For many of us, laptops are an essential everyday gadget, whether for work or travel. Conventional bags might not have adequate protection for laptops, and company-supplied laptop backpacks are often bulky and cumbersome to use. If you’re in the market for a laptop bag, we’ve compiled a selection of products ranging from functional to stylish. Here are our top picks priced under Rs 1,500.
F Gear Luxur 25 Litre Laptop Backpack (Rs 1,032)
F Gear’s faux leather laptop backpack is very popular among budget-conscious buyers. Available in a choice of brown or black hues, the synthetic material is also water-resistant. The laptop compartment is padded and can accommodate a 15.6-inch laptop. The second compartment in the front is spacious and ideal for bulkier items like a jacket. Two small zippered pockets in the front let you store items like your keys, notebook, wallet, phone and more. There are also pockets on either side for water bottles.
AmazonBasics Laptop and Tablet Case (Rs 899)
If a shoulder bag is more your style, you can’t go wrong with AmazonBasics’ laptop shoulder bag. You can choose between 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch options, based on the size of your laptop. The main laptop compartment is padded, and comes with an elastic strap to secure thinner laptops. The outer storage compartment has several pockets, which are ideal for storing phones, chargers, power banks, pens and other small items. There are two padded loops if you want to carry the bag like a briefcase, as well as a removable shoulder strap. The bag also has a flat pass-through strap at the back, convenient for slipping over rolling luggage.
Fur Jaden Anti-Theft Casual Backpack (Rs 1,399)
If you’re the kind of person who carries a ton of gadgets, look no further than the Fur Jaden Anti-Theft backpack. The bag features a large main compartment with separate padded sleeves for your laptop (up to 15.6-inch) and tablet. It also features seven smaller inner pockets to let you store various other gadgets like cameras, lenses, headphones, chargers, powerbanks, phones and more. The bag features a tiny sleeve on the shoulder strap for easy access to credit cards or transport passes, as well as a secret pocket at the back. The concealed inside-opening zipper gives the backpack its anti-theft feature, making it virtually impossible for someone to unzip the backpack when you’re wearing it. The backpack also has an external USB charging dock to which you can attach a power bank and charge your phone on the go. The bag itself is ultra-lightweight at 0.6kg, and is water-resistant to boot.
HP Duotone 15.6-inch Laptop Backpack (Rs 1,099)
While most laptop bags tend to be plain and boring, HP’s Duotone range is super trendy and comes in attractive shades such as red, blue, orange/grey and green/grey. The laptop compartment is padded and can accommodate up to 15.6-inch laptops. There are also separate compartments for your tablet and phone, as well as a mesh pocket inside the main compartment. A zippered pocket on the outside lets you store smaller items. There’s an additional mesh pocket on the side where you can store a water bottle as well. The backpack is water-resistant, and also features a strap to attach it to your luggage while travelling.
The Clownfish Aloha 14-inch Briefcase (Rs 1,490)
A sleek and stylish messenger bag, the Clownfish Aloha briefcase is made from quality faux leather that can easily pass off as the real thing. Available in brown and chocolate hues, the bag features bronze-finish zippers and loops. The bag has three main compartments, and a laptop sleeve that can accommodate up to 14-inch laptops. There are internal and external zippered chambers, as well as smaller pockets to store items like your pen, phone, keys and more. The slim briefcase can be made more spacious by opening the zipper extender. You can either carry the bag using the looped handles, or the removable adjustable shoulder strap.
(Prices mentioned are listed online at the time of publishing, and are subject to change)