There’s been a lot of focus on backpacks in recent seasons — you can hardly walk outside without spotting one of Herschel Supply Co. or Fjällräven’s popular designs. For the traditionalists, though, classic messenger bags and briefcases still reign supreme for the commute to work.
These styles will always look appropriate with a suit or for a business meeting, whether they’re slung over a shoulder or gripped in a hand. Ones with roomy interiors, ergonomic designs, and outwardly slim profiles will also prove convenient for people who carry their laptops to and from work every day.
To help make shopping for the right one easier, we curated a selection of 20 tech-friendly workbags that’ll stow your precious cargo (some of them can comfortably fit 17” laptops) while you’re en route to the office. There are lots of styles to choose from below — leather, waxed canvas, camouflage, and so on — and none of our picks are over $500 either.