The first purchase for absolutely any laptop owner should be protection. Whether it’s a chic messenger bag for around town or a never-ending backpack that goes well beyond general commuting purposes, keeping your computer safe is essential and crucial to your machine’s livelihood. We’ve rounded up some of the most stylish, fashionable, and practical laptop bags for every man and women looking to add a bit of peace of mind to their daily travels. Some of the bags are costly, but quality doesn’t always come cheap. But don’t think we’d steer you wrong, there are also some more budget-friendly bags. Here’s 25 laptop bags we think look super sharp. In fact, most of them don’t even look like typical laptop bags!
Nothing says “artsy” quite like Etsy. Aside from the usual offerings of handmade beard beanies and vintage Danish lights, the up-and-coming craft site also boasts a number of laptop bags for those who truly want something that’s one of a kind, right down to the stitching and color wash. Each of Etsy user MarriForsell’s small, dark denim messenger bags features an off-white cotton canvas compartment suitable for 13-inch ultra books and other similarly sized laptops. Although two outer rivet-reinforced pockets provide just enough space for your cell phone or charger, the three additional inside pockets allow ample room for bulkier items, making the bag versatile whether you want to cram in a few classic novels or keep it light with no more than your laptop.
In case you didn’t notice – all jokes aside – InCase Designs has been a powerhouse in the case industry ever since creating the first for the original iPod. The company’s coated canvas bag offers a sleek, modern design that doesn’t skimp on features or durability. The weather-resistent bag features a tablet sleeve as well as reinforced quilted lining capable of housing laptops up to 15 inches, along with an exterior faux-fur lined smartphone pocket and several variably-sized internal mesh pockets for any other gizmos you might want to take with you on the go. The bag is available in two colors, auburn and black, and comes bundled with an adjustable strap and custom metal hardware that proves both modest and long-lasting.
The AVA backpack-handbag hybrid for women is applaudable. Crafted with stylish urban aesthetics in mind, it’s also built to last given its ripstop nylon construction and Ice Red quality guarantee. The vertical bag, available in four colors (black, blue, red, and yellow), is equipped with a 10- to 15-inch laptop compartment and an assortment of different-sized pocket organizers for electronics and stationary alike. It’s as minimalist as you want to it be, yet roomy enough for any bulk you might want to add for your agonizing bike commute or romp around the city. Don’t let the bright, jubilant colors dissuade you – florescent yellow is totally in this year, remember?
Crumpler Pinnacle of Horror – $130
I’d be lying if I didn’t admit the name alone was intriguing enough for us to throw this unique Crumpler bag on the list. Luckily, it’s fantastic piece of nylon and peached polyester design, strapped with a water-proof roll-top opening and reinforced stitching on all the appropriate stress points. The Velcro-zipper closure makes sure all your belongings are secure, including your 15-inch laptop, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the bag is a hassle to open. Pockets aren’t overly abundant – there’s a front compartment as well as a back in addition to the bag’s thin interior – but they expand nicely to accomodate items that run on the sleeker side of the size spectrum. It may look a tad mundane, but it’s a nice around-town bag or one perfect for your laptop and other office documents. And with two available colors, black and rifle green, it’s worth a shot.
STM is pretty much it when it comes to affordable, Australian laptop bag manufacturers (are you surprised?). The company’s vertical, polyester-crafted shoulder bag is one of the slimmest in its lineup, chock full of compartments for condensing your digital life into a 1.5-pound carrier. It’s primarily designed to suite 13-inch laptops, but you can slip in any devices between 12 and 14 inches for a relatively snug fit amid the high-density foam and soft plush cord lining. Housed beneath the hook-and-loop flap, the zipper-enclosed front pockets tote everything from a key fob to cable pouches, offering a range of organizational options more akin to a Trapper Keep than a traditional sleek backpack of this nature. It’s also available in three colors: sage, mushroom and black.
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