Updated December 15, 2018 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Rugged Laptop Cases

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Laptops are expensive investments, so it is understandable that you'd want to keep yours safe from harm. These rugged cases come in a variety of shapes and materials, depending on what level of protection you need. We included both hard- and soft-sided options, and even a few slim, sleeve-style designs. Many of these are also waterproof to ensure nothing will ever damage your computer. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best rugged laptop case on Amazon.

10. Tomantek Sleeve

9. Urban Armor Gear UAG

8. iBenzer Bumptect Pro

7. Solo Fifth Avenue

6. UZBL Always On

5. NiceEbag Armor

4. Casematix Elite

3. Thule Gauntlet 3.0

2. Nacuwa Hardshell

1. Pelican 1095

Editor's Notes

December 12, 2018: Not everybody needs the same level of protection from a laptop case, which is why we included some models that can probably stand up to falling off a cliff, and others that are better suited to handle small drops and everyday bumps.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on December 15, 2018 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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