Thule bags are the gold standard for frequent flyers, featuring thoughtfully designed compartments finished in durable materials with no-fuss zippers. This spacious, yet businesslike satchel is padded all around to protect your 15” laptop and other tech, with enough room for tomorrow’s shirt, socks and undies. Use the concealed backpack straps when you need to jog through the departures lounge.
Jekyll & Hide Oxford
This local brand produces full-grain leather bags that compare with the best in the world. Leather is not as light or flexible as a typical nylon laptop bag, of course, but it ages beautifully and makes a strong professional statement. It’s a tight squeeze for a 15” laptop and there’s just a single front pocket, but the Oxford has heavy-duty clasps and zippers, and a shoulder strap that won’t let you down.
Solo Work to Play Hybrid Laptop Backpack
This hybrid tog bag is fitted with padded slots for both a 15” laptop and a tablet. It has pockets for all your paperwork, business cards and gadgets, but it’s also roomy enough to pack in your gym gear. Best of all, you can carry it like a satchel, or pop out the concealed backpack straps if you need to stride from the gym to the office.
Always check for spongy padding at the bottom of the laptop compartment of the bag, which is where most impact occurs