Best Laptop Bags 2016

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Hedgren Breeze Backpack

Cute, with a vaguely Ralph Lauren-like patriotic theme in its design, the Hedgren Breeze Backpack features a 16-inch laptop pocket and a padded tablet sleeve. A zippered front pocket cleverly separates the color blocks, and the padded shoulder straps keep things feeling comfy.

  • Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Backpack


    For just $60, the Pop Quiz backpack from Herschel Supply Co. is the epitome of cheap chic. The bag's stylish main compartment features a fleece-lined laptop sleeve that can accommodate systems of up to 15 inches. And because this backpack is available in more than 25 different colors, you won't have to struggle to find your favorite. 

  • High Sierra Loop Backpack

    The High Sierra Loop Backpack is both durable and affordable. Designed for everyday use, as well as for camping or traveling, this pack contains multiple large compartments, a dedicated tablet sleeve and a media pocket with a headphone port. A hook and bottom straps also let you attach extra gear like a towel or bike helmet.

  • Brinch Suit Fabric Messenger


    If you're looking for briefcase that a bit sleeker than others, Brinch has you covered with its Suit Fabric briefcase. It comes in three sizes -- 14, 15 and 17 inches -- and features a removable, padded shoulder strap and a large front flap to keep all your gadgets secured without adding a ton of bulk. 

  • Evecase Messenger Bag


    With space for mouse pads, cords, phones, full-size tablets and up to 17-inch notebooks, Evecase's messenger bag could be exactly what you need to lug all your tech around. It even has a clever luggage strap, so you can tie it down to your roller bag without fear of it falling off. The bag also features a water-resistant canvas exterior to protect your gear during bad weather. 

  • Manhattan Portage Deluxe Computer Bag


    Manhattan Portage bags exude stylish durability. The Deluxe Computer Bag is no exception. It takes everything that people loved about the company's legendary DJ bag, and updates it for the 21st century. Inside, there's a ton of room for books and equipment, as well as a padded sleeve for laptops up to 15-inches. Meanwhile, the outside features tons of smaller pockets for storing everything from cords to flash drives. 

  • Incase Reform Brief Messenger

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    This heather-gray briefcase will house your 13- or 15-inch MacBook with a separate zipper pocket for your tablet. The inside cradles your computer with faux fur and special impact-absorbing material on the inside. The Reform Brief also comes with a detachable shoulder strap, so you can take things from business to business casual in a couple of snaps.

  • The North Face Resistor Charged Backpack


    Powered by the Joey T55 battery pack, The North Face Resistor Backpack can recharge your gadgets while also providing a safe, padded place to stash laptops up to 17 inches in size. Other features include a handy sternum strap with a built-in whistle buckle for helping distribute weight across your chest, and padded mesh panels on the back to help keep you cool. When the built-in battery runs low on power, you can recharge it via USB or a traditional wall outlet.  

  • Ivation Backpack


    True adventurers embrace the same survival instinct that inspired the Ivation Backpack. A removable 7-watt, 6-volt solar panel with a scratch-resistant coating hangs on the outside and feeds juice to the 10,000-mAh power brick. The dual USB-out ports also mean it can charge your smartphone at the same time. Plus, the built-in, 1.8-liter bag inside is designed to carry drinking water, and is accessible via a tube in the shoulder strap. 

  • Solo Executive Ultrabook Tote Bag

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    Feminine, useful and budget-friendly, the Solo Executive Ultrabook Tote is a triple threat. The khaki polyester exterior with faux-leather accents will look at home in any boardroom, while the 15-inch laptop compartment and 10-inch tablet pockets will make sure you're properly equipped for your big meetings. The tapered top, zippered pocket keeps the overall look simple and elegant.

  • McKlein Francesca Laptop Bag


    The high-gloss, faux-crocodile finish on the McKlein Francesca Laptop Bag will turn heads, as will the leopard-print lining. A removable laptop sleeve, also decked out in leopard print, can hold an 11-inch laptop or tablet. Foot pegs keep the exterior from getting dirty or scratched. Two slip compartments on the sides and a couple of small interior pockets can hold all your other goodies. 

  • Case Logic Arca Sleeve

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    Basic, slim and boardroom ready, the Arca Carrying Case from Case Logic is perfect for taking your Chromebook or Ultrabook to your next meeting. This black sleeve comes with a removable shoulder strap, while interior straps ensure you don't even have to remove your laptop to use it.

  • Mosiso Laptop Sleeve


    Slim and simple, Mosiso's laptop sleeve starts at just $19 and ranges in size from 11 inches all the way to 15.6 inches. It's constructed out of cushy polyester foam and comes with a side pocket for storing a phone or power adapter, and a shoulder strap for easier carrying.

  • McKlein Chicago Roller Bag

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    The Chicago might be the ultimate luxury laptop bag. The full grain cowhide leather roller bag features three enormous zipper pockets -- one for your 17-inch laptop and the other two for your other possessions. Ten millimeters (about 0.4 inches) of high-density memory foam keep your notebook safe from the world, and you can remove the wheels and handle when necessary.

  • High Sierra Freewheel Wheeled Backpack


    For less than $60, High Sierra's Freewheel bag features a padded compartment for up to a 17-inch laptop along with a separate media pocket for your phone or small tablet. This pocket even has a pass-through port for headphones. The telescoping handle makes it easy to pull the Freewheel behind you, and with rollerblade-style wheels, you'll get a much smoother ride than with bags that have oversize, Hot-Wheel tires.