Some of us are into a good old-fashioned tote or satchel. So, we’ve got you guys and girls covered in this article.
These are the best laptop shoulder bags.
The Every-man’s Tote
We’ll start off with a quality, general purpose laptop tote that pretty much anyone could use. The Genuine Leather Men’s Briefcase Messenger Tote by Texbo can fit laptops up to 17″.
As its mouthful of a name suggests, it can be converted into a briefcase, handbag, messenger or shoulder bag, which allows you to wear it your way. It’s stylish without being gaudy and comes in four colors of handmade cowhide leather.
Clocking in at roughly 1.5KG it’s rugged, but comes with compartments for storing modern amenities and the usuals like iPhones etc. It’s substance and form for those that don’t want to be too showy.
If you’re way into leather laptop totes but absolutely terrified of identity theft, Viosi and their RFID Messenger Bag may just have a solution for you.
If you aren’t the most tech interested individual, one method of identity theft or just general theft is stealing information through radio frequencies. It isn’t hyper common, but some people have a bit more to lose and are more likely to be targeted.
I assume the people at Viosi saw a market and got to work on this bag. It’s certified to keep credit cards shielded from all the commonly used frequencies helping to mitigate the risk of identity theft.
The bag is made from tough by gorgeous buffalo hide and treated to eliminate color transfer. It also comes with a variety of pockets and slots to make keeping your pens etc. organized.
It can carry up to a 16″ laptop and comes with a 10 year no hassle warranty. Someone believes in their product.
Whether you’re constantly in a high risk environment or simply a klutz, Pelican and their 1495 Laptop Case will make sure NOTHING get’s damaged (so long as it’s closed.) We took a look at them last time and they’re so consistent with how thorough they can be.
This watertight, dust and crush-proof case is honestly, overkill for the average person. It comes with a pressure equalization valve, number lock security system and easy open latches. It’s a bit heavier than your average laptop case, but it obviously isn’t your average laptop case.
If your laptop is 17″ or less and you work in construction or any environment where you’re at risk during transit this case is worth a look.
Polare found a near perfect cross section between simplicity, quality and function with their Men’s Top Quality Full Grain Leather Briefcase.
This handcrafted, full-grain Italian leather bag will probably outlast you. It doesn’t come with many extra pockets and slots but has exactly what it needs. It’s beautiful in a classic minimalistic sort of way and it’s look can’t possibly get old.
The bag itself is convertible between a briefcase, shoulder bag, messenger bag and satchel for your convenience and fits up to a 17″ laptop. It’s leather can come in three varieties of finishes.
Seriously, you can use this as your bag for everything. It just looks that good.
Official Traveler’s Bag
This one made the list purely for convenience. Samsonite has built their brand on consistency in delivering quality goods and their 15.6-Inch Classic Business Wheeled Business Case is no exception.
It isn’t leather like the above bags, but a locking upright handle and wheels are a major convenience for those makes trips further across than down. It’s made of ballistic nylon which is no joke either so expect a long life out of this bag.
If you’d prefer to never have to carry your bag and like a lower price point, this is a good alternative.
Mid Range Money Saver
I get it, everyone isn’t into leather and some just want a bag for now. You can upgrade later. Til then there’s the Laptop Briefcase by Ytonet. This bag is the number 1 best seller on Amazon and for good reason. It’s value for price is very solid.
For the price you’re getting a thick, shockproof, water-resistant case with slots and pockets to keep your iPad, iPhone, pens and whatever else in place while of course storing your laptop.
It, like many others, is convertible to a series of configurations and while it isn’t leather it has impressive durability. It’s a nylon alternative that still looks great so whether you need a starting bag or just an alternative to one of the above it’s a great choice.
Take care of your tools and they’ll take care of you.
Hopefully you enjoyed the list. If you have any other suggestions feel free to let me know about them.