Best laptop bag 2024: carry your laptop safely and stylishly

Find the best laptop bags for you, whether you're looking for a backpack, sleeve, or briefcase

The best laptop bags and cases allow you to easily, safely and stylishly travel with your laptop from work, school and holiday destinations.

Although the world is now addicted to smartphones and, to a lesser extent, tablets, there is no beating a laptop for sheer productivity, especially when you're on the move. However, if you take a chunk of aluminium with you to school, college, university, or work, you're going to have to protect it. What better way to carry your laptop and the various accessories that go with them than the best laptop bag?

When choosing your case, you'll want to consider the size of the laptop compartment itself, as well as any additional pockets that could house other hardware, including a trusty charger. Then there are the handles, which are a personal thing; some laptop bags have several. Last but not least, it’s best to choose a material that suits your lifestyle, whether that’s practical and rugged nylon, or luxurious leather. After all, a leather briefcase isn’t great when it's raining and you're on a bicycle.

Whatever your needs or budget, we’ve rounded up the best laptop bags to keep your laptops and tablets safe in style.

Of course, if you have one of the best laptop bags you also need one of the best laptops, so make sure you read T3's guide on those after reading this. You might also find what you're looking for in our best backpacks, with options for school, your commute, or travel.

Best laptop bags

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Jamie Carter

Jamie is a freelance journalist, copywriter and author with 20 years' experience. He's written journalism for over 50 publications and websites and, when he's not writing, spending most of his time travelling – putting the latest travel tech through its paces.

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