gucci laptop casePRODUCT DETAILS
A slim briefcase, equipped with double leather handles and removable shoulder strap. Made in our signature GG Supreme canvas with green and red Web detail.
Beige/ebony GG Supreme canvas, a material with low environmental impact, with black leather trims
Leather Gucci trademark label
Green and red Web detail
Interior zip and smart phone pockets
Top handles with 3.5″ drop
Detachable and adjustable shoulder strap with 20.9″ drop
Top double zip closure
Small size: 14.6″W x 11.4″H x 2.6″D
Black nylon lining
Made in Italy
The best laptop bags for 2019: top laptop backpacks, sleeves and cases
- Published: December 19, 2018
Take the stress out of travelling with a laptop by protecting it with a secure and stylish laptop bag.
What’s the best laptop bag right now? Whether you’re looking to buy a slick new laptop case for somebody this Christmas, or you’re expecting a shiny new toy yourself over the festive season and want to protect it, we can help. We’ve hand-picked the best laptop backpacks, bags, cases and sleeves in this guide, to help you make the right decision for your device.
So what are the options? Well, if you take your laptop into the office each day, or to meetings with clients via public transport, you’ll want a hard laptop case or a padded laptop backpack.
If your commute is less prone to getting up close and personal with other people, and your meetings require smart presentation, opt for a swanky professional laptop briefcase. But if you’re happy carrying your laptop in a bag you already own, take a look at our best laptop sleeves and hard cases.
Right now, we think the best laptop bag is the OMOTON Anti-theft Laptop Backpack – it’s waterproof, comfortable and practical. That said, the best laptop bag for you depends on exactly what you need it for. So read on for our pick of the best laptop bags around…
01. OMOTON Anti-theft Laptop Backpack
Our pick for the best laptop backpack overall
Material: Oxford fabric with polyester lining | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchInvisible back pocketWater resistant Knife-proof zipsSlightly bland design
Looking for a laptop backpack that does it all? This multi-functional rucksack from OMOTON is an excellent all-rounder. The laptop compartment is at the back of the rucksack, opening underneath the shoulder straps and making it impossible for your gadgets to be stolen while on your person. There’s also a separate compartment at the lower back of the rucksack for your passport or wallet, so you can keep them to hand but still safe from wandering hands. Once you’re zipped in, the zips can withstand a sharp knife too. Not that you’ll need that kind of protection on an average commute.
This laptop backpack tops our list because it’s water resistant and designed with the wearer in mind: ergonomically designed straps give ultimate comfort, and the S-shape shoulder straps and padded both provide support. We recommend this if you’re a commuter who needs to know they can grab and go and that their laptop will be safe.
02. Sosoon Anti-theft Laptop Backpack
One of the most secure laptop backpacks you can get
Material: 1680D double-pile polyester fabric | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchIncredibly secure Hidden zipsFour layers of protectionLooks like a school backpack
If you’re all about security, save yourself a few pounds and opt for the Sosoon anti-theft laptop backpack. Going one step further than the OMOTON laptop bag above, this backpack has fully hidden zips, with the main pocket zips placed underneath the fabric at the top of the backpack. That means this bag is secure even when it’s not on your back. Sure, it doesn’t look as nice as some of the other laptop bags on this list, but your laptop will be protected in more ways than one, thanks to shockproof internal padded sleeves and elastic belts you can use to fasten in your laptop.
03. HotStyle City Outdoor College Backpack
The best budget laptop backpack
Material: Polyester | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchFour colour options DurableAffordableDoesn’t have easy laptop access
The HotStyle City Outdoor College Backpack adds a splash of colour wherever you go. There are four colour options: grey, navy, camo green and light sea green – our favourite – which is pictured above. It’s a cheap and cheerful laptop backpack that does the job without too many frills. If you’re likely to want to work on the train (or watch Netflix, we won’t tell), getting your laptop in and out of this backpack is potentially trickier than other options here because there’s no easy-access compartment, but it looks great and holds more than you might think.
04. Briggs & Riley Kinzie Street Flapover Expandable Backpack
A stylish laptop backpack with a lifetime guarantee
Material: Tartex | Size: Fits up to a 15.6 inch laptopSuper sleekRFID blocking pocketLifetime guaranteeExpensive
Created for city living, this Kinzie Street expandable backpack from Briggs & Riley is as cool as laptop backpacks come. The slimline look doesn’t compromise of padding for your laptop, and there are also RFID blocking panels to protect your wallet or purse from RFID theft. Leather accents add a touch of style and sophistication to the streamlined, minimal design. Yes it’s expensive, but it comes with a lifetime guarantee and can even be paid for in instalments. If you’re looking for the functionality and security of a backpack with the professional style of a briefcase, we’d recommend this Kinzie Street laptop backpack for you.
