Let’s be honest: Your teacher bag is a lot heavier than you might like. Papers, books, laptops, your lunch—these items all add up. Why not make things a little easier and try a backpack instead? Don’t worry about feeling like a student: These modern models are clearly meant for adults. Here are our favorite teacher backpacks to consider.
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1. Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack
The cool vintage styling means no one will confuse this for a typical kid backpack. The built-in USB charger (you attach your own power bank inside) is perfectly placed to charge your phone on the go. It’s also one of the most affordably priced options on this list.
Buy it: Modoker Vintage Laptop Backpack at Amazon
2. Posloc Laptop Backpack With Cooler Pocket
No need for a separate lunch bag when you have this backpack! The front pocket is padded and waterproof so you can throw in a sandwich, yogurt, or a caffeine-filled drink to get you through the day.
Buy it: Posloc Laptop Backpack With Cooler Pocket
3. Volher Business Laptop Backpack
Teacher backpacks should help you stay organized, and this one has multiple compartments to do just that. This model comes in four colors and includes a built-in USB port for your own power bank. Reviewers note that it’s sturdy and comfortable to wear too.
Buy it: Volher Business Laptop Backpack
4. Matein Lunch Backpack
Here’s another nice option that includes a built-in cooler compartment for your lunch. It also accommodates a laptop of up to 15.6 inches and includes an external charging port.
Buy it: Matein Lunch Backpack
5. Yorepek Travel Laptop Backpack
This one’s HUGE! Seriously, this thing holds a 17-inch laptop plus anything else you can think of. If you’re a teacher who seems to carry your entire classroom around with you, this backpack is the one you want. A multitude of pockets and dividers help keep you organized.
Buy it: Yorepek Travel Laptop Backpack
6. Lovevook Work Laptop Bag
We have to admit that we adore cute, eye-catching patterns. But if that’s not your style, this backpack comes in plain colors too. It has thousands of great ratings, including reviewers who call it “the perfect teacher bag.”
Buy it: Lovevook Work Laptop Bag
7. Kroser 17-Inch Laptop Backpack
Like the Yorepek, this accommodates larger laptops, but it’s a little sleeker while still providing plenty of room for planners or papers to grade. One reviewer says, “Perfect for a teacher that is always on the move.”
Buy it: Kroser 17-Inch Laptop Backpack
8. Cyureay Convertible Tote Backpack
Part backpack, part tote bag—all convenient and functional! It’s got a built-in laptop compartment, with several external pockets too.
Buy it: Cyureay Convertible Tote Backpack
9. Kinmac Laptop Backpack
So many patterns to choose from! If you’re looking to show off your style, teacher backpacks like this one are perfect. This model comes in more than 20 colorful patterns and is made of durable, water-resistant nylon.
Buy it: Kinmac Waterproof Laptop Backpack
10. Matein Rolling Business Backpack
Teacher bags are often full of heavy books and papers, so why lift them if you don’t have to? The telescoping handle on this pack folds down when needed for use as a regular backpack. This sturdy bag is a little more expensive than some other options on this list, but reviewers feel it’s built to last.
Buy it: Matein Rolling Business Backpack
11. Rockland Luggage Rolling Backpack
This is a more affordable rolling backpack option if you’re on a budget. It comes in lots of cute and vibrant patterns and colors too.
Buy it: Rockland Luggage Rolling Backpack
12. Polare Leather Laptop Backpack
If you consider a quality teacher bag a worthwhile investment, this beautiful leather backpack is a terrific choice. It’s not cheap, but reviewers say this thing is built to last forever and gets compliments everywhere it goes. We love all of the external pockets.
Buy it: Polare Leather Laptop Backpack
13. Estarer Faux Leather Backpack
If you like the look of leather but prefer faux, try this affordable bag. It’s on the smaller side for teacher backpacks (though it can still comfortably hold a 15.6-inch laptop), which can be a good thing for shorter folks.
Buy it: Estarer Faux Leather Backpack
14. Kah & Kee Diaper Bag Backpack
Diaper bags actually make terrific teacher backpacks! This one has a built-in laptop compartment, and the handles at the top are nice when you want to carry it more like a traditional bag. This bag was recommended by a real WeAreTeachers reader, so you know it’s good!
Buy it: Kah & Kee Diaper Bag Backpack
15. Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Campus
Vera Bradley fans love her gorgeous quilted textiles, and this backpack comes in multiple pretty options. It has a separate laptop section and generous side pockets too. Reviewers say the high quality means the bags last for years.
