As more devices feature computer controlled systems, electronic tools like tablets and laptops have become commonplace on the job site. What is the best way to carry a mix of old school and new age tools? How about a tool backpack with laptop compartment.
These heavy duty bags are designed with plenty of pockets for all your traditional tools like pliers, screw drivers and wrenches. But also feature a dedicated storage pocket to protect electronic equipment like laptops or tablets. If your looking for a high quality tool bag for your laptop check out our featured list below.
*BONUS, see the bottom of the article for a TSA approved option*
Klein Tools, Electrician Tool Backpack with Laptop Compartment 55439BPTB
The Tradesman Pro backpack by Klein Tools is a top notch bag for any field technician. This bag features 25 pockets and a dedicated padded compartment for laptops up to (3) inches thick.
Perfect for jobs in remote areas
Great for guys or gals in the field working on solar systems, computer repair, HVAC, CCTV and low voltage equipment. Load it up with your hand tools and laptop, strap it to your back and your ready to go!
• 25 pockets for hand tools, safety glasses and more
• Durable molded bottom protects your bag against water and moisture
• Bright Orange Interior
• Weight: 6.0 lbs
VETO Pro Pac Tech Pac LT Tool Bag
When it comes to high-end tool bags VETO Pro Pac is one of the most respected names in the industry.
Top-of-the-line backpack for tools and technology
Popular among electricians, their bags are made of the highest quality materials and feature top notch construction.
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The Tech Pac LT backpack was designed for professionals that have to frequently walk, climb or “hike-in” to the job-site. No matter where your job takes you, this bag is guaranteed to deliver.
Dedicated storage compartment to hold laptops up to 15″
Installers of solar panels or IP cameras will appreciate the 27 pockets and padded shoulder straps. These are the features that come in handy when using both hands to travel up and down a ladder.
• 27 pockets for electrical tools, voltmeters, screwdrivers etc.
• Weatherproof base, keeps your bag dry no matter the surface (grass, snow, mud)
• Accommodates most laptops up to 15″
• 2 large and 4 small D-rings
• Weight: 7.4 lbs (empty)
Carhartt Legacy Work Backpack with Tablet Storage
This backpack by Carhartt is a great everyday pack for work or school. Available in the traditional Carhartt Brown, Black and Grey.
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Great Option for students!
Reasonably priced, non-tactical, perfect for college students. All around classic look.
Plenty of pockets for small items, a laptop pouch and tablet sleeve. This would make the perfect pack for technical students who need to transport gear between classes.
It is also much less expensive than some of the heavy duty work bags and weights only 1.7 lbs.
• Front pockets for small items like keys, pens, thumb drives, etc
• 1200d Polyester with Rain Defender water repellent
• 15 inch laptop sleeve and space for a tablet
• Weight: 1.7 lbs (empty)
Custom Leathercraft ECP135 E-Charge USB Charging Tool Backpack
How about this, a backpack that can charge your phone or tablet!
Yup, that’s right.
This technician backpack by CLC includes a 10,000 mAh removable power bank with 2 USB ports. No more worrying about finding the nearest outlet or leaving your phone out in the open.
With the power bank charged, simply plug in your tablet or phone to keep it topped off while on the job. When lunch break rolls around your digital devices will be ready to go.
• 3 Outside pockets, 20 inside pockets for all your tools and technical gear
• 10,000 mAh removable power bank, (2) USB ports for charging, 2 amp Max
• Space available for laptops up to 15″
**BONUS** TSA Approved Option
TSA approved will allow you to keep your laptop in the backpack while moving through the scanners. Once unzipped, the bag will open and lay flat on the scanner. This will expose the laptop while keeping it secured in the dedicated laptop compartment.
Rugged and Stylish
Check out the Swiss Gear Travel Gear 1900 bag that can hold laptops up to 17″ in length. Here is a direct link to check current pricing and availability.
There are also plenty of pockets for other essentials like pens, thumb drives, water bottles, headphones, tablets and even a change of clothes!
Want to get through airport security lines even faster? Take a look at applying for TSA precheck. *some Credit Cards will even reimburse you for the $85 fee
What is TSA Precheck?
In short, TSA PreCheck is a membership program designed to allow “trusted travelers” to move through airport checkpoints faster. Once enrolled you no longer have to remove your shoes, laptops, belts or light jackets.
To get started you can use the link above to Apply Online and schedule an appointment. The appointment will include a background check and fingerprinting. My appointment lasted no more than 10 minutes and I was approved within a week.
How does TSA Precheck Work?
Once approved for the program you will receive a KTN (known traveler number). When booking flights you will have to add this number to your reservation. Some airlines like Southwest allow you to save this to your profile to be applied on all future flights.
When printing your boarding pass you will now notice “TSA PreCheck” printed at the top of the ticket. You can now use the special TSA PreCheck lines when passing through security (much faster).