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Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or commuting for work or school, staying connected is a given. And staying connected most likely means more to you than just carrying a smartphone or laptop, but also cords, cables, headphones, and other various accessories.
When it comes to electronics and everyday carry, a tech organizer bag helps keep your techy valuables secure, tidy, and easy-to-manage while you’re on the go. No more fishing things out of the bottom of your bag, and no more chargers going MIA. When things have their place, it’s all the more convenient to remember where things are and grab what you need, when you need it.
If this level of organization piques your interest, we’ve rounded up our favorite tech organizer bags that’ll bring order to any setup, whether it’s just a few cables or a complete mobile workstation.
Everyone has different storage needs, so you should take stock of your necessities and buy accordingly. You may end up forgoing an organizer with multiple pockets, loops, and compartments for something more simple and appropriate. In the case of tech organizer bags, bigger (and typically more expensive) isn’t necessarily better.
For example, as a remote worker who’s consistently on the move, I value dedicated compartments and portability. I’ve managed to fit everything I need into the Incase Nylon Accessory Organizer, which comes with me wherever my desk might be. Beyond a laptop and phone charger, a portable hard drive, USB-C and and Apple Lightning cables, wireless earbuds, and a pair of backup wired earbuds, I also pack pens, a pocket notebook, a microfiber cloth, and eye drops.
That said, it’s smart to keep overall size in mind. Some soft-sided tech organizer bags can get bulky when filled, and if you’re looking for something that’ll easily transfer from one bag to another — say your daily tote bag to a carry-on — you’ll want to take every bag and scenario into account.
Quick tip: Put a Tile tracker or Apple AirTag in your tech organizer bag. If you ever lose the bag, you can use the tracker to locate it.
With a wide assortment of premium tech accessories that lean toward Apple products, Native Union is a brand not to be missed. The Stow Lite Organizer features a soft-quilted interior with loops and pockets to handle most essentials, and designed to hold its shape and stand upright. Like the look, but need more space? The brand’s full-sized Stow Organizer should do the trick.
If you’re looking for compartments, Bagsmart’s Electronic Organizer offers plenty and then some. Featuring seven elastic loops, a zippered pocket, and five small elastic mesh pockets, this organizer is great for people who lug around a lot of techy bits and bobs. If you want to save some cash, this bag is a worthy alternative to similar bi-fold organizers in the category.
If there’s one label we can trust with our everyday carry essentials, it’s Bellroy. The Australian-based brand’s bags and wallets are functional, durable, and easy on the eyes, and its Tech Kit — which is also available in a compact size — is no exception. We appreciate this kit’s soft-shell body for the added structure and protection, and the leather detailing is a nice touch. While the pouch lays flat, those looking for a stand-up design should look into the brand’s Desk Caddy, which is equally generously sized.
The Nylon Accessory Organizer was an excellent bag before Incase’s recent update, but now that it’s made from ocean-recycled plastic makes it even better. Each bag is equivalent to seven plastic bottles, and has every feature you might need in a tech organizer. The bi-fold bag offers a series of mesh pockets on one side and loops and compartments on the other. We’re also fans of space-saving design of the middle loops.
Are you one of the many people who travel with Away’s hard-shell rolling luggage? Designed to fit seamlessly into the brand’s lineup of suitcases, the Tech Case is better suited for a weekend out-of-town than daily use. With two elastic loops and a bottom mesh compartment, it’s a convenient choice for frequent flyers with less tech to carry around. If you’re looking for “just a pouch,” check out Away’s F.A.R. pouch, a simple catch-all made from recycled ripstop nylon.
A brand that’s no stranger to luggage and travel organizers, LA-based Calpak designed its Tech Organizer with flexibility in mind: the bag has loops and pockets on one side, and interior and exterior mesh compartments that are accessed by a zipper. And in a category filled with muted colorways, we appreciate Calpak’s fun patterns and designs, which change with the seasons.
For a more rugged option, Aer’s slim pouch features an exterior done up in heavy-duty Cordura ballistic nylon, a fabric originally developed for military body armor. The San Francisco brand opted for a wide-access main compartment with mesh pockets and elastic loops, while still maintaining a slim profile that’ll easily fit in most bags.
Peak Design’s Tech Pouch has a slot for literally every tech accessory you might want to haul. It serves the person who wants to carry it all. The brand has thought of everything, even down to the cable pass-through that allows you to easily charge devices. The only downfall? The bag is on the bulkier side, especially when filled. But given who it’s made for, that’s to be expected.
If you’re looking for more capacity, the Subterra PowerShuttle organizer from Thule can corral a ton of tech. The Swedish outdoor brand made this organizer roomy enough to house a pair of over-ear headphones while still keeping a relatively slim profile. The bag also features a cord pass-through, which makes it easy to charge your devices on the go.
Founded by two ex-designers from Patagonia and GoRuck, Evergoods crafts their gear to appeal to those who’d pay top dollar for highly functional designs and materials that last. The Civic Access Pouch is fully padded and features an angled zipper opening that allows for easy access and visibility to what’s inside. There’s a zippered main compartment and a convenient top internal mesh pocket with a key leash.
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