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Thule Attaché

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Thule is best known for its car-mounted containers, but it also has a nice line in ordinary luggage - including this tough laptop case. The zips are water resistant and the semi-rigid "high density outer layers of this clamshell design "enable all-weather use", Thule says. I can believe it.

Thule Attache 15in

Designed for Apple MacBook Pro, the Thule Attaché should take any similarly slim 15-incher, and there's a pocket for your tablet too. There's plenty of room for your accessories too. If it has a flaw, it's a bit pricey, but you can expect this kind of laptop protection from cheap bags.

Thule Attache 15in
Reg Rating 80%
Price £70
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STM Scout Medium

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Made out of rugged, thick canvas, and available in black and olive versions, STM's Scout is more compact than most messenger bag-style 15in laptop holders. Yet it's happily take the heftiest of machines and still live plenty of room for accessories, other kit, books and magazines.

STM Scout

There's a separate cover for the laptop area, so opening the bag won't reveal all it contains. The main cover folds over four pockets, one zipped, and is held in place with a chunky, adjustable plastic buckle. There's an unsealable pocket on the back. The only thing to dislike: the plastic shoulder strap latches which will wear.

STM Scout
Reg Rating 85%
Price £35
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Samsonite Wander 3 Las Vegas

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If backpacks are more your thing than messenger bags - and lugging a 15in laptop around is certainly easier on the shoulders with a pack - Samsonite makes some great laptop luggage. It caters for most budgets, but I favour this one, the Las Vegas, part of the Wander 3 line.

Samsonite Wander 3 Las Vegas

It's pricey, but feels very well made. There are plenty of pockets within, and there's a handy port for your headphones cable. It even comes with a separate, slip-in case for the laptop, so it's easy to use on occasions when you don't want to take your computer with you.

Well padded, the Wander 3 is comfortable to wear too. And while you can get a lot into it, it's nonetheless reasonably compact.

Samsonite Wander 3 Las Vegas
Reg Rating 85%
Price £85
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