The 10 Best Faraday Bags For Laptops

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1. Mission Darkness No Window

2. Faraday Defense 74305

3. Silent Pocket Sleeve

Editor's Notes

February 11, 2021:

It was a straightforward round of updates, as all of our existing choices continued to be excellent selections for the category. We did, however, supplement our existing inclusions with two new additions of very different sizes.

Our first new pick, the SiForce Signal Blocking Bag — is a bare-bones sleeve that is big enough to accommodate a laptop, but not much else. It certainly isn’t the most flashy or impressive model in the category, but we thought it was worth including in the interest of users looking for an affordable option that can fit inside their briefcase or messenger bag.

Our second pick was the Mission Darkness MDFB-DS40L — a 40-liter, dry-bag backpack that’s sure to be too big for many users (especially considering its similarly sized price tag), but we thought was worth including in the interest of users who, in addition to cybersecurity, have an interested invested in the great outdoors, or just plain like the sleek look of this tactical pack.

Because the MFDB-DS40L doesn’t seem to have any sort of serviceable laptop sleeve – which one could argue is an obvious prerequisite for this category – it’s possible that it would’ve been a better fit for our list of faraday backpacks. But after some consideration, given that this isn’t the most expansive category, and that its title is Best Faraday Bags for Laptops, and not Best Faraday Sleeves for Laptops, we still thought it was worth including as a complement to the Silent Pocket Backpack, in order to offer our users a broader view of the available options.

If even the smallest selections on this list are on the big side for your purposes, and you’re just looking to protect something small like a mobile device, then you might also be interested in our list of Best Faraday Bags for Phones.

February 01, 2019:

This field seems to be dominated by three brands: Mission Darkness, Blackout, and Silent Pocket, and our selections reflect their dominance in the market. However, we were pleased to find a model from Faraday Defense for a very reasonable price, and placed it high on our list. We also like the Disklabs option, but it is intended only for notebook-style laptops.

Special Honors

Select Fabricators Shielded Tents Need a space a bit bigger than a bag to store your sensitive data? This company offers tents that use silver-copper-nickel fabric to protect your valuables. They range from tabletop-sized units, to large 20- by 40-feet options, and they can do custom work if you need something even bigger.

Concentric Technology Solutions Shield Boxes Looking to store your electronics in something a little more solid than a fabric sleeve? This company offers a wide range of shielded boxes, available in many sizes. For additional security, their line of forensic options offers locking functionality.

4. Mission Darkness Window

5. Silent Pocket Backpack

6. Blackout Privacy Bag

7. Disklabs Notebook Shield

8. Mission Darkness MDFB-DS40L

9. Mission Darkness X2 Duffel

10. SiForce Signal Blocking Bag

Will Rhoda
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After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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