Best laptop cases to keep your device safe, protected and secure


For many of us, our laptops are one of the most expensive itemsthat we own - and rightly so.

We spend hours in front of these devices, whether that’s for work or leisure (namely Googling funny cat videos procrastinating from our 9-5).

If you’re anything like us and the thought of losing years of important documents, half written notes and too many photos for iCloud to store instils a sense of dread, then it’s time to give your laptop an extra bit of TLC with a protective case.

The range of laptop cases on the market are endless, ranging from basic and budget friendly, to state of the art smart gadgets. Shopping around for the best one isn’t as simple as it seems so we’ve compiled some top tips.

  • Ensure your laptop case is the right size for your laptop. If the case is too large, you risk your laptop jostling about too much, and if it’s too small you’ll spend an unnecessary amount of time trying to force it into a case that could easily break.

  • Choose a protective case covering that’s made from durable material and is well padded - a flimsy layer of material is unlikely to do much if your laptop is dropped.

  • Decide how you prefer to transport your laptop as some cases come with handles or shoulder straps as well as compartments for other tech gadgets such as headphones and chargers.

Read on to find out our top rated laptop cases that are safe and stylish and will ensure peace of mind when transporting your laptop from office to home to far flung destinations.

12.9-13 inch Laptop Case Shoulder Bag

If you’re after a laptop bag that does more than just store your laptop then this is the one for you. This option from Zinz fits all laptop sizes up to 13 inch, while leaving room for other essentials such as A4 sized notebooks and stationary.

At its slimmest, the bag has a 5.3L capacity but can be easily expanded to almost double to 10.2L, which is perfect for storing travel or commute essentials.

With 20 small compartments inside there is a storage place for everything so no more losing your passport or headphones at the bottom of a jam packed bag.

Made from eco-friendly fabric, it’s sturdy and safe enough to keep your laptop protected thanks to the layers of soft inner cushioning. The handle and adjustable shoulder straps are great additions and makes it easy to carry around in a way that suits you.

Buy now £38.99, Amazon

Rains Laptop Cover Quilted 13”

Known for it’s signature water-repellent fabric, Rains is the best in the waterproof products game. Not only will this sleeve keep your laptop dry, but the quilted exterior and soft velvet-like lining and adds a protective layer so it will be kept safe from any accidental drops or grazes.

Available in multiple colours across sizes 13 inch and 15 inch, there will be a style to suit any taste. If you’re not partial to the sporty quilted aesthetic, they offer a sleeker minimal design, too.

Buy now £55.00, Rains

Aspinal of London City Large Tech Folio

Carry your laptop in style with Aspinal’s Large Tech Folio available in six different colours, ranging from Airforce Blue to Black Pebble. Crafted from some of the finest full-grain leather and with a lined interior, this padded case can easily fit a 13-inch laptop.

Unlike laptop cases that have a folded closure, the zip fastening keeps your laptop extra safe when travelling or commuting. Featuring the classic Aspinal logo and the option for adding a personal by embossing with initials, this makes a perfect gift for a loved one (or as a treat to yourself).

Buy now £78.00, Aspinal of London

KROSER Laptop Bag Premium Laptop Briefcase

For laptops so large they weigh you down every time you leave the house, a sturdy laptop briefcase is a must. Specialising in laptop and computer bags for more than 15 years, Kroser’s case can fit a whopping 17.3 inch device and has additional features such as expandability and adjustable straps.

Made from environmentally friendly fabric, the bag is durable and water-repellent and can store plenty of items thanks to the various compartments for tablets, stationery and notebooks. The design is travel friendly as it has sturdy handles, detachable straps and a luggage belt design that allows the bag to connect to a suitcase.

Buy now £33.99, Amazon

Water-proof Leather Laptop Bag

We love a stylish accessory and why not give your laptop the royal treatment with this elegantly designed laptop case? The pastel design is printed onto high quality waterproof leather, while the inside of the case has a velvet lining to protect from scratches.

There is also a luggage fixing strap and it comes with a small pouch - perfect for storing all those chargers and cables. There are four different sizes of cases ranging from 12 inches to 15.6 and if pastel hues aren’y your preferred colour palette, fear not as there are three different designs.

Buy now £22.49, Etsy

Ropch 15.6" Felt Laptop Sleeve with Handle Portable

Tech gadget fanatics may find themselves carrying more than one device at the same time, and instead of purchasing two separate protective cases, we have you covered.

This two-in-one bag has room for a 15.6 inch laptop as well as a smaller device such as a tablet that can be placed in the smaller front pocket. It can also store other tech accessories such as power banks, chargers and cables.

The felt material is surprisingly sturdy and durable, and with the comfortable handle, you’ll be carrying this case with you wherever you go.

Buy now £14.99, Amazon

Heart Borg Laptop Case

Who said laptop cases had to be boring? Jazz up your morning commute with this pastel pink design that has a lovely soft plush feeling and a padded interior to protect your precious device. We love the attention to detail - bright red embroidered hearts, perfectly ridged back, the instantly recognisable Skinny Dip logo and a beautiful gold zip. There are plenty of other styles available such as a black and gold daisy case and a pink peach one.

Buy now £20.00, Skinny Dip

DOMISO 15.6 inch Laptop Sleeve with Handle

Laptop cases don’t come sturdier than this one that’s completely shock and waterproof thanks to the outer surface made from thickened EVA material. Although the case isn’t the most stylish on the market, your digital devices and other valuable possessions will be entirely safe from drops, spills and scratches. The case fits laptops up to 15.6 inches and the adjustable strap inside gives that extra bit of protection.

Buy now £23.99, Amazon

HP Reversible Protective 15.6-inch Mauve Laptop Sleeve

Purchasing a laptop can be costly enough so a budget-friendly case that does the job may come very welcomed. This HP sleeve is impressively protective for the price and can fit laptops up to 15.6 inches - perfect if your portable PC is too big for most cases on the market.

The reversible nature of the sleeve gives what could be a boring accessory an extra bit of style and lets you change up colour and pattern when you want. The sleeve is slim and weighs a mere 0.19kg, so it’s easy to slip into a backpack, tote or briefcase.

Buy now £12.98, HP