Ben Sherman Slim Dual Handle Computer Bag – $83.30 (Reg. $119.00)
Now I know what the guy at Sutter’s Mill felt like.
If you’re mobile, digital, and value not being tied down to stacks of papers, then it doesn’t get better than this slim computer bag from Ben Sherman.
With its canvas sides and dual leather handles, the Ben Sherman Computer bag is simple and still sort of refined. It’s a huge step up in the style department from a basic frumpy canvas bag, but it’s not stuffy like a Gordon Gecko attache. Yes the styling is great, but it’s the engineering details that make this bag a rare find.
You want both a grab handle on top for regular distances and a shoulder strap for say… walking through an airport or if you’re on a bike. Most messengers have just the shoulder strap, and slinging a bag over your head each time gets annoying. Fast. When it comes to a grab handle, you want one on each side like this one has, so your bag doesn’t list heavily when you pick it up.
The bag is 16″ wide meaning it’s big enough for an HP Pavilion or most MacBooks, but it’s still small enough to be light and sleek. Anything beefier than that and it’ll look like you’re hauling around a Thanksgiving Day Turkey Platter. (I know those who have big laptops have their reasons. I just don’t envy them.)
On sale for just over $80.00. Consider the one in Taupe. The contrast is sort of retro without being cheesy.