Our Favorite Under Armour Backpacks

  • October 7, 2020
  • / By Keith Terrell
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There was a time when backpacks were for hikers and trekkers and the folks who loved the outdoors. Then there was a time when it was about style. From college kids to bikers and riders, everyone wanted a backpack for many different reasons. 

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Today, they are mostly about utility. Life is too stressful and everyone is hankering for a vacation. Whether you’re headed to a luxury resort or a campfire, you can’t leave home without certain things. You can’t take the house along so you got travel-sized everything. 

All you need now is a backpack that has just the right pockets and sleeves. And could it also make you look like a cool cat? Absolutely. Under Armour has that and more for you. Let’s hit the store.  

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Under Armour Storm Hustle II Backpack

Best Heavy Duty: Storm Hustle II

Under Armour Hustle 3.0 Backpack

Best Unisex: Hustle 3.0

Under Armour Scrimmage Backpack 2.0

Best for School: Scrimmage 2.0 

Under Armour Storm Recruit Backpack

Best Casual: Storm Recruit

Under Armour Roland Backpack

Best for Light Use: Roland

Under Armour Undeniable 2.0 Sackpack

Best Drawstring Style: Undeniable Sackpack 2.0

This Hustle II by Under Armour backpack is made of what the company calls Storm technology. This means it has an element-battling finish that has allowed for a water-resistant exterior and an abrasion-resistant bottom panel. That itself makes it quite tough.

But there’s more. The backpack also has a water-repellent front pocket that will keep your valuables safe. Inside, there is a soft-lined laptop sleeve for a 15-inch device. The shoulder straps are adjustable and built for extra comfort.

The backpack has two side pockets for water bottles and a grab handle on the top. There is also a large laundry pocket in the front.

Under Armour Storm Hustle II Backpack

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Specifications

  • Material: 81% polyester and 19% nylon
  • Dimensions: 17.17 x 9.06 x 2.28 inches
  • Volume: 31L
  • 15-inch shoulder drop
  • Machine-washable
  • 3 interior slip pockets; 5 exterior pockets

Benefits

UA claims that they took their most popular bag and made it even better.

The bag is meant for those who want the main compartment with lots of space, comfortable and padded shoulder straps with an overall finish that keeps the gear inside the backpack safe and equips the backpack itself to battle any kind of weather.

You can decide to go camping in any weather and this UA Storm backpack will stand by you.  

Pros

  • It is weather-resistant.
  • It has an abrasion-proof bottom panel.
  • It comes with adjustable and comfortable shoulder pads.
  • The company has decent customer service. 

Cons

  • Not too many pockets
  • Not very resistant to wear and tear
  • Customers have complained of the straps coming off too soon.
  • There have been issues with replacing the product.
  • Hard to spot fakes or counterfeit items 

Verdict

The design is actually pretty good. The idea is for this to be used outdoors but some folks have bought it for domestic use and have not been satisfied.

Such complaints of wear and tear have made it a bit tricky to go all out and recommend this backpack. And ordering it on Amazon has not made things easy.

Because it is a good company with loyal customers, the fact that it did not stand the test of time has led some to suspect that they received a counterfeit product. So you might want to check the logos right away.


UA Adult Unisex Hustle 3.0 - Best Unisex

Second, on the list is the Adult Unisex Hustle 3.0 by Under Armour. This too comes with Storm technology which means it works like magic in different weathers. Once again, the exterior is highly water-resistant and the bottom panel is tough thanks to the abrasion proofing.

This one also has a laptop sleeve that can accommodate a 15-inch MacBook Pro or another device of the same size. The front pocket is water repellent and keeps your valuables safe.

The shoulder straps are adjustable and are designed for extra comfort. The front is large and the bag has a shoe pocket at the bottom. There are two pockets on the side for water bottles.

