Best Custom Messenger Bags for Commuting & Travel

In terms of design, a lot goes into the making of great custom messenger bags. Our most utilitarian accessory, messenger bags have to transport well from the office to coffee shops, airplanes, and beyond. So how can one bag do it all? Well, when scouring for the right laptop bag, most consumers have three factors in mind: look, feel, and utility.

That means when looking for the right custom briefcases and messenger bags to put your name on, you want something that’s going to fit the bill in all three categories. We’ll take a look at which promotional laptop bags and briefcases are best equipped to meet recipient’s needs and carry your name.

Best Overall: Bolt Urban Messenger Bag


This custom messenger bag has all the features. It offers two convenient carry options with a wide, adjustable shoulder strap and a padded handle. Recipients can easily access water bottles in the elastic mesh side pouch, making it perfect for travel. However, the best commute feature may just be the headphone opening, which allows you to listen to music or podcasts while your phone is tucked safely inside the bag. 

And of course the interior dividers make it a breeze to organize contents like a laptop, tablet, phone, wallet, and pens. Available with different trim colors, the Bolt Urban Messenger Bag is ready to show off your branding wherever it’s taken.

The Runner Up: Buckle 15″ Computer Briefcase


Another great option is the Buckle 15″ Computer Briefcase. This briefcase makes it easy to travel thanks to its divided front and main compartment sections. In the front, store your phone, notebooks, and other accessories buckled for safety. The main compartment is great for laptops and tablets. This custom messenger bag has a padded shoulder strap for comfortable carrying, but it’s probably the trendy look of the heathered fabric that will excite recipients. 

Most Budget-Friendly: Dolphin Business Briefcase


If you want a great day-to-day personalized briefcase that allows recipients to travel with their essentials, the Dolphin Business Briefcase is your bag. It has a roomy main compartment big enough for a laptop and document folders, with exterior pockets at the front and back for notebooks or a tablet. Even the side of the bag features a pocket suitable for a phone. Commuters will appreciate the wide shoulder strap with a comfortable pad, as well as the option to use carry handles. For the price point, this one can’t be beat.

Top Splurge: Velocity 17″ Computer Briefcase


When you’re after a top-of-the-line gift for your associates, the Velocity 17″ Computer Briefcase is our pick. This personalized briefcase is equipped with every luxury. It has a large main compartment with a separate sleeve to keep laptops secure. A zippered front section includes a variety of organizer pockets for a tablet, phone, notebook, pens, and whatever small accessories need storing. Get your logo prominently displayed on the faux leather front panel for a custom messenger bag that gives your brand high-end allure.

These are our favorites, but there’s tons of great personalized laptop bags to choose from. Find your pick and let us know how much your recipients loved them by tagging us in pictures of your custom messenger bags on Facebook or Instagram.

Jessica Carreiro

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