Buy it: Vera Bradley Signature Cotton Campus
16. Kaka Convertible Duffle Backpack
If every teaching day feels more like an extended military campaign, you might need this rugged bag. It’s big and tough, with water-resistant material. It is also large enough to hold just about everything you could possibly need.
Buy it: Kaka Convertible Duffle Backpack
17. Himawari Travel Backpack
If you’re prone to losing stuff at the bottom of your teacher backpacks, you’ll appreciate the wide top of this bag. Its sleek and simple design gives it a more polished, professional look, and it comes in a wide array of colors. One reviewer gushes, “Makes an awesome teacher backpack!”
Buy it: Himawari Travel Backpack
18. CAMTOP Canvas Laptop Backpack
Pockets! This bag has a dedicated slot inside for your laptop, but it’s those outside pockets that make it so handy. They’ll make it easy for you to find your phone, wallet, pens, or anything else you need to grab in a hurry.
Buy it: CAMTOP Canvas Laptop Backpack
19. Vintage Canvas Laptop Backpack
The unique styling on this backpack sets it apart, making it clear it’s a bag for adults. It boasts extra padding at the back for comfort and plenty of pockets and compartments to keep you organized.
Buy it: Vintage Laptop Backpack
20. Carhartt Legacy Deluxe Work Backpack
This rugged option holds a 17-inch laptop with multiple exterior pockets for easy access. The water-repellent material will keep you going through rain, sleet, snow, and more.
Buy it: Carhartt Legacy Deluxe Work Backpack
21. SwissGear 1900 Scansmart Backpack
SwissGear is a well-known brand that’s been around a long time. This backpack is brilliantly designed for travel; the laptop compartment zips open entirely to lay flat on an X-ray scanner belt. It’s also full of other features that teacher backpacks need, like side pockets for water bottles and a front organizer compartment with pen holders.
Buy it: SwissGear 1900 Scansmart Backpack
22. Kroser Business Laptop Backpack
This cute backpack looks more like a fashionable tote than a work bag. The open-top construction makes it easy to find your things, and it comes in several colors, patterns, and sizes.
Buy it: Kroser Business Laptop Backpack
23. Mark Ryden Waterproof Business Backpack
Live in a rainy climate? This backpack is made from waterproof material to protect everything inside. It has lots of clever hidden pockets and a USB port for a power bank too.
Buy it: Mark Ryden Waterproof Business Backpack
24. Simple Modern Legacy Backpack
On a tight budget? This is a good pick. It includes a padded laptop compartment and comes in a nice selection of colors and patterns.
Buy it: Simple Modern Legacy Backpack
25. Vancropak Student Backpack
This small backpack is basic but gives you a few extra features. The design is simple but includes padded straps and a USB port for your power bank.
Buy it: Vancropak Student Backpack
26. Lovevook Backpack With Charging Port
We love when we can make it cute and also meet our practical demands—this bag does that. It has so many fun fabric options, a charging port, and space for your laptop and all that grading you promise you’d get done over the weekend.
Buy it: Lovevook Backpack With Charging Port
27. Stylish Organized Laptop Backpack
This backpack is an organizer’s dream. Everything has its place in this bag. You can charge your phone or laptop (with your own USB charging port), keep things safe with anti-theft features, and stay hydrated with the water bottle holder on the side. Also, the variety of adorable stripe-covered prints is another bonus!
Buy it: Striped Organized Bag
28. Lunch Backpack for Teachers
If you are also a teacher that throws a Diet Coke in your bag whenever you leave the house, this bag is for you! This bag comes with a lunch compartment that keeps your Diet Coke (or water for those who make better decisions than me) cold for 6 hours! You could completely forget to put your lunch in the staff fridge one day and be perfectly fine at lunchtime. That is a backpack that has your back!
Buy it: Lunch Backpack
29. Okta Laptop Hiking Backpack
I love the style of this backpack. It comes in six different color combinations and will fit your laptop while also making you look cool.
Buy it: Okta Laptop Hiking Backpack
30. Bluboon Canvas Backpack
This backpack is classic and has a rugged look and feel to it. It fits a laptop and has pockets for organization. The leather and buckle details make this bag a standout.
Buy it: Bluboon Canvas Backpack
31. Orvilly Black-and-White Backpack
I can’t resist the black-and-white combination of this backpack. This one is slightly smaller, still fitting a 14-inch laptop but without the bulk. It’s affordable too!