Under Armour Hustle 3.0 Backpack

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Specifications

  • Dimensions: 9.3 x 13.6 x 18.9 inches (W x L x H)
  • Weight: 1 pound
  • Material: 100% polyester 
  • 15-inch shoulder drop
  • Machine washable
  • Highly water-resistant finish
  • Abrasion-resistant bottom panel
  • 15-inch soft-lined laptop sleeve
  • Water-repellent front pocket
  • Adjustable HeatGear shoulder straps

Benefits

This backpack is manufactured with Storm technology which means it is water-resistant and the bottom panel is tough. The pockets in the front are also water repellent and keep your valuables safe.

There is a laptop sleeve for a 15-inch device and a large gusseted front laundry. The shoe pocket at the bottom is an added benefit.

There are pockets on the side for water bottles and the shoulder straps are adjustable. This is a one-size-fits-all backpack that is great for men and women.

Pros

  • It has a lot of pockets for those who don’t like mixing knick-knacks in the bag.  
  • Tough and water-resistant
  • Cheaper than other models of its kind
  • Available in many colors
  • Comfortable and durable

Cons

  • Size is misleading. Some customers found it to be small.
  • There is no sternum strap.
  • The zipper goes only one way.
  • No security pockets on the inside

Verdict

This is a pretty good backpack to own. It’s unisex and both men and women seem to love it. The only big quibble among customers is the size. Some were disappointed while others thought it was great.

But there is no disputing the excellent quality. Under Armour fans were happy to get the new and upgraded version of their favorite backpack.  


UA Scrimmage 2.0 - Best for School

The Under Armour Scrimmage 2.0 is popular for its water-repellant quality without giving up on the breathability of the fabric. Like a classic UA backpack, this too has a soft-lined laptop sleeve for a 15-inch device.

This backpack has two main compartments and one quick stash pocket in the front. This will give you enough and more storage space. There are two mesh bags on the side for water bottles. The bag itself is made of polyester with a volume of 25 liters.

Under Armour Scrimmage Backpack 2.0

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Specifications

  • Volume: 25L
  • Material: 69% polyester; 20% polyurethane; 11% nylon 
  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 6.7 x 18.5 inches
  • Has two main compartments with zipper closure
  • Has a soft lined laptop sleeve for a 15-inch device
  • Small stash pocket at the front
  • Adjustable and padded HeatGear shoulder straps
  • Synthetic lining
  • Water-repellent but breathable fabric

Benefits

It is better than the first two models because of the extra main compartment. The quick stash pocket in the front and the mesh pockets on the sides are both great to access small items without having to open the main bag. The shoulder straps are adjustable and padded.

This model puts emphasis on being made of breathable fabric. That’s a bonus. But it is also about comfort. So, with this on your back, you will always be warm, dry, and light. It’s an added bonus for athletes who are outdoors when the temperatures drop.

Pros

  • Has two main compartments
  • Made of breathable fabric
  • Has Heatgear technology
  • Has a moisture transport system
  • Dries really quickly

Cons

  • The logo might start peeling off sooner than you would expect.
  • Some customers were disappointed with the size. 

Verdict

This is a pretty good product. Many parents have bought this for their school-going children and it has worked. The size seems to be a bit of an issue for older kids or anyone buying this product for them.

Durability and comfort are on top of the manufacturer’s mind. So it is made of good fabrics that take care of your gear in hot and cold weather. The company is committed to sustainability so don’t worry about toxic and non-recyclable raw materials.

This backpack can work outdoors too but it is primarily made for school kids. So if you do take it out, you might want to be a tad bit careful with the wear and tear.


UA Storm Recruit - Best Casual Daypack

This is a great casual backpack that can go with you everywhere. It is comfortable, durable, and has a lot of space for all your possessions. The padded shoulder straps make it easy to keep it on all day long.

It is made of tough materials and has plenty of pockets for you to easily reach the small, miscellaneous objects. It is a one size fits all model and comes in a lovely black and lime green or graphite and white combination.  

