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August 5, 2013updated 22 Sep 2016 10:56am

10 of the best manbags for tech-savvy lads

The smartest and most practical way for men to carry their gadgets.

By Claire Vanner

It is essential to carry the latest smartphone, tablet or laptop with you. But it is just as important to keep your gadgets with you in a stylish manner.

Women, of course, generally carry handbags, but more and more men are looking for practical but fashionable bags to keep their gadgets in.

Claire Vanner has put together a selection of 10 of the best manbags available on the highstreet and online.

1. ASOS Canvas & Leather Satchel – £40.00

Asos canvas bag

The khaki cotton canvas body and genuine brown leather flap front and trim on this satchel make a great smart-casual option for carrying a man’s gadgets. The internal pocket compartment and dividers provide great storage for smartphones and tablets.


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2. Cambridge Satchel Company Designer Leather Satchel – £145.00

Cambridge satchel

A classic satchel with a two-tone twist in vintage brown and navy. The 15"size is perfect for carrying a notebook. Simple leather dividers inside keep your work and gadgets organised. The official website also offers initial embossing for a personalised touch.


3. Dakine Campus Backpack – Lagrande – £43.99Dakine rucksack

This great utility rucksack has a padded 14" laptop sleeve inside the large main zipped compartment and two handy zip front pockets on the outside. It even has an insulated cooler pocket for snacks and a fleece lined pouch for sunglasses or valuables.


4. Fred Perry Classic Shoulder Bag – £45.00

Fred Perry shoulder bag

Fred Perry’s classic PVC shoulder bag is a great smart-casual bag with a spacious capacity perfect for carrying laptops. It is available in black or navy with cream trim and sporting the instantly recognisable Laurel Wreath logo.


5. Herschel Pop Quiz Backpack – £65.00

Hershel rucksack

A rucksack made from waterproof coated fabric means it doesn’t matter if you get caught in an unpredicted downpour, keeping all your gadgets dry inside. It has a laptop sleeve pocket built in as well as an internal media pocket.

6. Jeff Banks Designer black multi compartment business bag – £40.00

Jeff Banks business bag

A great smart bag for work to carry all essential gadgets in, this bag has a padded laptop compartment and multiple pockets and sections. It can be carried by a grab handle or slung over the back with its shoulder strap.


7. Jeff Banks Designer brown laptop business bag – £40.00

Jeff Banks laptop bag

The name says it all – a smart business bag with a padded and secure laptop compartment within the two main sections inside. The detachable cross body strap means it can be carried more like a briefcase for formal occasions.


8. River Island Red Satchel – £30.00

River Island satchel

Stand out from the crowd with this red satchel. The long adjustable strap make for easy ware, while inside there is a spacious main compartment with phone and wallet open pockets as well as a secure zip-fastening pocket.


9. Sandqvist Arne Laptop Bag – £65.00

Sanqvist laptop bag

This smart laptop bag is spacious and stylish. The interior consists of two main compartments large enough to hold a 17" laptop with two zipped pockets on the outside to carry smaller gadgets.


10. Ted Baker Leather Messenger Bag – £179.00

Ted Baker messenger bag

Ted Baker’s leather messenger bag has three external zipped pockets for secure but easy access to you phone as well as a convenient front slip pocket for tablet use. It boasts a spacious inner compartment with attractive lining styled as postcards for added interest.

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