FOR THE LAPTOP-TOTING DAD: A Laptop Bag to fit his personality

Both my husband and I go a little bezurk when the Internet connection goes down. We just don't know what to do with ourselves. Well, how about we make dinner? Oops! My favorite recipes are online. Well, let's see then. Why don't we order pizza? Oh, wait, we do that online too. Well, let's just go to dinner, then. Is it open on Saturdays? Check online...oh, wait a minute. Okay, I'll just do that project for work. Hmmm...that won't work. I need an image off Flickr. See where I'm headed here...our laptops are our lifeline.

If your husband/dad/grandpa owns a laptop, then he is mostly likely a tech-savvy kinda guy. He probably wants to protect that piece of property as if his life depended on it. What better gift than a laptop bag to suit his personality?

switch mb brenthaventhe Switch MB (base price: $129.95) by Brenthaven

A messenger bag with a reversible flap, this is an excellent choice for the younger dad (20's and 30's). It has that cool, intellectual "university" vibe. With 17 different flaps to choose from, you'll be sure to find something just perfect for the recipient of your choice.

cargo stm bagsthe Cargo (~$100) by STM Bags

Trend-setting, sturdy, and full of character, the cargo goes beyond basic black. The oatmeal-colored canvas bag with chocolate detailing is an outstanding selection for the modern businessman. It looks like the kind of bag that you would see in NYC. Who would be carrying it? A successful stockbroker wearing a Brooks Brothers suit - and very expensive shoes. ***Enter to win a bag of your choice from STM bags - see below.

figura by tucanothe FIGURA ($159.99-$169.99) by Tucano

You can't go wrong with this classic briefcase-style laptop carrying case. It's simply professional with loads of functionality. Pockets provide the ability to organize and you can choose to carry it by the handle or to sling it over your shoulder with the accompanying strap. Available in black or dark green, the FIGURA is an optimal choice for the organized and efficient businessman. ***Enter to win this bag - see below.

eb-bbp-expand-it-messenger-blackthe Expand-It Messenger bag ($84.95) by BBP

Sleek, stylish, and ultra-cool, this is the bag for the city slicker dad. BBP thought of everything with this bag. It even includes a matching snug laptop sleeve for those times when you want to tote your laptop and don't want to carry anything else. There's also a luggage handle pass through for use when he's cruising through the airport to get on his next flight. To top it all off, this bag is the epitome of modernity. I actually think I might have to steal this one from my husband. It's THAT chic. ***Want to buy one of your own? Use coupon code 10metmama to receive 10% off your order (non-clearance items only, no expiration date).

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WIN IT! There will be two winners. The first winner will receive a laptop bag of his/her choice from STM bags. A second winner will receive the FIGURA bag from Tucano.

  • To enter to win a bag of your choice from STM bags, check out the options at STM Bags and leave a comment telling me what bag you would choose.
  • To enter to win the FIGURA bag from Tucano, leave a comment telling me what size and color you would choose.

You may enter for both bags, but be sure to leave a separate comment for each bag.

The deadline for both contests is Monday, June 8 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).

*UPDATE* The winner of the STM bag is #100 Erin Hill. The winner of the Tucano bag is #65 Dolly. Congratulations to you both!

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264 comments on “FOR THE LAPTOP-TOTING DAD: A Laptop Bag to fit his personality”

  1. Hi...
    I want to pick the 'Expand-It Messenger' Toshiba Laptop, looking stylish and strong. I will choose same color as presenting here. I like it's black belt most. Thank you so much for sharing such a nice article.

  2. This would be great for taking the laptop on vacation. It seems like it is extremely handy to have the laptop with us on long car trips.

  3. I've been wanting a laptop backpack for so long, but I can't justify the expense when I have a perfectly fine carrying bag already. It would be so nice to have a backpack to carry my laptop to and from work and everywhere else I go, though. If I won I'd like to get the 13 inch evolution bag from STM.

  4. for the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black) - woudl be great for daughter's laptop!

  5. I love to choose
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 14.1" WS PC (Green) becos of its stylish design for men.

  6. As much as I like the Cargo messenger, I'd love to win the medium Evolution 15" rugged laptop backpack for my husband---it's about time for him to have a new work backpack. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I'd love to win the FIGURA Laptop Backpack in Black for my husband---he always takes a backpack to work and his current edition is starting to get a bit ratty. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. From STM I love the Cargo. It's plenty big for my laptop and I like that it has subdivided internal space for books and folders. Thank you for the chance to win.

