How do you travel to work or school? If by scooter, bike or feet, then a hands-free laptop backpack is the way to go. These are more difficult to leave behind or steal (unless they drag you along with it) and are very versatile. In addition to a padded pocket for your laptop or tablet, you'll normally find additional pockets and storage sleeves to accommodate other items such as work, school or travel supplies. Consider what you need to carry in addition to the size of your device in order to pick out just the right pack. Comfortable shoulder straps, strong zippers and water resistance should also be a priority.
These totes work out well if you do not need the extra space and prefer traveling light. Their light, compact design are ideal for stowing away when traveling by plane or car or wherever space might be a concern. Most offer additional storage pockets or sleeves, although with more limited capacity. Since their main purpose is to carry a laptop, make certain to measure yours beforehand to assure a proper fit. Additionally, look for adequate padding and durability to protect your device.
Laptop messenger bags:
Purchasing a laptop messenger bag is the ideal way to go for your shorter commutes. Unlike a backpack, they just have a single shoulder strap for hands-free carrying along with an optional handle. After a busy day at work, people appreciate their smaller, lightweight design. They're typically made of softer materials and are available in a variety of colors and styles, however, most men prefer the larger, darker, more masculine leather looks to avoid their being mistaken for a purse.
Rolling business cases:
If you have back issues or need to carry heavier loads, then rolling business cases are the way to go. If flying, consider size and total weight if you plan on carrying the case on-board. These are very popular due to their ease of use and the lack of wrinkled business suits, as attested by any busy airport terminal.
Finally, are the notebook sleeves: Notebook or tablet sleeves are like 'clothing for electronics' and help to protect them during transport. They are sleek and extremely lightweight and can be used independently, or as added protection when using any other type of computer tote. As always, consider quality, durability and proper size. A complete guide can be found at BoysBackpacks.org.