If you’ve ever hauled your laptop around on a workday or while traveling, you’ll understand how crucial it is to have a great bag to stow it in. While most computers and tablets can fit in pretty much any old backpack or messenger bag, if you store yours in something that’s not designed to carry your equipment, you run the risk of letting said equipment get damaged. Even with other laptop accessories like sleeves and snap-on cases, nothing protects your investment as well as a bag with strategic padding—which is what makes laptop bags so important.
And because nobody wants to see dings or scratches on their expensive new electronics, we’ve put a group of laptop bags to the test to see which ones could handle carrying our computers—and all the other gear we need to get us through the day. Whether you’re into satchels, backpacks, messengers or briefcases, one of these bags will satisfy your needs and complement your style. Take a look at them all below.
Coach Bleecker Leather Backpack
With an interior sleeve that securely fits your laptop, zippered compartments, and a cell phone pocket that can also stow, well, anything smaller than a cell phone, this bag has it all. Plus, its modern, all-leather design is easy on the eyes and also doesn’t scream to the world that you’re carrying a pricy piece of hardware. It’s the perfect way to secure your investment and make a stylish statement.
[$486.50, was $695; saksfifthavenue.com]
Tumi Alpha Bravo Aviano Slim Briefcase
Crafted from ballistic nylon and accented with a leather trim, this bag provides carry handles and adjustable straps, interior zip and wall pockets and a padded compartment to fit slimmer laptops. Tumi’s slim design is perfect for minimalists who want a laptop bag that’s not super bulky. The smart add-a-bag strap also provides the option of attaching to the handle of a suitcase, easing the pain of your next schlep from airport security to your departure gate.
Texbo Genuine Leather Men's Briefcase Messenger Tote Bag
Made of Italian leather, this bag is specifically designed to comfortably fit laptops up to 18″ thanks to its stitched padding. Equipped with a shoulder strap, large external pockets and small internal pockets for safe storage, none of your essentials will ever turn up missing.
Salvatore Ferragamo Firenze Leather Briefcase
This textured calfskin briefcase comes complete with two carry handles, an adjustable shoulder strap and interior pockets for a truly luxe experience.
Herschel Supply Bowen Travel 36L Duffel
It’s no surprise that another bag from Herschel has topped our list. The Bowen Travel Duffel’s array of mesh compartments offer easy access and ultimate organization. And thanks to a removable padded shoulder strap, you have options in how you carry it.
[$50, was $90; steepandcheap.com]
eBags Professional Slim Laptop Backpack
Full padded lockable backpack? Check. Seamless conversion from backpack to briefcase? Another check. Made with a trolley-handle pass through that can work vertically or horizontally if you’re heading to the airport or need to get your necessities on wheels, this fully functional bag is made to protect all your prized electronics.
United By Blue Lakeland Laptop Bag
This organic waxed canvas bag offers protection and a stylish look. Inside, there’s a padded sleeve that fits laptops up to 13″, plus pockets for your phone and other gear.
Herschel Supply Co. Retreat Backpack
Created with the modern commuter in mind, this Herschel backpack is a great option for laptop owners. Flip the top open and you’ll find a fleece-lined padded sleeve. Outside, the bag’s and cross-hatch woven material means your laptop will have support from every angle. Its top-flap style with rubber straps and a reinforced bottom provides added security if your commute is especially bumpy.
Ted Baker London Matcher Document Bag
The gold standard of organization, your laptop and other important items will be stored efficiently with this bag’s interior divider pockets. Plus, it’s really, really sharp.
Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase
Instead of having to carry your laptop bag in one way, Topo Designs three-way carry option bag gives you the opportunity to put your comfort first. Equipped with a laptop sleeve to store your device without rubbing against other items, internal velcro closure, pen slots and exterior cinch straps, you can rest easy knowing that your computer is in good hands.
KNOMO London Brompton Classic Amesbury Double Zip Briefcase
Don’t let this bag’s luxurious looks fool you: it’s a pretty hardworking option. Its internal organization section is equipped with RFID technology security, so in the event your bag is misplaced or stolen, it can be easily retrieved. The briefcase is also made with a back slip to attach to a trolley and leather handles for a sturdy hold.
WP Standard Vintage Messenger
The WP Standard Vintage Messenger offers a lifetime guarantee in the event of any damage. There’s premium leather on the outside, and inside there’s a laptop pocket that can fit computers up to 15″, with a strap that secures your device in a suede-lined sleeve. A padded adjustable shoulder strap helps ease the strain of carrying a bag around all day.
Resource - by Tatayana Yomary / https://www.mensjournal.com/gear/best-laptop-bags/