Laptop messenger bags allow laptop owners to take advantage of the portability of laptops with increased comfort and safety. Choosing the right bag can be a matter of size, purpose and taste. Some laptop bags closely resemble the appearance of a briefcase. These types of laptop bags are favored by working professionals and students. Messenger style laptop bags offer increased space, durability and a professional appearance and come in canvas, leather and other materials. Other laptop bags resemble fashion totes and are often much smaller in size. These are preferred by individuals whose laptops are not part of their professional image. For them, laptop messenger bags can be smaller and made of cloth and decorative patterns. All laptop bags should fit the entirety of the laptop's size comfortably and have ample padding for the laptop. Shoulder straps and handles make the bag easy to carry.