Network Laptop Messenger review

Laptop bags should, ideally, offer your precious MacBook a safe haven, but not be too unwieldy or weighty to carry. Samsonite has a long, illustrious history of manufacturing bags for the business user. And while this 16.4in messenger bag is well made and lightweight, at 460g, it does feel rather soft to the touch and slightly insubstantial.

A nicely padded shoulder strap means the bag can be used in comfort. The main internal compartment is securable with a Velcro strap. As a step up from a simple sleeve, this bag is a good choice and has the heritage of Samsonite. It even comes with a ‘smart sleeve’ that slips over the handle of an upright case.

A good compromise between sleeve and large laptop bag

OUR VERDICT

If you’re looking for a simple, smart bag that has a couple of compartments and can cushion accidental knocks, this bag will not let you down. However, we wouldn’t be confident that your laptop would survive a substantial drop intact, or that it would be fully protected from other serious impacts.

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