05. WIWU Laptop Shoulder Bag
One of the best laptop bags you can get
Material: Neoprene and flannelette | Size: Fits up to 17.3 inchFour size options available Water repellent Only two compartments Only available in grey
Built with five layers of material, this WIWU laptop shoulder bag is a great way to protect your device if you don’t need the extra space a backpack provides. The bag features a shock-absorbing bubble foam padding layer, as well as water-resistant neoprene layer underneath a fabric outer. Despite the multiple layers, the bag is very streamlined. The main compartment is suitable for your laptop only, but there is a smaller, zipped compartment on the front with three small pockets.
06. Ropch Felt Laptop Bag
The best budget laptop bag
Material: Felt | Size: Fits up to 17.3 inchFour size optionsFour colour options AffordableNot water repellent
Although we’ve included this Ropch laptop bag as our best budget laptop bag option, we think it looks far more expensive than it is. The main compartment will hold your laptop (11.6inch up to 17.3inch options are available), and there’s an additional zipped, front compartment for your accessories: chargers, headphones or mouse, and so on. This lightweight, professional-looking bag is perfect for the dashing to and from meetings, working on the move and everything in between. It’s sleek enough that you won’t look out of place in a client’s glass-walled office, but equally it’s quirky enough to be by your side in your local coffee shop. It’s easily one of the best laptop bags out there.
07. Porsche Design BriefBag
A stunning high-end laptop bag – with a price tag to match
Material: Teflon-coated nylon | Size: Fits up to 17 inchStain resistant Great build qualityDouble-handle systemEye-wateringly expensive
There’s no denying that the Porsche name tag adds some extra pennies to this laptop bag, but if you’ve got the cash, the build and style quality are worth it. Made from nylon but coated with Teflon, this bag is both strong and stain resistant. The double-handle system means it can be carried like a briefcase, or over the shoulder when mobility is your priority. Ideal for on-the-go professionals, this bag features a padded laptop pocket as well as room for your charger and documents.
08. Knomo Copenhagen Briefcase
The most stylish laptop bag
Material: Polyester | Size: Fits up to 14 inchThe best-looking bag on this listLightweightWater resistant Small
Inject some fun and colour to your day with the Copenhagan briefcase from Knomo. This is without a doubt the most stylish laptop bag you can buy today. The stunning red colour is bold and bright, so you’ll always be able to spot your luggage among the crowd, but it still looks smart. The downside is that the Knomo Copenhagan only fits laptops, Macbooks or notebooks up to 14 inches, but for many of us that’s the largest device we need when working remotely.
09. Jack&Chris New PU Leather Briefcase
The best laptop briefcase
Material: PU leather | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchHigh quality Two compartmentsVery business-formal
If a traditional briefcase is closer to what you’re looking for, look no further. PU leather that has the look and feel of real leather helps this laptop briefcase punch far above its weight in the style stakes. The briefcase features two main compartments for carrying your laptop, tablet and organiser, as well as separate area to keep documents need and holders for credit cards, keys and even pens. The bag locks securely with a flap buckle and key-lock, and offers the choice of a traditional top-carry handle, or adjustable shoulder straps. For some though, this bag possibly says more ‘suited and booted’ than ‘creative professional’.
10. Port Case
The best laptop sleeve overall
Material: Faux suede and fleece | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchSuper softGreat protectionPlain design
Available to fit 12, 14.5 and 15.6 inch notebooks and Macbooks, this faux suede laptop sleeve is a crowd pleaser. It’s super soft and padded so your device will be well protected, and there’s an external pocket that’s big enough to fit key accessories like headphones or charging cable, and an additional interior pocket for valuables. This is a good middle ground when it comes to laptop sleeves as it’s more stylish than our budget neoprene option, but more neutral than our high-end and patterned picks.
11. Kate Spade New York Perforated Leather Laptop Sleeve
The best high-end laptop sleeve
Material: Leather | Size: Fits up to 13 inchBeautiful textured leather designGreat protectionFits 13″ device only
A real winner when it comes to high-end laptop cases, this gorgeous leather sleeve by Kate Spade combines functionality with simple, classy design. The perforated flower print adds texture and personality to the simple black case without losing the professional look. If you’re carrying a sleeve designed this well, your clients are going to trust your eye for quality design. This case certainly adds style to your tech, but protection is also key. The durable, real-leather outer will protect from knocks, and the soft inner lining with prevent scratches. Unfortunately this case is only available for screen sizes up to 13 inches at the moment.
