Pack it up: Edmonton stores with backpacks and laptop cases

Finding the right backpack or laptop case can be a challenge. Luckily, the knowledgeable staff at these Edmonton shops can help you figure out which type of bag is best for you. From simple bags, to hiking backpacks and the best in protection for your laptop, you’ll find the right bag at one of these retailers.

Winners

1
10200 102nd Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y8

Winners carries bags for all occasions, including designer labels that are discounted up to 50 per cent off their original price. The selection varies daily along with the rest of the stock here, so you never know what you're going to get. In general, however, you can always find backpacks, overnight bags, beach bags and luggage, so it's worth checking back often.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

2
11904 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0G6

The range of bags here is unbelievable. They’ve got backpacks and laptop bags, but they’ve also got overnight bags, travel packs, messenger bags, purses, luggage and a load of specialized carrying cases. The computer cases are insulated to protect against bumps and bruises and keep your laptop secure. The backpacks are geared more towards school-aged kids, but there are a few with darker tones and more sophisticated patterning, which adults might appreciate.

Pelican Products ULC

3
10221 184 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2J4

Pelican offers great options in both urban and sport backpacks. Rather than carrying a ton of mediocre bags, they feature a select line of specially designed items. The urban bags are compact and comfortable, handy for squeezing into packed areas without having to lug a clunky backpack around. And, the sports backpacks give you more heft and separated compartments to store everything you’ll need for a full day of adventure.

Campers Village Inc

4
10951 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4V6

Campers Village carries a huge assortment of backpacks designed for various activities. Choose a functional and fashionable bag that can go to the office with your laptop tucked safely inside. Or for a hiking trip, you might want a brighter backpack with numerous compartments for water bottles, snacks and headphones. Whatever your needs, there are plenty of options to suit your taste and your lifestyle.

Bentley

5
D123-10200 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 4B7

Bentley is a top spot if you’re looking for a bag that gives you value for money. Jansport, Samsonite and Adidas are just a few of the brands you’ll find here. The quality of these bags means they’ll last you a long time and the amount of selection in store makes it easy to find something that works for you.

Best Buy

6
10304 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1M3

Best Buy carries all the top brands you trust, like Swiss Gear, Roxy and Quiksilver, at the affordable big-box prices you'd expect. With backpacks that have laptop compartments and laptop bags that can pack a lot, this should be your first stop in laptop outfitting. The sales staff is especially helpful and can tell you if your laptop will fit and which is the best bag for your needs.

The Source Snowboards and Skateboards

7
17548 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 2S2

The athletic bags at The Source will complement your performance, whether you’re a skateboarder or a snowboarder. They’re contoured to fit you and move with you, with minimal extras that might stick out and catch wind resistance. These bags will tote around pretty much everything you need for a good time in the outdoors.

Luggage Unlimited

8
8770 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7

The specialty here may be luggage, with brands such as Samsonite and Swiss Gear, but they’ve also got backpacks and other travel accessories. The sales people are friendly and helpful and, as soon as you walk in, you'll notice the abundance of quality leather goods available. Backpacks and laptop bags that will survive daily wear and tear are easy to find here.

Vans

9
1630-8882 170 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2

Yes, this popular skateboarding store is best known for its shoes, but their bags are just as great. Dark colours, durable canvas and suede fabrics and thick, comfortable straps are staples in the manufacturing process. These high quality bags can carry everything you need to work, and look just as good carrying your gear to a social outing after the office is closed.

Hudson's Bay

10
1001-8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 3J7

If you’re looking for a minimalistic but well-designed bag, Herschel’s has what you need. Located inside Hudson's Bay department store, this line of durable bags is available in a number of fashionable colours and patterns. Most are main compartment bags with a smaller front panel, so they'll hold the basics and get your stuff from point A to point B in style.

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