Top 10 Tactical Laptop Backpacks

Tactical Laptop Backpacks

Laptop backpacks are everywhere these days, and come in almost every genre you can think of, from business styles to super hero’s to Manga and backpacks designed specifically for travel. In the post below I’ve listed 10 Tactical Laptop Backpacks that I’ve come across.

This is by no means a definitive list, and I’m sure you will find other laptop backpacks out there depending on your particular requirements from a tactical laptop backpack.

1. Monstrum Tactical BP02 Tactical Rucksack

The Monstrum BP02 is a versatile, heavy duty daypack for tactical, hiking, traveling, or day-to-day use, and the ability to pack a laptop up to 13 inches rounds of its impressive versatility putting this in at number one of this tactical laptop backpacks list.

It contains five primary storage compartments:

  • a main storage compartment, 15x10x4.5 inches (700 cubic inches) or 12 liters in volume;
  • an inner 15×10 flat compartment with laptop sleeve that comfortably fits laptops up to 13 inches in size;
  • a 9×10 outer pouch with 2 internal pockets for organizing loose items;
  • two outer zippered pockets, and
  • a 6×5 zippered pouch on top for storage of small personal items.

The BP01 is crafted from heavy duty, water resistant nylon and is resistant to tears and abrasion. Its contoured, mesh shoulder straps are both sleek and comfortable.

Weighing in at a mere 2.5 pounds, with a protective outer flap that buckles over neatly, its design is both lightweight and low profile. The exterior is lined with Velcro strips for attaching customized patches and PALS webbed lining for attaching MOLLE pouches and accessories.

2. 5.11 Tactical Rush 12 Back Pack

The RUSH12 Backpack is a high performance multipurpose bag that fills multiple roles, from a tactical assault pack to a hunting backpack to an emergency go-bag; a definite must for this Tactical Laptop Backpacks list. The 16 total compartments provide a wide range of storage options, each one sized for a specific use.

Additional features on the RUSH12 backpack include:

  • an internal admin panel for organizing small accessories,
  • a 60 oz. hydration pocket that keeps you on the move, and
  • a fleece-lined sunglass pocket that protects your eyewear.

An extensive wrap-around web platform is MOLLE and 5.11 SlickStick System compatible, allowing you to customize your storage to suit your needs.

The RUSH backpack offers external compression straps, adjustable shoulder straps, and a centered sternum strap to ensure stability, and water resistant construction to keep your gear dry and secure in any climate.

Made from water-resistant 1050D nylon, the main compartment dimensions are:

  • 18″ x 11″ x 6.5″ main compartment,
  • 12” x 9” x 1.75” bottom front compartment,
  • 17” x 11” 1.5 liter hydration pocket

The RUSH 12 Backpack is a high performance bag that fills multiple roles, from a EDC (everyday carry) bag to a tactical assault pack to a hunting backpack to an emergency go-bag. The Rush 12 is sure to fit your needs. 16 total compartments provide a wide range of storage options, each one sized for a specific use.

The Rush 12 backpack is designed to go where you go and do what you do no matter the climate or situation. All of the small details of this bag add up to large benefits. From self repairing YKK zippers to glove-friendly pull tabs this bag has it all.

3. Huntvp 25L Military Backpack

The Huntvp 25L Backpack is a versatile bag that suits a wide range of use, from school bag to trekking bag to travel bag. Its 20/25L Capacity (Dimensions: 11″W x 18.5″H x 6.3″-7.5″D) and high-intensity military-style specifications nylon earn this bag its spot on the Tactical Laptop Backpacks list.

Scratch-resistant and not easy to fade; the main pocket will fit a 14″ laptop and A4 magazines, while the front zipper pocket will fit an iPad mini or 7.9″ tablet. Both sides mesh pockets fit a 550ml water bottle.

All the stitching and webbing use military specification nylon material, whilst the MOLLE external expansion system is designed to be used in combination with other equipment.