  9. Stm backpack evolution 15inches would do quite nicely. I started taking backpacks to work and now just love them.

  10. STM: I love the medium slip 15" red light-weight laptop shoulder bag. The color is amazing, and I like when my bags don't weigh as much as my laptop.

  11. for the figura i would pick the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)

  12. for the stm bag i would choose the large convertible 17"
    shoulder bag & backpack in one in black :)

  13. On the STM side, I like the large rogue 17" backpack. Would fit a lot of things and could handle the laptop and other stuff for a business trip.

  14. For the figura, I'd like this one:
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)

    since my laptop is wide.

  15. For the Figura, I would choose the first one since the capacity is 17" in black. I wished there were more sizes for the bigger notebooks.

  16. From the STM site I think I'd go for the large 17" Duplex -- I like the removable laptop sleeve, and I'm amused by the orange trim. The overall look reminds me of the original StarTrek uniform, with the diagonal seam across the outer flap.

  17. I'm puzzled -- the text descriptions on the Figura website refer to both black and green, but in the graphics they all appear to be black. "Different Drummer" and all that -- I think I'd go with the large one in green (BFA1 V).

  18. The large convertible 17" from STM offers the best of both worlds -- the shoulder strap AND the backpack straps. We've had some laptop bags like this before, and they work well.

  19. I'd go for the large Figura in black (BFA1) -- our laptop screen size is closer to the 17" than the 14.1" for some of the smaller bags. Being thankful for shoulder straps!

  20. For the Figura...I'd get the "FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)". Thanks.

  21. They all look like great, functional bags! I would probably choose the large duplex 17" for my husband.

  22. This one would be fabulous to have:FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black). Such quality on the Figura!

  23. My favorite FIGURA bag would have to be the Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green) -- it looks like a great bag for travel and it looks extremely stylish yet professional. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. From STM I really love the large slip 17" olive light-weight laptop shoulder bag - it would be large enough to fit my computer but comfortable enough for me to carry on my hike to campus each day. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  25. For the FIGURA bag from Tucano I would choose the
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black). I think this is very sleek and professional in style and design. Thanks so much for the chance to enter.

  26. I would love to surprise my husband with a new laptop bag for Father's Day. This is something he really does need! From STM Bags I would choose the large rogue 17" backpack with hidden laptop section. This is a laptop bag that multi-tasks as a backpack too and I know he would love this!

  27. At FIGURA I would get the Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4″/17.0″ MacBook Pro, 15.4″ WS PC in Black.
    Everything seems to go with black...

  28. At STM I would get the small evolution 13". My fiance has one of those tiny laptops and needs a new bag to take to his classes.

  29. Oh the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black) would be so ideal for my husband, and much needed! Right now he is stuffing his new computer into a much too small bag! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  30. For the FIGURA bag, I would choose FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)

  31. The FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC is very stylish and would work perfectly with my laptop.

  32. Nothing is more annoying than having to carry a laptop bag and your carry-on across 3 terminals and past 50 gates in the 30 minutes you have to transfer planes. The large rogue roller 17" from stm would be great! All-in-one, with rollers!

  33. In the Figura I would like the 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC in green. Love the Anti-Shock System!

  34. In the STM bags I like the large Remedy 17". I like that it is as protective as "standard" bags but weighs much less. That's a plus!!

  35. For the STM, wow there's some really hip looking ones. If I don't win, I think I will have to do some splurging for the alley, although wished it carried bigger sizes.

  36. I like all of the bags but the Figura is my favorite. My son is in college and this bag would be great for him.

  37. for the figura back it would be a green color and 15.4 size thanks again for the great giveway

  38. from stm i would choose the large loop 17" red
    versatile laptop backpack bag for my husband thanks for the great giveway tina

  39. From the Tuscano website, I would choose the Workout laptop brief/sleeve combo 15.4" Macbook (midnight)

  40. Such great bags. I really liked the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black).

  41. FIGURA laptop bag from Tucano
    I lkie the LEGGERA - Laptop Case/Ladies bag (Green). Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  42. Ooo, I just spotted the medium 15" cargo bag from stmbags, looks very cool. A Great fathers day gift idea for the laptop toting dad!

