Brenthaven has launched the "Sling" backpack that's designed for "urban professionals".

The company says the Sling gives padded protection to the laptop and documents during the fiercest of knocks.

The new backpack offers a padded compartment custom fit for notebook, and an internal organiser panel for accessories.

Its padded shoulder strap claims to distribute the weight evenly across the shoulder, while an MP3 player pocket on the shoulder strap gives the user easy access to their music players whilst on the move.

Available in titanium, the Sling I fits 14-inch laptops whilst the Sling II is designed to protect 15.4-inch notebooks, both are available now from for £59.95.