If you want a laptop backpack that offers the best organizational capacity, the Incase Icon is our top recommendation. With two protective and separate side-access compartments that accommodates both a 15-inch laptop and a tablet or iPad, this is our Top Pick for gadget lovers. Not only can you organize all your techy toys such as hard-drives, cords, and cameras in the external top-access secondary compartment, but you can also store folders and flat objects in the main compartment. This pack features overs 14 different types of pockets — perfect for whatever you might need to store and organize on the go. The 17-liter volume, while far from the largest, is maximized, allowing you to fit in a pair of running shoes, gym clothes, or a few groceries when completely loaded.
While this laptop backpack has many fine features and scores high in most categories, it doesn't come without flaws. Unlike the Osprey Packs Flapjack, our Editor's Choice winner, which features a suspension system to keep the laptop from impact when placing the bag down, the Incase Icon has is a simple foam pad that isn't as protective. Also, while this backpack is pretty darn durable, it is not waterproof. Consider taking a rainfly with you on the wettest days of the year (if you plan on being outside). If you prefer a backpack that is waterproof, check out the Patagonia Black Hole 25, our Top Pick for Water Resistance. Overall, our testers loved this pack for its organizational capacity and its wear-all-day comforts.