Collins Convertible Backpack

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Fits laptops up to 15 inches and features tuckaway straps that allow the bag to convert easily from backpack to tote.

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Fits laptops up to 15 inches


17″H x 13″W x 5″D
1.11 lbs


Vegan Leather
  • Soft, durable chambray exterior
  • Vegan leather trim (PVC free) and metal accents
  • Quilted tablet and 15-inch laptop pockets
  • Tuckaway straps that convert from backpack to tote bag Internal accessory panel
  • Multi-purpose front storage compartment
  • Side pockets ideal for water bottle or umbrella
  • HDF™ Protection System

    The Brenthaven patent-pending HDF™ Protection System uses a lightweight cradle system and a layer of high density foam to create both physical distance and protective padding between the device and the exterior of the bag or case, minimizing device vulnerability in the event of a drop.

Product Description

The Collins Convertible Backpack is made for those who seek functionality and style all in one. This versatile laptop backpack accommodates laptops up to 15 inches and features tuckaway straps that allow the bag to convert easily from backpack to tote bag. Top-carry handles are great for public transit or short commutes, and the backpack mode is comfortable and secure for longer trips. The Brenthaven HDF™ Protection System wraps devices in a layer of high density foam and elevates them away from the bottom of the backpack. Pair this backpack with the Collins Laptop Sleeve for added device protection.

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  1. Patty (Guest)

    Patty (Guest)

    This backpack is light weight but functional. My laptop could not be safer. I love the handles for easy carrying.

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  2. Jason (Guest)

    Jason (Guest)

    I bought my Collins Convertible about two years ago and its held up great for my daily commute to and from work and numerous international trips as a carry-on. The bag holds a lot, including my laptop, lunch, and gym clothes. I’ve also really liked the versatility and handles to switch between backpack and bag. The zippered pocket on the front is great for holding wallet, keys, and glasses. The side pockets easily hold water bottles/coffee thermoses. Overall great bag and I recommend it to all my friends. FYI, the seams on the leather on my bag tore a little bit and Brenthaven sent me a replacement for free, amazing customer service.

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  3. Patty (Guest)

    Patty (Guest)

    This backpack is everything you want. It is light weight with just enough pockets so you don’t misplace items. Providing excellent protection for your device is the primary reason I purchased. I like it so much I have purchased one for a friend.

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  4. Jeff M (Guest

    Jeff M (Guest

    Collins Review I am just completing a 10 day trip to Japan and Hong Kong and the New Collins has been my “personal item” bag. I also use a roll-along hard side for my other belongings. These two make a very good combination. Pros: I am carrying an iPad and two very light/slim laptops (I’m a tech guy). For my tech needs, this bag is very good…the only slight improvement would be the ability to remove the laptop straight up (the zipper is in the middle and does not allow the laptop to be removed straight up, rather than at an angle). I love the straps and handles.Initially I used the handles of this bag in conjunction with the straps…for my first few flights. But midway through I used this bag as an overnighter and switched to using it solely as a backpack. Being able to stow the handles is awesome. After a travel disaster with this bag last November (loose water bottle cap in large central compartment got lots of things wet, but didn’t destroy and tech), I was very careful how I used the large central/largest compartment. For this trip I had a few things I put in the bottom the compartment and then some things I used more often, stacked carefully. This system works well for day trips and overnights. Cons: Lack of secured compartments. I use the outside zippered compartment as my sole, secure, and accessible compartment. Though putting too valuable items in this compartment makes me nervous since it is far from my view, particularly on a train or when walking. The inside “organizer” pockets are a nice idea but seem to be more trouble, things fall out of them. Since I use this as a personal item, it needs to fit under a seta on an airplane, which means it needs to be able to lie down without things falling out of pockets. Thus far,this has not been my experience. Stuff invariably falls out of pockets in the central compartment. It would be nice to have zippered or otherwise closed compartments. The 2 compartments on the sides are a good idea, but because they don’t close all the way, I am afraid to put important items in them. This trip has really helped me appreciate this bag and how to use it more effectively.

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  5. Sal T (Guest)

    Sal T (Guest)

    I’ve had this bag for about a year now. Initially, I mainly used it as my personal item for flights to carry my 15″ laptop. Since then, I started getting into photography and converted the inside compartment into a camera bag as well. Pros: *sleek appearance, light weight, and minimalistic design for a backpack *Bag stands up on its own, tuck away straps/tote conversion comes handy every time I set the bag down I don’t have to worry about it falling over. *Main compartment is large and can fit a lot. I added padding and 2 dividers for my mirrorless camera and 70-200mm, 55mm lens, and can still fit laptop and extra batteries, filters, external drives. Most other camera bags are too bulky and large. *very well constructed and durable so far no issues with more weight, zippers are holding up great *great price and lifetime warranty. Cons: *I completely agree with the previous review regarding lack of secured compartments inside the bag. Everything falls out of the small pockets supposed to hold cards, cell phones. The only thing that stays in is my pen which is on the side so it is not in the way. It would be nice if the pockets had some closure. Because of this, I also use the outside zipper pocket and ipad slot to hold valuables. Anything bulky in that slot will not allow me to pull out my camera without obstruction. *not being able to pull the laptop straight out as mentioned by previous reviewer is not so bad as long as you have the patience. *Side pockets I use for my cell phone and keys for easy access. I wish it was big enough to hold a water bottle with out stretching the fabric. *The padding on the shoulder strap is pretty minimal so if you carry camera gear or heavy items for a long period of time it can hurt your shoulders. I wish the straps had more padding and is more ergonomic. I like how it looks, but I hate carrying for long periods of time because it hurts my shoulders. *Material is not breathable against your back so if you are going to sweat a lot then this is not the bag to take. *The bottom of the bag lacks protection from impact, only the laptop is suspended. It could be a little more padded. Overall I would recommend this bag for light traveling.

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