With so much of our lives, both professional and personal, now online, laptop bags are an essential accessory for today’s commuters. And fortunately they come in all shapes and sizes to fit our different working environments (and salaries), so find the laptop bag that’s right for you below – sorted helpfully into price order – and carry your trusted companion in style.
Woven in an attractive black-and-white design and boasting calfskin handles, this spacious premium bag will fit your laptop and plenty of papers, while the multiple internal pockets will handle all your accessories. £1,670, buy on matchesfashion.com
TUMI Carbon Fibre Bromley
The ultimate in luxury, this slim and sophisticated briefcase features stylish details like a refined leather trim. This bag also includes a TUMI ID Lock to protect the personal data encoded on most IDs, credit cards and passports. £899, buy on uk.tumi.com
Mulberry Belgrave Grained
This briefcase has an interior compartment for your laptop, but it’s its sleek looks that earn it a place on this list. This bag will last a lifetime and look better the older it gets. £695, buy on matchesfashion.com
Want Les Essentiels Leather Trimmed Organic Cotton Canvas
Designed exclusively for Mr Porter, this backpack keeps your laptop separated in its own internal sleeve. Made from organic cotton canvas and leather in a stylish black with multiple pockets, it’s the perfect investment. £395, buy on mrporter.com
Porter-Yoshida & Co Tanker
Made from a silver-grey technical fabric, this stylish bag by Japanese label Porter-Yoshida is perfect when you want the form of a briefcase without the, shall we say, stuffy connotations. There’s a separate laptop compartment and various pockets for all your work essentials. £315, buy on matchesfashion.com
Brics Black Moleskin
Fusing style with practicality, this briefcase is made from reinforced nylon and cotton, and features a separate laptop compartment. £295, buy on houseoffraser.co.uk
Simon Carter Hove
Made from antiqued tan leather, this classic briefcase-style bag has a padded compartment for your laptop and includes pen holders, a separate zipped pocket sleeve and a shoulder strap. £225, buy on simoncarter.net
Reiss Black Leather
A grown-up version of the shoulder-slung messenger bag, this sophisticated number is made from the type of good-quality leather you would expect from Reiss. £215, buy on reiss.com
Cycling backpacks don’t get much better than this model from the cycling heritage brand par excellence. Thanks to its water-resistant canvas and rolled-top design, you can be confident your computer will avoid a soaking in all but the heaviest downpours. The laptop-sized bag also has adjustable shoulder and chest straps as well as plenty of pockets for multi-tools and a Bluetooth mouse. £205, buy on matchesfashion.com
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We’ll take a wild guess and say your laptop is your most valuable of valuables. Keep it locked down in this stylish, versatile and functional backpack for 15in models. The padlock will guard against pesky thieves, while anti-theft technology prevents scan scams. £109.95, buy on alloutdoor.co.uk
When a classic leather briefcase is too formal for your lifestyle, turn to this stylish yet rugged option. Made from water-resistant cotton with a leather trim, it’s a highly durable case that includes a 15-inch laptop sleeve inside. It can even be attached to your luggage if required. £85, buy on timberland.co.uk
It’s the most affordable option on this list, but with a textured fabric and faux leather trim it doesn’t look it. The bag has pocket compartments for your computer as well as a trolley strap so it’ll sit securely on wheeled luggage. £65, buy on eastpak.com
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Gary Kingsnorth was the fashion editor for Coach as well as Men’s Fitness.