The basic structure consists of:

  • Exterior: Two zipped front pockets,Two side pockets
  • Interior: Four open pockets
  • Outer Material: High strength abrasion nylon
  • Inner Material: Waterproof Silky Cotton
  • Back: Thicken Breathable Sponge
  • Adjustable Long Shoulder Strap: Military Nylon Fabrics
  • Chest Sliding Control System

4. ArcEnCiel 35L Camping Bags Water-Resistant Molle Backpack Military 3P Gym School Trekking Ripstop Woodland Tactical Gear for Men with Patch

The ArcEnciel 35L Molle Backpack is a military-style backpack is made from high specifications nylon which is scratch-resistant and not easy to fade.

It comes with Molle webbing throughout for attaching additional pouches or gear, fully adjustable contoured padded shoulder straps with hard plastic D-rings for attachments, and Mesh ventilated padded back panel.

The backpack is just the right size, a good school bag, day bag, gym bag, or bug out bag. Not too many pockets, and zippers, snaps, etc., very simple and basic, and capable of holding a 14inch laptop. Additionally the main compartment has lock closure allowing you to keep your things inside secure while traveling.

The side zipper pockets don’t expand much, but they could hold phone, key, card etc.

5. Yakeda Outdoor Mountaineering Bags 35L–A88034

Made from 1000D Oxford waterproof fabric with 210D waterproof inner lining, this backpack from Yakeda was a must when I started putting together a list of great tactical laptop backpacks.

Coming in black, desert camouflage, CP color, mud color, and army green, the main compartment contains a padded sleeve for Tablets or 13″/15″ Laptops. 

The Backpack is ideally suited for use as a carry-on, patrol bag, or long range tactical kit. It can be secured with straps on the waist and chest, and the cushioned pad is designed for comfort. Mesh material on the bag back and shoulder straps add to breathability.

There are dual main compartments which offer a 180 degree opening for easy access and an all-purpose Shove-It pocket to stash your big gear.

The Backpack combines superior mobility and enhanced storage with customizable functionality that excels in any environment.

6. OUTGEAR® Multifunction 17″ Laptop Backpack

With the ability to carry up to a 17″ laptop, the OUTGEAR Multifunction was always going to part of the tactical laptop backpacks list. Touted as a Multi-function waterproof military computer bag, the multi-layer main bag can take a laptop computer anywhere.

Measuring 12″ L x 16″ H x 3.5″ W (1.38 x 6.30 x 4.72 Cm), The OUTGEAR has wide shoulder straps to assit in distributing the weight that you can pack into this bag. The bag ships with a removal shoulder strap as well which adds to the versatility of this tactical laptop backpack.

The front admin panel can hold a lot of materials that you may carry around for school or work, with pockets for some notebooks, pencils, pens, etc.

With ergonomic contours and a rigid build, the OUTGEAR offers superb loading and carrying comfort.

7. antWalking Outdoor 40L Tactical Rucksack With Laptop Compartments Backpack

The antWalking Outdoor 40L Tactical Rucksack serves well as a tactical laptop backpack. The backpack has five primary storage compartments, including a main storage compartment of 700 cubic inches or 12 liters in volume.

There is dedicated 15 x 10 inch compartment with laptop sleeve suitable for tablets or laptops up to 13 inches in size, although some Amazon reviewers have managed to squeeze in a 14 inch laptop. Measuring 45×31×18cm/ 17.7″×12.2″×7.1″, all up the backpack has a 40L capacity, and weighs in at 1.1kg (empty weight).  One draw back of this backpack however is that it lacks waiststraps which i thought would be the norm for a tactical backpack.

Crafted from heavy duty 800D Oxford Cloth, water resistant nylon, the backpack is resistant to tears and abrasion, the antWalking also sports velcro strips for attaching customized patches, as well as PALS webbed lining for attaching MOLLE style pouches and accessories.

8. Direct Action Dust Tactical Backpack

Designed for Military and Law Enforcement operators however the Direct Action Dust Tactical Laptop Backpacks camo/solid color selection also makes it a great choice for outdoor enthusiasts. The low profile look and feel about it, also makes it a perfect Everyday Carry bag.

