When it comes to backpacks there are a lot of options out there – but when it comes to carrying your tech around as a priority, the field narrows dramatically.
You see, I don’t need a water bottle slot on the side, nor do I need a spot for pens to slide in. What I need is protection for my laptop, my smartphone, and space to throw in other items for the day or trip.
Enter the ICON Lite Pack from Incase. At $149.95 it’s a mid-range backpack. But it weighs just 680 grams.
The sleeve for your laptop has a faux-fur padding and makes you feel like your laptop is getting the royal treatment.
On the front there is a large zipped pocket I’ve found perfect for your phone, and a small top zipped pocket perfect for keys or coins.
Inside there is a heap of space, not enough for shoes and large items, but at “36L” it seems solid and will get you through a day for sure.
The straps are comfortable, and all in all it’s remarkable given the small size and weight of it.