The years of elementary grade school were easy. All you needed to worry about was having your day’s worth of supplies in your backpack, and some lunch money. Now that we’re all grown up, we’ve got more to carry, and lunch is a lot more expensive. While everyone has a different method of carrying their things, a backpack is usually the best option if you’ve got a hefty load.
Booq is quite well-known for their line of laptop bags, backpacks, and iPad carrying cases, and they recently announced the Boa Squeeze. It’s aimed at iDevice users, but it can hold a 13-15” laptop, has water-repellant interior and exterior, and rip-stop lining. They have shoulder straps that are a bit wider than normal so you don’t have them digging in 5 minutes into your day. Trust me when I say that’s a big deal. There are plenty of pouches on the inside, and two side zippers, but they made effort to not go overboard on the pockets to keep things lightweight. It’ll cost you $130, but a good backpack is something you should only need to buy once.