The 12 Best Tech Organizing Bags
Folios, sleeves, packs and kits to move your tech gear from home to work to school
This story is part of our Fall Refresh Guide, a weeklong series where we’ll be looking at the products that will help us make the most of yet another season stuck at home. Think of it like Back-to-School content for adults. But during a pandemic.
It’s 2020, and you don’t quite know where your desk is going to be tomorrow.
So you need a bag that can bring your office or classroom to wherever you need to be. You’ll want something that’ll house your computer, chargers, cords, headphones and various tech accessories securely and in a highly organized fashion.
Basically, you want a tech Dopp kit, which (depending on brand) will also be called a tech folio, portfolio or organizer. Below, we’ve selected 12 carriers that offer convenience and plenty of dedicated pockets.
For minimalists: Twelve South BookBook V2
Your laptop gets wrapped up warmly in either a leather sleeve or two hardback book covers with a rigid spine, adding protection and bookish good looks. Hidden inside: A secret compartment for your “papers.” Pair it with the brand’s “CaddySack” when you need extra space for your cords and chargers.
For sturdiness: Bellroy Marine Blue Tech Kit
This colorful, hard-cased organizer (made from recycled woven fabrics) zips out flat for better access.
For doubling as your actual dopp kit: Baboon to the Moon Go Kit
Slightly less “organized” than the other bags here (two internal pockets, two org strips), but the water-repellant Cordura shell will keep anything inside this 3L kit well protected.
For easy carrying: Aer Tech Sling
Multiple compartments — a quick-access laptop compartment, a separate one for tech accessories and a mini top pocket — plus a sling strap that means you can carry this however you want.
For variation: Leatherology Medium Tech Bag Organizer
Select your leather — there are a dozen colors and styles to choose from — get it monogrammed and add some leather cord wraps. Bonus: This beauty’ll fit into an even larger tech organizer.
For ideal placement: Native Union Stow Organizer
A thoughtfully laid-out array of elastic loops, hidden storage, flexible/zippered pockets and an exterior pocket means you’ll find whatever you need within seconds.
For eventual in-person business: Shinola Leather Tech Portfolio
Save this one for the return of real-world meetings; it’s a possibly too handsome zip-around pouch (made in the USA) with plenty of pockets, pen loops and card holders within.
For quickest access: Peak Design Tech Pouch
Rifle through this bag with ease, thanks to clamshell design and origami-style pockets within. Multiple interior loops will keep the smallest stuff secure.
For price: BAGSMART Universal Travel Cable Organizer
Built from water-repellent nylon with velcro straps to secure your goods and plenty of flexible interior space, this functional and well-liked bag (4.6/5 reader score on Amazon) is just $25.
For versatility: Cocoon Messenger Bag
The bag itself? Perfectly functional, thanks to built-in padded laptop and tablet pockets. But the included front-pocket Grid-IT organizer (also available separately) is a modular system to secure your cords, headphones and other smaller accessories.
For a whole office on the go: Waterfield Tech Folio
It’ll fit your 16” MacBook or Surface like a regular laptop bag, but this canvas pack (with leather accents and multiple strap options) also features numerous dedicated mesh pockets for all your tech paraphernalia.
For big trips: Urban Hybrid Messenger Bag
Keysmart’s water-resistant bag can be worn four different ways (messenger, backpack, shoulder bag and briefcase style) and features a whopping 20 interior pockets plus dedicated slots for SIMs, pens and cards.
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