Laptop Messenger Bags
If you're looking for a stylish everyday briefcase that can also fit a laptop, we've narrowed down the field and found the best smart bags that transition easily from the office to the airport. No one wants to say it but looks matter. Don't splurge on a custom suit and then schlep your belongings in a backpack! Instead, check out these laptop messengers that are sleek, stylish and self contained to hold all your gear.
Laptop Bags Reviewed:
- Tumi Laptop Briefcase
- AmazonBasics Laptop
- Montblanc Laptop Bag
- CoolBELL Laptop Messenger Bag
- Ted Baker Document Briefcase
- Lifewit Leather Laptop Bag
- Lacoste Computer Bag
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Messenger Laptop Bags
Whether you prefer a handheld briefcase or a hands free messenger bag, these laptop bags have got you covered. Below are our picks for both affordable and designer laptop bags to elevate your travel style and prime you for that coveted promotion.
For in-depth reviews of each bag, keep reading!
The Best Laptop Bags for Men
1. Tumi Laptop Briefcase
This Tumi leather laptop bag is our top pick for a sleek, professional office bag. Buttery soft leather, easy access zip pockets and retractable carry handles make this super functional to store all your cards, pens, accessories and up to a 15″ laptop. The interior pockets are padded while the exterior is water resistant.
Headed on a trip? No problem. The back pocket slips easily over a carry on handle. Tumi makes high quality travel bags and accessories that will last you for years.
2. AmazonBasics Laptop & Tablet Bag
I’ll admit that I met the news regarding Amazon’s private label push with some skepticism, but, after some growing pains, the collection has really started to find its stride. And if you also thought stylish laptop bags online companies provided were a myth, this Amazon bag will make you think again!
The Amazon Basics bag comes with a main laptop compartment (available in 5 sizes that fit up to a 17.3” laptop) and several zippered side compartments helpful for notebooks or other miscellaneous items. While the all-black design suggests business use only, the Amazon Basics laptop bag is a great choice for the starter laptop bag you’ll need when your boss invites you to that first big meeting!
3. Montblanc Designer Laptop Bag
For a minimalist laptop bag, pick up Montblanc's Sartorial briefcase. Crafted in Italy, the smooth calfskin leather is buttery smooth while its cross grain texture resists scratches and nicks.
Montblanc is famous for its high quality writing tools and accessories. This is the perfect bag if you want a leather messenger bag without a flashy logo (there's just the tiny Mont Blanc mountain on the front emblem). Finally, with an adjustable shoulder strap, zipped wall pockets and pen loops, this laptop bag is supremely functional!
4. CoolBELL Laptop Messenger Bag
Made from stylish Oxford cloth, the CoolBELL laptop messenger bag combines a fashion-forward look (Oxford cloth is visually similar to chambray) with a surface resistant to both scratches and liquids.
Aptly named, the CoolBELL bag has a number of other cool features, including shock-resistant and waterproof foam in the laptop sleeve, dedicated spaces for each of your laptop (up to 15.6”), tablet, and power cords, and a luggage belt design that connects easily with your carry-on or larger suitcases – perfect for business travel!
5. Ted Baker Document Briefcase
Ted Baker makes one of the widest assortment of laptop bags we've ever seen. We love this two toned chester brown and grey leather messenger, which has a smooth exterior and compact interior. It comes with a divider to keep documents, tablets and slim files organized yet accessible as well as wall pockets and an interior zip for valuables.
We also love the versatility of top handles and an adjustable shoulder strap. Want a more neutral color? Ted Baker makes these laptop bags in black, grey, burgundy, brown as well as leather and nylon. You've got lots of choices!
6. Lifewit Leather Laptop Messenger Bag
Fads may come and go, but I believe leather will never go out of style for several reasons. First, leather just has a classic aesthetic and generally looks awesome. Second, leather has natural wrinkles and fatigue marks that help any leather product look better with age. The genuine cowhide leather of this Lifewit bag offers a classic design that will keep you connected and looking great wherever you go.
The two-tone leather briefcase (there are 6 color options – I personally prefer the grey) features a main compartment that can hold a 14” laptop and several smaller compartments that make the Lifewit bag the only one you’ll need to leave the house. Among stylish bags men will love, the Lifewit is also a great gift idea!
7. Lacoste Computer Bag
Lacoste offers a sleek, stylish computer bag at an affordable price point. Made from Italian split leather with zips to keep everything secure, this crossbody messenger bag can hold up to a 15″ laptop. It's also great for travel, with an exterior carry-on suitcase slip.
Like all our favorite laptop bags, the Lacoste Computer Bag offers both top carry handles and an adjustable shoulder strap.
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