If you’ve ever hauled your laptop around on a workday or while traveling, you’ll understand how crucial it is to have a great bag to stow it in. While most computers and tablets can fit in pretty much any old backpack or messenger bag, if you store yours in something that’s not designed to carry your equipment, you run the risk of letting said equipment get damaged. Even with other laptop accessories like sleeves and snap-on cases, nothing protects your investment as well as a bag with strategic padding—which is what makes laptop bags so important.
And because nobody wants to see dings or scratches on their expensive new electronics, we’ve put a group of laptop bags to the test to see which ones could handle carrying our computers—and all the other gear we need to get us through the day. Whether you’re into satchels, backpacks, messengers or briefcases, one of these bags will satisfy your needs and complement your style. Take a look at them all below.