Illustration: Lenyon Whitaker, Metro

The 21st century man-bag has sophistication, storage and a safe spot for your laptop. Here’s Metro’s pick of the packs and sacks that’ll sheath your device in style.

Topo x TSPTR Rover Pack

If you’re the outdoorsy type, with the Snoopy spirit for exploration, haul this heavy-duty pack on to your back. Keep the ‘cruel’ of the wilds away with this 1000d Cordura base and a cozy inner sleeve for your laptop.$159,


KnomoFalmouth 15” backpack


This natty number is like an envelope for your electronics. Its svelte frame is ideal for the city commuter who doesn’t want any added bulk when weaving and winding their way through the masses.


Want Les EssentielsKastrup backpack

This backpack is laptop luxury. It’s got leather-covered handles, a padded Internet pocket for your computer and a custom padlock and keys. Your precious bit of tech will be snug, safe and eminently stylish.


Kendal & Hyde Coclassic satchel

Apparently these classic leather bags are tough enough for “Indiana Jones to take into the jungle”. But if you’re not battling snakes, spiders or malign spirits, this satchel will also win over your workmates in the urban environment. The leather-looker has a natty compartment for your computer and there’s even a place for your paper.


Ally Capellino Tommo oiled canvas satchel

The reflective strips on this man bag might just prevent any cyclists amongst you having your cargo clipped by an oncoming car. Plus, with its waterproof exterior and padded inner compartment, it’ll prevent any shower or spray from sparking out your gizmos.

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