Under Armour Storm Recruit Backpack

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Specifications

  • One size
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Material: 100% polyester lining
  • Dimensions: 19" x 13" x 10"
  • Machine washable
  • Exterior is made of a highly water-resistant finish
  • Bottom panel is tough and abrasion-resistant
  • 15-inch soft-lined sleeve for a laptop
  • Front pocket is water-repellent
  • Adjustable and padded HeatGear shoulder straps

Benefits

The five pockets - one interior and four exterior - and the padded shoulder straps tell you that this was made for comfort. It has a 100% polyester lining which will keep the bag strong and durable. It is easy to wash in the machine.

The body of the product is water-resistant and the bottom is abrasion-resistant. So it is built for everyday wear and tear.

Apart from the main compartment, there is a 15-inch laptop sleeve for your device. No backpack can’t miss that detail but a casual every day one most definitely cannot.

Pros

  • Has a lot of pockets
  • It can battle weather thanks to the water repellent and abrasion-proof manufacturing.
  • The padded shoulders are made for comfort.
  • Functional and stylish

Cons

  • Slightly more expensive than the other models in this range
  • Is made of chemicals that California considers as causes for cancer and reproductive harm
  • It is water-resistant not waterproof. 

Verdict

This is a pretty good backpack. It is great for school and college kids. It has a lot of pockets for the user to store small items and access them easily.

If you like to organize things according to pockets and place them in specific places so that you can reach out and grab them without taking the bag off, this is the one for you.

The two main compartments are spacious and the laptop sleeve is an added bonus. The mesh pockets on the side are great for water bottles and smaller quick access items like cell phones.

It costs a little more than many others in this category but it is worth the money. It is made for comfort and with durability in mind. So it is likely to last longer than products by the competition.


UA Roland - Best for Light Use

This is another classic element-battling backpack from Under Armour that is best for light use. It comes, as expected, with a water-resistant finish.

It has two large main compartments and a tough, abrasion-resistant coated bottom panel. In addition to that, there is a soft-lined, padded laptop sleeve that can hold a 15-inch device comfortably. 

There is a water-repellent front pocket that will be safe even in the monsoons. And on the sides, you have two mesh pockets that are ideal to store water bottles.

The shoulder straps are adjustable and provide extra comfort even with heavy weights in the bag. And there is a top grab handle when you want the monkey off your back.

Under Armour Roland Backpack

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Specifications

  • Volume: 17L
  • One size
  • Dimensions: 7.87 x 5.91 x 1.97 inches
  • Material: 100% polyester
  • Lining: 100% polyester
  • 16-inch shoulder drop
  • Made of UA Storm technology - has a highly water-resistant finish
  • Has two large main compartments
  • Has a tough, abrasion-resistant coated bottom panel

Benefits

This beautiful lightweight backpack comes in many different colors. It is meant for casual use. Despite that, it has many pockets that are meant to keep your possessions safe and intact.

It is made of Storm technology which means it has an element-battling capacity that makes it great for different seasons. The water-resistant finish and the tough bottom panel are classic UA touches, no matter what the purpose of the backpack.

The two large main compartments make sure there is enough and more space for storage. The side pockets and the grab handle on top are a bonus.

Pros

  • Comes in many colors
  • Has a lot of pockets
  • Has a water-resistant finish
  • Has abrasion-resistant bottom panel
  • Cheaper than the other backpacks made by UA’s competitors

Cons

  • Not great with wear and tear
  • It does not come with anti-odor technology.
  • The 15-inch laptop sleeve is not as stiff as you would expect. 

Verdict

This is a pretty good backpack with no serious complaints. Most people who bought them really like it. It is the right make and model, is made of good raw materials that ensure durability and comfort. It has a lot of storage space and many pockets to save smaller items.


UA Undeniable Sackpack 2.0 - Best Drawstring Style

This is a trendy little sackpack for those who love to throw their miscellaneous items in a small bag on the back and move along. It’s a great way to keep your hands free on a short trek.

It is surprisingly big for a bag of its kind. And that’s what gives you a lot of storage space. Perhaps more than what you need. But a little extra never hurt anyone. This is a one-size bag that is made of 100% polyester. It even has a 100% polyester lining.

