Best Chromebook Laptop Messenger Bags Guide and Reviews

The great thing about Chromebooks is that they are portable devices.  The largest Chromebook has a 14″ screen and most have just 11″ screens so they are meant to be carried around.  A messenger bag is a perfect bag to haul around your Chromebook with enough room left over for a charger and other cables and accessories.  If you are looking for a sleeve, case or other bag then check out the Chromebook  Best Case/Sleeve Guide.  The messenger bags we look at below are the best we could find but while they don’t come cheap, most of them are under $100 and that includes the full leather messenger bags.   These come in different sizes and we’ve tried to highlight which Chromebooks they fit but the majority of bags will fit Chromebooks up to 14 inches.  The Timbuk2 Command Messenger bag takes are number one spot because of it’s TSA approved style and the high quality standard set by Timbuk2.  Let’s take a look at the list.

Chromebook Laptop Messenger Bag Guide

ModelSizesColorsMaterialPriceCustomer ReviewsRating
ModelSizesColorsMaterialPriceCustomer ReviewsRating
Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag S/M/L • Small fits all ChromebooksBlack, Grey, Red, Blue, BrownOxford Nylon$$$$Customer Reviews Top Rated
Kattee Mens Top Layer Real Cow Leather Laptop Tote 13 inch BrownReal Cow Leather$$$Customer Reviews Top Leather Bag
Passion Leather Vintage Leather Satchel Bag 14'" width x 10" height x 4" depthBrownLeather with Canvas lining$$$Customer Reviews Satchel Style
Rapiddominance Military Messenger Bag 19"W x 14.5"H x 7" D Olive Tan BlackCotton Canvas with Polyester Interior $Customer Reviews Budget Buy
Kattee® Canvas Messenger Bag Up to 14" ChromebooksGreen Black Blue Tan Coffee BrownCanvas with Leather Straps$$Customer Reviews Classic Look
Otium Canvas/Leather Bag Up to 14" ChromebooksBlue and BrownCanvas with Leather Upper$$Customer Reviews
Kenneth Cole Risky Business up to 15" widescreen LaptopsBlack Brown TanFull Grain Cowhide$$$Customer Reviews Sleek Leather
Timbuk2 Classic Messenger Bag Small fits up to 13" ChromebooksHuge Variety of styles CORDURA Nylon and Weathered Canvas$$Customer Reviews Great Reviews
Samsonite Colombian Leather Flapover up to 15" widescreen LaptopsBrownLeather$$$Customer Reviews Durable

Messenger Bag for Men and Women Reviews

Timbuk2 Command Messenger Bag


This high quality messenger bag tops our list for a number of reasons.  Timbuk2 is a company that started making bags for San Francisco bike messengers and made it a priority to make a high quality product that could stand up to the beating it would receive.  The Command Messenger bag takes that to a new level with it’s TSA compliant design.  For travelers this means that you don’t have to take your laptop out of the bag when going through the security check.   With oxford nylon and cam buckles for one hand adjustments.  Their is a padded laptop sleeve with crater holes for circulation.  This beast is designed for the traveler and it has all the details and craftsmanship that make for a top quality messenger bag.  But for over $100, you are paying for that eye for detail.

I had the chance to try this bag out and I must say I am impressed. While it has not been put through the ringer for months on end yet, I can tell right away this is MUCH better than the rest of the laptop cases and computer bags I have used in the past. It is thick and heavy, sturdy stitched, comfortable, and roomy. This thing is great. – W.L. Holder

About nine months I made probably the best purchase I have ever made, I bought this fantastic bag and have used it every day since. – Ashton

You know how you have certain expectations of a product before you get it and then only to be disappointed when you get it. Well let me tell you all something, you will not be disappointed in this bag – Stephan

Kattee Cow Leather Briefcase Bag


If you are looking to make a statement with your messenger bag then this Kattee leather attache just might be the messenger bag for you.  The Crazy Horse brand cow leather really sets this bag with it’s marked leather and haphazard scratches that only get better with age.  This is a timeless bag that is as comfortable in 1940 as today.  It’s front flap has a double buckle closure with magnetic clasps for easy and secure access.  It also has an adjustable and removable strap for carrying on your shoulder.  This is a narrow bag and although a Chromebook or small Macbook will fit, it is quite narrow and can hold a few other things but is not built for carrying a large amount of large items, although it does have a number of compartments to store smaller items.

Awesome bag! Excellent quality! Perfect for my 13inch MacBook Pro and as a plus it were comfortably accommodates the Ipad as well. – sami

If Indiana Jones had a laptop this is what he’d carry it in. – scott

Style points alone…the bag looks stunning. The design is perfect, and has a classic quality to it that makes it stand out wherever you go. I suppose overall it could be larger, but then you would lose the light mobility that it provides. -patrick

Passion Leather Satchel Style Messenger Bag


This made in the USA full grain leather bag is a classic right from an old western.  It has a canvas lining and a large flap that folds over the outside setting off it’s unique leather look.  This handmade leather bag is chemical and dye free so you won’t have to worry about foul smells from some of the cheaper leather bags.   The size is perfect for a  13″ laptop, so it should be good for all Chromebooks, smaller laptops, Macbooks and ultrabooks.  It comes with a sturdy strap that can be adjusted to fit your height.   At under a $100 this is a great bargain and would be hard to find something similar in a brick n mortar store for this price.

