Have you noticed how most bags made to carry laptops and tech accessories end up looking more like scuba gear rather than something nice you wouldn't mind carrying to a meeting or after-work drinks with friends? Avoid the rocket-pack look and check out one of these dapper, tech-friendly carrying cases instead.
- Hex: Known for its innovative fashion accessories that are designed well to meet the traveling tech lover, Hex offers a nice range of simple washed canvas bags. This Recon Sonic Backpack fits up to a 17” laptop and is designed with an easy access pocket for the iPad. $99.
- Hardgraft: Started by an international guy and girl duo from England and Australia, this company creates stylish bags, cases and wallets in Italian leather and wool. This 2UNFOLD Laptop Bag is an ultra-slim design that can function as either a briefcase, a shoulder bag or a backpack.
- Duluth: Since 1911, this company has been producing goods for hunting and sportsman. Today, they offer modern updates to their old classics, like the Standard Laptop Daypack. Made of canvas construction, this understated backpack includes a protective sleeve for your laptop as well as plenty of room for your power pack, notebook, folders and books. $165
- Kanken: This Swedish company has been producing “the world’s most-sold backpack” since 1978. Made of a synthetic fabric called Vinylon F, the Kanken Laptop bag is extremely lightweight and durable and includes a reinforced back pocket for holding a laptop. $110 via Need Supply Company.
- Archival Clothing: Made in Springfield, Oregon, USA, the Rucksack is constructed out of 22-ounce Waxwear waxed cotton twill and features brass hardware, military-spec cotton webbing, and Horween Chromexcel leather. It’s large enough to carry a 17” laptop as well as necessary cords and accessories, but it looks so good, nobody will realize you are secretly a tech geek.