Leather Laptop Bags for Protection and Style

On the lookout for a leather bag this year for yourself or a loved one?

Not sure what you need? We get it - there are just so many to choose from!

At The Real Leather Company, we think a premium leather laptop bag should be for life.

Styles of Laptop Bags

Messenger Bags

Typically a great place to start, leather messenger bags are usually built specifically to house a laptop. Think more your mailbag or crossbody style.

Leather laptop messenger bags are becoming increasingly more popular with professional men. You’ve probably seen plenty of both younger and older guys carrying them to work.

Leather messenger bags are a great bag when making your first step into the world of work. These bags say “I’m not a kid anymore, but neither am I a super serious high court judge”.

The Daily is a high quality messenger, designed with top grain genuine leather for durability and functionality.

Check out The Retro. It’s a throwback full grain leather shoulder bag that works great as a work bag or a day crossbody bag.

Laptop Briefcases

If the leather messenger bag falls somewhere between professional and casual. The leather briefcase falls firmly in the professional category.

You’ll find the leather briefcase is a great choice for those who are looking to be taken seriously. Perfect for doctors, lawyers or any high powered professional (or one looking to get there!).

A classic staple for decades. The leather briefcase has evolved to be a great choice for a leather laptop bag.

Take a closer look at The Everyday laptop briefcase. It’s got room for all your gear like your folders, files, 15 inch laptop, water bottle, charger, iPad and more.

The European laptop tote bag is perfect for everyday use. It’s handmade leather is built to last and it can easily fit your 15 inch laptop.

If hardback laptop cases are more your style, check out The Turner. It comes in brown, black and cognac colors, is expandable and designed as a European, Italy-style work bag.

Laptop Backpacks

These are often more for the sophisticated outdoorsman. But we see that leather backpacks are increasingly becoming a great choice for a leather computer bag for men.

Looking for a real upgrade on your old daypack from school? You might find leather backpacks are a great choice for the premium commuter

They are usually more useful for a casual setting. You’ll find leather travel backpacks are a great choice for hiking, camping or even a weekend city break.

Built to house a load of gear in really premium material, most will find one of our best seller leather backpack a real step up.

The Standard is our premium travel laptop backpack, with room for all your gear and comfortable shoulder straps.


Duffels can also be a choice for a laptop bag in leather. These can be perfect, especially if you're looking for a weekend travel bag that can store your laptop for any work uses.

Many of our duffels have concealed pockets on the underside to slide your laptop into. 

The Travel is our all-around carry-on bag. Available in dark brown and black leather it’s perfect for women and men to carry all their gear.

Need accessories to go with your duffel bag? Check out our fanny packs, RFID wallets, sling bags and journals.

Laptop Totes

We also have a range of leather laptop bags for women in our collection. These tote bags and handbags are ideal for women that need to carry a bunch of stuff to the office each day.

The Juneau tote bag is made from high quality top grain leather and is the ideal women’s work bag. The Juneau is a new product and new arrival for TRLC, so be sure to let us know what you think!

Laptop Fit

Measure the screen of your laptop from bottom left to top right, then look for a computer bag that fits this size.

Most laptop sizes will be either 13, 15 or 17 inches. You’ll want a bag with a zippered pocket laptop compartment that protects your size the best.

For example:

  1. Your Apple MacBook Air measures 13 inches. Get a laptop sleeve that fits up to 13 inch laptops.
  2. Your Macbook Pro or Chromebook measures 16 inches. Get a computer bag that fits up to 17 inch laptops.

Look for a product that specifically states it fits a ‘X inch laptop’. Bonus points if it’s TSA compliant and in a padded sleeve too!

Leather Computer Bags for Men FAQ’s

1. Can leather laptop bags get wet?

Leather laptop bags generally have water resistance, but are not fully waterproof. Real leather is naturally water-repellent, but excessive exposure to moisture can still cause damage.

Taking proper care and precautions will help maintain the quality and longevity of your leather computer bag.

2. How do I look after a leather laptop sleeve?

Treating a real leather good with care can extend its life by years.

See our full 3 Step Leather Care Guide for detailed information on how to care for your bag.

3. Do I get a warranty?

We think you’ll love your new leather laptop tote bag. But just in case it’s not quite right - all customers are protected by The Real Leather Guarantee.

With The Real Leather Guarantee, you can add your bag to your mental wishlist and checkout confidently, knowing that you have a whole 30 days to decide if your leather handbag is everything you dreamed of.

With the option to return your order within 30 days, shoppers can make their decision with full peace of mind. Save $10 on your first order by joining our email list at the bottom of this page. You can get access to discount codes and exclusive offers from there. Unsubscribe at any time.

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