A Guide to Eco Laptop Bags

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I remember when owning a laptop was considered a luxury. Now it seems that everyone who’s anyone has one – my neighbor’s six-year-old, my grandfather (who, by the way, forwards far too many jokes and chain letters to me. I love you anyway, gramps!), writers and investment bankers, artists and attorneys.

For lifestyles (and laptops) on the move, here are some eco-friendly options to choose from:

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For the film fanatic, there’s the Movie Billboard Laptop Messenger Bag by ModuLab. Made using recycled vinyl movie posters, these bags are bold and edgy. They have an interior padded area for your laptop, two zippered sections and five other inside pockets. The Billboard bag measures 15″ x 12″ x 4.5″. Choose your one-of-a-kind pattern at re:modern for $118.

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Timbuk2 sells a number of eco-friendly laptop bags made of hemp with organic cotton. Packed with pockets and sections for all your extra gadgets and papers, they’re extra sturdy, waterproof and have interior pockets for organizing. The Laptop Messenger Bag is sized for a 15″ computer and has an adjustable shoulder strap as well as an easy grab strap handle. It’s available in black/slate for $165 or light mauve for $190. Or try Timbuk2’s Wiki, a slim and simple sleeve-like bag with a grab strap and front pocket. Get it in a light mauve/burgundy, available in three sizes to accommodate any size laptop – small ($55), medium ($60) and large ($65).

FlatBags makes the sturdy and stylish Messenger Bag using recycled bicycle inner tubes and rediscovered fabrics. It measures 16″ x 12″ x 3″, has a front flap, two inside pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap. Available in light green or red at Eco-Handbags for $137.

The Overland Equipment Seattle Computer Bag will hold your 15″ computer and just about anything else. Tons of compartments and pockets make it the dream bag for the utterly-organized. It’s made with eco-friendly waxed cotton canvas and recycled rubber. Measuring 15.5″ x 13″ x 4.5″, get it at REI for $120.

For a simple and stylish design check out Stefano Nati’s Cognac Satchel. It’s handmade from regenerated leather with metal rivets that add to its clean, modern look. The long shoulder strap is adjustable and the front flap closes via metal twist locks. Perfect for your 12″ laptop, there isn’t much more to this classic bag. Buy it at Zanisa for $65.

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