How to Choose a Laptop Bag

A laptop bag is more than just a fashion accessory; it’s your office on wheels, a mobile desk that needs to store your most valuable office possession in a cozy, easy, and secure manner. Your laptop needs to be protected from jostling and other road-related mishaps in your pocket. It should also not leave a ding in your shoulder when you pick it up. You should be able to easily grab what you need, but objects should not be so easy to obtain that anyone standing behind you in a crowded airport can also do so. There’s also the fashion element; the pattern and design you choose to reflect yourself at work is a way to show off your personality.

Purchasing a laptop bag is just as important as purchasing a notebook. It can be used to store critical job files as well as school assignments. It could, in certain ways, be a gateway to your private world. It’s important to understand that it’s not just for keeping your notebook secure, but also for displaying your personality. Although there are several different types of laptop bags, there are a few main characteristics to search for. A laptop bag should be both weatherproof and compact. If you dislike a bag when it’s bare, you’ll hate it when it’s loaded.

To secure your laptop, your bag should be padded on all sides. Zippers and clasps should be strong but not easy to open by crooks. If you fly a lot, you may want to invest in a laptop bag that doesn’t look like a laptop bag to keep thieves at bay. Finally, pockets and dividers will make working from your on-the-go office a lot simpler. A laptop bag isn’t necessarily just a bag. The Transportation Security Administration recently approved “checkpoint-friendly bags,” which means travelers don’t have to remove their laptops for security screening, saving time and preventing laptop jostling in the security line.

I strongly suggest that when buying a laptop bag, you double-check the zippers to ensure that they are in good working order. In addition, make sure there are no missing zipper teeth and that the zipper holes are tightly secured to the bag’s frame. Another essential aspect is the protective layer. Test the sponge thickness by looking at the inner layer. It has a buffering feature and is moisture resistant. The greater the thickness, the better. The stitching is another aspect that determines the bag’s longevity.

Voltaic Systems also offers solar panels, which is an interesting bag feature. This is a smart feature to consider whether you’re often away from outlets, work outdoors, or just want to be environmentally aware. If you’re particularly rough on your laptop bag, Matias’ Laptop Armor is a good option. With this hard-shelled case, which comes in black leatherette or aluminum, you’ll feel like a secret agent, and your laptop will be safe and secure.

While some office supplies and computer stores carry laptop bags, the best range is found online. Check out eBags and Target, but be sure to double-check the measurements to ensure your laptop fits snugly and securely.