5 of Our Favorite WaterField Laptop Messenger Bags

5 of Our Favorite WaterField Laptop Messenger Bags

Searching for the right laptop bag 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 bag, 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 eight unique laptop messenger bags, each designed with different needs and uses in mind.

While many people consider laptop messenger bags to be an aesthetic more suited to men, they are actually great carrying options for everyone. Laptop messenger bags 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 messenger bag as a laptop bag or daily essential bag is the fact that they can be worn ambidextrously and in manny different manners. By nature, all messenger bags will have a strap (usually an adjustable shoulder strap) that can be worn on the right or left shoulder, as well as across the chest or the back. This makes laptop messenger bags 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 Musette and Essential Laptop Messenger. These compact messengers are great when used over the shoulder as mid-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 messenger bags can appeal to many different types of people due to the varied aesthetics the messengers can possess. For instance, if you need a laptop messenger bag that looks formal and that fits well within a business setting, you could opt for a leather messenger bag like our Executive Leather Messenger or our Muzetto Leather Bag. However, if you're looking for a more casual option, nylon and canvas messengers exist to fill that niche. 

While many messenger bags are simple and don't offer much in the way of organizational features, WaterField Designs laptop messenger bags strive to be aesthetically pleasing and extremely useable. Our laptop messenger bags have many different compartments, including those to carry various devices and essentials that are needed day to day. Furthermore, all of our laptop messenger bags have an integrated laptop compartment and many have a secondary padded compartment for smaller tablets. To top it off, many of our laptop messenger bags have additional features like suitcase passthrough slots or cycling stabilizing 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 messenger bags, 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 messenger bags. This supports the great aesthetics our bags offer, but it also ensures that our messenger 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 bag? 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. 

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

Vitesse Cycling Musette -- Best Budget Bag for 13" Laptops With Vintage Style.

Vitesse Messenger -- Best Vintage Styled Bag for 16" Laptops.

Executive Leather Messenger -- Best Boardroom-Friendly Bag for 16" Laptops.

Essential Messenger Laptop Bag -- Best Lightweight Bag for 14" Laptops.

Muzetto Leather Bag -- Best Vertical Laptop Bag for 16'' Laptops.

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