12. LOGIK L15NBK11 Laptop Sleeve
The best budget laptop sleeve
Material: Neoprene | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchExcellent value Waterproof As plain and simple as you can get
If you’re looking for a cheap, unfussy laptop sleeve then this neoprene number from LOGIK is the one for you. Neoprene is a tough yet cushioning material so your device is in good hands when it comes to light knocks and bumps, and it’s also waterproof. This sleeve comes with a handle – not always a given with neoprene sleeves like this – meaning it’s easy to transport. No frills and no fuss means you can pick up a durable, protective case for just over £10.
13. Dr. Sosmonki Leaves Pattern Laptop Sleeve
The most stylish laptop sleeve
Material: Thickened neoprene | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchEnhanced protectionFour funky design choicesThree size options No handle
If you like the simplicity of the LOGIK neoprene case but are looking for something a little more funky, then check out this protective neoprene sleeve from Dr.Sosmonki. Perfect for creatives who don’t want anything dull or simple, this slim sleeve is lightweight and waterproof, making it an essential for transporting your laptop. Shown above is our favourite of the four patterns, but it was a tough choice between this and the blue and red pattern. There are four striking designs to choose from in total, as well as three sizes: to fit 13, 14 or 15.6 inch devices.
14. INCASE Hardshell Clear Case
The best hard laptop case overall
Material: Wood | Size: Fits up to 13 inchClear finishGives access to portsOnly fits up to 13-inch MacBooks
If you like to keep things simple, or are a huge fan of the natural look of your Macbook, then this hard case offers protection without changing the design of your device. Although designed for the 13inch Macbook Pro, this laptop hard case can be used on other 13inch devices. It’s designed to stay on your laptop at all times, rather than just when you’re on the go, and so help keeps your laptop ventilated, as well as allowing access to all ports and charging points.
15. WOODWE Real Wood laptop cover
The best high-end hard laptop case
Material: Wood | Size: AllAvailable for any size laptopSleek designPricey compared to others
This elegant wooden laptop cover is designed to be fitted just the once to your MacBook. It’s a bold look, but one that we think adds a charming touch to your tech. And if you’re wondering why it looks so great, it’s because it’s been designed with the Instagram generation in mind.
It’s also great protection for your machine, the wood used to make it is certified by FSC and PEFC, and there’s a six-month warranty included.
16. AMNIE Shockproof Laptop Hard Case
The best budget hard laptop case
Material: Polyester & polyurethane | Size: Fits up to 15.6 inchSlow-recovery sponge Water-resistant Chunkier than neoprene
Comprised four different materials, this AMNIE laptop hard case will protect your device from knocks, bumps and dust, as well as scratches and spills.
Working from the inside out, your laptop is protected by soft velvet cushioning for the screen, and 6mm high-density, slow-recovery foam that absorbs shock and reduces its impact. The water-resistant polyester surface protects against spills and fits snugly, whether you go for the 11 to 11.6 or 15 to 15.6 inch case.
17. Designer Empire “Paints” Hard Laptop Case
The most stylish hard laptop case
Material: Plastic | Size: Fits up to 15 inchStylish designNo handle
Etsy offers a world of customisable designs, but our favourite right now is this handmade Paints hard case by DesignerEmpireCo.
Cleverly designed to mimic oil paint, this laptop hard case will help you make a statement when it comes to your creativity. It’s a natural choice for traditional artists, but will give a nod to anyone’s creative profession or hobby. Multiple sizes are available, from 11 to 15 inches.
HOW TO BUY THE BEST LAPTOP BAG FOR YOU
The best laptop bags will be strong and durable, but also comfortable and stylish. It’s also important that they are secure, so you can take your laptop from A to B without the worry of it getting stolen or damaged.
Key features to look out for include easy access laptop compartments so there’s no need for opening up the main compartment that houses everything else, or zips on the back for extra security. As well as these, you’ll want high-quality design that’s durable, but stylish too.
The style of bag that you choose will influence the material. Laptop bags will more often than not be fabric or canvas, but this doesn’t mean they’re not watertight. Several of the best laptop bags and backpacks in this list, including the OMOTON, Sosoon, WIWU and Knomo, are waterproof.
Leather and neoprene are great options for waterproof protection, and we have briefcase and shell style laptop bags to suit.