Featuring 100% 500D Cordura fabric for durability; Unique Patented CVS-Combat Vent System for operator comfort during prolonged use;, non-moisture absorbing laser cut MOLLE/PALS system; glove friendly YKK Zippers; a detachable waist belt; Paracord drag handle (contains (2) 2.5m cords); and a 13″ x 9″ x 1″ Padded sleeve for laptop or iPad.

Weighing in at 2.61lbs/1186grams, and with a 1220cu in/20L capacity, the Direct Action Dust Tactical Backpack balances the three important features of lightweight, heavy duty, and durability. The Kryptek, PenCott, and Mulitcam versions of this tactical backpack are NIR(Near-infrared) treated; helping prevent detection with nightvison.

Its 20+ liter capacity makes this 24 hour backpack great for both patrol and advanced tactical duties. Combat Vent System Direct Actions unique ventilation system to provide increased comfort. Contoured foam profiles with multiple air channels combined with airy mesh keeps the pack off the your back. This enhances air flow to help prevent heat build-up and sweating.

The front pocket features an internal organizer for GPS, writing utensils, and other small essentials, plus a clear vinyl pocket for maps and documents. Side pockets can carry small items; when unzipped they will fit a standard U.S. canteen or Nalgene. There is also another small flat front pocket that can be used to store additional small items so you do not need to open the main compartments.

The laser-cut MOLLE/PALS makes the backpack fully modular with a low profile look. Laser-cut does not absorb water like traditional MOLLE/PALS webbing. Suspension system is based on S-profiled shoulder straps and internal stiffener in the back. The shoulder and waist straps are able to be stowed away in the back panel, turning this pack into a slim, no-snag hand luggage.

If you’re looking for a heavy duty backpack for your laptop (13”), tablet, iPad, hydration bladder, etc. or just a solid base for your bug out bag. It’s the best value for your money.

9. YAAGLE  Military Combat Tactical 50L/60L Waterproof 15.6/17-inch Laptop Pack

Sporting waterproof 900D oxford Outer Material, this impressive 22-inch (Dimensions 35 W x 58H x20D CM) Tactical Laptop Backpack from YAAGLE definitely earns its spot on this top 10 list of Tactical laptop backpacks.

The YAAGLE has a 60L Capacity and an empty Weight 1.25 kg. The adjustable waist strap and padded back straps, long detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, fully padded and breathable back, high quality hardware, tidy and neat stitching , military design, and Velcro stick, all make this bag a perfect climbing and/or camping travel bag.

This truly versatile bag has one carry handle at the top and another carry handle at the side of the bag. To carry the bag on its side without the hassle of loose straps, there is a flap on the back of the backpack to allow the straps to be covered and  zipped down.  The bag then turns into a neat travel duffle or shoulder bag.

The side zipped main bag is spacious and nicely lined with 450D water-proof fabric, and there is one laptop compartment inside; the 20-inch can hold a15.6-inch laptop and the 22 inch can hold a 17-inch laptop.

This stylish bag may be a good choice as a mountain climbing bag, a camping bag or a hiking bag. The durable quality is excellent and the classic style is timeless, it promises all value for every penny you spend.

10. KAKA Tactical Backpack Travel backpack for 17 inch Laptop Black

The KAKA Tactical Backpack is a very durable laptop backpack that you will love it as soon as you get it, and thats why its made it onto this tactical laptop backpacks list.

There is a laptop sleeve inside the main pocket, that can hold most 17 inch laptop. The big compartment in the front is also big enough to fit a Macbook air and an iPad. With lots of pockets and spaces for every possible thing, this is a very good backpack for travel, hiking, camping, working, college, school and everyday use.

There are two durable straps in a hidden compartment to make this bag a backpack / rucksack / satchel. A detachable shoulder strap can easily turn the backpack into a messenger Bag / crossbody bag / shoulder bag.

There are several “hidden” compartments throughout and this can fit a lot of stuff inside, especially if you are a packing master!



This is a guest post by John who blogs at Networkdads.com. (Twitter: @networkdads)

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