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Your guide for finding the perfect Uni backpack

Your guide for finding the perfect Uni backpack

As the university year ramps up across Australia, students everywhere are preparing themselves for a busy year ahead and gathering all the kit they need as they head into the classrooms. One of the most important pieces here is, of course, a trusty backpack - something that will go with you from home to Uni, and everywhere in-between, all the while carrying daily essentials, including laptop, textbooks and snacks, not to mention clothing changes, sports gear and the like. Targus recently surveyed backpack users across Australia and asked, how do you pick the perfect backpack?

1. Consider your commute

For many students, the luxury of driving to campus is not an option. The alternative is often public transport - a great money saver, but also often an opportunity to catch up on study and readings for the classes ahead. But while it has benefits, using public transport also means students have to pack everything they need for the whole day. When Targus surveyed backpack users, the findings were space is key:
  • 47% cited the need for flexible volume
  • 52% of students identified that they carry around 'bulky' items on a daily basis
So, look for volume and be sure to cross-reference this with your typical load to find the perfect pick.

2. Function first

Your study backpack should look great, but as a hardworking piece of kit the priority needs to be on functionality and fit. For a bag to be useful it must include features that make carrying your belongings effortless. These could include elements such as:
  • An internal laptop sleeve to hold and organise devices
  • Multiple compartments with easy accessibility to devices
  • Adjustable straps to tailor to your body
  • Durable material to ensure years of use
These features go the extra mile, and worth keeping front of mind.

3. Style, colour and comfort

The right backpack should tick all the boxes - functionality as mentioned, but also style, colour and comfort. Our research reveals that some of the key areas to look at include:
  • Slimline design - 53% of younger buyers are seeking this
  • Access to devices - 59% want these in easy reach
  • Waterproof fabric - 41% look for a backpack with this offer

Our solution

Our solution is the Targus 15.6" Grid Essentials High Impact Protection Backpack. This backpack is perfect for carrying all your study supplies and ticks the boxes:
  • The durable design contains a padded suspended laptop vault with anti-shock protection
  • Multiple compartments so you can easily access your essentials
  • Adjustable wide padded straps to ensure your backpack is comfortable
  • Smart 18L capacity design
  • Weather and impact resistant
  • A slimline design and neutral colourway make this the perfect backpack to stay in style for your whole Uni life
The Targus 15.6" Grid backpack not only looks great, but caters for everything a student needs in the day. Explore our backpack collection here. As the university year ramps up across Australia, students everywhere are preparing themselves for a busy year ahead and gathering all the kit they need as they head into the classrooms. One of the most important pieces here is, of course, a trusty backpack - something that will go with you from home to Uni, and everywhere in-between, all the while carrying daily essentials, including laptop, textbooks and snacks, not to mention clothing changes, sports gear and the like.