Of course, the material you choose will also influence the cost of your new laptop bag, so think about how much you’re looking to spend. That said, we think it’s well worth investing in a laptop bag that’s going to stand the test of time. After all, the thing it’s protecting will cost you a lotmore to replace.
The trickiest part of buying a laptop bag is getting the size right. Often laptop bags, especially sleeves, will be named for specific brands or models, most commonly the Macbook Pro, but this doesn’t mean they will only fit that model.
You’ll have to be most careful with hard cases as they’ll be made to fit, but other than that laptop bags are pretty flexible. To help though, we have included details of what sizes each of the best laptop bags in this list are available in.
We have arrange our best laptops buying guide by bag type – backpack, bag, briefcase and sleeve – and we’ve included a best overall, budget, high-end and most stylish options for most categories.
Here’s our pick of the best laptop cases from the many available right now.
9 Types Of Bag Every Man Should Have On His Shoulder
From weekenders to cross-body bags, these are all essentialImage: Pedro Del HierroBY IAN TAYLOR
Forgive the generalisation, but we’re guessing your father probably complained about the number of bags your mother had. While he used the same battered duffle for everything, your mother took up prime real estate at the bottom of the wardrobe with shoppers, handbags, clutches and weekenders.
Guess what? Mother was right. You need different types of bags depending on where you’re going, what you’re transporting and who’s going to see you along the way. The same goes for all accessories, including sneakers and watches. You need a rotation if not a full-blown collection.
With that in mind, below we present every stylish type of bag to carry home from your next trip to the shops.
Like sneakers and baseball caps, the backpack is one of those once-sloppy afterthoughts that have become considered, coveted purchases in the last decade. It’s the most versatile design on this list, but also the only one where you can conceivably buy three and get use from them all.
Depending on your lifestyle, it could be a smart backpack for the business-casual commuter, a rugged companion for weekend pursuits or a training buddy for your gym kit. Adopted by virtually every style tribe on the planet, your old school bag is officially all grown up: a genuine menswear classic.
What To Look For
For an everyday pack or commuter bag, adjustable air mesh straps will keep things comfortable while practically anything but canvas will keep things dry. Look for a padded seat to keep the contents from jamming in your back.
Then it’s a case of tailoring the bag to your needs. Leather styles work best for the office, and many come with an internal laptop sleeve. Going to the gym? You’ll need extra compartments. Getting on the bike? Look out for reflective panels.
Sitting at the mid-point between a briefcase and a backpack on the sliding scale of formality, the tote bag is roomy enough to stow your smelly gym gear / stolen hard drive, but sleek enough that you might still get papped by a roving street style photographer.
A versatile, easy-access design, this can be your beach bag, work bag and shopping bag all in one. Sadly, it’s also the only style on this list vulnerable to a “nice handbag, mate” from at least one of your friends.
What To Look For
Materials, first and foremost. If you’re using it as your work bag, stick with leather and nylon. If all you want to do is rep your favourite brand while you do your shopping, then canvas is just fine.
A zipper at the top offers extra security, while internal pockets ensure you don’t have to go burrowing for your keys. Don’t discount a set of shoulder straps either: with the classic shopper style, you’re never fully hands-free.
You can’t roll up to your rented chateau without an obscenely good weekender stowed in the limited boot space of your Jaguar F-Type. Of course, they also work for train journeys to see mum and dad. Whatever your travel plans, a weekend bag suggests a man of taste and leisure, not to mention practicality when it comes to packing enough underwear.
Perfect for stowing a neat capsule wardrobe and travel essentials, it doesn’t have to live under the bed between trips. At the smaller end of the scale, a duffle or holdall can be used every day as a hybrid work and gym bag.
What To Look For
You’ll find affordable leather options on the high street for not much more than £100, but you can spend ten times that figure from designer labels that specialise in leather goods. In the spirit of matching leathers, look for one that matches the shoes or boots you wear most often.
Check the dimensions if you ever intend to use it as hand luggage and if your weekends involve a little more rough and tumble than champagne and caviar, opt for a twill or canvas version from a hardy outdoor brand.
There’s a stereotypical image of a bowler-hat-wearing British gentleman somehow carrying an umbrella, a briefcase, a newspaper and a smoking pipe all at the same time. Admittedly, it’s a bit of an outdated concept. However, his leathery receptacle is still as relevant as ever.
A trusty briefcase is the city worker’s best friend. It’s smart, it’s practical, and if you buy a good one, there’s no reason it can’t last you a lifetime. Besides, nothing ruins that Bond-like aura quite like a bulky backpack slung over the shoulders of your suit jacket, making this sleek alternative the perfect accompaniment to tailoring.
