9 Laptop bags to protect all your stuff on your commute

Do you carry a laptop on your daily commute? All it takes is one crowded train ride to realize you need ample protection. But, laptop security doesn’t need to come at the price of style. You need a bag that can handle your commute, offer total peace of mind, and store all your stuff, all while looking good doing it.

9 Laptop bags to protect all your stuff on your commute
Everyday Commuter Bag with Ample Space for Laptops
  • What’s the average commute time in America? The typical American commuter spends just over 26 minutes each way on their commute.
  • How can I improve my commute? You could try to leave your home a little earlier or later, depending on your town or city, to experience less traffic and congestion.
  • Where can I find more great bags and backpacks? Check out our category of all the best bags and backpacks for any type of commute.

No matter how much or how little you carry, lugging around your laptop to and from work leaves many of us with a little added stress each day. Of course, you can’t just carry it on its own; it requires protection. Because this isn’t 1990, opting for a briefcase simply won’t do. It’s 2019 and along with your laptop, you have your wallet, keys, ID cards, chargers, smartphone, headphones, and anything else required to handle your commute and workday.

Laptop bags have (thankfully) graduated from the boring to the convenient and stylish. Here are the top 9 that daily commuters will love.

Under-The-Jack Pack 2.0 Ultra-Slim Laptop Bag

When it comes to commute, compact and practical reigns supreme and the Under-The-Jack Pack 2.0 is the ultimate solution. Unlike the bag you probably already own, this one is made to be worn under your jacket. Not only does this provide more protection for your gear, but it also reduces the chance of theft. Plus, it makes it super easy to put your jacket on and take it off as you go from walking the city streets to sitting on a cramped train.


HP Spectre Premium Tech Tote

Every day, millions of commuters are tragically choosing convenience over style. But HP’s Spectre Tech Tote changes that. Featuring premium leather, it’s durable and sophisticated with a timeless design. Though it looks like a stylish accessory, it actually has compartmentalized storage for all your tech, including a padded sleeve for laptops up to 14 inches.

Mission Workshop Rhake Weatherproof Laptop Backpack

The only thing worse than a long commute is a long commute and getting caught in the rain. With the Rhake Laptop Backpack, you’ll at least have peace of mind that your devices are safe and sound. Totally waterproof, this backpack is made to hold your laptop with total protection. Plus, with a 22-liter main compartment, there’s space for absolutely everything you need to carry.

Razer Rogue Gaming Laptop Backpack

Gamers are commuters, too, and Razer has something just for you. Their Rogue Gaming Laptop Backpack offers space for laptops up to a whopping 16 inches. With an impressive capacity, there’s also plenty of space leftover for your gaming accessories. Lined with TPU, the backpack is both tear and water-resistant to protect all your gear inside.


RAINS Field Bag Waterproof Minimalist Backpack

Did someone order form with a side of function? The RAINS Field Bag has answered your call. Not only is this bag waterproof, but it’s absolutely dripping in style. It’s exceptionally minimalist with its all-black design and simple lines. Don’t worry; there’s still room for laptops up to 13 inches.

RAINS Field Bag Waterproof Minimalist Backpack

The stylish design of this backpack is also waterproof

Bellroy Leather Laptop Brief

Alright, we may have said a briefcase isn’t a practical option for the modern commuter, the Bellroy Leather Laptop Brief might just change our minds. It fits laptops up to 15 inches and offers plenty of storage for your smaller everyday carry gear. Along with the traditional briefcase handles, there’s also a shoulder strap. Plus, the leather ages beautifully over time, only enhancing its overall style.


ERA81 Ultimate Leather Laptop Bag

This bag from ERA81 is called the Ultimate for good reason; the creators thought of everything. The bag is chock full of style, has plenty of space inside, and gives you plenty of organization. For laptops 15.6 inches and smaller, there’s a dedicated protective pocket. Plus, it comes with accessories like a makeup pouch for on-the-go touch-ups.

Pad & Quill Leather Laptop Messenger Bag

If you’re into the traditional, the Leather Laptop Messenger from Pad & Quill ticks all the boxes. There’s a special padded pocket for laptops up to 15 inches. And, the pairing of waxed canvas and bridle leather create a bag that is not only fashionable but also equally durable.

Basic Leather Backpack by Simple Be

Sometimes, all you need are the basics and the Basic Leather Backpack from Simple Be is just that. It has simple lines, comes in all-black, and has room for laptops up to 15 inches. It gets the job done in style. And, when you’re done your commute, you can switch from the straps to the cut-out handles to carry it like a purse.


Do you have a laptop bag you love? Let us know in the comments!

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