With wi-fi now available practically everywhere and with brands, such as Apple, pumping out the latest in tech every few months, most of us own a laptop, meaning we can work (or play) on the go. Laptops are indispensable – they can be used for work, or social and pleasure activities, and with hoards of us either working from home, working remotely, or needing to make various site visits, carrying a laptop around has become second nature. But putting your laptop in a protective case is paramount to secure its longevity.
Fortunately, guys aren’t short of choice when it comes to choosing some effective protection, with many designer brands jumping aboard the laptop sleeve and case bandwagon to protect your precious laptop. For those who need to carry a little bit extra with their laptop, you’ll be hard pushed to find a backpack these days that doesn’t include some sort of padded section for your trusty computer companion.
To help you stand out from the rest of your business chums or to accentuate your hipster credentials, take a look at our selection of some of the best laptop and MacBook cases and sleeves available right now.
Australian brand Bellroy is an absolute master of the everyday carry items. From wallets to key covers to backpacks, the company consistently nails it when it comes to design and function.
The same is true of its laptop sleeve. Designed to fit laptops in both 13- and 16-inches in size, Bellroy's sleeve rocks a magnetic bumper entry that is both secure, yet easy to snap open to grab your laptop. It's made from recycled fabric, is available in a range of colours, and has a quilted microfiber lining to caress your laptop in comfort.
RAINS, one of our most favourite brands here at D’MARGE, has expanded its waterproof vision beyond raincoats and bags, to a great number of different laptop cases. Their goal is to strike a perfect balance between a proper, highly functional waterproof laptop case and fashionable design. With different sizes, colours, and styles, any RAINS laptop sleeve will give your device elevated protection.
From masters of design to masters of luxury, Harber London certainly knows how to put together a range of luxury leather goods for all your carry and travel needs. While its range of wallets may take centre stage, the company's laptop-related products come in as a close second.
Harber London has a huge range of sleeves, cases, and folios to choose from, although they only cater for MacBooks (sorry PC lovers) of various sizes. The Carry-All MacBook Folio is made from a relaxed looking full-grain leather and not only carries your MacBook, but has inner pockets to secure your phone, passport, Apple Pencil, and other accessories.
Native Union is a brand to rely on for any number of tech-related products. Charging cables, wireless chargers, and laptop cases; you name it, Native Union Makes it.
The company's MacBook and laptop sleeves are particularly handsome, available in a few colour options, with a magnetic enclosure to help easily slide your laptop in and out. Plus, an exterior pocket is featured to hold any other small essential items you may need.
Similar to Harber London, Smythson is another British brand that specialises in luxury leather goods. The company was founded in 1887 and has been the favourite of the Royal Family, UK Prime Ministers, and Madonna; Smythson is a brand with genuine heritage and desirability.
Among a luxurious sea of leather bags, wallets, and other everyday carry items is an extensive range of laptop cases. Available for both 13- and 15-inch laptops, Smythson's selection comprises cases and folios, with the Panama Large Zip Folio sporting two external zipped pockets with contrasting zip tapes, internal padding to provide the utmost protection for your laptop, and a further selection of internal pockets for the likes of chargers, documents, and other accessories.
You can always rely on British designer Paul Smith to provide products for everyday needs. Not only does the brand have its renowned range of clothing (that we recommend you check out) but Smith's bags and accessories have become cultural British icons thanks to the the multicoloured striped logo.
That same deisgn can be found on this leather laptop bag. Made from calf leather, this bag sports a wrist strap to help you carry your laptop around in a similar way to a clutch bag. Access is via two zipped pockets, with another internal pocket in the main laptop compartment.
If you really want to show off your importance and status, then you'll want to turn your attention to Mulberry. The British brand may command a higher price for its products than some others, but in return you receive some of the finest and most luxurious products around.
Case in point is Mulberry's leather laptop cases. Made from genuine leather and accompanied by an adjustable shoulder strap, you'll struggle to find a more luxurious way to carry your MacBook or laptop around.
German luggage and bag brand, Horizn Studios was founded with a clear aim: to manufacture products that make your journey – no matter where you're going or how far you're travelling – easier. The digital nomad is a clear demographic for the brand, with the product range including impressively functional features.
This Kōenji Laptop Case is designed for 13-inch laptops and is made from a water resistant ballistic nylon to keep your laptop extra safe. You'll also find smart pockets designed to hold your phone and a charger, while a further pocket can be used to store documents.
For something a little more functional and less high-end designer-y, you should take a look at the Mobicaseby Rovingwork.
Designed to make working on your laptop easier than ever and to improve efficiency. The Mobicase rocks a built-in riser which can securely lift your laptop up so that the screen is inline with your eyes, making it a much ergonomical. You can leave your laptop in the case while working from your lap too, and when you're done, simply zip the case up and rest easy knowing that your laptop or MacBook will be extremely well protected.
Founded in 1997, Incase is a brand driven by design; committed to designing solutions centered on protection and mobility that meet the evolving demands of today's technology. Incase has a huge range of laptop sleeves available in multiple sizes, colours, and styles. All of which will protect your laptop in style.
Pelican was founded originally to provide a superior first-aid kit for divers; since then the brand has expanded to producing a wide range of protective equipment that’s regularly used by police, firefighters, and military personnel. Pelican is dedicated to providing their customers around the world with quality products they can count on to protect their valuable assets, including laptops.
Pelican’s laptop cases are extremely sturdy and durable; all are completely watertight, crushproof, and dustproof. The only catch is these laptop cases look as durable as they are, so only go for Pelican if you’re a hiker who wants to take your laptop along, or if you just want to look like a cool Matrix spy at the office.
Flowfold only has one laptop sleeve on offer, the Ally; but it does come in multiple colours and is available in a 13- and 15-inch size. Simply designed, and sturdily built Flowfold’s laptop sleeve will protect your valuable electronics from spills, scratches, and the hustle and bustle of daily life. This laptop sleeve is made without frills or unnecessary features, just quality materials and Flowfold’s classic craftsmanship.
Brenthaven designs the most protective cases for your mobile technology, and builds products that will survive the rigors of your active digital lifestyle. With a huge range of laptop sleeves, available in multiple styles, colours, and sizes, Brenthaven’s sleeves will not only protect your laptop but will do it in style.
Founded in 2009, Herschel has only one goal: to create a timeless product with fine regard for detail. Herschel has a small range of laptop sleeves that are available in multiple colours and sizes, feature minimal clean designs, padding for protection, and come with either zipper or magnetic closures.
Fossil doesn’t technically have a laptop sleeve to offer, but they do have a huge range of laptop bags and briefcases. All crafted with premium leather and featuring soft padding for protection and multiple organisational pockets, Fossil’s cases will make carrying your laptop a breeze.
Similarly to Fossil, Knomo doesn’t have a laptop sleeve, but they do have an abundance of laptop briefcases. Crafted with full-grain leather, and featuring modern zip detailing and clever internal functions, Knomo’s laptop briefcases come in several different colours and will add a little bit of sophistication to your office look.