When it comes to traveling with a laptop, protecting your gear and accessories is of paramount concern, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice aesthetics in the name of utility. There are a surprising amount of stylish laptop bags out there that safeguard your computer while still looking chic. And just because it's a laptop bag doesn't mean that it needs to have the stereotypically commuter messenger bag shape. Today's options come in all forms, from cute canvas backpacks to leather bucket totes.
No matter what style of bag you prefer, the most important factor to consider is whether it will be spacious enough to fit your laptop. It might seem obvious but making sure that your laptop can be securely closed within the bag is essential, especially if you're a frequent business traveler or daily commuter. Most of the bags in this roundup are designed to carry 15-inch laptops. However, there are a few more compact options that are meant for 13-inch laptops or smaller tablets.
You'll also want to think about the bag's weight. Since you'll already be carrying around a laptop and other tech accessories (and possibly the entire contents of your purse too), you don't want to have a hefty bag adding even more weight to your shoulders. With that said, certain fabrics are going to be heavier than others. If you prefer the look of leather, you'll be getting a slightly heavier bag than you would if you went with a water-resistant nylon or polyester material.
The last thing to consider is if you want the added peace of mind of a warranty. Several of the options below come with satisfaction guarantees or manufacturer's warranties to ensure that your bag lasts.