Trust Lisboa 16″ Laptop Backpack – Accessory Review
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Trust Lisboa 16″ Laptop Backpack – Accessory Review

Good: Design, Affordable
Bad: No side pockets for small bottles
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It has been quite a while since a laptop backpack has been featured on the site, but today we’re going to change that. Recently, Trust released a new set of laptop backpacks, namely the Lisboa and Avana models. We were lucky enough to get a good-looking blue Lisboa model sent to us to write about. We put this affordable yet sturdy backpack to the test for a few weeks, and for the most part, we liked the overall quality and comfort.

As the Lisboa backpack is used for 16″ laptops, it’s not an overly big bag. The bag is also fairly thin and streamlined, so it’s best to be used as a daypack, rather than a backpack for longer getaways. The design is quite modest and classy, making the backpack ideal for work and day-to-day purposes. The blue model we were sent has a nice blue almost reflective finish (it’s not really reflective), and the bottom segment of the bag goes for a grey finish. The latter creates a nice contrast with the otherwise blue backpack. The straps and handles look solid, and the zippers don’t stand out too much.

Outside of the obvious space for your laptop, the Lisboa backpack does have a variety of storage options:

  • On the front of the bag, you’ll find one zippered pocket. The zipper is neatly tucked away behind the fabric of the backpack itself. This pocket can store a few smaller items such as a wallet, a smartphone, or other items of a similar size.
  • Also somewhat on the front of the backpack, there is the first bigger compartment that’s also zipper-enclosed. This has a bigger opening, as the zipper goes from halfway the height of the bag to the other halfway mark on the other side via the top. In this compartment, you’ll find an additional zippered pocket and two netted pockets. These also serve as a great storage space for wallets, smartphones, wireless earbuds, and other valuables. The bigger compartment can store bigger items such as a charger, a few documents, and so on.
  • Moving on to the main compartment, which is also zipper-enclosed. In this main storage area, you can put your laptop in the assigned sleeve to secure it. The bigger compartment also allows you to take your laptop charger, documents, a mouse, and even an additional keyboard. If you don’t need additional office supplies, you can also store your lunch, some spare clothes, or a few beverages. The main compartment also has a netted pocket, which can be used for a laptop charger and other similar items.
  • On the pack of the backpack, there is also a small zipper-enclosed pocket. This one is best used to store a passport or a small card-wallet. Storing bigger items in here will make the backpack very uncomfortable to wear.

All in all, we felt confident that our hardware was well-protected thanks to the padded compartment for our laptop, as well as the padding on the back of the backpack itself. We would have still liked it if the laptop could be stored in a zipper-enclosed pocket or compartment, but the easy access when opening the main compartment is still quite nice. The straps also had ample padding, and usage on a day-to-day basis proved to be very comfortable. While the Lisboa isn’t the biggest backpack, you’ll still have quite some room left after storing your laptop, its power supply, and a mouse. You could easily add your work lunch, some documents, your phone, and a few other smaller items. We did miss side pockets to store a small bottle of water or soda, as we prefer not to put our drinks in the same compartment as our laptop.

Maintenance isn’t too bad, and the bag is quite easy to clean. Of course, it all depends on what you do with the bag, and if you put it down in the dirt, it’s always going to be tricky to get certain substances out of the fabric. The fabric itself is also made out of recycled materials from 12 PET bottles. This is great if you’re looking for a bag that has a smaller ecological footprint. It’s great that brands are now also investing more in recycled materials and that it doesn’t drive the price upwards of great products such as this. The fact that the materials are also recycled doesn’t detract from the overall sturdiness of the bag itself.


As far as day-to-day backpacks go, Trust’s Lisboa 16″ Laptop Backpack is a great option if you’re looking for a new bag. We did find our laptop to be very secure when using the backpack, and we were still able to carry around a few other items with us thanks to the overall storage room and additional pockets to store smaller items. We would have liked it if the bag had two side pockets to store our drinks, but we often simply put our small bottles or cans in the first compartment to still keep them separate. Overall, for a very fair price, you’ll be treated to a sturdy, practical, and good-looking backpack.


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