Score these travel backpacks for a fraction of the price.

By Rebecca Carhart
July 25, 2019
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Whether you travel often or not, a great carry-on bag is definitely something you want to invest in. While tote bags and small suitcases are popular choices, a carry-on backpack is one of our favorite options for its versatility. 

Not only are the practical bags roomy enough to store all your belongings and compact enough to fit in the overhead bin or under your seat, but their comfortable two-strap design makes it incredibly easy to navigate your way through a crowded airport without lugging anything or worrying about your bag slipping off your shoulder. 

RELATED: The 18 Best Carry-on Backpacks for Your Next Trip

So if you’ve been searching for the perfect carry-on backpack, you’re in luck. Zappos’ 20th Birthday Sale is happening this week, and with it comes major markdowns on not only shoes but hundreds of its most popular knapsacks, including this anti-theft backpack by Pacsafe and this sleek Rag & Bone option

Just remember, the deals are only good until July 28, or while supplies last, so if you want to save big on these carry-on backpacks, we suggest adding them to your shopping cart ASAP!

Under Armour Hustle 4.0 Backpack

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Along with being super durable and water-resistant, this Under Armour backpack also boasts a padded sleeve to keep your laptop or tablet safe. What’s more? It features several compartments and pockets to keep the rest of your belongings organized, and the backpack comes in eight stylish colors so you’re sure to find one that suits your style. 

To buy: zappos.com, $40 (originally $50)

Tentree Mobius Modular Pack

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If shopping eco-friendly designs is important to you, check out this backpack from Tentree. It is made entirely from recycled materials like Bloom harvested algae pellets and Repreve recycled polyester. 

To buy: zappos.com, $83 (originally $118)

Vans Geomancer Cord Backpack

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This retro-inspired Vans backpack has a spacious main compartment in addition to exterior pockets for added storage. It also boasts an interior laptop sleeve and a front flap with a clasp closure to keep your belongings safe and secure. 

To buy: zappos.com, $41 (originally $58)

The North Face Jester Backpack

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With more than 2,500 reviews and a perfect five-star rating, this The North Face backpack is one of the most popular options at Zappos. “This product is by far the best purchase I have ever made with buying bags! It's great on the torso and is very good with holding all of my supplies. I also use it for traveling and it works perfectly,” raved one customer. 

To buy: zappos.com, $53 (originally $65)

Pacsafe Vibe 20 Anti-Theft 20L Backpack

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In the market for a travel backpack with anti-theft capabilities? Check out this option from Pacsafe. Along with RFID-blocking pockets that keep your IDs and credit cards secure, the popular bag also boasts patented slashproof CarrySafe shoulder straps, eXomesh slashguard panels, and interlocking zippers that help protect your belongings from pickpockets.  

To buy: zappos.com, $90 (originally $100)

Frye Ivy Backpack

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This cute Frye backpack is insanely comfortable thanks to its padded shoulder straps. Along with being super stylish and lightweight, it is also big enough to store all your daily essentials. “I spent a LOT of time searching and this has turned out to be the perfect backpack for me. It holds a LOT of stuff without seeming too bulky when not full. My laptop fits easily in the main compartment along with all the other stuff I schlep,” said one customer.

To buy: zappos.com, $103 (originally $198)

Rag & Bone Field Backpack

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This sleek Rag & Bone backpack is roomy, durable, and water-resistant. Not only does it boast several spacious pockets and compartments, but it also has a flat base that conveniently keeps it upright as you pack and unpack the bag.

To buy: zappos.com, $158 (originally $395)

Nike Kyrie Backpack

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Basketball fans will appreciate this backpack from Nike’s collaboration with NBA player Kyrie Irving. Its padded back panel makes the backpack super comfortable, while the sternum strap provides extra support. Plus, the sleek black design will look good with practically any outfit. 

To buy: zappos.com, $63 (originally $70)

Arcteryx Mantis 26L Daypack

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If you have any hiking trips planned this summer, this Arcteryk backpack might be the right option for you. Along with boasting comfortable contoured shoulder straps and a roomy interior, it also features a hydration-bladder sleeve, clip, and patented HydroPortto help keep you hydrated while you’re out on the trails. 

To buy: zappos.com, $105 (originally $149)

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