The 10 Best Laptop Bags for Every Budget

Because you don't have to settle for the one that comes with your gadget.

ILLUSTRATION War Espejo

Looking for a laptop bag that fits your needs, budget, and style can be quite a challenge. Before you settle for the one that already comes with your laptop, it's worth taking a look at some of bags we've found, ranging from standard, business-style ones to more casual and modern options.

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Here are the best laptop bags for every budget:

T-B3164 for 17-inch Laptop (P1,500) from Tigernu

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Tigernu is known for its anti-theft bags and laptop backpacks. The company is known to combine security features along with other practical features. This water-repellent, anti-theft backpack has tons of hidden compartment, which gives it a near-seamless look. On the back, you'll find a separate compartment, which comes with a padlock, made especially for computers.

Available online.

Commence Backpack (P2,499.75) from Case Logic

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If you're tired of all the plain, black messenger-style laptop bags, then this tri-colored one from Case Logic is your best bet. Not only does it look cool, this backpack can fit a laptop, a tablet, and any gear you need to face the day. On the side of comfort, the backpack has contoured shoulder straps and a padded back panel. Plus, it has an attached rain flap that covers the main compartment to protect what's inside.

Available online and in stores.

Business Bag with Laptop Storage (P2,950) from Muji 

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With this laptop bag, you can live the simplified Muji lifestyle. It stays true to that philosophy: It's water-repellent and spacious-the only two things you need for a good laptop bag. Choose from either stark black or navy blue—the black is nondescript enough to go with anything you wear while the blue will add a bit of color to any look.

Available in stores.

Kahlo Bag (P2,950) from Gouache 

PHOTO BY Gouache

Filipino brand Gouache has plenty of bags that fit all kinds of laptops, but this tote-style one is one of its best. Inspired by Japanese fashion, Tokyo to be exact, the bag is made to be multi-purpose. It has tons of pockets and compartments that will keep everything you need in check. Aside from that, the bag comes with a luggage holder and a zipper lock. It's also padded enough that Gouache says you can use it as a camera bag.

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Available online and in stores.

Montana Slate Green (P3,250) from Doughnut Bags

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Doughnut Bags' lightweight backpack is built for travelers, but if you're someone who needs their laptop on the daily, then this will hold all you need and more. It features an exterior zipped pocket and plenty of inner pockets. As a travel bag, it even comes with a passport holder that can double as a phone holder. Other highlights include a waterproof exterior, leather trimming, detachable crossbody bag, side zipper with lock, and a special hook design that sets it apart from other backpacks.

Available online and in stores.

Retreat Mid-Volume Backpack (P4,490) from Herschel

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Everyone has Herschel's Retreat Backpack for a reason. It holds all you need and it looks great at the same time. If you get down to the other features though, you'll find its much more than that. It has a front storage sleeve, padded and fleece-lined laptop sleeve, adjustable drawcord closure, magnetic strap closures, media pockets with headphone port, and contoured shoulder straps.

Available online.

Moshi (P7,990) from Helios

PHOTO BY Urbanize

There's usually no in between when it comes to laptop bags. You either get one that's made for the office or one that's made for students. This one by Helios, however, is modern enough to be appropriate for both. Its lightweight, weather-resistant, and is completely vegan. The backpack has space for a 16-inch laptop and has room to spare for books, folders, a water bottle, and more.  Additionally, there are more internal compartments that are perfect for pens, chargers, smartphones, and what have you. While in the back, there's ample space left for your valuables such as a wallet, passport, or a boarding pass.

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Available online.

Intasafe Brief Black (P7,890) from Pacsafe

PHOTO BY Urbanize

Keep your gadgets in check with this no-nonsense style briefcase from Pacsafe. It has enough space for a 15-inch laptop as well as some notepads, pens, and whatever you may need. What really makes it, however, is Pacsafe's smart zipper security and slashguard technology that make sure your belongings are fully protected. Plus, it can be worn two different ways: by attaching it to luggage or just as a briefcase.

Available online.

Avant Backpack II (P8,650) from Samsonite

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Samsonite's Avant line combines durability and comfort in the most practical way possible. The Avant backpack is one that's lightweight and ultra hard-wearing. It has multiple compartments and isn't short when it comes to space. Use it for everyday business, casual times, and even during travel. The front pockets allow easy access while a hidden pocket at the back is perfect for valuables.

Available online.

Werks Professional 2.0 (P21,990) from Victorinox

PHOTO BY The Travel Club

This Victorinox laptop bag can do it all. It has a main compartment, laptop compartment, pockets for different devices, and if that's not enough, it also comes with an organizer. Though it looks like a regular bag, much like the brand's army knives, it's packed with innovative features. Made with high abrasion-resistant material, it can withstand just about everything while being lightweight. But the main draw is the fact that you can convert it from a traditional briefcase to a backpack.

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Available online.

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