Perfectly-sized for 17″ laptops (there’s also a 15″ cut), Saddleback’s $245 bag is made of waterproof, oil-tanned full grain boot leather, padded with neoprene, and comes with a 100 year warranty. There are no breakable parts, either, such as snaps or zippers. The shoulder strap is removable, too, for use as a briefcase.
The outstanding quality here shines off the page (screen?), even without a close look. And there are so many variations: backpacks, messenger bags, pouches. There’s even the lasts-forever suitcase I always wanted, but am too cheap to buy. That said, I can already sense that my better half is going to be complaining soon about this site.
One problem: needs a 13″ edition!
Update: Reader Icey writes: “It’s honestly the best bag I’ve ever owned. I buy laptops based on whether or not they’ll fit in the bag.”
Laptop Case Chestnut with pouch [Saddleback]