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Lug your MacBook in this primo streamlined backpack

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The new Essential Backpack stuffs premium features into a stripped-down bag.
The new Essential Backpack stuffs premium features into a stripped-down bag.
Photo: WaterField Designs

WaterField Designs’ new Essential Backpack can swallow up a 16-inch MacBook Pro. And its stripped-down design pairs ballistic nylon with smart features to create a lightweight backpack that seemingly does it all.

“Dense foam inserts distribute weight evenly and allow the bag to stand on its own,” WaterField said in a press release marking Tuesday’s launch. “The bag’s elegant, arched top contours the user’s shoulders so the bag feels like an extension of the body.”

Enter to win a versatile Laut backpack [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Giveaway: A spacious backpack to keep your valuables on the go.
A spacious backpack to keep your valuables on the go.
Photo: Laut

If you’re heading back to school/college, or even constantly on the go for meetings, the backpack in this week’s giveaway is perfect for you. We teamed up with Laut to give Cult of Mac readers a chance to win a roomy City Daypack 12ltr Backpack, retailing at $69.99.

Enter below for your shot at becoming one of three lucky winners who will take home one of these convenient backpacks.

Win an Aer Fit Pack 3 backpack and go from work to gym in style [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Fit Pack 3
The Fit Pack 3 is the perfect gym/work backpack.
Photo: Aer

This week’s Cult of Mac giveaway is for the Fit Pack 3 backpack from Aer. The Fit Pack 3 is more than just a backpack, though. It’s a hybrid duffle/backpack that will carry you from work to the gym without hassle because it has special compartments for everything.

The Fit Pack 3 is minimalistic but still manages to hold an amazing amount of stuff. If you are looking for a sturdy, multipurpose backpack, you should definitely enter this giveaway. We’ll pick three lucky winners at random.

Targus laptop backpack boasts Apple Find My tracking

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Targus laptop backpack boasts Apple Find My tracking
CES 2022 Innovation Awards honoree: The Cypress Hero Backpack with Find My Technology from Targus.
Photo: Targus

Plenty of backpacks have an AirTag tracker attached by their owners, but Targus is making one with Apple Find My tech built in. This will allow users to locate the backpack with their iPhone if it gets lost.

The Cypress Hero EcoSmart Backpack won’t launch until spring, but has already been named a CES 2022 Innovation Awards Honoree.

Power up your favorite devices on the go with a Moovy Bag

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Moovy Bag
This sturdy backpack includes a complete smart charging system, multi-pronged cable, RFID protection, and more.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Backpacks are great for getting from point A to point B, but they’re basically the same simple cloth bags they’ve been for decades. Today, backpacks are where we carry all our digital gear, so it makes sense that they evolve to meet the digital age.

Pick up the perfect Incase bag for your MacBook and other gear [Deals]

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Incase Nylon
Easily carry and protect your 15" laptop with a durable 18.5" ballistic nylon backpack, or an impact-absorbing laptop bag.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Traveling with your laptop can be nerve-wracking. For many of us, our computers are our livelihoods, so the very idea of them becoming lost or damaged is downright unacceptable. That makes protecting your MacBook with a quality case a no-brainer.

Elevate your carry style with this roomy roll-top backpack [Review]

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Rosen is ready to find room for himself in a well-packed Moshi Captus backpack.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

Moshi passed a critical first test as I opened up the box containing a review unit of its new roll-top backpack the company calls Captus.

My wife liked the looks of it.

Over the years, she has seen me review backpacks and messenger bags and while I reach nuanced conclusions for each, her evaluations are consistently blunt – most bags skew masculine.

This battle-tough backpack looks killer, too [Review]

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Thule Crossover 2 backpack
Ready for the world, the Thule Crossover 2 backpack.
Photo: David Pierini/Cult of Mac

If you’re going to be seen carrying the same bag every day, its look and style are as important to many commuters as the bag’s ability to protect its contents.

Many shoulder bags and backpacks excel in one area and underwhelm in the other. Not the 20L Thule Crossover 2 backpack. It can be reviewed with just two words — ruggedly handsome.

Pick the perfect bag for traveling with your MacBook [Deals]

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This pair of laptop bags offers great choices for carrying your gear comfortably and in style.
This pair of laptop bags offers great choices for carrying your gear comfortably and in style.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

The great thing about laptops is that they can go anywhere you do. But not every bag is best for carrying your MacBook in a way that’s safe, comfortable and stylish. So we’re excited to share this pair of bags from RIVACASE, a backpack and a carrying bag, each perfect for stylishly traveling with your most essential gear.