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PRODUCT REVIEW

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

A versatile travel backpack is a good investment, whether you are a frequent business traveler or an outdoor enthusiast. It is even more worth it if it can carry and protect your laptop wherever you go.

One of our favorite backpacks today is the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack. This bag features an independent laptop compartment with a generous EVA foam designed to provide maximum protection for your laptop.

Let’s dive in and find out if this bag meets all your needs for your journeys and business trips!

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

5

Reasons to buy

  • Maximum protection for laptops measuring 13” to 16”
  • Organizes things neatly with various organization pockets
  • Spacious main compartment
  • Side pockets for small water bottle and umbrella
  • Weather-resistant exterior
  • All-day comfort with breathable back panel and padded back straps

Reasons NOT to buy

  • Missing a chest strap

Like a Briefcase You Can Wear

Waiting on the airport with the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is an ideal bag for short business trips and daily work commutes. It features a separate laptop compartment with patented padding technology, which provides maximum protection for your laptop.

It works so seamlessly with LEVEL8’s luggage set, both in terms of practical interoperability and style.

Meanwhile, 1680D polyester fabric makes up the exterior. This material is weather-resistant, keeping the contents of your bag safe and secure everywhere you go, regardless of the environment.

Storing a laptop in the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

This backpack is intended for prolonged use, too. It is comfortable to carry all day long, for the most part, with a breathable back panel, padded back straps, and ergonomic shoulder straps.

The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack can almost serve as an overnight bag, too. The main compartment can accommodate light clothing. There are also 26 organizer pockets where you can put and organize small items neatly.

We’re talking documents, ebook reader or tablet, computer and other essentials and non-essential items for flight, study or work.

Holding a notebook and some pens on the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

On the sides, you will find pockets–with a smart mesh net–to store a small water bottle and a foldable umbrella. This bag also has a top-loading pocket for your eyewear or snack.

Let’s dive in to learn more about the features of this LEVEL8 backpack!

Pockets, Pockets, Pockets

A look at the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack laptop sleeve

Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack: Key Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12.6” (L) x 6.5” (W) x 18.6” (H)
  • Weight: 3.33 lbs
  • Capacity: 31 L

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As the name implies, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is an ideal laptop bag for everyday commuters and frequent business travelers. It has an independent laptop compartment designed with a patented 3D EVA foam, offering maximum protection for your laptop. This padding has reliable shock absorption properties that can withstand abuses on the go.

This backpack is intended for laptops measuring 13” to 16”. While it is suitable for Macbooks, it also works for many laptop brands, such as HP and Lenovo.

The exterior is made of weather-resistant, 1680D polyester fabric. With this resistant material, this backpack is built to withstand quite a bit of abuse.

A close look to the strong upper handle of the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

Getting thrown about into the trunk of a car, we weren’t gentle with it. And that was with at least 10 lbs of weight. The heavy duty top handle also indicates

The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is an ergonomic carrying system fit for all-day comfort. It comes with heavily padded back straps and ergonomically designed shoulder straps. Further, the rear panel has a breathable design intended for comfortable prolonged wear.

For broader bodies, a chest strap would’ve been nice. As it is for those of us with more girth around the sternum the shoulder straps need to be tightened to prevent them sliding back and off. After prolonged use this can be slightly uncomfortable, but not deal-breakingly so.

Storing some clothing on the secondary pocket of the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

In terms of storage, this backpack is spacious enough for daily commutes and overnight trips with light change of clothes. It has a slim profile, but the compartments are sufficient for short travels. The large-capacity main compartment can accommodate a camera, light clothing, and even some books.

This bag is great as a carry-on. It fits right over the handle of the LEVEL8 carry-on trolley suitcase. There are two straps on the back to hook over the trolley handle securely. It adds stability to the trolley that a lot of other travel backpacks don’t do very well.

LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack back straps allow it to couple with trolley handles for security

Moreover, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack has 26 multiple organizer pockets. These pockets are suitable for small items and valuables, such as your passport, phone, wallet, IDs, keys, and even pens. For your eyeglasses or sunglasses, you can use the easy-to-access top-loading pocket.

You may also bring a small water bottle using this bag, thanks to its side pockets. A decent 500-mL drinking bottle fits in each pocket. A foldable umbrella also fits in these side compartments as do sunglass cases.

Who Will Like This

Waiting on the airport with the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

You will really like this with the LEVEL8 20” suitcase, especially when flying. On most airlines this laptop and the 20” case is allowed in the cabina and will be enough for a weekend trip to Miami, Monterey or Nashville. Thanks to the independent laptop compartment with patented padding, it lets you carry your laptop with ease and confidence.

