The best laptop cases

Gaming enthusiast or busy commuter, keep your prized laptop protected with our selection of the best laptop cases for men

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Whether you’re constantly running for the 7:30am commuter train or you’re hunkered down in your bedroom playing the latest AAA game, your laptop, old faithful or latest gen, deserves some protection. 

In a time where we rely so heavily on portable computing for keeping us entertained when we’re bored or for enabling us to keep up with the excess workload, the very thought of dropping our laptops is enough to let out a little tear, never mind actually seeing it smashed to smithereens on the floor - then cue a full on weeping session.

A protective case is, therefore, a bit of a necessity when it comes to investing in a laptop. While many people may buy one at the same time as purchasing their prised machine, the daft lot that wait until they’ve almost dropped it several times until finally caving should certainly take a look at our collection of the best laptop cases for men before it’s too late.

If you’ve already done some research into laptop bags, you’ve probably realised that there’s a serious amount of styles out there. From posh leather ones that allow you to suavely sling your laptop case over your shoulder as you peg it to your platform, to practical rucksacks that don’t cost a week’s salary and allow you pack in everything you need for the day and more. 

Ranging from corporate black to tanned leather, our selection of the best laptop cases is a must-look for commuters, the style conscious and serious gamers alike, so read on to find out more.

7 best laptop cases for men

1. Aspinal of London Large Mount Street Shoulder Bag

An incredibly stylish and spacious case for your laptop - with a secret

Best for: Luxury
Colour: Black, Chocolate Brown
Laptop Size: Up to 15”
Material: Calf Leather
Type: Bag
Reasons to buy
+ Fits your laptop and other work essentials+Shoulder strap and handles
Reasons to avoid
-Battery pack sold separately 

Yes, you read that last point right… battery pack. Sold separately but still, an additional few bob on an Aspinal charging pack and you never have to worry about your laptop running out of juice again. 

They’ve created enough space for the battery pack and your devices and other work necessities too, and they’ve even thought about cable holes to keep things tidy inside.  

But let’s not forget your image. Made from premium calf leather and quality shouting from every feature, you and your laptop with certainly be turning heads for the right reasons, whether you’re striding into the office or running for the train. 

2. Knomo Princeton Briefcase for 15.6" Laptops

Combining style with function, this laptop case is sure worthy of its Ivy League inspired name

Best for: Practicality
Colour: Grey
Laptop Size: Up to 15.6”
Material: Twill polyester and faux leather
Type: Case
Reasons to buy
+Stylish, yet reasonably priced+Plenty of internal and external pocket space
Reasons to avoid
-Trim isn’t made from real leather 

If you’ve checked out our top spot and thought yeah… no, try this one for size. It’s bigger than the Aspinal, which means space for a more sizeable laptop and more room to hoard any other necessary work items. 

Nicely padded and featuring a soft inner, the bag should prevent your device from receiving any unwanted bumps or scratches. Yes, it’s not made from leather and it isn’t designed to hold a USB charging port, but its decently priced and should give you some appreciative looks whether you’re suited and booted or dressed in your weekend wear. 

3. Mulberry Leather Tech Pouch

Think of this pouch as your male version of a clutch bag

Best for: Sophistication
Colour: Oxblood
Laptop Size: Up to 13”
Material: Vegetable-tanned leather
Type: Pouch
Reasons to buy
+Sleek and streamlined+Carry solo or inside another bag
Reasons to avoid
-No space for additional work necessities

Like a clutch bag, there’s room for your essential item and not much else but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. If you know that you’re going to be hopping from meeting to meeting all day, simply slip your laptop into this pouch so its protected as you travel from room to room, and then pop it into your bigger bag once it’s time to leave. 

Made and designed by British brand, Mulberry, you know you’re receiving a quality pouch that will last through many trials and tribulations at work. The oxblood colour will ensure your laptop stands out in the meeting room too. 

4. Jack Spade Tech Oxford Sleeve for 13" Laptops

A sophisticated laptop sleeve to you use at home or the office

Best for: Protection
Colour: Grey
Laptop Size: Up to 13”
Material: Fabric
Type: Sleeve
Reasons to buy
+Designed to provide protection+Inspired by suit fabrics
Reasons to avoid
-No straps or handles 

If you like the idea of the previous product but require a sleeve that offers up more practicality when it comes to protection, this one should tick the boxes. 

We may be going back to the man-clutch idea, but this one has some serious padding along with it, and Jack Spade even boasts that it’s hard-wearing and waterproof – great if you’re constantly taking your laptop with you when you’re out and about and you’re prone to a few near misses. This sleeve has the added bonus of an external pocket but it’s still slim enough to slip inside a rucksack. 

5. Wenger Bahn 16" Laptop Backpack

For those who like to keep things immaculately organised

Best for: Organisation
Colour: Grey and Black
Laptop Size: Up to 16”
Material: Polyester
Type: Backpack
Reasons to buy
+ Compartments for all work necessities+Will hold a large laptop plus a tablet
Reasons to avoid
-Could be inconvenient to lug around 

In a world where gadgets seem to overrule, you can keep them contained and organised in this handy backpack. There’s not much that’s particularly discreet about this bag, and you wouldn’t want to lug it from meeting to meeting, but the size means it’s perfectly big enough to fit a laptop within a sleeve case. 

With a front compartment and external zip pocket, there’s even room to fit your packed lunch, making it a great commuter companion.  Reviewers commend the level of quality and comfort that the bag delivers, so you can be certain that it’ll be a solid purchase. 

6. Briggs & Riley KB207X-4 Business 15.6" Laptop Briefcase

A traditional style briefcase with plenty of compartments

Best for: Business travel
Colour: Black
Laptop Size: Up to 15.6”
Material: Ballistic Nylon
Type: Briefcase
Reasons to buy
+Various compartments and pockets+Enough room for a change of clothes
Reasons to avoid
- Bulkier than other cases on the list 

If we said you could fit the kitchen sink in this briefcase, we probably wouldn’t be joking - there’s enough room for a change of clothes, after all, which makes it the perfect choice if you’re a singleton heading out on dates as soon as the offices closes. 

With pockets for passports, airline tickets, keys and pens, this case is no doubt for the traveller. And if you’re worried that hopping on and off planes will take its toll on this case, Briggs and Riley have issued a lifetime guarantee. 

A briefcase with all the space of a rucksack, this is certainly a contender if you’re looking for pure practicality. 

7. Incase Hardshell Case for 13-inch MacBook Air Dots

A protective shell that encapsulates the sleek and stylish Apple design

Best for: Accessibility
Colour: Black
Laptop Size: Macbook Air 13””
Material: Hard Plastic
Type: Covercase
Reasons to buy
+Retains the sleek and stylish Apple design+Ports, lights and buttons are still accessible
Reasons to avoid
-Doesn’t protect against impact 

If you’re naturally a very careful person but you’re paranoid about scratching the pristine exterior of your Macbook, this hardshell case for Macbooks could be the solution. 

Think of it as a similar structure to your phone case- it’ll do a certain amount of protecting if you happen to fumble, but don’t expect it to provide the shock absorption of some of the previous products on the list. The key feature is the accessible holes, which allow you to use your Macbook as normal while the case is on. It’s also a great way to personalise your Macbook too.