Real talk — A lot of us care about our daily backpack's hip factor just as much as its protection or ease of use. If this speaks to you, welcome the Burton Tinder; it's a handsome blend of old school style and modern features. We think it's one of the best-looking models in our laptop backpack review and is the winner of our Top Pick Award for Style. This is the pack that you want to be seen wearing, and it is plenty versatile enough to work in almost any situation. Climbing shoes and harness? Groceries and beer? Water and a jacket? No problem! Just make sure you're gentle with how you throw it around with your laptop on board because there isn't a whole lot of protection for your most valuable possession.
If you prefer a backpack with a more urban style, be sure to check out the Booq Cobra Squeeze that offers a compact yet functional design. It has better organizational capacity and a more urban look than the Burton Tinder. Alternately, if you prefer more of a techy look, be sure to check out the Incase Icon, our Top Pick for Gadget Lovers. This pack has a squarish design with clean lines and an urban look. Both are great alternatives if fashion is your top priority.
Burton stays fashion forward each season, releasing new color options and patterns for 2018, such as the one pictured above. All other aspects of this pack remain the same. There are two price tiers for this pack. Depending on which colorway you choose, the price is either a modest $75 or $95.