Yes, it's expensive, but Peak Design's $220 Everyday Messenger Bag is one of the most well thought out products on the market today. Its magnetic MagLatch closure works like magic and ensures your bag is secure but still easy to access, and its customizable flexfold dividers give you the ability to configure your storage to perfectly meet your needs. There's also a super strong adjustable shoulder strap, additional hip straps to help balance heavy loads, and a padded laptop sleeve that will fit all but the biggest 15-inch laptops. So even though it was designed with photographers in mind, it's also one of the best bags you can buy for regular Joes.
|Best Laptop Bags 2017|
|Peak Design Everyday Messenger||Best Overall||4.5 out of 5|
|Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz Backpack||N/A|
|Timbuk2 Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag||N/A|
|Evecase Messenger Bag||N/A|
|High Sierra Loop Backpack||N/A|
|Manhattan Portage Deluxe Computer Bag||N/A|
|Alienware Vindicator Messenger Bag||N/A|
|Ghostek NRGbag Backpack||N/A|
|Solo Executive Ultrabook Tote Bag||N/A|
|McKlein Chicago Roller Bag||N/A|
|McKlein Francesca Laptop Bag||N/A|
|High Sierra Freewheel Wheeled Backpack||N/A|
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.
Is it a messenger bag, or is it a backpack? Actually, it's both, and thanks to Timbuk2's hybrid design, the Ace Laptop Backpack Messenger Bag offers something fantastic: flexibility. Inside, there are multiple padded pockets, including one which has been designed to fit most 15-inch systems and is TSA-friendly, so you won't have remove your computer when going through security. The plentiful back padding is even ventilated to help keep you cool with its built-in luggage pass-through, it'll be the perfect companion for your rollaway luggage too.
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.
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.
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.
Gaming on the go has never been this easy. Alienware's $79 messenger bag can comfortably accommodate up to a 17-inch laptop with enough room left over for your favorite accessories in its padded compartments. Made from high-density nylon with a weather-resistant flap, this bag will ensure your gaming laptop will arrive to the LAN party in one piece.
Powered by a rechargeable 7,000 mAH battery pack, the Ghostek NRGbag 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 one-touch battery indicator and a durable water-resistant fabric. When the built-in battery runs low on power, you can recharge it via USB or a traditional wall outlet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.