I am really excited to start using this bag. It took me a long time to find a good bag. And this one was exactly what I wanted. It has good quality leather. The pocket layout is very practical. It doesn’t have a smell like some bad quality leather products do.
I love my leather messenger bag so much! The size and quality is perfect. The customer service was excellent. – Joy

I’ve been looking for a messenger bag that will hold my Mac Book and office folders. This is absolutely perfect. The leather is a rich brown has a great slightly worn look. The stitching looks great and its looks like it’s really well made.-Kyle

Rapiddominance Classic Military Messenger Bag


This canvas utility bag is a classic military style and it’s canvas exterior won’t break the bank because it costs under $30.  This is a standard messenger bag with 100% cotton canvas and a polyester interior.  With over 7 pockets there is a lot of storage space and it also has exterior pockets for a water bottle or items which you need easy access.  The strap is plenty long and comes with antique brass details that add to the classic military look.  If you are looking for a messenger bag that is a little more affordable, then you must consider the Rapiddominance messenger bag.

I picked this up for a recent trip to carry with me as I walked through tbusy crowded areas, and also navigate the bus and subway system. For this, it did incredibly well.- j. graham

Super cute, useful, holds what I need it to and is durable. I walk to work and carry a binder and my purse in this. Works wonderfully for this purpose. I also keep a small knife, my keys, and my phone in it when walking.-j

This is a great bag. I love it. It’s very durable and light. I’M very pleased with it.- Phil

Kattee® Retro Unisex Canvas Leather Messenger


This retro canvas bag is reminiscent of an old school air force military bag that you would take when you were shipped out to Guam.  A unique and classic style with leather accents make this a best seller as well as highly rated.   It has one main compartment along with four smaller outside compartments for easy access to all your stuff.  Whether you want to haul your Chromebook and some books around campus all day or shoot up the coast for a weekend getaway, this bag has got you covered.  It is not a padded bag so you might want to consider a sleeve if using for a notebook computer.

I love love love this bag! I originally bought it to use as a backpack for when I have classes at my local university, but it has turned into my everyday, go to bag!- Bekah

I love the feel of this bag & it’s the perfect size for everything I carry. I just love the classic look. I know I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on how it looks.-Andrea

This bag reminds of shopping at the army surplus store when I was a teen in the 70s. It is definitely retro, even smells like an old bag. -Brad

 

Otium Canvas Leather Messenger Bag


This half canvas, half leather messenger bag is perfect for notebooks up to 14″ which means it’s great for all Chromebooks.   The brown Crazy Horse Leather along with the blue canvas pair nicely for a unique and somewhat retro look.   With magnetic latches for easy opening and zippered pouches for secure storage this bag will become your must have accessory.  The inside is lined with pearl sail canvas making for a very durable satchel.   It is also priced very reasonably at around $50,  which makes this the perfect for a Chromebook user.

 

The bag is a lot heavier than I thought it would be, in a good way. It feels and looks well made. The bag is about 15-16 inches wide and 10-11 inches tall, not including the handle. You can’t tell from the picture, but straps that close the bag are magnetic. – Eric
I wanted a bag that I could afford, that wasn’t cheaply made, and that wasn’t completely butt-ugly. What I got was a very well made bag that looks GREAT (seriously, I get so many compliments).-Alexander
This bag has really exceeded my expectations. It’s the perfect man bag, made with real leather (good quality might I add) and has held up great so far. Definitely worth it!-digitalsea

Kenneth Cole Risky Business Messenger Bag


This full grain leather bag is nicely accented with contrast stitching that sets is apart from other leather messenger bags.   The polished Columbian leather is complemented by a polyester interior.  The Risky Business is available in three different colors, black, brown and tan.  This is a quality bag that would look just as good in a business meeting as it would heading off to the gym.  This makes it quite versatile as you can use it in a variety of situations.   Even though the bag will show marks as you wear it, it will still retain a classic look at shows it’s wear well with age.

 Great bag for the price. It is very light weight for a leather bag. There are lots of ‘useful’ interior space for everyday basic use. –  Olaf

Very nice and good quality leather, the price was unbeatable. It’s very professional looking and I would purchase again. The pockets are rather narrow just FYI.-Erik

I’ve been using this bag for the last three years (one year of high school and two years of college) and its really great! I would carry it for many hours during a day and it’s comfortable and not overly obtrusive. It fits lots of notebooks and papers and I have never had an issue of losing things in it.-David

 

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