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10 Best 17-Inch Laptop Cases in 2022 (Case Logic, Tomtoc, and More)

Those who own 17-inch laptops know very well how bulky they become during transport. With the help of a laptop case in the form of a bag, sleeve, or backpack, you can carry your valuable device more efficiently and conveniently. Laptop cases can also help protect your valuable and expensive equipment from the elements as well as from impacts. It's always better to be safe than sorry!

Tomtoc’s laptop bag, for example, has 360-degree protection and a padded strap to lighten the load on your shoulders. We’ve picked out nine more noteworthy laptop cases for you to consider and created a buying guide to help you choose the best one.

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  • Last updated: 08-19-2022
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How to Choose a 17-Inch Laptop Case – Buying Guide

As important as protection is, it’s equally important to find a case that fits in your life and that you’ll actually use. After all, the best laptop case isn’t going to do you any good if you leave it at home. The buying guide below will expound on considerations to remember when selecting a 17-inch laptop case.

Check the Dimensions to See if Your Laptop Will Fit

Check the Dimensions to See if Your Laptop Will Fit

Despite being called the same thing, not all 17-inch laptops have the same dimensions. Some have screens that are 17.3 inches but have a very slim bezel so your case doesn't have to be too large to accommodate the entire laptop. You can first take the overall measurements of your laptop then compare it with the inner dimensions of the laptop case.


Not all manufacturers explicitly indicate the inner dimensions of their laptop cases so you can confirm with the reviews or contact them directly if your laptop model and specifications would fit. 


As for the overall dimensions, these are also important to consider in case you will be storing the laptop sleeve, for example, inside another bag. The dimensions also give you an overview just how large the case is.

Look for Extra Padding to Keep Your Laptop Safe

Look for Extra Padding to Keep Your Laptop Safe

With that expansive screen size and often times fully-loaded specs, it can be deduced that 17-inch laptops are expensive. Therefore, it is crucial to ensure your case is padded or lined with added protection. 


When considering the padding features of a particular case, we recommend looking at reinforced corners, shockproof padding or foam lining for extra assurance during accidental drops and bumps. 


In line with protection, you can also look at the zipper design, if any, as users often share that zippers can scratch your laptop when not designed properly. Check if the zipper’s path has an extra lining underneath or if the laptop has ample space away from the edges. 

Go for Straps for Convenient Transport

Go for Straps for Convenient Transport

Laptop cases often come in two designs, sleeves and bags. The former is pretty straightforward and function as a protective casing for your device. Laptop sleeves can be carried as is or placed inside a bag during transport. 


Laptop bags, however, are bulkier cases that often need a handle or strap to carry around. When considering straps, look for those with extra padding on the shoulder area to alleviate some pressure of the heavy laptop from your shoulders. The hooks should also be durable and fastened securely. You can confirm this with the product description or reviews. 


You can also consider versatile cases with removable straps or retractable handles, turning your laptop sleeve into a bag, and vice versa, for extra convenience. For example, you might need a sleek laptop sleeve getting around the office but require a strap for easy carrying outside work. 

Consider Compartments and Extra Storage Space for Accessories

Consider Compartments and Extra Storage Space for Accessories

Laptops don’t often travel solo and require a few more accessories in tow such as chargers, keyboards, mice, and headsets. An easy way to make sure everything stays together is to look for a case that has storage compartments. 


Some cases have just enough space for a charger and earbuds, while others can hold notebooks, folders and other essentials. You might be compromising size with the added compartments, but you are achieving an organized way of keeping the necessities in one accessible location.


If you plan on taking your home office with you, there are backpacks equipped with a laptop compartment, some equipped with a removable laptop sleeve, to meet your needs. A backpack is a great way to even out the weight between your shoulders, plus it frees up your hands. 

Add Water Resistance for Extra Protection

Add Water Resistance for Extra Protection

Rain, water bottle spills - they happen. While a regular case is meant to keep your laptop safe from bumps and drops, a waterproof or at least water-resistant one can protect your device from liquids.


While having a water-resistant body is generally good enough for most people, if you’re really serious about water protection, be sure to check if the zippers are also water-resistant and won’t malfunction after getting wet. A workaround would be avoiding zippers completely and choosing another design such as Velcro flaps. 

10 Best 17-Inch Laptop Cases

Here are our top 10 laptop case favorites varying from material, padding, design and function to help you get started on your search.

