Unless you fancy yourself an unequivocal utilitarian, you're probably never going to be satisfied with a laptop bag that prioritizes function over form. And when you really get down to it, no one should be forced to sacrifice style when it comes to a bag you're likely to use nearly every day.
We've set our sights on a handful of laptop bags that are sturdy, versatile, and most importantly, attractive (at least, in our humble opinion).
One of the most highly-rated laptop bags on Amazon is this messenger bag from Vetelli, which features a protected sleeve able to house computers up to around 15.5 inches. The two-tone, leather-and-canvas build is handsome enough to attract attention but minimal enough to compliment just about any ensemble you pair with it.
This bag's also backed by an 100% lifetime satisfaction guarantee, so if it unexpectedly falls apart, Vetelli's got you covered.
This backpack from Cote & Ciel isn't cheap, but what it lacks in affordability it makes up for in style. Perfect for 13-to-15-inch laptops, the Isar backpack is a minimalist's dream, featuring a clean, futuristic look that keeps all of the compartments inside rather than outside.
Cote & Ciel bags are produced in an eco-friendly fashion and hold up well throughout everyday use. The are often seen toted around the Reviewed offices, so they certainly have our stamp of approval.
If you're looking to keep your costs to a minimum but still desire a simple, attractive-looking bag, look no further than this affordable laptop bag from Mosiso, which can be had in both black and gray.
The slim profile and lightweight, synthetic felt make for a breezy, easy-to-carry bag that will protect laptops up to 15 inches in size. It's not a bag for folks with a ton to carry, but if all you're looking to do is tote your laptop, tablet, and a couple of chargers to-and-from work, it's one of the best values you're likely to come across.
When felt and canvas are just not chic enough, perhaps it's time to consider a nearly-uniform leather bag. This messenger bag from Handolederco has garnered rave reviews due to its vintage, worn-out look, its spacious interior, and its durability.
It's built for laptops up to 15 inches in size, but according to some reviewers, it can also handle 16- and 17-inch laptops, provided they're not too thick. Your mileage may vary, of course, so be prepared to take advantage of Amazon's return policy if your extra-large laptop doesn't quite make the cut.
If your laptop is on the smaller size—14 inches or less, to be exact—consider this absurdly affordable canvas messenger bag from Penmark, which is currently enjoying universal praise from every testimonial out there. With a grand total of nine pockets, it's a deceptively spacious and compartmentalized bag, and customers have found it to be durable enough to withstand years of use.
What I dig the most about this messenger bag, however, is its simple look; the leather accents and metal buckles compliment the clean, logo-free flap nicely.
Messenger bags aren't for everyone—especially those of us with rather large laptops. This backpack from Winblo can hold 17-inch laptops along with a whole mess of books, business documents, and other work-related doo-dads.
My personal favorites are the pink and purple variants, but this bag can also be had in black, blue, green, gray, and mauve. Did I mention how affordable it is? At around thirty bucks, this one's a steal.
Photographers, listen up—this handsome devil is a perfect companion for both your 13-inch laptop, camera, and a couple of lenses. Its canvas has been treated with wax for waterproofing, and its leather ages nicely as the years go by.
It might not be the most accommodating bag when it comes to larger laptops, but anyone with a 13-inch ultrabook will find it well-suited to their needs.