Offering maximum protection, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack’s 3D EVA foam keeps your laptop safe and secure while you are on the move. This patented technology has shock-absorbent properties, too. Note that it works best for laptops measuring between 13” and 16”, which is the size of most laptops today.

This backpack is also suitable for short business trips, with its large-capacity main compartment. In the main compartment, you can put light clothes and devices, such as a camera. Even a few books can fit in the main compartment.

A look at the main compartment of the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

Further, this backpack has 26 organizer pockets to store all kinds of small items and valuables. These compartments let you organize your things properly. You can separate your keys, IDs, chargers, and other essentials neatly instead of dumping them all in one big compartment.

At the same time, utilizing the organizer pockets properly allows you to locate your items quickly without taking out everything from the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack. It is unlikely that you will misplace your belongings when you use these pockets.

The side pockets of this bag are also pretty useful for any trip. You can carry a small water bottle with you everywhere, so you won’t need to buy bottled water. A foldable umbrella fits in the side pocket, too.

A look at one of the side pockets of the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

No matter the weather, you can be confident carrying this backpack. It comes with a weather-resistant exterior made of heavy-duty polyester fabric. As such, you won’t have problems using it every day and everywhere. It would take years for this bag to wear down, especially if you know how to care for it.

Moreover, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack offers a pretty high level of comfort. It is not only the laptop compartment that is heavily padded but also the back straps. The back panel is also breathable, allowing you to carry your bag easily and comfortably even if it gets pretty heavy.

Little Not to Like

Waiting on the airport with the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

While we have seen a couple of anecdotal examples of the zippers being the weak point of this bag, at no time during flying, commuting or biking with it did we experience this.

An overview of the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack's back area

On the other hand, we would have liked to have seen a chest strap. As this bag can carry a lot of weight, the straps over the sternum would be nice for longer commutes or bigger airport walk-throughs.

Summary

A look at the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack laptop sleeve

If you need a protective backpack that you can use for both work and travel, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is pretty much a good choice. It comes with a patented, heavy-duty padding technology that protects your laptop from abuses and shocks while you are on the go.

The separate laptop compartment can accommodate a laptop measuring between 13” and 16”, so it is pretty versatile. While this bag is best for Macbooks, it also works for laptops of other brands.

With various compartments, this backpack allows you to organize your things neatly. The main compartment is quite spacious and the computer compartment opens clamshell-style for pressed shirts, for example.

LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack can be fully opened

The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is priced well for its quality and design. It makes particular sense as a traveling backpack accompanying a trolley suitcase, especially as a carry-on tandem.

As for an everyday backpack, we really liked the organization potential embedded in its design. All in all, a solid option for the business traveler, hipster and accountant.

What We Like

  • Maximum protection for laptops measuring 13” to 16”
  • Organizes things neatly with various organization pockets
  • Spacious main compartment
  • Side pockets for small water bottle and umbrella
  • Weather-resistant exterior
  • All-day comfort with breathable back panel and padded back straps

What We Don’t Like

  • Missing a chest strap

Where to Buy:

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FAQ – Frequently asked questions about the Level8 Atlas Laptop Backpack

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    Is the LEVEL8 backpack good for business travelers?

    If you travel frequently for work, the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack is a pretty good investment for you. One of its best features is its independent laptop compartment with patented, shock-absorbent padding.

    Aside from offering maximum protection for your laptop, this bag also lets you carry light clothing and other essentials for short business trips. It has a spacious main compartment and multiple organizer pockets, so you can pack your stuff neatly.

    Find out more about this backpack in our latest review here.

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    Can I wash the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack using the washing machine?

    It is not recommended to wash the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack using the washing machine. The best way to clean this bag is by handwashing it using mild soap and water. Then, ventilate it to dry.

    Learn more about this bag in this comprehensive guide.

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    Can the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack carry a water bottle in its side pocket?

    The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack has side pockets for storing water bottles and foldable umbrellas. At best, it can carry a 500-ml water bottle on each side.

    To know more about the features of this backpack, check out our in-depth review here.

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    Will my laptop be safe inside the LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack if I accidentally drop the bag?

    The LEVEL8 Atlas Laptop Backpack provides 360-degree protection for your laptop, thanks to its patented 3D EVA foam. This state-of-the-art cushioning system can absorb shocks, so you need not worry if you drop your bag with your laptop in it.

    Find out what else we like about this backpack in this review.

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