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The best laptop bags for men in 2024

Keep your laptop safe and protected in these best bags for 2024

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With the pace at which the world is becoming more and more detached from one another, our laptops have become a lifeline between us and the rest of the world. Some of us work remotely every day, while others are streaming giants. Either way, we have all found ourselves addicted to our laptops for hours at a time. Of course, you can’t just carry the computer, the mouse, and the charger loose in your hands. You need a bag. In the vast world of luggage and bags, there are some standouts we love. Here are our picks for the best laptop bags for you to pick up in 2024.

man carrying leather briefcase
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Should you carry a leather or canvas laptop bag?

There are two camps when it comes to laptop bags and briefcases. One side is dedicated to the leather bag, believing that family heirlooms are important. A leather briefcase sends a message of gentlemanly stature. Power. Authority. And an unrelenting love for the classics. Then there are the new-age men who opt for the canvas bags. Most of them go even further to shun the stuffy leather briefcase and go for the messenger bag. These men are typically more carefree and more willing to color outside the lines or think outside the box. So the age-old question of which you should get it all comes down to the kind of man you want to be. Classic dapper with a love of tradition or the renegade who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty.

Satchel & Page Diplomat
Satchel & Page

Satchel & Page Diplomat

Inspired by the founder’s family keepsake, a map case from WWII carried by their grandfather, Satchel & Page endeavors to give everyone a keepsake of their own to pass down the line. This laptop case has a unique feature with a computer pocket in the middle, providing a little protection and space on each side.

Thursday Boots Commuter Bag
Thursday Boots

Thursday Boots Commuter Bag

You may recognize Thursday Boots from numerous other lists for their stellar leather boots. But they branched out and started making other leather goods like jackets and bags. If you have ever picked up a pair of boots from them, you know the quality is top-notch, and your laptop will remain safe and protected. And this color is stellar and unique.

Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. Roosevelt Buffalo Messenger Bag
Buffalo Jackson Trading Co

Buffalo Jackson Trading Co. Roosevelt Buffalo Messenger Bag

Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most respected and idolized men in our country’s history, and this bag is an homage to that masculine energy. When Roosevelt was a student at Harvard, he was told to adopt a still lifestyle if he wanted longevity. The former president responded that if he had to remain still, he didn’t want the longevity. This bag is meant to stay on the move just like the legend, and you can follow in his footsteps.

NutSac Muy Grande
NutSac

NutSac Muy Grande

When you think about laptop bags, there is likely a list of industry leaders that pop into your mind. But we can imagine that disc golf isn’t one of them. NutSac began as a disc golf brand that spread out into everyday products that eventually landed on bags. And this combination of waxed canvas and leather is one of the most attractive on the list. And we are pretty sure you can fit a disc in right alongside your laptop.

5.11 Overwatch Briefcase
5,11 Tactical

5.11 Overwatch Briefcase

Briefcases have a stuffy, Wall Street kind of reputation. If you carry a high-dollar leather briefcase then you may be seen as one of those stuffy Wall Street guys. But of course, 5.11 Tactical is the kind of store that can keep you more prepared and shed the stuffy persona.

Maverick & Co Manhattan
Maverick & Co

Maverick & Co. Manhattan

Manhattan is a lively city. It is sleek, modern, and colorful. Maverick & Co used the city’s vibrance to model this work of art and created a sleek exterior with modern colors to keep you looking gentlemanly on the outside and a bright vibrance on the inside to keep you as lively as the city itself.

Savage Gentleman The Jack
Savage Gentleman

Savage Gentleman The Jack

Savage Gentleman is known for honoring Ernest Hemingway and his rugged masculine aura. The Jack is named for his oldest son, Jack Hemingway, who was a jack-of-all-trades. In an attempt to create an homage to him, Savage Gentleman created a bag that is, itself, a jack-of-all-trades. It’s versatile and manly, making it the perfect bag to take your laptop to the coffee shop or the cabin.

Peak Design Everyday Messenger
Peak Design

Peak Design Everyday Messenger Laptop Bag

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).

Nomatic Travel Pack
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Nomatic Travel Pack V2

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

Logan Messenger
Bloomingdales

Frye Logan Messenger

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

24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase by Filson
Filson

Filson 24-Hour Tin Cloth Briefcase

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 The Brixton
ONA Bags

Ona The Brixton

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

Hard Graft 2Unfold
Hard Graft

Hardgraft 2Unfold Laptop Bag

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

Whether you are a remote worker and need to focus on your laptop for eight hours a day, or you are a hobbyist who streams your favorite show, it can feel like your laptop contains your whole life. Keep it close and protect it with a laptop bag that is up to the challenge.

Mark McKee
Mark is a full-time freelance writer and men's coach. He spent time as a style consultant and bespoke suit salesman before…
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