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Timbuk2 Commute Messenger Bag
When the TSA agents tell everyone to take their laptops out of their bags, do you feel a tiny, lazy twinge of rebelliousness? Us too.
That’s why the concept of a checkpoint-friendly laptop bag is oh-so appealing. This $89 sturdy model from Timbuk2 has a special compartment that lets you unzip one zipper, leave your laptop where it is, and get through airport security that much faster. You’ll still have to take your shoes off though.
If you’re always late for your flights, you might want to check out this piece of smart luggage. You can actually ride this suitcase. Allegedly, it’s three times faster than walking! Donate $1,095 to their already-funded Indiegogo campaign to reserve yours.
The North Face Access Pack
When you’re walking up to the security checkpoint, this backpack has as eject handle for your laptop that will pop it up into your hands in one motion. That means you won’t have to dig and scoot things around to get to your computer. This springloaded number can be yours for $235.
Chrome Metropolis Messenger
Chrome doesn’t make a checkpoint-friendly laptop bag just yet, but if you’re hard on your luggage, this is a great buy. These bags are constructed from the sturdiest materials, and they last so long that Chrome sells them all with a lifetime guarantee.
If you prefer a backpack to a messenger bag, fear not. This two-shoulder number from Everki also allows you to leave your laptop in your bag during the security process. This backpack can fit even the most enormous laptops, too, up to 18.4 inches. It’s yours for $199.99.
Hate schlepping around heavy luggage all day? The Hyperlite Metropack weighs less than a half-pound– perfect for travelers who prefer to travel super light. And at $127.50, the price isn’t too hefty either.
Herschel Supply Co. Pop Quiz
If simplicity is your style when you’re hitting the big blue sky, opt for this stylish backpack from Herschel Supply Co. The padded laptop sleeve will keep your computer safe, even in turbulence. The front compartment is perfect for zipping your boarding pass and ID. And there’s also a headphone port, because we know you’ll be listening to lots of podcasts on your trip. And best of all, it’s just $74.99.
Another piece of 21st-century smart luggage, this suitcase can not only weigh itself and charge your phone, but also keep you posted on your flight information. Sign up on Delsey’s website to be notified when the Pluggage becomes available.
Manhattan Portage Harbor Backpack
You’ll have to take your laptop out of the backpack itself, but this bag comes with a checkpoint-friendly sleeve that can keep your computer from getting jostled and bumped in the TSA line. The Harbor Backpack, available for $275, is great for anyone who lives in (or is traveling to) a rainy climate, because it’s totally weatherproofed.
Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase
This checkpoint-friendly bag is great if you prefer to check most of your luggage but want access to your electronics during your flight. This $80 budget option also has pockets specifically for phones and tablets, if you’re a multi-gadget traveler.
Raden A22 Carry
This carryon-sized piece of smart luggage is cool: Besides being made from a flexible, undentable super-plastic, this suitcase also charges your phone. Through an app, it will tell you the weight of your packed items and the locating of your belongings if you happen to leave your bag at the airport bar. It can be yours for $295.
Incase EO Travel Backpack
Compact, stylish, checkpoint-friendly, and under $200– honestly, what more could you ask for? It’s currently available for $179.95 at Nordstrom.
L&S Laptop Tote
Travelers in business class might like this more formal tote option. The padded laptop pocket is easily accessible so you won’t spent any extra time in the security line. This bag can be yours for $208.
OGIO Urban 17
This sturdy and simple backpack is checkpoint-friendly and will hold up to a 17-inch laptop. You can score this backpack for $79.99 from ebags.
Brenthaven Collins Sleeve Plus
Are you going on a business trip and leaving most of your stuff behind? Check out this itty-bitty bag (at an itty-bitty $24.95) that is built to keep your laptop safe and the rest of your essentials in easy-to-reach pockets.