Seven tech-friendly backpacks for your next urban adventure

Whether you need to stow a handset, a laptop or some spare diapers, these lightweight, flexible packs will meet your business and leisure needs

PUBLISHED : Monday, 29 May, 2017, 5:00pm
UPDATED : Monday, 29 May, 2017, 5:00pm

Pacsafe Camsafe V17

This versatile anti-theft backpack (HK$1,150) is aimed at photographers, with a removable, padded compartment for a DSLR camera and lenses.

However, there is also an area for either a 13-inch laptop or a three-litre hydration bladder. Available from fortress.com.hk

Gregory Sketch 8

This is a great choice for those who like to travel as light as possible, with the sling pack (HK$520) weighing in at just 280 grams. Its strap has a phone pocket with headphone port, and inside is a tablet sleeve. Available from overlander.com.hk

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Moshi Venturo Slim

This rectangular backpack (HK$1,198) is designed to hold a 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina, but there’s much more to it. Its pockets are highly organised, including one on the bottom for stowing a raincoat away from electronics. However, its sling design will not suit everyone. Available from srsworks.com

Travel Plus Bela Mother

Designed specially for families, this roomy backpack (HK$304) has compartments for bottles, diapers, tissues and dozens of other accessories only a parent could ask for. The fabric is water-repellent, while the bag comes with a carry handle as well as shoulder straps, so it can be easily fixed to a pram. Available from thebazaar.com.hk

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Samsonite Xenon 2

Primarily designed to glide through airports, the carry-on-sized Xenon 2 (HK$496.20) has gadget pockets, and even one to store toiletries for easy access at airport security. A strap found on the rear of the bag lets you secure the entire backpack to the extendable handle of rolling luggage. Available from 1outlets.hk

Eagle Creek Digi Hauler

For those hauling a lot of tech, this backpack (HK$1,047.56) is a perfect candidate for a business trip, with space for a 15-inch laptop and plenty of organised pockets. Its backpack straps and hip-belt pack away to transform it into a duffel bag. Available from 1outlets.hk

STM Velocity Haven

Another great choice for travelling light, this well-organised pack (HK$780) can house a 15-inch laptop that can be charged without it being removed from the bag. The pack has a zip pocket that allows for a laptop power pack to attach to an external power source, all while the device remains inside the bag. Available from distexpress.hk