Whether you're on your daily commute or decompressing on a sandy shore somewhere, emails need to be sent, work needs to be done. Luckily, it's easier than ever to tote your laptop with you, since manufacturers have put smart, protective laptop sleeves in everything from backpacks and briefcases to messenger bags and airport luggage. Here are the 12 best computer bags, whether you're traveling by car, bike, or plane.
Saddleback Briefcase Thin
If Hemingway were in the market for a messenger bag, he'd invest in this hauler. Thick slabs of rich-scented boot leather are carefully cut, shaped, and stitched together for a construction free of flimsy parts. At more than four pounds, it's weighty but built to last: Each bag comes with a 100-year warranty. [starts at $410; saddlebackleather.com]
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco