The Best Expandable Backpack Gift Reviews

Over the last year, Knack Packs have been used and appreciated by our super diverse community - from working professionals to parents to digital nomads. If you’re looking for a thoughtful, useful, and meaningful gift for just about anybody, Knack Pack fits the bill. 

“My go-to gift for all my gift giving occasions. To date I’ve given 12-14 as gifts. Love the bags… Love the customer service just as much…” - Brad

To give you a little gift-spiration, we’ve rounded up reviews from a wide variety of Knackpacker about how much they love and use their Knack Packs.

A Professional Laptop Backpack For Working Professionals

Do you know somebody that commutes to and from an office, or who travels around to meet clients? Working professionals need a backpack that looks good enough for business, but which also has the functionality to carry their all-important laptop, tablet, chargers, and other tech. That’s why we designed Knack with custom, suiting-inspired fabric for an exceptionally professional aesthetic. It’s minimalist and professional on the outside, but full of super-functional pockets for tech stuff on the inside.

Here’s how some Knackpackers have used their Knacks in real office life:

“I bought this as a gift for my husband - he loves it. He’s been taking it to work every day and is looking forward to trying it on his first business trip.” - Ashley P.

“I have the Large Knack. I was worried that it might be too big for every-day-use. But it works great. This bag is slim enough for easy use to and from the office. It is not too bulky or unwieldy. It is slim, trim, and looks great. The genius of Knack's design is that the exact same bag is perfect for my work when I travel. I travel once a month (about) for 3-4 days. I can hold the clothes I need in my Knack when it is expanded and have no additional luggage.” - Chris P.

And as Chris points out, the expandable suitcase compartment means that workers can go straight from the office to a business trip with the same bag.

Learn more about One Bag Business travel here. 

A Gift For Travelers

The major issue with most travel backpacks is that they're too big to carry around as an everyday backpack, which means travelers need to bring a secondary, smaller backpack. But with Knack Pack’s collapsible suitcase compartment, travelers have a day bag and a travel bag in one.

Here’s what some other Knackpackers have to say about Knack Pack for travel.

“A Gift For Frequent Travelers. I bought this for my dad for Christmas after he did all of the research and decided which bag he wanted. He traveled with it the next day and absolutely loves it. I tried it out and can attest to the excellent build quality and overall functionality. I would definitely recommend this bag to anyone looking for a competent daily carry or a flexible bag for multi-day trips”. - Todd Series 1 Medium

“This is a great travel bag. I go back and forth between 2 homes every 2 weeks and this is perfect. I always have my 2 dogs with me so having hands free is necessary. I can pack a weekend's worth of clothes plus my essentials (laptop, phone, sunglasses, tickets etc.) - Series 1 Medium Rocelle C.

“I purchased a Knack bag as a gift and the recipient was beyond excited. They travel on a weekly basis, often for 1-3 days at a time. The Knack Bag went into immediate use! Thank you, Knack! It's a great bag for travelers.” - Russel H.

While the Small and Medium Knack Packs are excellent weekend travel bags, the Large Expandable Knack Pack - at 46 liters when expanded - has enough room to fit clothes and tech for longer trips, and meets the carry-on criteria for most airlines. In fact, Knackpacker Carly used her Knack for a 13-day trip through Barcelona, Hamburg, and Copenhagen (and she made a video about it, which you can check out here).

Which size Knack Pack do you want to get for the traveler in your life? Take a look at this useful comparison chart.

An Expandable Backpack For Medical Professionals

If anyone deserves an amazing gift this year, it’s doctors, nurses, and anyone else in the medical field. So we were thrilled that through the pandemic, medical workers truly embraced Knack as the perfect work backpack. With an antimicrobial interior lining and multiple compartments to separate clean from dirty scrubs, and work stuff from personal stuff, gifting a Knack Pack can make long shifts a little easier.

TWELVE-HOUR shifts as a nurse can be rough, but with @knackbags you can pack everything you need, all in ONE bag.” - Nurse Jenna K.

“I believe it is the best nurse backpack for work. It’s an expandable bag that you will use whenever you travel – whether that is just to work or around the world! You can even use it as a nursing clinical bag to hold all your books and clothes.” - The Nerdy Nurse

Give someone in the medical field a backpack that works as hard as they do. Shop here

An Expandable Backpack For Parents

Parenting is a full-time job, so what better gift for moms and dads than a backpack that can keep up with them full-time? Parents love that with multiple compartments, Knack Pack lets them keep the huge amount of kids’ they have to haul around stuff separate from their own stuff - which makes it way easier to organize their busy lives.

“Great gift. I gave this as a gift to my brother who often has weekend getaways and also has 2 kids. He really loved it! It's going to be perfect for him. He had never heard of Knack, but he was very impressed with all the pockets, storage, and the expandable suitcase portion.” - Katherine Series 1 Medium

“If you don’t know, I have a major ‘bag obsession’. My life is crazy busy and I wear a lot of different hats, so I need a bag that will keep up with the chaos. As a dad of three who constantly travels for work, the series 2 Knack Bag was essentially made for people like me. It keeps up with my everyday demands, packing plenty of storage pockets, water bottle pocket, etc. and when it’s time to hit the road, the suitcase extension, laptop pocket, and luggage sleeve are perfect for my travel trips. The new side handle makes it easy for pick up through security and on/off boarding. I honestly couldn’t ask for more in a bag. If you were ever looking for an every day/ every need bag @knackbags is the only way to go!” - Malcolm B.

A Knack Pack is a gift that parents will actually use - just check out this interview with a working mom and business owner.

Need some gifting help from a real person?

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“Excellent customer service. Fast and efficient delivery. Nice packaging. This was a Christmas gift and the recipient was very happy on Xmas morning.” - Sharon

“The purchase process was seamless. I am really impressed with your packaging and detail to branding. my daughter is enjoying her new backpack and it is a great Graduation gift just in time for college.” - Winston G.

Is there somebody in your life that could use a Knack Pack? Check out this super helpful comparison chart to find the perfect Knack.


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