How to Choose the Perfect Laptop Bag for Men | Pylos59

How to Choose the Perfect Laptop Bag for Men | Pylos59

Curious about what you should pay attention to when buying a new laptop bag ? In this blog article I will explain this to you in detail.

Whether you’re a professional on your way to the office, a student on the way to university or a teacher preparing his lessons, carrying your laptop and belongings comfortably and safely is a must.

But with so much choice in different types, sizes, materials and prices, it is difficult to choose the right bag to suit your style and needs.

For example, did you know that many people forget how useful it is to have extra compartments in a bag ? Let’s dive into other things to look out for!

Laptop Bag Size

How do you know if your laptop will fit in a laptop compartment ?
The dimensions of tablets and laptops are almost always given in inches. One inch is equal to 2.54 cm. Measure the diagonal length of your laptop from the bottom left corner to the top right corner using a ruler. Important to know is that the inch size of a laptop is the size of the screen without the edge of the laptop. To know whether your laptop will fit in the laptop bag, you need to measure the entire laptop.

The table below shows the inches, the length and height of the laptop screen and the diagonal length in centimeters.

size in inches  L x H laptop screen diagonal screen size
13,3 29,4 x 16,6 33,8
14 31,0 x 17,4 35,6
15,6 34,5 x 19,4 39,6
17,3 38,3 x 21,5 43,9

Is your laptop in between 2 sizes? Then choose the larger size to make sure
your laptop fits in the laptop compartment.

Maximum allowed dimensions per airline

Generally it is allowed to take your laptop in your hand luggage on the plane. Most airlines allow laptops as part of your hand luggage. However, it is always wise to check the specific rules of the airline you are flying with, as these may vary.
All dimensions listed are the external dimensions in cm, including handles, wheels, side pockets and other external parts.

 Airline Sizes
KLM 40 x 30 x 15
Transavia 40 x 30 x 20
TuiFly 40 x 30 x 20
Ryanair 40 x 20 x 25
Corendon 55 x 40 x 25
Easyjet 45 x 36 x 20


The right material

Laptop bags are available in various materials. A good laptop bag is durable and long-lasting and needs to be suitable for daily use. Look at the material of the bag and the quality of the zips and closures.
Leather is known for its durability and style. With proper care, a good-quality leather bag can last for years, making it a good long-term investment. Nylon and polyester bags are lightweight and relatively cheaper but less durable.

Material  Pros Cons
Leather Durable - Timeless - Sturdy - Authentic Less light weighted - Pricing - Care
Synthetic Care - Pricing - Impermeable Wear-sensitive - Durability - Not eco-friendly

See what qualities are most important to you - whether it's durability, weight, or style - when choosing the material of your laptop bag.


If you are on the move a lot with your laptop bag, it is important that it is comfortable to carry. Look at the width of the shoulder straps, whether the bag has adjustable and padded shoulder straps to ensure optimal carrying comfort.
Another plus is when the shoulder straps and back panel are perforated to keep your back cool, especially for those who walk or bike to their destinations.
Also check whether there is a trolley strap in the back compartment so that you can attach your laptop to the trolley.

Type of Bag

When you think of laptop bags for men, you don't just think of briefcases for men or laptop shoulder bags for men but also laptop backpacks for men. These backpacks are ideal for school, biking to work or just walking with your laptop.
If you are looking for a business and professional look, you can go for a classic briefcase which you can carry in your hand or over your shoulder, thanks to the handles and detachable and adjustable shoulder strap.
Choose a style that suits your personal taste and the occasion you will use the bag for.

Colour of your laptop bag

Colors can be trendy, but laptop bags are a long-term investment. Make sure the color of the bag matches your wardrobe and style.
In business environments, it is often safer to go for neutral or dark colors. A classic black laptop bag always looks chic and professional. But also a brown or cognac shoulder bag gives a businesslike look and combines well with other colors.

Extra Compartments

Some laptop bags have extra compartments for storing accessories such as phones, pens, notebooks and chargers. These extra pockets can be useful to keep all your essentials organized. The separate laptop compartment should be padded to prevent damage while travelling.      



Laptop bags can be found in different price ranges. Prices will vary from around € 50,00 for a synthetic laptop bag to thousands of euros for a designer laptop bag.
You will find a Pylos59 leather laptop bag between € 199,95 and € 299,95. It’s all about finding a compromise between what you can afford and the quality you are looking for.
Remember that a bag that lasts for years may be more cost-effective than a cheaper, less durable option that needs to be replaced more often.

Warranty Policy

Pylos59's laptop bags are made of sturdy durable leather and have solid zips. The construction of our bags is very well thought out. That is why Pylos59 offers a 3-year warranty on our bags.


It is important to choose the right laptop bag to protect your laptop when you are on the go. Investing in a good leather laptop bag from Pylos59 will ensure your laptop stays safe and organized wherever you go.
We have them in various shapes and sizes : from the classic leather briefcase, or the practical leather messenger bag to our leather backpacks. Your laptop will thank you for it!
Thank you for reading, and take a look in our web shop and find the perfect laptop bag for you ! 

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