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Tomtoc  360 Protective Laptop Shoulder Bag  1

Tomtoc

2
Kalidi  Laptop Bag 1

Kalidi

3
Wiwu  17.3 Inch Diamond Laptop Sleeve Case 1

Wiwu

4
Naukay  Laptop Sleeve Bag  1

Naukay

5
Casematix Waterproof Laptop Hard Case 1

Casematix

6
Kayond  Black Rose Patten Canvas Water-Resistant 17 Inch Laptop Sleeve 1

Kayond

7
Mosiso  Laptop Sleeve Bag 1

Mosiso

8
Mancro  17.3 Inch Laptop Backpack 1

Mancro

9
Case Logic 17.3-Inch Laptop Bag 1

Case Logic

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Nidoo  17-Inch Laptop Sleeve 1

Nidoo

Name

360 Protective Laptop Shoulder Bag

Laptop Bag

17.3 Inch Diamond Laptop Sleeve Case

Laptop Sleeve Bag

Waterproof Laptop Hard Case

Black Rose Patten Canvas Water-Resistant 17 Inch Laptop Sleeve

Laptop Sleeve Bag

17.3 Inch Laptop Backpack

17.3-Inch Laptop Bag

17-Inch Laptop Sleeve

Features

A Professional, Slim Bag With a Premium Zipper

Luggable Laptop Protection

Works as a Shock Absorbing Sleeve

Versatile Case for People on the Go

Hardcore Protection for Gaming Laptops

A Charge-Friendly Sleeve

The Slim and Slick Laptop Case With Many Design Options

Double the Straps, Half the Burden

Great for Work With Endless Storage

A Slim Case With a Fluffy Interior

Price$46.99$25.99$27.99$17.99$99.99$15.88$17.99$38.99$31.99$19.99
Material NylonNylonNeopreneNeoprene PlasticCanvas and neoprene Polyester Nylon Polyester Polyester
Dimensions 16.53 x 11.41 x 1.2 in.18.5 x 13.5 x 3.2 in.17.72 x 13.78 x 1.38 in.17.3 x 13 x 1.3 in.21 x 16 x 4 in. 17.32 x 12.4 x 1.57 in.17.13 x 12.8 x 0.79 in.22 x 14.2 x 7 in.18.5 x 3.5 x 15.75 in.16.93 x 0.59 x 12.2 in.
PaddingShockproof bottom and corners, plush interiorShockproof padding on all sidesDiamond-pattern, shock absorbent outer, fleece lining2 layers of shockproof padding4 layers of foam, shock absorbing layer, hard caseFleece liningFoam padding, fleece liningPadded laptop pocket within main compartmentNeoprene lining, structured caseFoam padding, plush interior
StrapPadded, removableUnpadded, removableNoNo NoNoNoPaddedUnpadded, removableNo
Compartments331312215Yes2
Water ResistantYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYes
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Tomtoc 360 Protective Laptop Shoulder Bag

$46.99

Material Nylon
Dimensions 16.53 x 11.41 x 1.2 in.
PaddingShockproof bottom and corners, plush interior
StrapPadded, removable
Compartments3
Water ResistantYes
2

Kalidi Laptop Bag

$25.99

MaterialNylon
Dimensions 18.5 x 13.5 x 3.2 in.
PaddingShockproof padding on all sides
StrapUnpadded, removable
Compartments3
Water ResistantNo
3

Wiwu 17.3 Inch Diamond Laptop Sleeve Case

$27.99

MaterialNeoprene
Dimensions17.72 x 13.78 x 1.38 in.
PaddingDiamond-pattern, shock absorbent outer, fleece lining
StrapNo
Compartments1
Water ResistantYes
4

Naukay Laptop Sleeve Bag

$17.99

Material Neoprene
Dimensions 17.3 x 13 x 1.3 in.
Padding2 layers of shockproof padding
StrapNo
Compartments 3
Water ResistantYes
5

CasematixWaterproof Laptop Hard Case

$99.99

Material Plastic
Dimensions 21 x 16 x 4 in.
Padding4 layers of foam, shock absorbing layer, hard case
StrapNo
Compartments 1
Water ResistantYes
6

Kayond Black Rose Patten Canvas Water-Resistant 17 Inch Laptop Sleeve

$15.88

Material Canvas and neoprene
Dimensions17.32 x 12.4 x 1.57 in.
PaddingFleece lining
StrapNo
Compartments 2
Water ResistantYes
7

Mosiso Laptop Sleeve Bag

$17.99

MaterialPolyester
Dimensions17.13 x 12.8 x 0.79 in.
PaddingFoam padding, fleece lining
StrapNo
Compartments 2
Water ResistantYes
8

Mancro 17.3 Inch Laptop Backpack

$38.99

MaterialNylon
Dimensions22 x 14.2 x 7 in.
PaddingPadded laptop pocket within main compartment
StrapPadded
Compartments 15
Water ResistantYes
9

Case Logic17.3-Inch Laptop Bag

$31.99

MaterialPolyester
Dimensions18.5 x 3.5 x 15.75 in.
PaddingNeoprene lining, structured case
StrapUnpadded, removable
Compartments Yes
Water ResistantNo
10

Nidoo 17-Inch Laptop Sleeve

$19.99

MaterialPolyester
Dimensions 16.93 x 0.59 x 12.2 in.
PaddingFoam padding, plush interior
StrapNo
Compartments 2
Water ResistantYes

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