Whether you’re a business professional, executive, traveler, or student, having a laptop bag for your laptop
is an essential investment. Since you’ll likely be taking your laptop when and where you need to, ensuring that it’s protected and safe while transporting it is key.
Functionality, comfort, and practicality are other important requirements for a laptop bag. And while it may not always be top of mind, style should be a crucial element as well. In fact, some men consider their laptop bag to be an extension of their very brand or personal fashion statement and wardrobe.
Check out our guide to find the 10 best laptop bags for men from HP. These laptop bags are perfect for protecting your equipment while keeping you looking good. Whether you’re looking for a messenger bag, a backpack, or a briefcase, you’ll find a laptop bag to love in our all-inclusive list.
Best messenger bags for men
1. HP Executive 14.1 Slim Top Load case
One of the best messenger laptop bags, the HP Executive 14.1 Slim Top Load notebook bag
is the ultimate organizer, offering a dedicated compartment for your notebook and tons of room for your devices, gear, and gadgets. It also gives you fast and easy access to your essentials with both interior and exterior pockets.
The HP Executive 14.1 Slim Top Load looks professional. It features premium materials that provide a polished look.
Slim profile for carrying
At just over 15-inches wide and only 1.68 lbs, it has a slim profile that makes it easy and convenient to carry around yet has enough storage space to hold up to 14-inch laptops. Carry it using either the shoulder strap or the comfortable padded handles. You can also stack it atop your suitcase using the luggage pass-through.
Easily charge on the go
Charge your phone and other devices without ever needing to open the laptop bag. This is made possible thanks to an exterior USB port, pass-through cable management, and an artfully designed internal pocket that holds your battery pack.
An RFID-blocking pocket protects the contents from electronic pickpocketing. It also has a lockable notebook compartment and double-teeth zippers that are both lockable and unbreakable, which help prevent tampering and access to your laptop and other valuable items.
2. HP 15.6 Business Top Load case
If you’re looking for a slightly larger bag that will hold up to a 15-inch laptop (measuring 15.6 inches diagonally), then check out the HP 15.6 Business Top Load
. It has plenty of room for both your laptop up to a 15.6-inch diagonal and other everyday essential things including power chargers.
Comfortable and convenient
Like the HP Executive 14.1 Slim Top Load case, you can carry it via either the double handles or the strap that lets you wear it across your chest, hands-free. It also has a convenient luggage pass-through that fits over the handle of most rolling suitcases.
This top men’s laptop bag is roomy at 15.23 inches across, yet slim at only 1.46 inches wide, and light at 1.62 lbs.
Sturdy, yet with space for supplies, it features a dedicated, padded notebook compartment as well as a few zip pockets for all of your accessories. Now you can stay organized while carrying around the items that you need.
Keep your data secure
One of the best business laptop bags, the HP 15.6 Business Top Load has a secure RFID pocket to help protect your personal information such as the data encoded on your credit cards and your passport. It also has lockable, double-coil zippers that deter any tampering and access to your laptop.
3. HP 17.3 Signature Slim Topload case
Looking for a laptop bag with space for your larger, 17.3-inch laptop? The HP 17.3-inch Signature Slim Topload case
has very roomy 18.5-inch by 13-inch by 2.4-inch dimensions. Yet, at only 1.35 lbs, it’s sleek and slim.
Padded (and extra) pockets
In fact, its sleek interior encloses two main full-size padded pockets which protect electronics. These provide storage for notebooks of up to 17.3 inches and for tablets.
There are also extra padded pockets throughout as well as padded walls, a padded divider, and a padded reinforced base. These extra pockets and compartments offer additional storage for mobile phones, pens, and other accessories.
Contoured, refined design
This laptop bag has a refined, contoured design that features a heather grey exterior with strategic black detailing. And the interior is a deep, rich, blue color.
4. Timbuk2 Classic Carrying Case messenger bag
One of the best laptop bags for men, the designers of the Timbuk2 Classic Carrying Case messenger bag
know a thing or two about enduring design. This classic messenger bag was created in San Francisco more than 25 years ago, and though it’s evolved a bit over that time, it’s still going strong.
