How to choose the right laptop bag for you?
Choosing the right product for you will always depend on what’s most important to you. Style and design are always personal, but as a rule, you should always consider your laptop’s size, the features you’d like on your sleeve and the material that the sleeve is.
All laptop sleeves will provide protection, but some will do it better. And a big indicator for which will perform better is often down to the material. Leather is a popular choice because while it also looks classy, it’s always hardwearing and because it’s also good at keeping the water out. If you kept it on the water for a long period of time, then it wouldn’t withstand it, but for splashes, it’s pretty water-resistant.
Other really great materials include neoprene which is actually waterproof and has a stretchy rubber-like quality to it.
Nylon and polyester are also good materials to look out since both are water-resistant. And as the thread count increases so does the resistance so the higher the denier, the better.
It’s great if the laptop sleeve has compartments and other handy features like that, but the most important feature is the kind of fastening that the sleeve has and the inner protection that it provides.
A quality zip is perhaps the most fail-proof of fastenings and the choice that is going to keep your laptop the most secure. However, that’s not to say buckles, hooks and buttons won’t do the job either.
Inner lining protection is perhaps the most important to feature a laptop sleeve can offer because after all, it’s there to do a job. Look for sleeves with extra padding, especially if the padding is a memory foam-like material since this provides extra cushioning and buoyancy if you drop your laptop.
It’s pretty straightforward that you’ll need to choose a laptop sleeve that has the dimensions of your laptop to get the best fit. While you can always go bigger, generally speaking, the snugger the fit, the better to avoid your laptop moving around. Many are tailored to 13-inch Macbooks, so it is really important to check the product’s dimensions when looking to avoid disappointment if you have a larger laptop.