If you’re after some serious style, then look no further, because the Urban Backpack from Noreve is genuine full-grain leather perfection. With an elegant, business look this backpack sports a large main compartment that can house a 15-inch laptop. There’s a compartment at the back with an elasticated Velcro strap, a couple of pockets for smartphones, and some smaller pen or stylus holders.
There’s also a zipper compartment on the other side. Back on the exterior, you’ll find two side pockets with invisible magnetic closures and a classic double-zipper front pouch. Adjustable shoulder straps and a strong leather handle round out this impossibly smart backpack. You can get it in beige, brown, or our favorite, black. The only drawback here is the hefty price tag.
Pad & Quill has created an excellent tote for your favorite laptop — assuming it measures 15 inches or less. The company’s apt-titled Messenger Bag includes plenty of internal pockets, an external pocket for your smartphone, and a stylish combination of bridle leather and waxed canvas for added protection.
Designed specifically for college students entering the professional world, this bag showcases a casual approach to style, and it’s hard to see a situation where it wouldn’t be useful. The downside is the high price tag, though the bag does come with a 25-year warranty.
The rugged cotton canvas of Mobile Edge’s messenger bag is all natural and eco-friendly, while the compact design makes the bag easy to handle. In fact, ease-of-use is a common theme here. There’s a removable ID holder that you can anchor into position wherever is most convenient, and an integrated tablet pocket if you prefer to use two mobile devices at the same time and have a particularly great computer tablet.
It’s pricey, but if you can afford it, Jack Spade produces some of the finest bags and cases on the market, with high-quality materials and sleek, professional design. The exterior of the bag is covered in tech grey textured nylon, for a lightweight, modern feel. Inside, you’ll find a padded tech pocket for your laptop or other computing necessities, and a spacious main compartment for your notebooks, reference materials, and whatever else you need to bring to the meeting. There’s also an outside pocket for storing anything you need to access quickly and easily.
Blending stylish design and comfortable fit, the Moshi Urbana is fit to carry a laptop of up to 15 inches, with a padded compartment that also has room for your tablet or smartphone. The strap has an adjustable cushion, and you can have it fitted just the way you like. With a wide variety of interior and exterior pockets, as well as a water-resistant outer coating, you’ll keep all of your valuables safe and dry, and won’t have to dig through a huge bag to find your charger. The Urbana is available in three colors that range from exciting and trendy to professional and subdued, for a look that matches you and what you get up to every day.
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 store MooseandPine’s small, dark denim messenger bags feature an off-white cotton canvas compartment suitable for 13-inch ultrabooks 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. While not all Etsy products are dependable, MooseAndPine keeps reliable stock so this bag should be available — and occasionally on sale.