Personal Tech | September 1, 2020 12:19 pm

The 12 Best Tech Organizing Bags

Folios, sleeves, packs and kits to move your tech gear from home to work to school

Shinola
Easily carry all your chargers and cords with Shinola's Leather Tech Portfolio
Saks Fifth Avenue

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.

BookBook
Amazon

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.

Bellroy
Bellroy

For sturdiness: Bellroy Marine Blue Tech Kit

This colorful, hard-cased organizer (made from recycled woven fabrics) zips out flat for better access.

Baboon to the Moon
Baboon to the Moon

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.

Aer
Aer

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. 

Leatherology
Leatherology

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.

Native Union
Native Union

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.

Shinola
Saks Fifth Avenue

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. 

Peak Design
Peak Design

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.

Bagsmart
Amazon

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.

Cocoon
Amazon

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.

Waterfield
Waterfield

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.

Keysmart
Keysmart

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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