What To Look For
Originally used as a means for lawyers to transport documents to and from court, briefcases were designed with work in mind. This considered, it makes sense to look for something that’s going to match your office attire. Pick a shade of leather that matches your shoes. And whatever you do, keep things simple and slick.
In terms of functionality, we’ve largely moved on from bits of paper and fountain pens now, so selecting something with a laptop pocket and ample storage for a charger and hard drive would be well advised, too.
Whether you’re a seasoned lifter or a spin-class first timer, it can be all too easy to dream up reasons not to go to go for a workout. Things as trivial as being unable to find matching socks, or not having sufficient battery on your phone can feel like a cue to quit. So whatever you do, don’t let a tattered, moth-bitten gym bag serve as another excuse to stay under the duvet.
A sturdy sack is essential for getting your towel, trainers and protein from workspace to free weights in one piece. Another key tool in your fight to free the rippling abs and walnut-crushing glutes that you just know are lurking under there somewhere.
What To Look For
If you’re using your gym bag to carry stuff from work to gym to home, the first thing to consider is that you’ll want something that can accommodate your office gear and your athletic clobber comfortably.
Features like drink holders can come in very handy, and some options even have different compartments or your running shoes and your sweaty clothes so you can keep the stink separate from, well, the other stink.
Here’s an inconvenient truth for anyone who thinks streetwear is just pretentious hype and/or overpriced irony: the cross-body bag is probably the most practical everyday bag on this list. Unless you carry a laptop or gym equipment with you, the accessory formerly known as a bumbag is perfect for what most of us actually carry around these days: phone, keys, wallet.
It’s true that, at least while they’re still fresh, the cross-body bag adds a flash of unexpectedness to an outfit. But now that designers like Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton are finding ways to pair them with everything from tracksuits to tailoring, the smart money is on this type of bag soon enjoying something close to the backpack’s ubiquity.
What To Look For
There are two things to bear in mind here: dimensions and styling. Size matters in this case because you could buy a cross-body bag not much bigger than a billfold wallet, or you could shoulder one that’s as big as a messenger bag. Work out what you want to transport and go from there.
Then, the look. You can opt for loud colours and big logos and use the bag as a true fashion accessory, or keep it in the background with a pared-back monochrome option. In either case, access is key so look for easy-to-reach zippers.
Until recently, the messenger bag was still synonymous with paperboys and sloppy, middle-aged commuters. But designers right now like few things more than taking once-naff-but-practical items and making them cool again (see bumbags for further details).
As such the modern messenger bag keeps its utility but adds some aesthetics. Great for transporting laptops, paperwork and the odd lunchbox – and keeping your hands free as you do it – you can now tailor this type of bag to your style. From statement branding to normcore commuter, retro sportswear to luxury leather, well, you get the message.
What To Look For
Adjustable straps, buckled fasteners (or at least magnetic closures), plus internal and external pockets should all come as standard. Waxed cotton canvas offers a rugged point of difference from the standard leather, too. Keep the style classic with a foldover flap or go preppy with the messenger’s second cousin, the satchel.
Unless you’re lucky enough to own a luxury timepiece, chances are your laptop is the most expensive thing you tend to cart around with you. With that in mind, keeping it safe and secure is not to be taken lightly, making an all-singing, all-dancing laptop bag is nothing short of essential.
However, not only is a bag a necessity for protecting your computer, it can also serve as an extension of your look. Selecting some stylish luggage to house your laptop can help to complement your outfit or even spice up a boring office outfit.
What To Look For
A laptop bag that’s too small for a laptop is about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike. Taking this into account, it’s a smart move to know the dimensions of your computer before you go shopping.
Added extras like zip compartments for chargers, places to keep documents and padded shoulder straps can all come in handy too so make sure to check the specs before you part with your cash.
We don’t remember when the beach became a fashion show, but these days swim shorts are as tailored as your formalwear. Your accessories can’t be letting the (sea)side down, can they?
The best beach bags will stow everything from your sandwiches to a change of clothes and, because they’re often massive, they might be the first thing people see. For that reason, play it safe with shore-friendly colour combos like navy and white.
What To Look For
Like a work bag, your beach bag should be able to take a few knocks and not look like it’s washed up with the rest of the flotsam. Hardy materials like canvas, vinyl or even denim come recommended because they won’t scratch when it’s dumped on the sand.
Look out for waterproof compartments if you’re planning on getting wet and volume is important, too – especially if your beach towel has the surface area of a small football field