a bit sportier, opt for the Under Armour hustle backpack. This backpack features a tough, abrasion-resistant bottom and UA storm technology, adding a strong water-resistant finish to the backpack. The bag comes in six colors, but you might want to hurry if you want the black bag—as of writing this there were only a few in stock.

Amazon User Review: “This bag is durable! It has lasted 2 years now and looks brand new! I am getting other one for my other son!”

Price: Starting at $40 on Amazon

Amazon Basics Classic Backpack

Prefer to keep things simple? Go for an Amazon Basics backpack. This minimalist bag includes one external pocket and a large main pocket. Available in assorted colors and under $20!

Amazon User Review: “Loved mine so much I bought these for my siblings and cousins too!”

Price: Starting at $18 on Amazon

Omrsovs 25L Ultra Lightweight Packable Backpack

This bag from Omrsovs packs away into a small bag that you can later unpack as needed. Its water resistant exterior make it perfect for hiking.

Amazon User Review: N/A

Price: Starting at $16 on Amazon

The North Face Jester Laptop

The Jester backpack from North Face comes with updated FlexVent suspension for added comfort. A nicely padded compartment protects your laptop from damage.

Amazon User Review: “Durable and lightweight. Good weight placement.”

Price: Starting at $75 on Amazon

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