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

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

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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

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

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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

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

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