  43. As for the Figura, I would get the
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 14.1" WS PC (Blackl). Thanks!!

  44. From Tucano, I would choose the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC in Green.
    Thanks!

  45. I would choose the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black). Thanks!

  46. From Figura, I think their Laptop Carrying Case for the 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro in green is fantastic!

  47. From STM, I love the large convertible 17"
    shoulder bag & backpack in one. Perfect size and perfect way to carry.

  48. The STM bag .. I would go with the 15' red laptop bag. And the Leggera .. I would pick the ladies bag (in green).

    These are great! :o) And my laptop really needs a home like this!!!!

  49. I really like the medium slip 15" red
    light-weight laptop shoulder bag. I need one so bad, the top of my laptop is getting really scratched.

  50. FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 14.1" WS PC in Green is my fav! I'd love to win!

  51. My FUGARO entry:

    If I won, I would choose the FIGURA - Laptop Backpack - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)

    This is a wonderful giveaway. Hopefully I snuck my entry in, just in time.

  52. FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black) is my choice for the Figura bag.

  53. For the STM bag: we have the large convertible and love it! I would choose the phantom 15". Thanks.

  54. I would choose the
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 14.1" WS PC (Green).

    Thanks so much!!

  55. I would choose the 15" loft bag. I love the colors of it plus it would work perfectly for me. Thanks so much.

  56. Wow, those are great bags! My hubby would LOVE the cobra 15.4'' in grey from the Tuscano website. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. wow those really are sleek and cool looking. i'm in love with the medium Loft one by STM but i think our laptop is a 17". I guess the next best pick would be the Convertible STM 17" bag. I think my husband would like this one best because then he could bring it with him when he bikes to work.

  58. The Figura Tucano 15.4/17.0 inch black laptop carrying case is really, really nice. Thanks for the chance to win one!

  59. Whenever our Internet connection goes out, we just go to the library since most of them have free wi-fi now. Imagine trying to haul everything is the tiny bag it came with though! So this would be really great for us. My favorite FIGURA bag is the FIGURA - Laptop Backpack - 15.4" for hubby.

  60. The Tuscano Bags are what my husband needs! He travels in the state and overseas on business.
    His laptop is a 14". The "Stile Work Out-Laptop
    Brief/Sleevecombo Italian Leather Mac Book 15.3/
    14.1 PC in Chocolate Brown is one that he really likes. Please add my name to your drawing. I appreciate all of your delightful prize giveaway
    drawings. Many thanks to you.....Cindi

  61. STM: Med. Slip Red
    Figura: 15.4"/17.0" Green
    You have the funnest, greatest giveaways..thank you.

  62. The large black convertible backpack might hold all my husband's stuff. The Figura looks good in either color, but I'll go with black, thanks.

  63. FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC
    I would love this bag and in green!

  64. At STM I think I would like the large convertible 17". I have a 15.4 laptop but would like the extra room to carry other gadgets and some books.

  65. My husband really needs one of these...he dropped his laptop on the wood floor the other day. Didn't break, but he's lucky!

    At STM bags, my husband would love the 17" rogue. He is about to get an iPod and would love the separate iPod pocket.

  66. The STM bag that I like the most is the Cargo bag. My second choice would be the Loft. I like that both are professional looking but also playful.

  67. FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 14.1" WS PC (Green) is the one I choose.

  68. I don't have a laptop bag, just using a tote bag so it would be great to have this one:
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)

  69. I'm always having to carry my laptop with me everywhere and can never find a nice enough bag to put it in. This seems really nice and people won't noticed what is actually in it too when I'm out and about.

  70. this one's my pick ftw: FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black)

  71. For the Figura bag, I would like the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC in green

  72. My dad would love this for father's day, he needs something for his laptop- owning your own business will frazzle you!

  73. i like the large duplex 17" versatile shoulder laptop bag, mostly because of the versatility

  74. STM has some SWEET bags! I'd love for my husband to use the 15" brink or 17" convertible (primarily for its backpack straps)

  75. My husband definitely needs a laptop upgrade. I'd love to win the Figura in black with backpack straps in the 15.4" size. Thanks for the contest, Stephanie!

  76. From the Figura selection, the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green) would be perfect for my husband...Green is his favorite color too.
    Thank you so much for offering this very generous prize.

