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(Pocket-lint) - Being able to work remotely is one of the main advantages of owning a laptop, but you'll also need to consider a dedicated laptop bag if you want to travel with it more easily.

After all, while the portability of MacBooks, Chromebooks and others make laptops great solutions for eking out a bit of productivity away from the office, you don't want it to sustain any damage when away from the desk.

We've already got a great list of the best backpacks for carrying tech around if you want ample back support and storage space, but here we'll be detailing shoulder bags, satchels and more casual options.

If that's more along the lines of what you're looking for, dive into the picks below. 

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Eastpak Delegate

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Eastpak has been doing bags so long that it's pretty clear it knows a thing or two.

The Delegate messenger bag is a classic, with a thick and strong strap that only get more comfortable on the shoulder the more you use it, and plenty of pockets for your bits and bobs. 

It's also nicely padded to make sure that valuables like laptops aren't bashed around too much while you move.

Eastpak's usual build quality is also present and correct, with durable zips and solid components meaning you won't be worrying about replacing it any time soon.

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Moshi Muto

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The Moshi Muto is expensive. For your outlay, though, you get a considerably superior experience to almost every other bag out there. 

This is a three-way convertible backpack - you can have it across you, like a normal backpack or carry it directly using the handles on the side or top. It's like a modern briefcase and is also water-repellent and abrasion-resistant. 

The straps take a little getting used to, but once mastered you won't look back. The over-the-shoulder strap is a 'QuikFlip' strap that enables you to easily swing the bag around for quick access. 

There are padded 13-inch laptop and 11-inch tablet areas of the bag plus extra pockets for sunglasses, headphones, passport and so on - there's even a sleeve for a water bottle that tucks away, while the straps also fold away when not in use. A brilliant bag. 

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Targus CityLite Pro Slim Briefcase

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Looking at the more business-like end of the market, you might want something even slimmer, and more restrained in its looks.

The CityLite Pro Lim from Targus is aptly named, with a super-think design that's great in a professional context.

Whether you're going to a meeting where you need your computer, or simply are enough of a digital native that you really only need your laptop in a bag to have a full mobile workstation ready, it's a great shout for the moving worker. 

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Mobile Edge ECO Laptop Messenger

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If you're looking for a softer look than Eastpak's bag, and are also keen to try to reduce your consumption of man-made materials, Mobile Edge's ECO messenger could be a great option.

Its all-cotton canvas is hardy, with plenty of pockets and smart dividers, including a small window for ID if you want to display it easily. 

There's also a dedicated, specially-padded compartment to hold your computer, to give you the peace of mind you want as you move around.

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Moshi Urbana Laptop Briefcase

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Another pick that is very suited to business surroundings, this briefcase from Moshi is a really impressive number.

It'll easily fit up to 15-inch laptops, with loads of space to spare for your charger and other belongings. There are countless little pockets for safer storage, and cushioning throughout to make sure nothing gets bashed. 

Build quality is also excellent, and lets you detach various bits like the shoulder strap and cushioning according to your preferences, which we really like.

Plus, solid weatherproofing means it's also a practical choice. It's stood up to our use really impressively, making it a great pick if you're looking for a commuter or work bag, and it's available in a range of colours to suit your style.

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Riut Crush

An outlier among our range of bags because, as its name suggests, it crushes into a tiny drawstring bag for storage. As such, it's the ideal daypack for holidays, because you can take it with you in your case. It weighs less than 300 grams. 

Riut is known for its securely designed backpacks where the openings face your back rather than the open. This is no different and all the zips are out of the way of wandering hands. 

It's actually quite sizeable, with 14 litres of space, but the disadvantage is that there's no padding protection for devices like a laptop so you'll need a separate sleeve. 

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Amazon Basics 15.6-Inch Laptop and Tablet Bag

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Amazon's line of simple, effective products under the Amazon Basics brand is one of its secret weapons. Products almost always match the performance of a much more expensive option, and this bag is no different.

It's not flashy at all, and there is a fair bit of Amazon branding on it, but, if you're okay with that, you get a really great bag at a cut-price rate. 

By being designed specifically for laptops, as well, this means it's nicely padded, and you can also pick it up in a wide variety of sizes to make sure that it's perfect for your particular needs. 

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WaterField Executive Leather Messenger

The bags above differ a bit in design and price but are all pretty affordable options. For this pick, we've gone to the very luxury end of the market, though, to give you a sense of what you could get. WaterField makes a range of beautifully designed leather and canvas bags in all shapes and sizes, but our favourite is this classy Executive Leather Messenger. 

Handmade from full-grain leather, it's a look that can be dressed up or dressed down, making it a great bag for life, and there are myriad lovely design touches, from its unique clasp to the careful positioning of its handle. There are plenty of padded pockets inside it for storing both your computer and any accessories, and it just oozes quality. Plus, you can choose between two sizes depending on how big your laptop is. 

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Peak Design Everyday Messenger

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Peak Design makes a range of great bags that are excellent if you need to pack in a big range of stuff when you're on the go.

When it comes to laptops, we like the Everyday Messenger, which has sleeves internally to make storing a 13-inch laptop, tablet or set of documents really easy.

It makes sorting out your bag super easy, which we always appreciate.

Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.