For many of us, our laptops are one of the most expensive items we own – and rightly so.
We spend hours in front of these devices, whether for work or play (namely Googling videos of funny cats dithering from our 9-5).
If you’re like us and the thought of wasting years of important documents, half-written notes, and too many photos for iCloud to store sparks a sense of dread, then it’s time to give your laptop a bit more. of TLC with a protective case.
The range of laptop cases on the market is endless, ranging from basic, budget cases to cutting-edge smart gadgets. Searching for the best isn’t as easy as it sounds, so we’ve compiled some tips.
Make sure your laptop case is the right size for your laptop. If the case is too big, you risk jostling your laptop too much, and if it’s too small, you’ll spend unnecessary time trying to force it into a case that could easily break.
Choose a protective case made from a durable, well-padded material – a flimsy layer of material probably won’t do much if your laptop is dropped.
Decide how you prefer to carry your laptop as some cases come with handles or shoulder straps as well as compartments for other tech gadgets like headphones and chargers.
Read on to discover our top-rated laptop cases that are safe and stylish and will provide peace of mind when transporting your laptop from office to home to faraway destinations.
Shoulder bag for 12.9-13 inch laptop
If you’re looking for a laptop bag that does more than just store your laptop, this is the one for you. This option from Zinz fits all laptop sizes up to 13-inches, while leaving room for other essentials such as A4 laptops and stationery.
At its slimmest, the bag has a capacity of 5.3L but can be easily expanded to almost double to 10.2L, which is perfect for storing travel or commuting essentials.
With 20 small compartments inside, there’s storage space for everything, so never lose your passport or earphones at the bottom of a packed bag again.
Made from eco-friendly fabric, it’s sturdy and safe enough to protect your laptop with layers of soft interior padding. The handle and adjustable straps are great additions and make it easy to carry in a way that works for you.
Shop Now £38.99, Amazon
Rains Quilted Laptop Cover 13″
Known for their signature water-repellent fabric, Rains is the best when it comes to waterproof products. Not only will this sleeve keep your laptop dry, the quilted exterior and soft velor lining and adds a protective layer so it’s safe from any accidental drops or scratches.
Available in multiple colors in both 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, there’ll be a style to suit everyone. If you don’t like the sporty quilted aesthetic, they also offer a sleeker minimalist design.
Buy Now £55.00, Rains
Aspinal of London City Large Tech Folio
Carry your laptop in style with Aspinal’s Large Tech Folio available in six different colors, from Airforce Blue to Pebble Black. Crafted from some of the finest full-grain leathers and with a lined interior, this padded case can easily fit a 13-inch laptop.
Unlike laptop cases which have a folded closure, the zipper keeps your laptop secure when traveling or commuting. Featuring the classic Aspinal logo and the ability to add a personal touch by embossing with initials, it’s a perfect gift for a loved one (or treat yourself).
Buy Now £78.00, Aspinal of London
KROSER Laptop Bag High-end laptop case
For laptops so big they weigh you down every time you leave the house, a sturdy laptop case is a must. Specializing in laptop and computer bags for over 15 years, Kroser’s case can hold a massive 17.3-inch device and has added features like expandability and adjustable straps.
Made from eco-friendly fabric, the bag is durable and water-repellent and can store plenty of items thanks to the various compartments for tablets, stationery and notebooks. The design is travel-friendly as it has sturdy handles, removable straps, and a luggage belt design that allows the bag to connect to a suitcase.
Shop Now £33.99, Amazon
Waterproof leather laptop bag
We love a stylish accessory and why not give your laptop the royal treatment with this stylishly designed laptop sleeve? The pastel design is printed on high quality waterproof leather, while the inside of the case has a velvet lining to protect it from scratches.
There’s also a luggage securing strap and it comes with a small pouch – perfect for storing all those chargers and cables. There are four different case sizes ranging from 12-inches to 15.6 and if pastel hues aren’t your favorite color palette, fear not as there are three different models.
Shop Now £22.49, Etsy
Ropch Felt Sleeve for 15.6 Inch Laptop with Portable Handle
Tech gadget fanatics can find themselves with more than one device at the same time, and instead of buying two separate protective cases, we’ve got you covered.
This two-in-one bag can accommodate a 15.6-inch laptop as well as a smaller device, such as a tablet, which can be placed in the small front pocket. It can also store other tech accessories like power banks, chargers, and cables.
The felt material is surprisingly sturdy and durable, and with the comfortable handle, you’ll carry this case with you wherever you go.
Buy Now £14.99, Amazon
Heart Borg Laptop Case
Who said laptop cases had to be boring? Liven up your morning commute with this pastel pink design that has a lovely soft plush feel and padded interior to protect your precious device. We love the attention to detail – bright red embroidered hearts, a perfectly ridged back, the instantly recognizable Skinny Dip logo and a beautiful gold zipper. There are many other styles available, such as a black and gold daisy case and a peach pink case.
Buy Now £20.00, Skinny Dip
DOMISO 15.6 inch laptop sleeve with handle
Laptop cases don’t get sturdier than this one which is completely shockproof and waterproof thanks to the thickened EVA material outer surface. While the case isn’t the sleekest on the market, your digital devices and other valuables will be completely safe from drops, spills, and scratches. The case fits laptops up to 15.6 inches and the adjustable strap inside provides extra protection.
Shop Now £23.99, Amazon
HP 15.6″ Purple Reversible Protective Sleeve
Buying a laptop can be quite expensive, so a budget case that does the job can be very welcome. This HP sleeve offers impressive protection for the price and can fit laptops up to 15.6″ – perfect if your laptop is too big for most cases on the market.
The reversible nature of the sleeve gives what could be a boring accessory a bit more flair and lets you change colors and patterns whenever you want. The pouch is slim and weighs only 0.19 kg, so it’s easy to slip it into a backpack, tote or briefcase.
Buy now £12.98, HP