Buy it: Orvilly Black-and-White Backpack
32. Vankean Fashion Backpack for Teachers
This backpack is sleek and modern with its gold zipper details and monochromatic look. It contains storage for a 15.6-inch laptop, is foam padded, and has two large main compartments and one front pocket. It comes in black and light dusty pink.
Buy it: Vankean Fashion Teacher Backpack
33. Leather Backpack for Teachers
This bag comes in 41 different color options! You will definitely find your favorite or your school color on the list of options. It is leather, can be worn as a shoulder bag or backpack, and has enough room for your laptop or iPad.
Buy it: Leather Backpack for Teachers
34. Floral Teacher Backpack
If you’re looking for fun and floral patterns, here is your backpack! There are six pattern options of water-resistant, durable material to choose from. This one also has room for your water bottle, space for your charger and device, and can also fit your laptop.
Buy it: Floral Backpack for Teachers
35. Rolling Luggage Backpack
This bag knows the grading that follows teachers home and wants to help your back. If you tote textbooks and 125 student papers and your laptop home, you need this bag. It has many pockets for organizational purposes and over 500 positive reviews.
Buy it: Rolling Luggage Backpack
36. Leather Messenger Bag
This bag is classic, vintage, and rugged. It has a padded laptop sleeve, many pockets for organization, and is made of waterproof leather.
Buy it: Leather Messenger Bag
37. Pink, Black, and White Messenger Bag
This bag is fun and bold. For those teachers who like a little more color and pattern in their life, this bag is for you. It has over 1,000 positive reviews and has plenty of room for your laptop and books.
Buy it: Pink, Black, and White Messenger Bag
38. Carhartt Backpack
This backpack can handle all the elements. It contains a padded back to protect your laptop and plenty of room for storage.
Buy it: Carhartt Backpack
39. Bange Waterproof Backpack
For teachers who live in areas that are rainy, this backpack is for you. This backpack is made of material that will keep everything safe from the elements.
Buy it: Bange Waterproof Backpack
40. Simple Modern Backpack
This brand name aptly describes this backpack: simple and modern. It is more compact, has three pockets with room for water bottles, and can also fit your laptop.
Buy it: Simple Modern Backpack
41. School Backpack Vintage Canvas
The unique shape and pockets in this bag make it appropriate for adults. It has a utilitarian look to it with organizational space for pens, hand sanitizer, and your car keys. I also like the leather details that dress it up.
Buy it: School Backpack Vintage Canvas
42. Convertible Tote Backpack
I love the color combination of this bag. There are three color combos and all three are classic. This one is made of waterproof materials, has a USB charging port, and garnered over 2,000 positive reviews.
Buy it: Convertible Tote Backpack
43. Quilted Backpack
Vera Bradley fans are loyal to the brand for good reason. The quilted, monochromatic look to this is different than her typical bold patterns but still stands the quality check that people love. The water-repellent fabric is also easy to clean.
Buy it: Quilted Backpack
44. Scarleton Backpack Purse
This backpack is smaller than the others on the list but can still fit an iPad, wallet, purse, umbrella, and your classroom novel. It also comes in 10 color options.
Buy it: Scarleton Backpack Purse
45. Zocilor Vegan Leather Backpack
If you’re looking for vegan leather teacher backpacks, this one has a bohemian flair to it and has over 20,000 positive reviews. The detachable strap adds a bit of fun to the bag and you can change that strap up. It can be worn on your back or your shoulder.
Buy it: Zocilor Vegan Leather Backpack
46. Lovevook Cream Backpack
This backpack comes in three colors and is made of high-quality, vegan leather, making it easy to clean. This is smaller than the others but still fits an iPad and your other essentials, with front pockets for those frequently needed items.
Buy it: Lovevook Cream Backpack
47. Swiss Gear Backpack
I bet you’ve owned this brand at one point in your life. This brand has stood the test of time, known for their quality and durability. It can fit a 17-inch laptop with a padded compartment and many pockets for lesson plans, grading, and your own personal items.
Buy it: Swiss Gear Backpack
48. The North Face Backpack
Any other English major or English teacher out there knows what it is like to walk around campus with four anthologies in your bag. This bag is one of those teacher backpacks that can handle that challenge. It is supportive and can handle your laptop in a safe sleeve, plus all of your textbooks or class novels.
Buy it: The North Face Backpack
49. Amazon Essentials Backpack
Amazon knows that some of us just need no-frills items that get the job done. This bag has a hook for you to hang up in your teacher cupboard, water bottle holders, and 1,500 positive reviews.
Buy it: Casual Daypacks Backpack
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