The Businessman's Backpack

Our water-resistant laptop backpack means business.


Re-designed for business on the road, our improved backpack now has a larger main compartment with a laptop sleeve, an interior zipped security pocket, and ergonomic shoulder straps for comfortable hands-free carrying. In the office, hide the straps away and carry by the briefcase handle. Zip front bellows pocket sized for a tablet. Two zip slash pockets on front; leather-trimmed grab handle; side bellows pocket with brass stud/flap closure. Slip pocket for rolling suitcase attachment. Locking zips on main compartment, brass hardware. Signature plaid lining. Laptop backpacks in green/brown. 18"H x 14"W x 7"D; 1,750 cu. in. Weight is approximately 5 lbs. Personalise with embossing on leather or engraving on a brass plate, up to 6 letters. Allow 2 extra days for delivery. Specify the characters in the order they should appear.
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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.7 / 5 based on 111 reviews


106 of 111 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    great tote bag - 9/10/2014
    By: from Findlay, Ohio
    Top 1000 Contributor

    I was looking for tote bag to carry aboard flights and it does the job as well as for other travel applications.Plus it is nice looking.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5


    I received my bag 1 week after ordering. I am pretty impressed with the quality. I cannot honestly find any fault with this product. I love the look and design of the whole thing. If you have not tried Orvis before, you will not be disappointed.

  • 5/5

    Perfect quality business backpack - 9/3/2014
    By: from Richmond,VA

    Everything that comes from Orvis is ideal.I needed this pack to travel with an overnight set of clothes, MacBook, and tolietries. I chose this item for it's style, functionality and durability. One of many things Orvis delivers is a product that actually looks better than the picture in the catalog.

  • 5/5

    GREAT Businessman's Backpack - 8/28/2014

    Absolutely love this backpack. It has ample room for everything that I need to carry to work.

  • 5/5

    Simply Outstanding Item - 7/8/2014
    By: from Cambridge, UK

    I am a weekly commuter by train and air as I work three days a week at my office abroad and two days per week at home. Hence I need to pack for either a two or three night hotel stay each working week. Anything, literally anything, that I can do to make the commute (between four and five hours door to door including 90 minutes in the air) more bearable is of huge importance to me. For the past year or so I'd been struggling along with a wheelie bag, and a struggle it was with stairs and escalators galore on the London underground and DLR, together with ramming the thing (a Tumi - it was not cheap either) into an overhead locker on regional jets and turboprop aircraft. It was getting to be a real pain. Part of the problem of course is the standard issue of having too much space, encouraging too much packing. A recent visit to the wonderful new Orvis store in London saw Jimmy (a real brand ambassador for Orvis if ever there was one) eulogise for a long time on a quiet Sunday morning about how good the Businessmen's back-pack was. Well Jimmy, you are 100% right. My life is transformed. For an average three night stay, this gem takes a pair of trousers, three shirts, underwear, socks, an Orvis sweatshirt and some Orvis swim shorts all packed neatly into a packing cube (hint, eagle creek makes a perfect large cube which fits this backpack an absolute treat). The internal pockets takes a tie (never normally needed), hides my passport away safely, and could even take my MacBook if I could be bothered to lug it back and forth. Plenty of space for iphone chargers, alarm clock and wash bag, although to speed up airport security, the liquids go into their plastic bag and into the cavernous front pocket, with my Kindle in the brilliantly positioned padded sleeve behind. Someone has really been thinking here when designing this - it is simply brilliant. Work note books normally find a home in the main laptop sleeve in the main body of the bag, and could share this space with a laptop as it is huge. the expandable side water pocket even accommodates the irritating 750ml bottle size which seems to be all that is available in European airports. Boarding cards go in the zip pocket on the top flap. A pair of deck shoes can also sit in the main pocket with clothes, but I don't normally bother. I can however squeeze in a blazer rolled up and duty free purchases too. This is a real little tardis, and best of all, fits really comfortably on my back thus revolutionising my commute. Well done Orvis and Jimmy, brilliant item which I am completely awestruck by. Before others think I'm exagerating, I'm an XXL shirt size too, so even with the extra materiel I'm lugging around this backpack just makes light work of it whilst still sliding into small overhead lockers with ease. Very highly recommended, particularly for regular travellers like me.

  • 5/5

    Need another Computer Bag - 6/27/2014
    By: from Northeast Florida
    Top 250 Contributor

    I was looking for a Backpack for my computer and the Orvis Businessman's Backpack was what I needed. Regular computer briefcases get heavy when traveling. I have a laptop that is just over 16" long and it fit on the provided storage slot. There was lots of space for my chargers and other accessories. Another great produce from Orvis.

  • 5/5

    Perfect as a carry-on - 6/21/2014
    By: from Clarksburg, Pa

    I bought this for my husband to take on an international flight. It was perfect to fit a change of clothes, electronics, his medicine, toiletries, paperwork, magazines, snacks, etc. Lots of zippered compartments to keep everything organized.

  • 5/5

    Convenience with Style - 6/19/2014
    By: from Alabama

    My wife and I have a trip planed in the near future. She thought we needed a backpack rather than lugging a briefcase with us. I was skeptical that this backpack would meet our needs. How wrong I was. This backpack has multiple pockets in very strategic locations that can hold far more that would appear at first glance. It is stylish and functional. I will be using it not only for travel but for my business needs for years to come.

  • 5/5

    Efficient and Durable Back Pack - 6/19/2014
    By: from SC

    Used it earlier this week on an overnight stay. Satisfied all my needs. Will also use it as s supplemental piece when using a larger matching piece on a longer trip.

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