Keep Your Laptop Safe in Style

For many years, I used a padded, neoprene case to add additional protection for my laptop when I traveled. When the zipper finally gave up, I had to shop around for a new case. I’d already become familiar with Cuyana and the brand’s philosophy of “fewer, better”—and the concept especially appeals to me as I pare down my many belongings in favor of fewer, quality belongings.


I bought the Cuyana Tech Carryall about 6 months ago, and I’m glad I did.


The carryall is made from Italian double-faced leather in a woman-owned factory in Turkey with a long history of producing quality leather goods, all the way back to the 15th century. The leather is tanned responsibly, and is certified by the Leather Working Group (LWG), which measures things like traceability, effluent treatment, and resource consumption with its certified members.


One compartment (snap closure) holds your laptop, and another (zippered closure) holds essential accessories like cords and digital pens. Slide it right into your backpack, purse, or carry-on bag, and you’re set.


It’s fancier than my old neoprene case, but the carryall has pretty simple care directions: Just wipe clean with a damp cloth. Those who are into customization can a monogram on the front center of the flap with up to three large letters (1/4 inch tall) or up to eight mini letters (1/8 inch tall). That’ll keep you from confusing your case with your friend’s case if you both have the same color. And why not buy one for your closest friend?


The Cuyana Tech Carryall comes in three pebbled leather core color options: black, cappuccino, and light stone. There’s also a seasonal color option—right now, it’s charcoal. The 13-inch version lists for $185, and the 15- to 16-inch version lists for $195.


Jill Robinson is a freelance writer who lives in a small California beach town near the big wave surf spot, Mavericks. She divides her time between writing about travel, running a kayak business and trying to wring awe-inspiring adventure out of every day. Her articles have been featured in the AFAR, National Geographic Traveler, Outside, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Catch up with her adventures on and IG/Twitter at dangerjr.

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