Top 12 Best Leather Laptop Bags For Men Canada Reviewed

Nothing displays authority, confidence and sophistication quite like a leather laptop bag. Though many models offer less protection for your laptop than a durable fabric laptop bag, a leather model offers much more where fashion is concerned; so below are my top 12 best leather laptop bags for men reviewed.

Although most are the laptop bags on this is list is crafted from genuine leather, some models are synthetic leather which we will state this. The most significant differences between the two are:

  • Faux leather is less expensive than genuine leather
  • Faux leather has a more consistent texture
  • Faux leather is easier to clean
  • Faux leather is more sustainable as an animal doesn’t need to be killed
  • Real leather tends to last longer
  • Real leather is more aesthetically pleasing with its natural imperfections

Whether you choose faux or real leather depends on your budget and if appearence is of high importance to you. Of course, there will be varying qualities of both synthetic and genuine leather which is an in-depth subject in itself. Anyway, without further ado, here are our 12 best leather laptop bags for men.

Reviewed – 12 Best Leather Laptop Bags For Men

 

Samsonite Leather Slim Laptop Brief Review Canada

12. Samsonite Leather Slim Laptop Brief

 Samsonite
Leather Slim Brief
Final Verdict 4.0 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Accessories
Weight0.95 kg
Dimensions40 x 29.4 x 6.35 cm
Warranty3 years

Slick and slim is what defines the Samsonite Leather Slim Laptop Brief. No, it’s not an instant head turner but it’s ideal if you want to be low-key but still look professional as you go about your business. It also has a very tempting price point.

There’s no bells and whistles about this – there’s simply the laptop compartment which is slightly padded (can do with more at the bottom) and an ordinary accessories compartment.

Though Samsonite states that the leather genuine, you can tell that it’s not the best quality leather as it’s a bit glossy and vinyl like. If this is not a cause for concern for you, then this leather laptop brief will be up to the task for your daily commutes.

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Jack & Chris N1115 Men’s Leather Laptop Bag For Men Canada Review

11. Jack & Chris N1115 Men’s Leather Laptop Bag

 Jack & Chris N1115
Final Verdict 4.2 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Cowhide Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Main
• 1 Accessories
• 1 Medium Front
• 2 Small Front Pockets
• 1 Medium Back
WeightN/A
Dimensions40 x 28 x 11 cm
Warranty1 year

Looking like something out of an old Western cowboy movie, the Jack & Chris N1115 leather laptop bag for men is made for smart casual wear. The bag follows a vintage theme with its distressed leather, antique brass hardware and tan stitching on the exterior, while the interior is lined with natural cotton fabric.

Like with all genuine leather bags, this one has natural scratch marks on it which just adds to the character of the bag.

All compartments except for the zippered rear, is accessed by lifting up the flap over cover. The two most front pockets are spacious and there’s a good amount of pockets within the accessories compartment too.

A laptop presumably goes within the zippered compartment in the centre of the bag which is not very padded; typical of leather laptop bags. Placing your laptop in a protective sleeve will help, though it may end up being too big for the zippered compartment, so it may have to be placed in the last main compartment where there’s plenty of space.

Regardless, Jack & Chris N1115 deserves to be on our list of the best leather laptop bags for men simply because it’s full of character and offers such great value for money.

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Kensington LM550 Professional Leather Laptop Briefcase Canada Review

10. Kensington LM550 Professional Leather Laptop Briefcase

 Kensington
LM550 Professional
Final Verdict 4.3 Stars
Outer Material Dermal Synthetic Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Tablet
• 1 Accessories
• 1 Large Rear
Weight1.05 kg
Dimensions45 x 36 x 36 cm
Warranty2 years

Taking on the form of a classic boxed briefcase, the Kensington LM550 Professional makes anyone carrying it look powerful. Despite being constructed from synthetic dermal leather, the bag still looks nice and feels durable; not cheap like many other imitation leather bags.

The design of this leather laptop briefcase looks sophisticated – the exterior is perfectly uniform and the metal hardware is a nice touch too. The double metal clasps unlocks and clips shut securely, and there are 4 studded metal feet; an effective solution to reducing impact and scuff marks when placing the briefcase on the floor.