The laptop bag’s fully adjustable and removable crossbody shoulder strap features an especially comfortable curved air-mesh strap pad for enhanced comfort. A double-loop, easily adjustable buckle eliminates dangling straps. It also has a low-profile handle on the top that makes it easy to grab and go.
Roomy, yet organized, interior
Like any good messenger bag, this laptop bag has plenty of room with a width of 18.2 inches, a height of 12.2 inches, and a depth of 7.1 inches. But it’s not just empty open areas. In addition to space for your laptop, it has distributed internal pockets that balance the weight of the bag:
- An organizer that can carry a mobile phone, pens, and other accessories
- A slash pocket with a padded, firm space to store files
- A pocket to stash your water bottle
- A side-entry pocket for access without needing to undo the flap
Thoughtful, clever details on the inside and outside
On the inside, there is a waterproof TPU liner and corner wings for not only keeping out the elements but also easy cleaning. On the exterior, the flap corners fold into place for excellent weatherproofing.
The partially concealed flap buckles have bottom compression straps for secure, subtle closure. It has a smart hook and loop placement for fast, easy closing and reduced sweater-pilling. And there is a vista loop for attaching bike lights.
Best backpacks for men
5. HP ENVY Urban 15.6 backpack
One of the best laptop backpacks for men, the HP ENVY Urban 15.6 backpack
was inspired by the needs of today’s busy commuters and travelers, both for business and pleasure. It’s great for organizing your technology while taking advantage of maximum durability all within a minimalist design.
Made for 15.6-inch laptops
While it’s ideal for carrying an HP ENVY laptop, at 17.32-inches high by 12.4-inches wide by 5.9-inches deep, this bag will hold any laptop up to 15.6-inches in diagonal.
It’s gray with a slim, durable, and weather-resistant design with craftsman-like attention to detail, including genuine leather handles and an integrated rain jacket that protects your gear from the elements.
Charge and organize
Charge your devices and organize essentials with innovative compartments. One especially cool compartment is the hard case for sunglasses. Never break (or lose) them again.
Sail through security
Getting through airport security will be a breeze with this bag, thanks to a TSA-compliant laptop compartment. You can also easily transport it by attaching the bag to your luggage via the convenient trolley pass-through.
And for additional security measures, easily add a lock to the interlocking water-resistant zippers.
6. HP Recycled Series 15.6-inch backpack
Another excellent 15.6-inch backpack for men is the HP Recycled Series 15.6-inch backpack
. This very cool laptop bag has many of the same great features of the HP ENVY Urban 15.6 Backpack, with a major difference: it’s made entirely from recycled materials.
The exterior of this backpack is constructed with 70% recycled materials that include polyvinyl butyral (RPVB) and 60% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET). The inner lining is 100% RPET. Although the webbing and hardware (including buckles and zippers) are not made from recycled materials, the hardware is nickel-free.
The innovative processes behind the materials in this backpack convert shredded recycled plastics – including water bottles – into small flakes and plastic chips. These chips are then heated and spun into yarn to produce a weather-resistant, yet fashionable-looking, fabric.
Comfort is key
You’ll stay comfortable with padded shoulder straps and a sternum strap that prevents riding up on your chest. And an air mesh back panel helps keep you cool.
You can also turn the backpack sideways to carry it by an accessible side handle when you grab it out of the plane’s overhead storage bin or the trunk of your car.
Room for everything
A padded compartment keeps your laptop (up to 15.6-inch diagonal) securely in place. Stash items in the top compartment via an expandable pocket, and protect your valuables with a soft-lined, quick-access pocket. You can store your AC adapter in the bottom zipped compartment, and your water bottle in an exterior pocket.
You’ll be able to handle TSA check-ins thanks to a laptop compartment that zips open and lays flat. Also, attach it to your rolling luggage with the pass-through that supports stacking.
