Best Waterproof Laptop Backpacks

Getting a waterproof laptop backpack no longer means compromising on style. With technological advances in durable and water-resistant materials, you can now have your pick from many different stylish designs and bags. We’ve compiled a shortlist of some of the most popular waterproof bags on the market, all combining practicality with style. Great for travelling, backpacking and the indomitable British weather: here are our top ruggedbags.

What makes a laptop backpack waterproof?

Design has little impact on making a backpack waterproof; it’s all about selecting a quality material. You want a material that will hold its own against water time and time again.

Some materials you are better off avoiding: plain canvas and soft neoprene.

Materials you should favour: re-inforced nylon, plastic plate and patented finishes.

Most laptop backpacks will hold off a bit of light rain, but these backpacks go one step further and actually protect your possessions from the weather and elements.

Roll with It: Timbuk2 Spire Laptop Backpack

This is an example of a great roll-top bag: classic design meets waterproof material to create something durable and stylish. Roll-top bags always take us back to nostalgic days of holidays at the campsite….

This is also a great laptop backpack for those who like to live life on the wild side: this durable bag will take you from adventure to adventure.

Key Features: Secret zip access for added security, Has a laptop compartment for up to 15-inch laptops + a separate tablet pocket, Ventilated at the back for extra breathability & comfort on hot and sticky days. What we liked: Classic design means new-age utility, this bag is a great all-rounder. Comes in cool earthy tones.

Simple Functionality: Kingsons Elite Series

This compact and sleek bag has a great design, with brilliant little quality finishes and quirky touches bringing it a sense of quiet personality.  We love the convenient little pocket that allows for easy front access!

Functional and fuss-free, a great laptop backpack with patented waterproof technology.

Key Features: Laptop compartment for up to 15.6-inch laptops + tablet sleeve, Padded back straps for extra carrying comfort. What we liked: The brand’s values and quality promise make this a failsafe buy, Patented technology makes this bag uniquely durable.

Style & Substance: Evecase Water Resistant Convertible

This attractive backpack has a generous capacity, fitting up to 17.3-inch laptops. Yet the bag looks sleek, not bulky, and it easily transitions from work to play.

We love the bag’s vibrant pops of colour and on-trend design: great for the young-at-heart.

Key Features: Heavily padded interior for extra protection, Laptop compartment for up to 17.3-inch laptops + a separate tablet pocket, Ventilated at the back for extra breathability & comfort. What we liked: Its premium design features: for those with a good fashion sense and an eye for quality, Also comes in vibrant hues of pink and blue.

Means Business: Victoriatourist Slim Business Bag

This slim-line business product is great for when you just want to grab and go. Not only is this laptop backpack a great little travel number, it will also have you prepared for all weather eventualities!

Perhaps a bit boring on the design side, this backpack makes up for it with its undeniable quality.

Key Features: Laptop compartment for up to 15.6-inch laptops + a separate tablet pocket, Airflow Back System provides extra padding for maximum back support. What we liked: Handy & classic backpack with front-pocket design, Value for money waterproof backpack.


Backpack in Red: CoolBell(TM) Laptop Bag

This backpack is practical, colourful and is finished off in a lovely quality Oxford cloth.  We love the clearly separated compartments, making this backpack super easy to use.

Key Features: Oxford cloth with waterproof polyester lining, Laptop compartment for up to 15.6-inch laptops, Easy access front pocket. What we liked: Classic backpack with front pocket design, yet doesn’t feel boring, Quality finish in great colours.


Comfort First: V7 Professional Shock and Water Resistant Rucksack

This backpack is optimised for user comfort: it will protect your back and shoulders with its ergonomic straps. Made from weather-resistant, durable and moisture absorbing materials, this laptop backpack will survive even the toughest of storms.

Its generous laptop capacity also makes it great for larger devices.

Key Features: Well-padded laptop compartment for up to 17.3-inch laptops + tablet sleeve, Adjustable, contoured, and padded shoulder straps with breathable mesh make this backpack very comfortable to carry, Water bottle holders & an audio cable pass for discerning techies.

What we liked: Durable materials make this a highly weather-resistant laptop backpack, Emphasis on user comfort: great for bad backs.

Waterproof laptop backpacks are constantly evolving and improving so keep an eye out for any new market trends. Favour patented and durable materials to get the best protection for your devices. Share your thoughts on waterproof laptop bags below.