The aspect I find the most impressive about the LM550 is the compartments – a slim compartment at the back of the briefcase is ideal for storing newspapers, magazines and paperwork, while the inside of the briefcase is just as neat as the outside. A 15.6 inch laptop and 12 inch tablet compartment ensures a snug fit of your devices and there’s several other spacious sections for accessories and peripherals.

Overall, the Kensington LM550 Professional offers a really affordable laptop briefcase that excels in organized simplicity and it looks a lot more expensive than it is.

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Kattee XZ369CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag For Men Canada Review

9. Kattee XZ369CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag

 Kattee XZ369CE Vintage
Final Verdict 4.4 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Top Grain Crazy House Cowhide Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 16 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Accessories
• 2 Large Outside
Weight1.6 kg
Dimensions48.3 x 35.8 x 6.9 cm
Warranty1 year

Kattee specializes in vintage style leather bags, and their XZ369CE is just one of a few to make it on our list of the best leather laptop bags for men. From the outset, it pleases with an aromatic maroon coloured leather that’s prevalent throughout the entire exterior including the shoulder strap. Hardware appears to be constructed from bronze or brass, giving it that antique look which suits the leather.

On the outside, there are two large compartments, one zippered and the other is snap fastened. They may look narrow but because the leather is soft and flexible, those compartments can be expanded a fair bit.

The inside is lined with maroon cotton and some leather sections to match. Although Kattee states that the bag can hold up to a 17 inch laptop in the middle where there are no restrictions, the actual laptop compartment only fits up to 16 inches. There’s little padding in there so a thin laptop sleeve is a good idea.

There’s also a seperated accessories area which has enough space to store some bulky chargers, cables and other devices. A zippered compartment above also comes in use, though don’t expect to fit any bulky items here if the bag is near full already.

I really like the Kattee XZ369CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag – it’s fairly comfortable to hold with its optional buckle leather pad at the handles, sliding shoulder pad and slim profile. It’s aesthetically pleasing and people often asks where I got it from. However, one must always take extra care with dyed leather as it can rub off and be visible on light coloured clothing.

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Kattee XZ102CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag For Men Canada Review

8. Kattee XZ102CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag

 Kattee XZ102CE Vintage
Final Verdict 4.4 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Top Grain Crazy House Cowhide Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Main
• 1 Accessories
• 2 Small Front Pockets
• 1 Medium Back Zippered
Weight1.67 kg
Dimensions42.1 x 31.5 x 11.68 cm
Warranty1 year

The Kattee XZ102CE Vintage Leather Laptop Bag takes on a more casual design with thicker leather, a larger frame and high handles. While you probably won’t carry this to a VIP meeting, it’s a worthy companion for teachers, students and those who work in a casual office environment.

Like with Kattee’s other leather bags, bronze hardware is used throughout, including for the magnetic snap closures for the flap over – a quick and easy way to access the front two open pockets. There’s also a quick access zippered compartment on the flap over and a larger one at the rear of the bag.

Essentially, the main compartments are divided into two – the back where there’s nothing more than open space to store large books and documents, and the front where accessories are stored and where there’s a dedicated laptop pouch that’s just slightly padded with fabric.

Although the Kattee XZ102CE is not one of the most attractive leather laptop bags for men, it’s fairly durable and has quite a large capacity. It also has plenty of different compartments which is always ideal if you like organizing your belongings.

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Kattee XZ342BN Full Grain Cowhide Leather Laptop Bag Canada Review

7. Kattee XZ342BN Full Grain Cowhide Leather Laptop Bag

 Kattee XZ342BN Full Grain
Final Verdict 4.5 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Full Grain Crazy House Cowhide Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Accessories
• 1 Back Zippered
Weight1.95 kg
Dimensions41.1 x 8.38 x 30 cm
Warranty1 year

Probably my favourite looking leather bag by Kattee is their buckle briefcase styled XZ342BN Full Grain Cowhide Leather model – it’s stylish, functional and made from high quality leather.

The flap over buckles are only for there for the looks, so it doesn’t feel as authentic as the real thing, but underneath them are push button closures that are actually quicker to open and close.

Though there’s only one compartment inside the bag, it’s fairly spacious as the bag is flexible rather than rigid. This allows more stuff to be fit inside it’s various pockets and spaces. Luckily, there’s also a dedicated laptop holder inside with a leather strap secure.