7. HP Exec 17.3 Midnight backpack
For your larger-sized notebooks of up to 17.3-inches, check out the HP Exec 17.3 Midnight backpack
. This durable, practical workhorse is perfect for both daily commutes and longer travel while looking stylish.
Pack it all in
At nearly 17-inches long by 12.2-inches wide and just under 2 lbs, it’s got the right dimensions and weight for packing in the stuff you need. Carry your notebook or tablet in a padded compartment, and your mobile phone, papers, and more since this backpack has plenty of pockets. The exterior pocket and top zip closure offer easy access to your most popular items.
Its RFID-shielded pocket dissuades electronic pickpocketing and lockable zippers deter old-fashioned pickpocketing. There is also a discrete pocket that holds an optional tracking device, which enables tracking your backpack from your phone
through a Bluetooth connection.
8. OMEN by HP gaming backpack
The HP OMEN Gaming Backpack
is another backpack that fits up to 17.3-inch diagonal notebooks. It’s not just for HP OMEN gaming
laptops; you can also use it for non-gaming laptops as well – especially if you want to take advantage of its functionality and style.
A place for everything
This backpack sports dual padded compartments for laptop and tablet as well as helpful little organizational details that include icon-labeled pockets for your keyboard, mouse, and cables. It also has a hanging clasp that stores your headset
Not only does it stand out with its signature black and red OMEN colors, but this backpack is cushioned for your comfort. It has padded shoulder straps, in addition to a mesh padded back panel that helps keep you cool and comfortable.
Best briefcase laptop bags for men
9. HP 15.6 Duotone briefcase
If you’re searching for a more classic-looking laptop bag, a briefcase is a great option. This HP 15.6 Duotone briefcase
is smartly constructed yet simple and practical.
Built for most notebooks with a diagonal screen of up to 15.6-inches, this briefcase is made for easy access and use. In addition to a generous interior, it has lots of convenient and padded pockets both inside the briefcase and outside to help keep you organized.
Make a statement
It comes in stylish, yet no-nonsense black and silver colors that look professional and make a statement wherever you are, whether it’s at home, in the office, at the airport, or in the boardroom.
10. Knomo Newbury carrying case (briefcase)
If you’re looking for another briefcase that fits up to 15.6-inch laptops, but one that scales up dramatically in features, style, and price, then the Knomo Newbury briefcase
may be for you. This gorgeously crafted and styled carrying case is one of the best business laptop bags in addition to one of the best men’s laptop briefcases.
Luxury and style
This bag exudes professionalism and style. It’s crafted from luxurious full-grain leather, which fittingly only improves with age. Its hardware is brushed nickel and the interior lining is an eye-catching golden yellow. A durable PET base and comfortable webbed and detachable shoulder straps help resist wear and tear while providing reliable carrying capabilities.
What’s inside counts, too
In the main compartment, there is a padded section for laptops as well as a second compartment for tablets or other electronic devices; the main compartment also easily fits any additional folders and documents. There is also a zipped pocket for small items.
Pockets for your every need
A front exterior pocket with 2 zippers enables easy access from any angle, in addition to padded sections that hold your tablet and or other electronic devices. There are additional pockets for pens and other smaller items. The zipped pocket with RFID lining is made for those important items that need protection - passports, credit cards, bank cards, phones, etc. And a detachable keychain secures your keys.
Protect your investment with a unique ID
Easily register your laptop bag with the Knomo ID, which is a unique tracking code that’s stitched into every bag. If it’s ever lost, the finder can return it via the online portal and Knomo will pick it up and send it back to you for free.
Men need a stylish commuter bag to match their lifestyle. The Knomo Newbury briefcase is the perfect pick if you play by the rules but play to win. For those with a more free-form, on-the-go lifestyle, the Timbuk2 classic messenger bag will fit you better. Or choose any bag on our list from the HP Store to not only protect your electronics, but also display your elegance and refinement.
About the Author: Jolene Dobbin is a contributing writer for HP® Tech Takes. Jolene is an East Coast-based writer with experience creating strategic messaging, marketing, and sales content for companies in the high-tech industry.
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