The 10 Best Office Bags For Men

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in December of 2018. The modern male professional needs to carry much more to work than his father or grandfather did. Between tablets and laptops and smartphones, men need office bags that can hold a ton of stuff. The models we've presented here offer plenty of storage space and come in different designs, from classic briefcases to trendy messengers, to suit a range of personal styles and preferences. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Timbuk2 Classic Messenger

2. Samsonite Expandable Business Case

3. Coolbell Messenger Briefcase

Editor's Notes

August 04, 2020:

In selecting our men's office bags, we first wanted to include a range of products that would offer something both for those who prefer vintage-looking pieces, as well as those who want something more modern. Between briefcases, messenger bags, and laptop cases, there are many types of accessories men can use to lug their work belongings, so we included choices of every kind. Durability was also certainly important, as we know these items will see a lot of use.

On the longevity front, we liked the Timbuk2 Classic Messenger, because of its rip-resistant Cordura canvas, along with the Tumi Alpha 3 Slim Deluxe Portfolio, which has a ballistic nylon construction. Unfortunately, the ZLYC Leather Messenger proved to have weak stitching that comes apart quickly, so it had to go.

Organizational compartments are an asset to the busy professional, which is why we like the Kenneth Cole Reaction Manhattan, with its two-file divider and many convenient pockets. The Samsonite Expandable Business Case also has many functional compartments, including a concealed sleeve for valuables. Thanks to its 14-liter capacity, the Filson Dryden Briefcase snagged a place on our list. We removed the Kanzek Black And Brown Luxury Full Grain because it cannot hold very much.

Those who like a traditional business accessory might like the Alpine Swiss Attache Briefcase. That being said, some turn more to leather items when seeking timeless bags, so we offer several of those. Though we liked the materials of the Chicago Saddle Messenger and the Satchel and Fable Crazy-Horse, their aesthetics were slightly tired, so we removed them to make room for the fresher looking Polare Modern Business Briefcase and the Estalon Laptop Messenger. The Saddleback Leather Company Flight was another leather option that lost its place. Even though it was a decent product, we wanted to make room for the Texbo Thick Cowhide Tote, because it has similar features of the Saddleback Leather Company Flight, with the added bonus of two comfort pads on the strap.

December 14, 2018:

While buying a bag is largely a matter of personal preference, features like reliable zippers, protective spaces for electronics, and durable materials all played a part in this selection. The Polare and Satchel and Fable models in particular married attractive styling with functionality and ruggedness.

Special Honors

Maverick & Co Manhattan Leather Briefcase The Maverick & Co Manhattan Leather Briefcase is made of scratch-resistant, textured Saffiano leather and comes in four colors, each with bold red cotton interiors. In addition to a large pocket with a magnetic closure, it also has pen slots and a phone sleeve, a removable shoulder strap, and polished silver hardware.

Calvin Klein Business Casual Double Zip Briefcase Minimalistic and sophisticated, the Calvin Klein Business Casual Double Zip Briefcase is made of a leather-looking polyurethane that has a pebbled texture. It is equipped with a discreet exterior zip pocket, as well as several compartments inside. The dual handles can be secured together via a snap tab, and the detachable crossbody strap allows for multiple carrying options.

4. Kenneth Cole Reaction Manhattan

5. Filson Dryden Briefcase

6. Tumi Alpha 3 Slim Deluxe Portfolio

7. Alpine Swiss Attache Briefcase

8. Texbo Thick Cowhide Tote

9. Estalon Laptop Messenger

10. Polare Modern Business Briefcase

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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