Top 10 Luxury Men’s Bags For Work


Back in the day, briefcases were the number one way to transport your important papers to and from the office. Most of them were bulky and looked like luggage. At best, you’d probably just use them to carry your lunch.

Fast forward to today when almost no one uses briefcases anymore: now guys carry messenger bags or backpacks and look a whole lot cooler. They’re more functional than a standard briefcase and are much easier to carry.

Here are the 10 best luxury men’s bags for work today, in ascending order of retail cost.

Heimplanet Monolith Minimal Daypack

This weather-resistant backpack holds about 18 liters and a dedicated laptop sleeve that will hold a laptop up to 15 inches wide. It offers padded straps for wearing comfort and has a MOLLE grid internal webbing to keep your stuff organized and protected. It is made of 500D Cordura nylon. It retails for $120.

Alchemy Equipment AEL013 Minimalist Daypack

Inspired and designed around a minimalist style, this daypack is available in soft black fabric with comfort shoulder straps, a tough grab handle, lightweight aluminum hardware and a sleek profile that molds to the body. The pack also features an external pocket and an internal space that holds up to a 15-inch laptop. It retails for $170.

RYU Quick Pack Lux

The RYU Quick Pack Lux is unique from other carriers because it features a molded internal shell that not only helps it keep its shape, but works to protect its contents. The adjustable leather shoulder straps are contoured to the human body and don’t pinch or dig into your shoulders. It’s made of wax-coated poly-cotton blend and has a laptop sleeve that holds up to a 15-inch laptop. The pack retails for $185.

Sandqvist Erik Messenger Bag

This messenger bag was designed for cyclists, but anyone in need of a heavy duty messenger bag that’s also lightweight will find this design ideal. The bag is made of Cordura nylon and has detachable waist strap that’s meant to secure the bag when you’re on your bike. But it keeps the bag secure if you’re walking, on your motorcycle or riding the subway, too. It retails for $189.

Cambridge Satchel Bridge Closure Messenger

Cambridge Satchel Company offers its Bridge Closure messenger that’s U.K.-made in 100% leather with brass hardware, leather tabs, an adjustable leather straps, and lots of room for papers and electronics. It can accommodate a 13-inch laptop and retails for $270.

Filson Medium Field Bag

The Medium Field Bag from Filson is made of water-resistant twill and offers a storm flap with a buckle closure and a reinforced base if you’re toting around heavy contents. The bag features a total of five pockets, an adjustable and removable 46-inch shoulder strap and an interior brass key fob. It retails for $295.

Brooks England Crosby Messenger Bag

The Crosby Messenger Bag from Brooks is a shoulder bag that’s fabricated out of water-resistant canvas. It features an adjustable shoulder strap and waist belt, as well as a magnetic closure flap and a zippered external pocket.  The bag is made in Italy and retails for $330.

Tumi Alpha Messenger

The Tumi Messenger is crafted from ballistic nylon and fits up to a 15-inch laptop. It features three business card pockets, two open internal pockets, pen loops, a key leash, and a tracer. The outside features zip expansion, several zip and slip pockets, an adjustable shoulder strap, and an Add-a-Bag Sleeve for customized expansion. It retails for $345.

Able Archer Rucksack

This rucksack features dual-side entry for quick access to its contents. It holds laptops up to 17 inches in a Neoprene pocket that closes with a waterproof zipper. Internal pockets are zip, slip, and magnetic-closure flaps to hold passports, lens caps and other small items. It’s water-resistant and retails for $350.

Barbarossa Messenger Bag

This messenger bag is handmade in Lincolnshire, England, of heavy duty waxed canvas and leather. The woven shoulder strap is adjustable for the wearer’s comfort and the main flap features the world’s strongest release buckle made by Cobra in Australia. The bag is fully padded and lined and features an internal laptop sleeve and two slip pockets under the top flap. It retails for $377.