At times, we just want the convenience of having a wheeled or rolling backpack. Undeniably, these backpacks make life so much easy especially when you have very heavy gear that you cannot carry on your back, or when you’re simply lazy and want to get things done.
The truth is, rolling backpacks are so common today that it is not easy for the average backpacker to ignore them. For instance, walk into any airport in the world and the second most common bag is the rolling backpack.
So how about a review of some of the best rolling backpacks that you can get in the market? Sure! Why not?
Let’s dive into it then.
Note: Remember that the below picks are not arranged in any order. We have just chosen them to be the best based on pricing, quality, and general customer reviews.
High Sierra AT7 Carry-on Rolling Backpack (with removable daypack)
This is a three-in-one backpack! Yes, you can use it as a daypack, normal backpack, or as a rolling backpack!
First, it has a special built-in, high-density foam structure that helps to maintain the bag’s shape while minimizing weight. Also, it comes with an added backpack straps stow behind the main compartment’s zippered back panel plus its main compartment has a book-style opening.
Wait, there’s more.
There is a removable front day pack with zippered accessory pocket, a side water bottle pocket, and an Add-A-Bag system on the back panel that allows the bag to slip over the handle of a wheeled upright. Additionally, it comes with a quick-clip buckle at the top of the removable day pack that allows quick attachment to the main bag. Moreover, there is also a recessed, telescoping handle with locking mechanism, and SURE-GRIP handles that tuck down flat when they’re not being used.
|Dimensions||22" x 14" x 8"|
|Capacity||3068 cubic inches|
- Easy to carry
- Easy to access items
- Good capacity
- High quality
- Top-heavy and falls off
- Zippers get stuck
- Weekend trips
- Long vacations
- Family trips
Everest Deluxe Wheeled Backpack
There is so much in this simple backpack.
To begin with, it comes with a sturdy telescoping handle with a double-wheeled base and padded straps for easy conversion back to backpack. Indeed, this rolling backpack comes with the convenience of a backpack and the ease of a rolling suitcase.
Notably, this backpack has been recommended by parents as it is a perfect school bad for students who have many heavy books that can’t be carried on the back. Indeed, it has a very thick pocket for text books and fits everything well.
To add, it has large main compartment with easy glide zippers meaning there is much space for your gear. In addition, there are five front pockets for maximum storage of smaller and lighter gear. Moreover, for additional space there are three side pockets and compression straps to keep all your gear in place.
|Dimensions||13.5 x 18.5 x 7 in|
|Capacity||1700 in3 / 27.9 L|
|Weight||5 lbs 4 oz / 2.4 kg|
- Thick pocket
- Doesn’t fall over
- Perfect for students
- Seams don’t hold well
- Light travelling
High Sierra Freewheel Rolling Backpack
Let’s find out why.
Firstly, it comes with a large, front-load main compartment with CUSHION ZONE padded computer sleeve that can hold most 15″ notebook computers. Also, it has a large, zippered front compartment that has a deluxe organizer with a media pocket, multiple open pockets and a key fob.
Sounds well designed, what else?
Its zippered accessory compartment has a headphone port and also comes with an open side pocket that can hold water bottle and other gear. Additionally, it has a triangle clip smooth-rolling and corner-mounted wheels. Moreover, it comes with contoured, adjustable mesh-padded shoulder straps.
As if that is not enough, it has corner guards and rub rails and reflective accents for night safety. In terms of height from the ground when handle is fully extended, it measures up to 41.5 inches.
Clearly, there is just so much about this rolling backpack.
|Dimensions||20.5"X 13.5"X 8"|
- Easy to pack
- Good padding
- Good suspension
- Wheels don’t hold well
- Can’t hold a laptop larger than 15″
- Weekend vacation
Targus Compact Rolling Backpack for Laptops
It is designed to fit a range of laptops with screens up to 16″ in size; including models with an extended battery. For Mac lovers it can carry MacBook Pros up to 17″
Lets get to some other good stuff.
The main compartment is a soft-lined and comes with an interior pocket specifically for your media tablet, protecting it from bumps and scratches. Additionally, this rolling backpack comes with a comprehensive business workspace with all of the compartments you need to carry files, business cards, keys, storage drives and other on-the-go essentials.
It has a large compartment for storing books, documents and folders. In a separate section, there is a full workstation where you can store all your accessories, key fobs and pens.
Also, there is a separate space for your books and tablet, two elastic straps that can hold clothes, and two side mesh pockets for additional storage; one is zippered for secure storage.
Go about your activities without causing noise disturbance with this wheeled backpack since it comes with quiet roller wheels and retractable handle for easy transportation.
|Dimensions||5.50" x 20.00" x 3.00" (W x H x D)|
|Works with||16" Laptops and Under (17" for MacBook Pros)|
- Compartment for media gadget (laptops and tables)
- Many compartments and pockets
- Carry-on/rolling backpack
- Seams don’t hold well
- Carry-on when flying
- Business traveling