Most sackpacks come with one compartment and that’s the end of that. This one has two front compartments that allow you to organize your things.

The bag can be easily adjustable thanks to the single cording with wordmark detail. There is also a sternum clip that makes the job easier. It also has a D-ring on the front panel which lends extra support and acts as another attachment point.

Under Armour Undeniable 2.0 Sackpack

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Specifications

  • One size
  • Material: 100% polyester with 100% polyester lining  
  • Dimensions: 19 x 15 x 2 inches
  • Volume: 25L
  • Two front pockets for extra storage; one for valuables.
  • 9-inch shoulder drop

Benefits

This one is fantastic for the storage space it provides. It is neatly divided into pockets that are safe in different sleeves and can be accessed without you having to dig into it.

The straps are adjustable just like a regular backpack and a sternum clip keeps it steady on your back. There is also the added benefit of a D-ring on the front.

Pros

  • Has adjustable straps and a D-ring, unlike other sackpacks
  • Has a sternum clip for stability
  • Has two main compartments that provide a lot of storage
  • Comes in many colors

Cons

  • The straps might hurt your shoulders if you fill the sack to its capacity.  

Verdict

This is a pretty fancy sackpack but in the same price range as regular bags of its kind. It provides a lot of storage which is a pleasant surprise and it lives up to the reputation of the best drawstring bag of its kind. This is definitely recommended if you want a slightly bigger messenger bag that can lay on your back without bothering your hands.


About Under Armour

If you’re browsing the internet for backpacks, it is hard to miss UA and there is a reason for it. This company is committed to making durable and comfortable products that are made without harming the environment.

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The company is also sincerely committed to building relationships with its consumer community where the manufacture takes place. They are all about having a value system and honoring it.  So let’s see what are these values that make Under Armour such a success.

The Secret to Success: Values and Loyal Buyers

Right off the bat, UA has unabashedly declared its love for athletes. They clearly state that most of their consumers are athletes and their teammates and UA is proud and honored to serve them.

The brand strives to make products that sportspersons cannot work without. That is just one of the reasons for UA products to be such a hit with this demographic.

They are also clear that sports empower individuals irrespective of their race, nationality, and gender. It is a powerful thing and they want to show support and appreciation for this quality in their customers. The company also advocates equality, justice, and opportunity for all. They also believe in teamwork, which is why they are big on community outreach. 

UA has also always been proud that they are a leader and had the courage to be bold and defy convention. This is why they strive to create products that are functional and give you the look you deserve.

What Makes Under Armour Trustworthy? 

UA is big on community values. They strongly believe that to make a successful product, a company must be mindful of their supporters and find a way to give back. This helps grow businesses and develop relationships to cherish.

They have chosen to do that by incorporating sustainability and philanthropy into their business model. 

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Sustainability

UA believes that the future of good performances is possible only when we respect our planet and its habitat. So while they are keen on supporting athletes with the best gear, they want to do it in ethical and sustainable ways.  

They do it by reducing dependence on elastane which causes moisture and odor problems. It also takes longer to dry and wears out sooner than some other materials. But most importantly, it is not recyclable.

So, UA has developed better thread texturing techniques that help raw materials perform better and last longer. These materials are also 100% recyclable. 

Philanthropy

The brand works with athletes and believes in teamwork. So it is not surprising that they believe in mentorship and giving back to the community. Each member of their team dedicates 32 hours a year to volunteering to help make the world a better place. 

What’s in the Bag? 

It is said that the founder Kevin Plank came up with the initial idea on a sultry day outdoors while carrying a heavy, uncomfortable backpack. That is probably why UA products have a distinctive style.

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They come in specific sizes and are meant for a certain demographic. If you pick one at random you might just be disappointed but if you get the one that’s for you, you will keep coming back.

That is why UA has a loyal customer base. Their products are colorful and made with comfort and longevity in mind.