Backpacks for your gadgets are packed with loads of innovation from cool storage systems to high-tech materials. We’ve scoured the world of techie backpacks and found our top ten favourites! So, in no particular order with prices subject to change depending on the exchange rate, here’s our top ten picks:
1. Thule Vea
New bag alert. Sweden brand, Thule’s Vea 21L is as stylish as it’s versatile. The backpack is designed to transition between the gym and the office. Price to be confirmed.
2. ClickPack Pro
This Korin Design backpack launched on Kickstarter as the ultimate anti-theft bag. It combines security, storage and convenience. It’s available on Kickstarter in a variety of package prices starting at about R1 320.
3. Riut R15
A smart and simple design which offers security-thanks to it’s backwards design. A trolley suitcase strap is included for travellers. It costs R1 662,68 excluding shipment from the UK.
4. Thule Subterra 30L
A sleek design that protect electronics and includes a power-pocket to manage cords between your device and mobile charger. It’s available at Thule distributor, Sports & Cargo for R2 999,00.
5. Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop
A photographer’s dream backpack with safe-zone removable camera pod system and storage space for your camera with all it’s extras. Retail price is R3 999,00 at Sports & Cargo.
6. The North Face Access pack
A lightweight aluminium frame and a spring steel structured main compartment. You will love the unique ejector handle which enables quick access to your laptop. Approximately R3 090,00 at The North Face.
7. Thule Crossover 21L
A lightweight backpack consist of multi-compartments including a heat-moulded and crush proof safe-zone compartment to protect your mobile and sunglasses. Available at Sports & Cargo for R1 999,00.
8. Everki Atlas
The Atlas wheeled backpack offers functionality and smart design. Adjustable compartments to fit your needs and secure additional gear makes organising easy. Purchase online at Everki for R4 439,00, includes free shipping.
9. Targus Drifter II 17″
If you spend a lot of time carrying your laptop bag, here’s one to consider. The thick padding on the back panel doubles up as back support. The straps are also heavily padded which makes is super comfortable to carry over extended periods. Order from Amazon for about R776,76.
10. Pelican S100 Sport Elite
It’s watertight and crush-proof main compartment case is capable of protecting your belongings even when submerged in water for up to 30 minutes. Available online for R4 757,98 excluding VAT.