Guys now have a wider range of options for carrying their laptops beyond just the traditional black briefcase. While a fair amount of subjectivity goes into deciding what is "best," here are some of the best-selling and most popular men's laptop bags around, across a variety of laptop bag styles, from the classic to the urban and cool.
This sleek messenger bag from Kenneth Cole fits in great in professional/business settings, yet also subtly exudes coolness, thanks to the attractive front flap and rich full grain nappa leather. The laptop bag features a padded laptop pocket, interior full-length pocket for your documents and other gear, front zipper pocket organizer, and convenient pocket in the rear. For comfort, the messenger bag offers an adjustable shoulder strap with sliding pad.
The Timbuk2 Commute is a sturdy messenger bag that's ideal for traveling and everyday commuting. This bag is TSA compliant, with a clever laptop compartment that unzips to lay flat as it goes through security and you don't have to remove your laptop, and it has a luggage pass-through for holding on your wheeled luggage. It's also well-padded on both the back panel and the shoulder strap for your comfort, as well as in the laptop compartment and bottom of the bag, to protect your computer.
Targus is known for making solid laptop cases, and this is one of its most popular and best-selling lines. It might not be the most colorful laptop bag, but it is roomy enough for large laptops with up to 17-inch displays, comes with tons of organization compartments including a back slip pocket and mesh pockets, and is made of durable nylon with a patented dome protection system to help keep your laptop safe. The bag comes in both a standard and a deluxe version.
Whether you're trekking across campus or commuting to wo work, the Access backpack by High Sierra has your laptop and other gear covered. The S-shaped padded shoulder straps and built-in suspension system mean more comfort for you while lugging even a large laptop (up to 17-inches display). There's a large front compartment, side-access zipper, media pocket for your smaller digital devices, and even a hideaway rain cover. The backpack comes in a wide range of colors too.
Another elegant computer bag from Kenneth Cole, this leather case has earned over 400 rave reviews on eBags. The laptop bag accommodates notebooks up to 15.4-inches and has three padded pockets for accessories. It's an old school, classic design with modern conveniences, including a removable and adjustable padded strap, front pocket organizer with space for your cell phone and a rear open pocket for quick access to papers and such. Available in tan or black.
You don't need to carry an Alienware laptop in this cool backpack. The Alienware Orion backpack fits widescreen laptops up to 17.3 inches in its checkpoint-friendly main compartment, plus loads of other things in the other interior pockets. The backpack is ergonomically designed, with heavily-padded back panels and padded shoulder straps. That alien head logo on the front of the bag certainly makes it stand out too.
One of the best rolling laptop bags around, this 15.6-inch rolling laptop case has a removable padded laptop sleeve, padded carrying handles, and a clever back compartment that can fit an umbrella, a rolled up newspaper, and electronics accessories. Available in tan, black, or espresso.
This sturdy laptop bag has a vintage style, with an exterior made of soft, water-resistant canvas. Ths inside is lined with water-resistant nylon and contains a felt-lined, padded laptop compartment for laptops up to 15-inches (smaller and larger versions are available as well). The Scout offers four utility pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap with removable pad, and a large, flat pocket with velcro closure in the back for your magazines. All in all, great utility and looks.