Laptop Bags 101

Usually I don’t give my laptop bag a second thought if it does its job. It is a weatherproof tote with a few extra pockets for my smart phone and keys. It’s not fancy, but it is what’s inside that counts. However, I got one as a gift and I started to take a closer look. It had everything a computer tote should have and then some. It was the supreme bag, top tier, and sky high on anyone’s list of must haves.


A stunning leather bag puts you on the track to success with a double-gusseted flapover design that opens to reveal a padded computer pocket, an organizer with dedicated space for your iPhone, a padded iPad pocket and much more.

  • Full-grain cowhide leather
  • Imported
  • Double-gusseted flapover design with secure tuck-lock closure
  • Front compartment features padded laptop pocket
  • Laptop pocket fits screens up to 16″
  • Front exterior features a gusseted pocket organizer with iPhone pocket
  • Rear compartment features a full-length zipper pocket and padded iPad pocket
  • Sturdy top handle for easy lifting
  • Adjustable, removable and padded shoulder strap
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16.13″W x 13.5″H x 5.38″D

I was impressed enough to print the entire promo ad for the Kenneth Cole Reaction Leather Columbia Dowel Rod Laptop Brief. Now that’s a mouthful. It sells for just under $300 at a discount, which isn’t bad for what you get. It is super nice and meets my needs about 200 percent. It makes my old vinyl one terribly obsolete (not to mention dowdy). All you nerds out there, take heed. You may be above quality and design, but don’t be. It houses your precious device nicely and is a definite girl magnet. It says you have taste, and some bucks. Here’s one user’s review.

Perfect gift

“The bag is of very high quality and easy to use/carry. It was a gift for my husband and he loves it. ”

Yes, I recommend this product.

Okay, so now you know what to look for in the latest, greatest of laptop bags. You can spend a lot less on a cheap, cool looking backpack or a lot more on luxe designer products, but this is the right look for the right price. It is on sale from the original whopping price of $500, so that tells you something about real leather. When you opt for black or brown it reeks class. Forget the wild colors and female frills. You can bang it around everywhere and it will take a beating and last. The cheaper ones that look like padded envelopes tend to fall apart, especially if your kids get near it!

I love having a handle that fits my grip. I hate having to force my hand through a narrow one. You can get a rolling one, by the way, if you travel a lot. While a laptop is moderately heavy, you probably get tired of lugging it after a while.

So print out this blog and leave it strategically on the desk of a spouse or good friend, maybe a close family member. You could get as lucky as I was.