With so many laptop bags featuring interesting forms, flamboyance and color, it’s refreshing to see a collection of bags which are more traditional and understated in their design. The following ten laptop bags are for those who prefer more traditional styling, appreciate quality and want a bag that will last.
Chelsea Cargo Sling
The nicest bag I will likely never own. The chelsea cargo sling is reminiscent of the custom leather bags that were so popular with many of my friends in the 80s. Reminiscent in terms of craftmanship and quality but certainly not in style and price. If you look at it as a long term investment the $770.00US price might gain a new perspective.
Handcrafted from genuine Italian leather. Metal zip closure, antiqued hardware and adjustable buckle strap. Interior features include zip compartment, multi-functional slip pockets, pen loop and key clip. Lined with our vibrant Japanese-motif cotton print. Protective cotton dustcover for storage.
You can purchase this beautiful bag direct from Begeren for $770.00US.
Mismo Transit Laptop Bag
Transit laptop bag from Danish bag firm Mismo. Like all of their bag collection the Mismo Transit presents clean lines, premium materials, and superb design. Some of the details include front and back exterior pockets with snap closures, hidden O-ring for a shoulder strap, exquisite lining, interior zipper pocket and protected laptop compartment. Fits all 15″ laptops.
An investment that will get better with time.
Mismo Transit Laptop Bag
Hlaska Caliper Laptop Briefcase
This laptop briefcase from Hlaska is all business. The Caliper features unique detailing, great form, and styling perfect for places where a backpack is frowned upon. The rigid walls and multiple pockets keeps everything you need safe, organized, and unwrinkled. Great leather detailing. Fits a 13″ Macbook.
Hlaska Caliper Briefcase
Matt and Nat Rohe Streamline Laptop Bag
This bag reminds me of the handcrafted bags that I used to love 20 years ago when my interest in bags, design, and mobility were just beginning. Beautiful and understated. Made with vegan leather with suede lining.
It all started with a challenge, to forego animal products for 30 days. Now almost 2 decades later Matt & Nat have established a collection of design-centric, fashion-forward accessories that is also vegan. Matt & Nat have created a vision and a brand that goes beyond fashion. it’s about invoking our own human experiences and the environments that surround us.
Hideo Wakamatsu Attache Backpack
A popular style of bag, at least for those who are carrying a Lenovo laptop. I’ve seen them everywhere lately.
This 3-way (handgrip, shoulder-strap, backpack) attache features backpack straps that can be deployed during your commute or trip through the airport, and stowed when you arrive at your office or meeting. High-tech hollow-threaded Japanese nylon reduces weight, increases durability, and has a shimmery look. Hideo takes advantage of the low weight to add lots of features and pockets that would be prohibitively heavy if done in a lower grade of nylon.
Headliner Stashpack Backpack
You see a lot of branded editions of Headliner’s excellent Stashpack series of gig bags all with their own unique twist to a classic design.
This exclusive Ableton-branded edition of Headliner’s Stashpack series is limited to 100 pieces, each individually numbered. The Stashpack is tailored out of weather- and tear-resistant ballistic nylon with lockable YKK zippers inside and out. The fur-lined, padded compartment accommodates 12″ to 17″ laptops. The main compartment is perfect for transporting a controller, extra vinyl, MIDI keyboard or clothes. Use the individual padded pockets for headphones, needles, external hard drives and more. Unique to the Stashpack are the Velcro cable straps that help organize your USB, RCA and XLR cables.
I could have used this when I was keeping my head down in an Ableton interface and then trekking all that gear to the gallery. Perfect for dj’s (which I am/was not) and the mobile musician.
Ableton equipment backpack
Porter Day Pack
My love affair with Porter bags continues with this square two color day pack. It’s got a classic look that I like very much. Large enough to carry a 13″ laptop, camera, books, and or notebooks. The zippered opening looks very convenient. There are few bags that project simplicity as perfect as this.
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Mitchell 15″ Laptop Messenger
The form is something commonly seen in many bags costing much less but the detailing makes for a very visually striking bag.
A designer alternative to the standard laptop messenger, this cross body bag from Diesel will be a perfect companion for years to come. The Mitchell is a revamp of last seasons Betray bag made of nylon, finished with leather, and has plenty of pockets throughout to keep you organised. This classic bag has a lined main compartment and is finished with snap button and zipper closures. It is big enough to hold your laptop, personal technology, a bottle of water and a few of your favorite books.
Clark & Mayfield’s Mapleton Laptop Bag
Clark & Mayfield have recently announced a new line of men’s laptop bags made from soft Vachetta leather. The Mapleton looks like a great option for those who want a classy look but still have room to carry around a multitude of gear. The leather should look better with age so this should be a nice long term investment (unlike the laptop it’s designed to hold). The laptop bag has a large fan-fold section to hold your files and papers, nylon twill lining, and an adjustable strap with deep sponge-rubber cushion. Fits laptops 14″ x 11″ x 1.6″. $169US.
Begeren Tribeca Laptop Bag
Linda worked as a freelance graphic artist for over 6 years before turning her design talents to handbags. Her artistic background and a love of fashion have produced a line of bags which she thinks will appeal to the no fuss woman who want a marriage of fashion and function. Us guys are not left out as her Tribeca laptop bag looks absolutely beautiful. It reminds of a time when myself and many of my musician friends would go and have one of a kind bags created for our gear. This bag has that a unique look (the suede and brass hardware look amazing together) and I trust quality to match. The Tribeca laptop bag includes a padded, removable sleeve insert that can fit a 15″ laptop. It has ample compartments for cords, mouse, CDs, iPod and all the other gadgets we seem designed to carry.
The Tribeca Laptop Bag is $1,375.00US and can pr-ordered on the begeren site.
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