Capacity isn’t huge and neither is the amount of different compartments, but for what it is, the Kattee XZ342BN offers good value considering it’s full grain leather yet it’s still cheaper than many lesser quality leather bags.

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Samsonite Colombian Leather 2 Pocket Business Case Canada Review

6. Samsonite Colombian Leather 2 Pocket Business Case

 Samsonite
Colombian Leather 2
Final Verdict 4.6 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Colombian Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Tablet
• 1 Main
• 1 Accessories
• 2 Medium Front
• 1 Large Back
Weight2 kg
Dimensions40.6 x 30.5 x 11.4 cm
Warranty3 years

Long and important business trips often require a large bag that looks the part and has enough compartments to properly organize all of your documents and stationary. The Samsonite Colombian Leather 2 Pocket Business Case is designed for that purpose and despite its size, I found it to be a pleasure to use, even if it was just twice.

The leather is soft and supple and the bag seems well stitched, though it would’ve looked even more premium and durable with thicker threads. The metal Samsonite branded zip pullers are well designed with holes in them to allow a small wired padlock to pass through, and they were also fairly smooth to unzip.

The inner checkered lining on the tan model adds character to the bag which is a nice change from just plain fabric. Every compartment provides a good amount of storage space particularly the rear main compartment which has two dividers. A well padded laptop compartment is a must while traveling, and thankfully the Colombian Leather 2 meets the requirements.

There’s also a strong thick leather luggage handle pass through strap at the back – a convenient travel feature and much more attractive than the fabric strap seen on many fabric laptop bags. A black version is also available for a more sleek and subtle look, but I prefer the grander tan model.

All-in-all, if your lifestyle is hectice and you travel a lot for business, then there’s not many other leather laptop bags I’d recommend over the Samsonite Colombian Leather 2 Pocket Business Case.

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Maxwell Scott The Volterra Men's Leather Laptop Briefcase Canada Review

5. Maxwell Scott The Volterra

 Maxwell Scott
The Volterra
Final Verdict 4.7 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Vegetable Tanned Full Grain Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 17 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Inside Sleeve
• 1 Large Outside Zippered
• 1 Large Outside Open Sleeve
Weight1.8 kg
Dimensions44 x 32 x 14 cm
Warranty25 years

The Volterra by Maxwell Scott is the only laptop briefcase on this list that is primarily designed for holding a laptop. It’s that very reason why The Volterra has made it on my list of the best leather laptops for men. It can store a few other essentials such as chargers, cables, a few files and stationary, but space is generally limited.

Externally, the bag protrudes at the bottom creating a bigger capacity for the front zippered compartment where it opens up to reveal stationary holders and a divider for files, and towards the back there’s a large open slot that’s perfect for holding a magazine or newspaper.

Your laptop can be secured inside with a velcro strap and a velcro panel that seperates any chargers and cables, while there’s also a large open pocket above for other slim accessories. The interior of all compartments are lined with a nice faux leather which is more practical for incorporating protective padding.

The Volterra is certainly one of the most creatively designed leather laptop briefcases I’ve come across – it doesn’t have a huge capacity but it can be seen in black, tan or dark brown in the offices of high class business execs and stylish solo entrepreneurs alike.

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Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over Laptop Bag Review

4. Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over

 Samsonite
Colombian Leather
Final Verdict 4.7 Stars
Outer Material Natural Cowhide Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Main
• 1 Accessories
Weight1.8 kg
Dimensions14 x 41.9 x 30.5 cm
Warranty3 years

The Samsonite Colombian Leather Flap-Over is also featured on our list of the Overall Top 18 Best Laptop Bags For Men, so it’s no surprise that it ends up on this list too. I mentioned there that it’s my favourite men’s leather laptop bag by Samsonite because of its antique aesthetics, easy to navigate compartments and slim profile.

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TUMI Alpha Bravo Andersen Slim Leather Laptop Bag Canada Review

3. TUMI Alpha Bravo Andersen Slim Leather Laptop Bag

 TUMI
Alpha Bravo Andersen
Final Verdict 4.8 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 14 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Tablet
• 1 Main
• 1 Large Front
• 2 Medium Front
Weight1.72 kg
Dimensions28 x 37 x 12.75 cm
Warranty5 years

The Alpha Bravo Andersen by TUMI is a resilient, enchanting and highly functional leather laptop bag that’s made for the active road warrior. In fact, it’s probably my best leather laptop bag for men in regards to travel purposes. Though it looks big, this leather laptop bag is quite compact but has the option to expand its capacity via a zipper underneath the bag.

