Rain Cover for Backpacks
Whether you’re heading to school, to the office or across the globe, the right backpack is important. Best Buy carries a huge selection of backpacks for every occasion, including designs with a variety of storage options, adjustable straps, ergonomic designs, durable construction and quality materials. If you need a larger bag to accommodate more books, are trying to make a statement on the first day of high school, or are heading off to college, we have what you’re looking for. When shopping for a school backpack, look for dedicated compartments for gadgets and accessories, comfortable straps and external, zippered pockets for quick-grab items. Our assortment of stylish school backpacks from brands like Jansport, Roots and Burton are sure to turn heads in the hallways, while giving you plenty of room for your laptop, gym clothes and more. When sending your kids to school, choose backpacks with adjustable straps, unique designs and loads of storage space.
Your travel bag works overtime as your travel companion, suitcase, lifeline and occasionally your pillow, so make sure you choose one that is strong enough to stand up to the challenge. Look for bags with hydration reservoirs, travel document compartments, adjustable waist straps and ergonomic shoulder straps to keep you organized and comfortable as you backpack across Europe or trek the trails in Peru. Best Buy carries a variety of quality travel backpacks, hiking backpacks and rucksack bags from premium brands like Swiss Gear and High Sierra. From messenger bags to work backpacks to laptop bags, your work bag needs to be the perfect blend of style and function. Look for features such as padded laptop compartments, dedicated tablet sleeves, card slots, and a variety of internal and exterior compartments to keep your supplies and gadgets organized. Our assortment of stylish bags, from brands like Kenneth Cole, includes quality, durable materials such as genuine leather, nylon and polyester, and convenient features like inline wheels and padded handles.
The Blaze 60 is Granite Gear’s flagship piece, combining heavy-hauling credentials and functional organization at a 3-pound weight. We took the updated 2019 model on a difficult trek through the Grand Canyon and were pleased with its overall performance. The pack’s sturdy framesheet and substantial padding on the hipbelt and shoulder straps carried a full load extremely well (it’s rated for 50 pounds), and the zippered opening to the main compartment made it easy to access our gear. Further, the oversized front and side exterior pockets were ideal for storing water bottles (you can fit two standard bottles in one side pocket), a sleeping pad, and rainwear. Most impressively, the Blaze pulls this all off while undercutting most of the competition by 1 pound or more. What’s not to like with the latest Blaze 60? The padded backpanel favors comfort and support over breathability, and we found it runs warmer than a mesh-heavy design like the Atmos above.
Moreover, it takes some practice (and patience) to get the shoulder straps and hipbelt adjusted. In particular, reaching behind the framesheet to remove and reinsert the shoulder strap clips was a pain. What we like: Ultralight without being overly compromised. What we don’t: Foam backpanel bunches up. Organization on the Mariposa is excellent. In addition to the large main compartment, the pack has a total of 7 external pockets of varying sizes, making it easy to distribute your gear. Comfort-wise, we’ve found the Mariposa has sufficient padding and plenty of support right up to its 35-pound maximum rating. If we were to change one thing, it would be the backpanel: the removable foam padding is prone to bunching and we prefer to leave it behind. What we like: Heavy hauling comfort with a great feature set. What we don’t: Pretty heavy and overkill for minimalists. Gregory has earned a reputation for comfort over the years, and their flagship men’s Baltoro and women’s Deva packs carry on the tradition. These bags are intended to haul heavy loads with strong suspensions, firm but supportive padding, and excellent organization.
Gregory modernized the design last year by trimming a few ounces off the previous version, improving ventilation with mesh along the backpanel, and adding a large stretch shove-it pocket at the front. These changes address many of the complaints we had with the old Baltoro, improving one of our favorite packs for shouldering serious weight. The Baltoro is among the most comfortable and feature-rich designs out there, but it comes at a weight penalty. With its last two updates, Gregory has worked to make it more competitive, but the 75-liter model still comes in at around 5 pounds. If you aim to keep things light and simple on a backpacking trip, this probably isn’t the bag for you. What we like: Incredibly light but can carry a full load. What we don’t: Minimal organization. Dyneema Composite Fabrics—formerly Cuben Fiber until a recent name change—has arrived on the ultralight backpacking scene in a major way.