You've packed your bags, kissed hubby and kids goodbye, and you're headed out to close a big deal for your company; your laptop, with all your data, is in hand. Are you sure that all your weeks of hard work and long hours are well-protected? Now is not the time to be worried about travel damage to your computer; your company's success may well rest on the info stored in your computer's hard drive.
You may rest easy with a bag like this one -- the McKlein Laptop Bag ($135). Accommodating tablets, and laptops to 17", the bag includes extra protection in the form of a removable, high-density foam sleeve. Additionally, it will haul a lot of miscellany in its expandable file divider, and the organizer will hold your MP3 player, charging cords, and smart phone. The non-slip shoulder strap keeps your valuable computer close at hand.
At Kohl's, you'll find this Ogio Wall Street Laptop Messenger Bag ($55)-- lightweight, at about a pound and a half, the bag offers a padded computer compartment (protecting a computer that has a screen as large as 16"), zippered storage pocket, a sleeve for your MP3 player, and padded carry handles and shoulder strap. Lifetime warranty on this laptop and tablet bag.
If your preference leans to a wheeled luggage carrier, the Rick Steves Avanti Roller Bag ($120) may be in your future. Sized right for the overhead compartment, or placed under the seat, this durable bag features a separate, padded security compartment for your tablet or laptop. Internal mesh pockets, zippered outside storage, and water bottle sleeves all combine with inline skate wheels and a telescoping handle to make this roller bag a great pick for travel.