There are multiple organizer zipper pockets at the front and a rear zippered slot for a telescopic luggage handle to pass through. The middle compartment is the largest – there’s a tablet holder and accessory pockets in here along with a TUMI Tracer plate which contains a unique number that when registered, helps tracking of lost or stolen bags to be recovered.

The last compartment at the back is where the laptop is stored securely – it may have been better having this compartment in the middle rather than the back in case the bag gets dropped flat on its back, but the compartment is so well protected that perhaps this may not be a cause for concern.

If you’re captivated by the design of the Alpha Bravo Andersen but don’t fancy emptying your pockets for this bag, then you can save yourself a couple hundred dollars by buying the ballistic nylon version – it looks just as nice and there are more colour choices too.

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Maxwell Scott The Tomacelli3 Large Leather Briefcase For Men Canada Review

2. Maxwell Scott The Tomacelli3

 Maxwell Scott
The Tomacelli3
Final Verdict 4.8 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Vegetable Tanned Full Grain Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 15.6 inch
Total Compartments• 1 Large
• 1 Large Zippered
• 1 Accessories
• 2 Medium Pockets
• 1 Back Large Zippered
Weight2.8 kg
Dimensions32 x 43.5 x 16 cm
Warranty25 years

Absolutely stunning!…is the thought that first ran through my head when I saw The Tomacelli3 by British brand Maxwell Scott (there’s also The Tomacelli2 which has 2 sections). It’s the type of briefcase fit for a high flying CEO of a large corporation or a businesslike attourney.

Both inside and outside is made from full grain Italian leather sourced from a reputable tannery in Italy – this means that the hide or skin the leather comes from is generally much better quality as it hasn’t been sanded down. As a result, the bag looks and feels extremely prestigious.

Brass hardware and flawless cream stitching compliments the exterior while the single centre buckle fastening can easily be loosened or tightened to suit the bag’s contents. The durable shoulder strap can also be adjusted and remains consistent with the theme of the bag.

Under the flap over are 3 divided main sections with two medium sized front open pockets. Your laptop or tablet is safest within the zippered compartment, though like with most genuine leather bags, there’s little to no padding here, so a protective sleeve or extra precaution or essential.

You’ll be glad to hear that my preference of dark chocolate brown isn’t the only colour The Tomacelli3 comes in; it’s also available in black and chestnut tan.

In terms of aesthetics and craftsmanship (it misses out just on laptop protection), The Tomacelli3 is definitely the best leather laptop bag I’ve come across so far, and if you’re in a respectable position, you can probably bear the price tag; so you just have to ask yourself “is it worth the investment?” – the answer from my point of view is a resounding yes!

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Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Large Screen Laptop Leather Brief Canada Review

1. TUMI Alpha 2 Compact Large Screen Laptop Leather Brief

 TUMI Alpha 2 Compact
Leather Large Screen
Final Verdict 4.9 Stars
Outer Material Genuine Full Grain Nappa Leather
Laptop CompartmentUp to 17 inch (29 x 40.5 x 4.5 cm)
Total Compartments• 1 Laptop
• 1 Tablet
• 1 Accessories
• 1 Medium Slip Pocket
• 1 Small Waterproof Pocket
• 1 RFID Pocket
Weight1.96 kg
Dimensions33 x 44.5 x 9 cm
Warranty5 years

One of the most innovative, well engineered and most durable laptop bags ever to be made is the Tumi Alpha 2 Compact Large Screen. The lower cost ballistic nylon verson is featured at number one on our list of 18 best laptop bags, and now there’s a leather version too for those who want more of an executive appearence.

This bag simply outdoes all other leather laptop bags in practically every department. Some of the outstanding features of the Alpha 2 Compact Large Screen by TUMI includes an RFID blocking (TUMI ID Lock) zip pocket with Tumi ID Lock, a waterproof pocket, an articulating shoulder strap designed to stay on your shoulder as you move and the Secure Slide shoulder strap attachments that ensures the clips remain securely closed.

This has everything you’d expect from a top of the range leather laptop bag – varied and spacious compartents, reliable laptop and tablet holders and excellent form. Over the years, TUMI has refined their bags so much that they have one that’s near perfection.

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