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These Are the Best Cheap Backpack Deals for September 2020

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It’s back to school time, whether classes will be in person, remote, or some combination of the two. Fortunately, back-to-school Sales are another tradition, so if you’re looking for a cheap backpack, you’ll find many choices. The backpack universe includes packs for hiking, biking, commuting, and more, but for this overview of the current best cheap backpack deals, we focused mainly on backpacks appropriate to take to school.

Today’s Best Cheap Backpack Deals

  • Targus Ascend Professional Business Laptop Backpack$23, was $33
  • Adidas Youth Classic 3S III Backpack$27, was $35
  • Nike Sportswear Elemental Backpack$30, was $40
  • KJARAKÄR Backpack$40
  • Targus Newport Backpack$50, was $100
  • Wenger Synergy Backpack for 16-inch Laptop$60, was $80
  • Samsonite Modern Utility Laptop Backpack$72 was $90
  • SWISSGEAR 1900 ScanSmart Laptop Backpack$75, was $100
  • Vera Bradley Women’s Signature Cotton Campus Backpack$78, was $108

Samsonite Modern Utility Laptop Backpack

$66 $90
Expires soon
Samsonite Modern Utility Laptop Backpack compartment fits a machine with up to a 15.6-inch display. Zippered pocket for cords, chargers, , and extras. Air mesh-padded back panel for cool comfort.

Nike Sportswear Elemental Backpack

$30 $40
Expires soon
Standard fit backpack with with dual-zippered main compartment and multiple easy access pockets. Padded shoulder straps and backpanels for support.

Wenger Synergy Backpack for 16-inch Laptop

$61 $80
Expires soon
This Wenger Synergy backpack has a padded laptop compartment for up to a 16-inch machine. Easy to access pocket stores essentials. Pass-through grab handle fits wheeled luggage handle.

Targus Ascend Professional Business Laptop Backpack

$24 $33
Expires soon
Targus business laptop backpack holds up to a 16-inch laptop and has a separate water bottle compartment. Padded shoulder straps and back panel for carrying comfort.

Deegotech Extra Large Backpack

$43 $45
Expires soon
Whether it's for school, travel, or business, this roomy 50-liter backpack is TSA-friendly and water-resistant. It holds up to an 18.4-inch laptop and has a USB charging port.

Junlion Unisex Laptop Backpack

$20 $24
Expires soon
Oxford cloth Junlion Unisex laptop backpack for college, travel, or business. Holds a 16-inch laptop and has a USB charging port.
$2 off with discount coupon

Himawari Laptop Travel Backpack

$38 $40
Expires soon
Himawari's Laptop Travel Backpack can hold a 15-inch laptop. The backpack is made of waterproof canvas and has a USB charging port. For school, work, and travel. Can also be used as a diaper bag.

SWISSGEAR 1900 ScanSmart Laptop Backpack

$75 $100
Expires soon
SWISSGEAR 1900 ScanSmart Laptop Backpackholds most 17-inch laptops. TSA-friendly bakpack made of ballistic polyester. For school, college, work, travel, and commuting.

Lekesky Laptop Backpack

$29 $30
Expires soon
The Lekesly laptop backback is made of heavy duty water-resistant polyster fabric with non-fray stitching. Holds a 15.6-inch laptop with room for water bottles, books, umbrella, camera, and more.

Kenneth Cole Reaction Chelsea Quilted 15-Inch Laptop & Tablet Travel Backpack

$50 $60
Expires soon
This stylish chevron-quilted backpack holds a 15-inch laptop and tablets in a padded pocket. It has dual beverage holders and a trolley strap that can slide over most luggage handles.

Targus Newport Backpack

$50 $100
Expires soon
Function and form meet in this backpack with a protective sleeve for a 15-inch laptop and a wireless charging pocket in a water-repellent nylon fabric with premium metallic hardware.

Galaxy Backpack For School

$30 $31
Expires soon
Galaxy school backpack holds up to 15.6-inch laptop and includes a USB charging port. Also suitable for business and travel. Water and tear-resistant with light reflective surface.

Yorepek Men's Backpack

$34 $72
Expires soon
Large capacity 45-liter Yorepek backpack for men is a TSA-friendly business, college, and high school student backpack. Holds a 17-inch laptop and has a USB charging port.

Mogplof 18.4 Laptop Backpack

$56 $80
Expires soon
55-liter Mogplof 18.4 laptop backpack has a USB charging port, RFID anti-theft pocket, and is water resistant. TSA-Friendly and flight approved.


$37 $40
Expires soon
Kjarakar's Backpack is constructed of polyester canvas with a canvas lining. Stylish, zipper closure bag for commuters, students, travelers, and kids. Save $30 with coupon on page.

Vera Bradley Women's Signature Cotton Campus Backpack

$90 $108
Expires soon
Vera Bradley quiltedcotton backpack is available in multiple colors. Great for use on campus the backpack holds a 15-inch laptop. Polyester-lined, the backpack is lightweight and durable.

Maxtop Travel Laptop Backpack

$18 $20
Expires soon
Maxtop Travel laptop backpack has a USB charging port and holds a 16-inch laptop. Water resistant lightweight fabric for school and travel.

How To Choose A Backpack


Backpack capacity is best determined by the size of the person who will be wearing it, but there are variation based on personal preference and habits. A middle school student who likes to carry their all books to and from school every day will need a larger backpack than a student who rarely brings books home. Student athletes may want a gigantic bag to carry sports clothing and gear, though in that case a second bag is often an option. One factor regarding size is specific to electronics, considered separately just below.

Laptop And Electronics Readiness

Computers, Chromebooks, tablets, and other electronics are expensive. Even though most devices can take moderately rough handling, the best solution when choosing a backpack is to pick one with a padded protected area that fits the device. Most laptops will fit in a sleeve designed for the most common 15.6-inch display size, but a few are larger, so be sure to account for screen size (measured diagonally). Because some students carry more than one device, there are also backpacks with multiple protected sections. Two additional handy electronics-focused features to look for are an opening for a USB charging port and an easily-accessed zippered compartment for adapters, cables, mice, and other small accessories.


Backpacks are constructed of a variety of materials, including nylon, polyester, canvas, cotton fabric, leather, and more. If you’re choosing a backpack for a student, keep in mind the material will need to withstand rough treatment and often be put or stored in areas where they will pick up dirt.


Backpacks often have a variety of handles and extra straps, but padded shoulder straps that don’t dig in when the backpack is loaded with books can add a lot to its comfort.

Water Resistance

None of the cheap backpacks below are waterproof, but some are constructed of water-resistant material. If anyone will be wearing or carrying the pack in the rain, at least minimal water resistance is a good thing.


Style is another personal preference consideration, but try not to sacrifice function and comfort just because a student wants a backpack with a particular figure, logo, or stylistic feature.

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