Studio Essentials: Laptop Bags
Lugging a laptop to and from the studio can be a daunting task – not to mention it can do a number on your posture and lower back. Here at The Denizen Co., we are always on the lookout for highly durable yet stylish laptop bags and backpacks. These items prove that “practical” doesn’t equal crazy nylon straps.
Based in New York City, Dagne Dover is a stylishly minimal brand that “fuses fashion with athlete-caliber function.” They are known for their practical pocket linings and iconic neoprene bags.
The Legend Tote is a spacious bag built especially for extended days. It features a padded laptop compartment, pockets sized purposely for your wallet, phone, metro card and lip balm, and even an ingenious detachable key leash that lets you retrieve your keys without digging around.
Based in downtown Los Angeles, This Is Ground is an innovative leather goods company that specializes in customizable bags and cases for electronics. Founded in 2013, This Is Ground’s signature style – “blending Old World craftsmanship with futuristic design” – landed them in the Apple Store a mere month later after its inception.
The Venture Backpack Onyx is a durable backpack made of soft, rugged vegetable tanned Italian leather on the outside with woven nylon on the inside. It includes pockets for a 15” laptop and tablet, a front pocket for smaller goods, a top zipper pocket optimized for easy access and even an exterior eyewear pocket ideal for sunglasses or corrective lenses.
Founded in 1997, InCase is a design-conscious brand that caters specifically to creatives using Apple products. As if their ultra sleek laptop cases aren’t noteworthy enough, they offer a wide range of products from iPhone cases to camera bags to highly durable roller suitcases.
The City Compact Backpack offers ample storage and a high level of ergonomic comfort – without the bulk. It comes equipped with a plush fleece lined laptop compartment, large organizer compartment and an iPhone pocket with fleece lining.
Everlane is a luxury clothing brand that prides itself on “radical transparency” and its ethical sourcing practices. According to their website, Everlane reveals the true costs behind all of their products – from materials to labor to transportation – and forego the traditional retail markup.
The Modern Snap Backpack is a sleek laptop backpack for the city commuter. It features a padded interior laptop compartment, YKK zippers, and two side slip pockets for easy access to a water bottle, sunglasses, or other on-the-go items.
WP + Standard is a luxury apparel & accessories brand that is known for their high quality leather goods. They’re in it for the long haul – they offer repairs for their handcrafted products.
The Zip-Top Briefcase is an everyday carryall that has a classic, unisex look. Though slightly more compact than other WP products, the Zip-Top Briefcase still has plenty of room to house laptop, pens, and notebooks and boasts two external pockets for easy access.
Based in London, Alfie Douglas is a small collective of creatives that specialize in sleek and minimal leather bags and accessories. All of their products are crafted using the finest European leathers, hand-stitched with love and care.
The Minimal Tote is a perfectly minimal shoulder bag, big enough to carry your everyday essentials and a 13” laptop. Despite its trim appearance, the strong bridle leather strap combined with solid aluminum rivets make for a comfortable and durable bag suitable for everyday use.
Away is a popular luggage brand that offers mindfully designed roller suitcases and a full range of travel bags. Upon its debut, the iconic roller suitcase was praised for its trim profile and built-in iPhone charger.
The Daypack features a front side-access pocket with interior zippered compartments for your essentials, plus a main compartment that’s been thoughtfully designed with multiple slip pockets to keep you organized. It also includes a secure key clip and a padded sleeve that fits a 13” laptop.