Mancro Laptop Backpack Review: Charge On The Go

If you are looking for a stylish day pack to carry all your electronics and charge on the go, then the Mancro Laptop Backpack might be just for you.

With a large 40L capacity, a water-resistant 900D material, built-in external charging port and lots of different pockets for your smaller items, this is a well designed pack.

If you want to get a quick overview of the Mancro backpack you can check out the quick video below.

You can also navigate to each section of my review using the​ Quick Navigation opposite.

Specifications

  • Bag Dimensions: 20 x 12.2 x 5.7 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Material: 900D Nylon
  • Built-in USB charging port (not including batter)
  • Large main compartment with lots of space
  • Front pocket with great organizer
  • Combination lock included

The Mancro Backpack Features

The USB charger is one of most interesting parts, so let's start there...

Mancro USB Charger

Mancro USB Charger

External USB Charger

Basically, this is a connection between the inside and outside of the pack.

So, you can connect the packs USB cable to a power bank or laptop that you have on the inside, and then easily charge your phone or other device from the outside.

The USB port is on the outside right side of the pack, so you could charge on the go or have the pack sitting down while you are traveling, at school or working. 

This idea is great, as you don't have to always search for a way to charge your gear. The port is right there, ready to access at all times.

There is even a handy pocket on the inside/top for a power bank if that is what you want to use as your power source. So, it easily connects to the charging port cable on the inside.

Main Inside Compartment

Inside the main compartment is lots of space. Afterall, this is a 40L sized pack. You have a dedicated padded laptop sleeve that can easily fit a 16" laptop. And it runs along the back, which is ideal for weight distribution.

On the front side are some zippered pockets, great for smaller items like your charger, cables, or a mouse.​

This is also where the USB cable comes into the bag for the external charging port, so you can either​ connect that to your laptop or a power bank if you use one.

Mancro Backpack Pockets

Mancro Backpack Pockets

Front Pocket Organizer

Running almost the full length at the front, this pocket is great for things that you want to get to fast. It has lots of pockets, so you can place your phone, pens, wallet, or even a tablet if you like. 

And, because it also runs right down the front, there is room for other things down the bottom outside the organizer pockets.

Little Pocket (Front/Outside)

You can see this pocket on the top/right of the image. It has a zipper that runs diagonally down the front, and is not the biggest pocket. But, you could squeeze in smaller things like an organiser, phone, wallet etc.

Side Pockets (Water bottle holder)

There are two water bottle sized pockets on the size. They fit a small water bottle, but nothing much larger (so if you have a large bottle or coffee holder you use, be careful as it might not fit - then I would check out the larger Mancro pack with elastic pockets.)

Mancro outside features

Mancro outside features

Other Features Worth Checking Out

The shoulder straps on the pack have some padding. Although, this is by no means a long distance hiking pack. So, don't expect extreme comfort if you have this pack heavily loaded. It will be ok for short walks, but after that it won't be super comfortable.

There is a decent carry handle on the top, which is always good for being able to pick up your pack. 

On the right hand side pocket is a nice magnetic leather clasp which is handy if you throw something valueable in that pocket (not recommended, but I do it sometimes and forget I have stuff in my side pockets - not the best idea!).

There are also adjustable compression side straps, which help keep things in those pockets (like a longer item - tripod, umbrella etc).

Water Resistant Material

This pack is made from waterproof high grade 900D Nylon that is also water resistant. So, the material looks great (as you can see on the pics) but is also durable and able to take at least a shower in the rain for a while. I would not put it down in a puddle (but who would, right?) but at least you can run for the bus in the rain and not have to worry!

Final Impressions

This is a decent pack for the low end price range and comes with lots of space, organization features and a handy USB charging option.

It also looks stylish and comes in 5 colors (gray, black, coffee, blue and purple) should you not like this gray option.​

It is perfect for anyone taking short trips to work in a coffee shop, or heading to school, or maybe just wanting to charge on the go on the train/biking to work.

I always struggle to keep my phone charged, and hunting for the powerbank and cables is a pain, right? So I love this option on the Mancro.

PROS

  • Built-in USB charger port on the outside
  • Durable and water resistant nylon
  • Lots of space on the inside
  • Padded laptop sleeve (for at least 16" laptop)
  • Front pocket organiser for all the other small stuff
  • 5 stylish color choices

CONS

  • Some complaints of zipper quality on Amazon
  • Straps are not well padded (but pack is not intended for large loads)
  • No dedicated back padding/sweat wicking mesh material
  • No hip or chest straps to lighten the load