  77. My husband would love the large brink 17" bag. I love that these bags can be carried over the shoulder.
    Thanks so much.

  78. My hubby would like the sporty look of the STM bags. He'd choose a "large duplex 17"
    versatile shoulder laptop bag" in "graphite/black".

  79. I love the medium cargo by STM.Im in college and need just bought a laptop so I think that a laptop bag might go well with my new purchase. Not to mention the Cargo is so cute!

  80. In the STM bags I would want the rogue roller red and gray. This is an awesome bag. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  81. I need a new laptop bag. Three rings to hold the straps on broke on my current one...now no more shoulder straps!

  82. From the FIGURA site, I chose the Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black). This is the one my husband would love...only one carry on for his trips!

  83. With the STM bags...wow!...what a great selection. I had a terrible time narrowing it down! I think I would choose the 15" Phantom. I like the idea that it doesn't look like a computer tote and that it is not too big and bulky, but still can carry extra things besides my computer and accessories.

  84. I like the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green), what a stylish bag and much safer than the backpack my husband is currently using.

  85. From STM Bags I like the Large Duplex 17". I just bought hubby a laptop for our anniversary and he's carrying it in a backpack now.

  86. I would choose the
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" from Tucano in Green. Green is our favorite color!

  87. I would choose the STM backpack Evolution 15". This would be perfect for my husband to carry his laptop when he bikes to work!

  88. I like the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black

    My husband is a chiropractor and so he needs something that looks professional, but also stylish. I like this!

  89. Hmmm, for the STM bags I think my husaband would like the Brink style shoulder bag. I'm not sure if he would need the large or the medium, but better go for the large. I think it looks professional enough for the office, but also sporty and stylish

  90. STM Bag choice: medium sports2 15" black
    laptop backpack

    FIGURA Bag choice: FIGURA - Laptop Backpack - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black)

  91. The FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black) - very cool!

  92. My husband would love the STM large 17"
    loop red backpack! He's on a backpack kick right now for some reason, which is strange since he's in his 30's!

  93. Those Rogue Roller bags would be perfect for him to use when he travels. He always has that laptop with him, even on family trips.

  94. My husband is still toting his laptop around in the same cheap messenger bag he bought while doing his undergrad. A PhD and a great engineering job later, maybe it's time for a new one.

  95. First of all, will I get my "man" card revoked for browsing your web site? As the mobile office-less Pastor, I'd pick the "Figura" because it sounded cool and "for the organized and efficient businessman" really resonated with the kind of look I want to portray since I'm really not :) I really like everything you've posted for Father's Day but actually I just wanted to drop by and say hi and say that what you're doing with your life is really amazing. Keep going for it Steph!

  96. From Figura, I would choose the
    FIGURA - Laptop Backpack - 15.4" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black)

  97. The Figura black laptop carrying case for 17" laptop would be great. Thanks for your generous offer.

  98. Hubby needs a laptop bag for his new pc. The STM large duplex 17" with the removable sleeve and lots of pockets in black would be perfect.

  99. FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4″/17.0″ MacBook Pro, 15.4″ WS PC (Green) for my husband's work laptop!

  100. My hubby could use the FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Black)
    He has a heck of a time toting that huge 17" thing around.

  101. I like the "Loft" because of its vertical profile and sharp styling. My husband, however, would go for the more rugged "Cargo" look.

  102. My husband would probably like the loft bag. It is nice looking and doesn't really look too much like a traditional laptop bag. Very nice!

  103. Oooh, the STM bags are even better! He would love the large in Brink. He's trying to get his own business off the ground and a new laptop bag would totally make his day.

  104. They're so different! MH is carrying around the same laptop bag he bought his second year in college (right after he bought those sunglasses!). I like the Black 17" Figura

  105. And from the Tuscano site I would choose the
    FIGURA - Laptop Carrying Case - 15.4"/17.0" MacBook Pro, 15.4" WS PC (Green)
    thanks again for such great giveaway opportunities

  106. This post makes me giggle because A. my husband & I are internet junkies as well & B. because I've been using a resuable nylon grocery bag to schelp our laptop around (shame on me I know) Needless to say I think my lapto would thank you for this one :) From the STM site I would choose the medium 15" sports2 black.

  107. At STM Bags I'd choose the large convertible 17" backpack. We just got a laptop and this would make it so much easier to lug it around!

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