5 of Our Favorite WaterField Laptop Briefcases

5 of Our Favorite WaterField Laptop Briefcases

Searching for the right laptop briefcase certainly isn’t rocket science, but it can be a more involved process than it may at first appear. When shopping for the right laptop briefcase, there’s much to consider, including what type of material you want, how big your laptop is, how many pockets and what type of organization you require, not to mention style. WaterField Designs offers several unique laptop briefcases, each designed with different needs and uses in mind.

While many people consider briefcases for laptops to be an aesthetic more suited to men, they are actually great carrying options for everyone. Laptop briefcases offer their wearers an easy and efficient way to carry around a laptop or tablet, as well as other devices and tech accessories. One of the main draws towards using a briefcase as a laptop bag or daily essential bag is the fact that they can be worn ambidextrously and in manny different manners. By nature, briefcases are carried by a top handle. However, all WaterField Designs laptop briefs come as standard with a shoulder strap that can be worn on the right or left shoulder, as well as across the chest or the back. This makes our laptop briefcases very versatile and able to conform to many different body types and carrying preferences. Two of our favorite WaterFiled messenger bags that embody this is our Vitesse Brief and Bolt Brief. These laptop briefcases are great when used over the shoulder as mid to large-sized carrying options for your gear, but, they can also be thrown crossbody over your back if you commute by bicycle and need extra stability.

Laptop Briefcases can appeal to many different types of people due to the varied aesthetics the bags can possess. For instance, if you need a laptop briefcase that looks formal and that fits well within a business setting, you could opt for a traditionally styled briefcase like our Bolt Brief. iIf you're looking for a more modern interpretation of the laptop briefcase design, you can consider our Agile Brief. Finally, if your looking for a travel laptop briefcase, our Air Porter would fit your needs well. 

While many laptop briefs are simple and don't offer much in the way of organizational features, WaterField Designs laptop briefcases strive to be aesthetically pleasing and extremely useable. Our briefcases for laptops have many different compartments, including those to carry various devices and essentials that are needed day to day. Furthermore, all of our laptop briefcases have an integrated laptop compartment and many have a secondary padded compartment for smaller tablets. To top it off, many of our laptop briefcases have additional features like suitcase passthrough slots or alternative strap anchor points in order to make them as user-friendly as possible all while being very stylish.

While great features are a cornerstone of our laptop briefcases, quality and durability is something we focus on greatly. We use premium full-grain leather sourced from North America, American milled canvas, and strong 1050 denier ballistic nylon to craft our briefcases. This supports the great aesthetics our bags offer, but it also ensures that our bags will be durable and stand the test of time. 

With all of these aspects in mind, what is the most important factor when choosing a laptop briefcase? The answer of this question is very contextual and will be different from one person to another. However, the main considerations you should keep in mind when choosing a bag are:

1. What will you be carrying? The size and organizational structure of the bag are paramount if you are trying to accommodate specific gear or you have specific carrying needs that need to be met.

2. What visual cues speak to you? While you should always strive to find a bag that meets your usage needs, it's nice to have something that looks as good as it works. 

3. What price range do you want to stay in? At WaterField designs, we make handmade, quality gear that can last a lifetime. This means that most of our gear is priced accordingly, though we try to make bags that fit into all standard bag price ranges. 

If you are still having a hard time finding the right laptop briefcase, here are our recommendations.

Vitesse Brief -- Best Budget Briefcase for 16" Laptops With Vintage Style.

Bolt Brief -- Best Traditionally Styled Briefcase for 16" Laptops.

Tech Folio Brief -- Best Briefcase for Tech Gear Organization & 16" Laptops.

Agile Brief -- Best Modern Style Brief for 16" Laptops.

Air Porter Carry-On -- Best Travel Laptop Briefcase for 16'' Laptops.

Don't believe us? Here are some publications that may help you.

  • https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/guides/best-personal-item-carry-ons/