We rely on our expensive devices to complete our daily tasks which is why it’s important that we protect them from potential harm — think cybercriminals, thieves, and even the elements. What’s more, a laptop bag can be argued a necessity in this era, perhaps as important as our wallet or passport holder. Your average men’s backpack may not be able to shield your electronics from shock since your tote may not include a padded laptop compartment for maximum protection. Enter the laptop bag.
Picking the best laptop bag depends on your preference and when and how you’ll use it. If you’re going to the office, for example, your best laptop messenger bag (or backpack) must have weatherproofing and anti-theft features. If you’re always on the go, investing in the best rolling laptop bag is a wise move as it eases the burden on your shoulders and back. Not to mention, rolling laptop bags are easy to move, too.
You spend your hard-earned money on laptops, so why don’t you invest in a secure laptop bag this 2021? To save you the heartbreak of witnessing your laptop’s untimely “death” due to a poorly designed bag, we’ve compiled a list of the best laptop bags for men from some of our favorite brands.
Crafted from earth-friendly, waterproof canvas poly fabric, Kroser’s 18-Inch Laptop Bag offers both durability and functionality, with its spacious compartments capable of storing a 17.3-inch laptop, iPad, notepads, and other essentials. Its padded laptop sleeve protects your device from shock, especially when you are in transit. The padded shoulder straps and handles are a huge lifesaver during long commutes, guaranteeing comfort for the duration of your journey to and from the office or school. What’s more, we particularly love its RFID pockets as it safeguards your personal information from nasty cybercriminals.
- Size: 18-inch
When Peak Design released its Everyday Messenger just a few short years ago, it was damn near perfect, especially for travelers and photographers. But the all-new V2 edition is even better in every way. The weatherproof shell keeps your gear dry in all but the harshest conditions, while the interior features clever, removable FlexFold dividers to divvy up your goods however you like.
- Size: 13L (Can hold a 13-inch MacBook Pro).
Chrome Industries has been a staple of hardcore urban commuters for years. The Blckchrm 22X is an aesthetic and functional upgrade to the brand’s iconic medium-sized messenger bag. The flagship version adds advanced 22X nylon and sailcloth material. Reflective compression straps, an ergonomic shoulder strap, and a quick-release buckle with a built-in bottle opener make this a great everyday bag, no matter where your morning drive, ride, or walk takes you. What’s more, it can hold your 17-inch laptop in its compartment. If you’re looking for something just slightly smaller the is 20 inches in width and can hold a 13-inch laptop.
- Size: 17-inch
For a luxurious, boardroom-ready look, Tumi delivers with a deep catalog of professional backpacks and messenger bags. The Albany Slim Commuter Brief’s leather shell is classy and high-end with just enough zippers and metal accents to feel daring. The expandable interior can accommodate most 14-inch laptops, and a bevy of compartments, pockets, and sleeves promise to keep you organized.
- Size: 14-inch
Going to your office in the rain? Don’t forget to bring Lenovo’s B210 laptop bag, crafted with lightweight, waterproof snow yarn polyester for maximum durability and protection to keep your precious laptop and belongings safe and dry from the rain. A padded laptop sleeve for your 15.6-inch laptop is included for added security, preventing your device from moving around during your commute.
Need to get something quickly? Worry not as the B210 comes with separate, easy-to-reach pockets for your phone and business cards so you won’t have to rummage for your belongings during a meeting. You don’t have to worry about storing your planner or laptop’s charger either as the bag’s roomy main compartment provides additional space for your essentials. With its sleek appearance and quick-access features, the B210 is a must-have for on-the-go professionals.
- Size: 15.6-inch
Nomatic made a splash several years back with its cleverly designed travel packs, and they’ve only gotten better since. The sleek Travel Pack packs down to a svelte 20L but expands to 30L when you need it. The latest version features more than 20 innovative features, including well-placed gear organization pouches and pockets. Plus, the TSA-friendly laptop sleeve is large enough to stow most 16-inch models.
- Size: 16-inch
San Francisco’s Mission Workshop has been a go-to brand of ours for years. The tactical, military-cool aesthetic isn’t just a pretty façade. The company’s bags are built to last. The Khyte is its penultimate messenger bag, designed to keep your laptop and personal effects safe and dry in any conditions.
- Size: 15-inch
Every Frye product features classic, rugged good looks with a dash of weathering to create an organic, distressed aesthetic. The Logan Messenger is a sleek carry-all with a beautifully handcrafted leather exterior available in slate, cognac, or dark brown. The slim interior offers just enough storage for your everyday carry, including a laptop, a phone, maybe some papers, and a pair of shades.
- Size: 14-inch
From watches to boutique hotels to everyday bags, Shinola designs some of the sexiest products around. In the hands of the Detroit-based luxury brand, even a simple, pared-down messenger bag can look damn good. The Slim Messenger is designed for functionality without the bulk — it’ll carry everything you need and nothing you don’t. In this case, that means just a laptop, phone, and a few small essentials. But, honestly, you’ll want it for the handsome exterior wrapped in premium, oil-infused Navigator leather giving it a rich, buttery look and feel.
- Size: 15-inch
Like pea coats and Chelsea boots, every product in Filson’s catalog feels timeless and sophisticated with a dash of outdoor inspiration. The 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase is a water-resistant bag that’s lightweight and rugged. In stark contrast to typical corporate-friendly messenger bags, this one tells the world that you’ve seen and done some seriously awesome things in your day. Add the company’s Workshop Weatherproof Leather Computer Case to round out your vintage, bush-pilot vibe.
- Size: 15-inch
ONA has long been known for its vintage-inspired bags that all boast a timeless aesthetic. The cross-body Brixton has been a favorite of ours for years. The hand-crafted exterior is handsome, sophisticated, and rugged. Beyond its good looks, it’s a capable messenger bag with a dedicated 13-inch laptop pouch and removable dividers to reconfigure the bag’s interior to your liking.
- Size: 13-inch
We couldn’t make this list without a nod to Hardgraft. These guys make seriously excellent bags that look great. The 2Unfold Laptop Bag works as a briefcase, shoulder bag, or backpack. Like everything in the company’s luxurious catalog, this one is pricey. But, if money is no object, you certainly wouldn’t regret this classy laptop bag.
- Size: 13-inch
True to its rugged-sounding name, Fossil’s Greenville Rucksack is a deft blend of military-inspired functionality and old-school pioneer spirit. It’s at once adventurous, refined, and timeless. Inside the premium cognac leather shell, however, the system of pockets and sleeves is designed to hold plenty of modern gear.
- Size: 15-inch
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