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Help choosing a laptop bag

There are many types of bags to transport your laptop safely. A laptop bag doesn't always have to be a heavy shoulder bag. You can also choose a functional laptop sleeve, a stylish shoulder bag, or a laptop backpack. We'll list all three for you. Keep the size of your laptop in mind when you choose a laptop bag.

Choose laptop bag

There are 3 different types of laptop bags. Each type has its own advantages:

  • Laptop shoulder bag: business design and you can access your belongings quickly and easily.
  • Laptop backpack: multiple compartments and handy if you have to carry a heavier laptop.
  • Laptop sleeve: extra protection.

Laptop shoulder bag

Leather laptop bag

A laptop shoulder bag has a special compartment to transport your laptop. A shoulder bag can be made of leather, fabric, or plastic.

  • A leather shoulder bag protects your things from scratches and dust
  • In a shoulder bag, you access your things faster and easier compared to a backpack.
  • A shoulder bag is very suitable for a business trip.
  • A shoulder bag has less space for accessories than a backpack.
  • A shoulder bag is less suitable when you have to walk or bike a lot, or if you have to carry a large amount of weight. You can't distribute it over both shoulders.

Laptop backpack

Laptop backpack

A laptop backpack is a shoulder bag with a special compartment to transport your laptop.

  • The backpack will protect your laptop from scratches and dust.
  • The laptop has multiple compartments, so you can also take other accessories with you.
  • Thanks to the (padded) shoulder straps, the backpack is suitable when you need to walk or bike a lot, or if you have to carry a large amount of weight. You can distribute the weight over both shoulders.
  • A backpack generally looks less stylish and less professional than a shoulder bag.

Laptop sleeve

laptop sleeve

A sleeve is a fully protective cover that fits around your laptop.

  • The sleeve will protect your laptop from scratches and dust.
  • Useful if you want to take your laptop out, but do want to protect your laptop.
  • Want to take your laptop places? The sleeve will protect your laptop even more.
  • There is little to no room for other accessories.
  • You'll need a separate bag to transport the sleeve.


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