Tech review: Water bottles find new life as computer bags |


Inside that front compartment, you’ll find a small organizer for business cards and pens as well as a clip to hold your keys.

The main compartment, which measures about 6 inches front to back, has a padded laptop divider to hold up to a 15.6-inch computer.

Last weekend I packed two 13-inch laptops and all their associated chargers and cables, and there was room to spare.

There are elastic pockets on each side that will fit most water bottles.

The handle on top has a space to carry a small umbrella, and there is a strap sewn on the back that can slip over the extended handle of your roller bag for easier carrying.

The Re:claim Backpack measures 16.5 by 12.25 by 6.75 inches and weighs 1.5 pounds.

If you are looking for a backpack that isn’t black and doesn’t look overstuffed with computer gear, this is a good one.

Pros: Good size, comfortable straps, laptop pocket.

Cons: Squared-off corners on top require two hands to close the zipper.

Bottom line:

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