A laptop bag isn’t the sexiest holiday gift, but as a practical present for that special geek in your life (or for yourself), it can be hard to beat. While there are plenty of basic black laptop messenger bags, rolling cases and backpacks, you can also find bags with both style and substance.
To help sift through the laptop bags on the market, we asked frequent business travelers for their favorites. The following 12 bags range from $45 to $474 and include entries from noted designers, as well as brands you’ve probably never heard of. (For even more ideas, check out our last two laptop-bag showcases: “The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Mobile Professionals” and “Top 12 Laptop Bags for Mobile Pros.”)