A couple of savvy, stylish female travellers spent a week with me examining rolling laptop bags and purses to see what looks best, what’s rated well, and what would serve most common needs.
So here we’ve picked out the top options designed for women — generally with the look and style of a purse, but big enough to carry a laptop, and with the lovely extra design feature that they can roll on wheels.
These are solidly built pieces that hit a sweet spot between a large daily purse and small overnight luggage.
There are also plenty of not-specifically-for-women options that we cover in our article on the best unisex rolling laptop bags. Plus, we’ve got you covered if you’re looking for a travel rolling carry-on backpack option (that is, a carry-on bag with backpack straps and wheels). And if you want to go even bigger, there are great full-size rolling backpacks as checked luggage that you could consider.
Among the options that are designed as rolling women’s purses below, we think that Samsonite and Kensington are the most reliable brands; they are more often well-reviewed by consumer testing organizations and they offer solid warranties and generally positive real customer reviews. But do check all of the options below as there are a variety of different compelling features — and in the end the choice also greatly depends on your style.
- Our Top Picks for Durability and Features: Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, and Kensington
- Kensington Contour Balance Notebook Roller Bag
- Kenneth Cole Reaction Women's Chelsea Collection
- Kenneth Cole Reaction Casual Fling Computer Overnighter
- Kenneth Cole Reaction Wheeled Computer Case Overnighter
- Samsonite Women's Mobile Office
- Samsonite Luggage Women's Spinner Mobile Office
- Other Favorite Women's Rolling Bags (for Laptops, Business, and Minimalist Overnight Travel)
- Bombay Blossom Overnight Travel Bag
- Kroser Rolling Laptop Briefcase
- London Fog Brentwood II 15" 2-Wheel Under The Seat Bag
- London Fog Luggage New Castle 15" Under Seat Computer Bag
- London Fog Oxford III Underseater Bag
- McKlein USA Edgebrook Wheeled Ladies 15 in Laptop Case
- Nicole Lee Women's Rolling Bag
- Olympia Overnighter
- Siamod Wheeled Laptop Case
- The Most Affordable Rolling Laptop Bags for Women
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Our Top Picks for Durability and Features: Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, and Kensington
Kensington Contour Balance Notebook Roller Bag
The bag measures 15.5 x 7.9 x 18 inches (39.4 x 20.1 x 45.7 cm) and can be found at Amazon and Walmart. There is an impressive lifetime warranty.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Women’s Chelsea Collection
The bag measures 13 x 9 x 17 inches (33.02 x 22.86 x 43.18 cm) that can be found in Amazon.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Casual Fling Computer Overnighter
The bag measures 13.5 x 16 x 7.5 inches (34.3 x 40.6 x 19 cm). It’s available in two colors, black and charcoal, from Amazon. At last check the only version available was a two-piece set coupled with a tote bag in the same style.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Wheeled Computer Case Overnighter
It’s available in black, charcoal and red from Amazon.
Samsonite Women’s Mobile Officecan fit up to 15.6″ laptops. It is great for organizing a variety of heavy business electronics; but not really intended for carrying clothing for overnight travel unless you go very light. There is a three-year warranty.
It measures 16.5 x 12.75 x 6 inches (41.9 x 32.4 x 15.2 cm). Check prices for this bag on Amazon.
Samsonite Luggage Women’s Spinner Mobile OfficeSamsonite, Walmart, Macy’s and Amazon.
Direct Links for Samsonite Wheeled Bags
- Samsonite Australia
- Samsonite Belgium
- Samsonite Canada
- Samsonite India
- Samsonite Netherlands
- Samsonite Taiwan
- Samsonite USA
Other Favorite Women’s Rolling Bags (for Laptops, Business, and Minimalist Overnight Travel)
Bombay Blossom Overnight Travel Bag
This is more expensive than many of the rolling bags that made our shortlist, but also an incredibly classy option. The look is somewhere between a small cabin bag and an understated but luxuriously soft purse. Unlike many of the imitation leather pieces available, this is made of full grain dark maroon leather.
The piece measures 16 x 14 x 8 inches (40.64 x 35.56 x 20.321 cm) and is available on the beloved Etsy.
Kroser Rolling Laptop Briefcase
The bag measures 16.5 x 14.5 x 8 inches (41.91 x 36.83 x 20.32 cm) and is available from Amazon.
London Fog Brentwood II 15″ 2-Wheel Under The Seat Bag
The London Fog Brentwood II is available from Amazon and from Macy’s.
London Fog Luggage New Castle 15″ Under Seat Computer Bag
Amazon and at last check at a steep discount at Macy’s.
London Fog Oxford III Underseater Bag
This is the London Fog spinner option that is designed to fit under most standard airline seats at 15 x 13 x 8 inches (38.10 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm). The large internal pocket is best for clothes; there is a tablet compartment but no laptop sleeve, so this is a less-suitable option for business. It is available from Macy’s.
McKlein USA Edgebrook Wheeled Ladies 15 in Laptop Case
This is one of the few rolling laptop bags for women to feature a built-in lock, which mainly serves to deter snoops and pickpockets. The bag carries laptops up to 15.4”. There’s an interior organizer with storage space for smaller electronics, business cards, a key holder, and pens. Both the outside pocket and the zippered main compartments can be locked.
The real leather bag is available in black, navy, red, and brown. There’s a strap for attaching to other, larger rolling luggage. It measures 17 x 6 x 13.5 inches (43.2 x 15.2 x 34.3 cm) and is available at Amazon, Walmart and Macy’s.
Nicole Lee Women’s Rolling Bag
This is a very stylish rolling backpack with four spinner wheels and retractable handle. It has a large main compartment and zippered organizational pockets including an electronics sleeve.
Our favorite of the two available designs is shown here; there is another, more light and carefree design as well. The piece measures 16 x 7 x 20 inches (40.64 x 17.78 x 50.80 cm). It is available from Amazon.
The bag measures 8.25 x 17 x 14 inches (21 x 43.2 x 35.6 cm) and can be found at Amazon and Walmart.
Siamod Wheeled Laptop Case
There is an included rain cover and shoulder strap. The main compartment’s padded laptop sleeve fits up to 16” laptops. The overall piece measures 18 x 8.75 x 14.5 inches (45.7 x 22.2 x 36.8 cm) and can be found on Amazon.
The Most Affordable Rolling Laptop Bags for Women
The designs below are a bit more simple and the functionality is a bit more basic, but these are much cheaper options that fulfill the same needs as the bags above.
AmazonBasics Rolling Laptop Case
The piece measures 16.50 x 14.50 x 7.50 inches (41.91 x 36.83 x 19.05 cm) and can be found at Amazon.
Ciao Underseat Bag
There is a padded tablet compartment that some customer reviewers have used with laptops, as well as a number of organizational pockets. The piece measures 15 x 9 x 14 inches (38.10 x 22.86 x 35.56 cm) and can be found at Amazon and Walmart.
Targus Rolling Notebook Carrying Case 16″
This basic-looking, serviceable rolling case uses 1200D polyester and has a padded sleeve for laptops of up to 16 inches. It measures 7.90 x 16.50 x 16.50 inches (20.07 x 41.91 x 41.91 cm) and can be found at Walmart.
MoliMoiLondon Travel Holdall
This uniquely shaped and quite affordable bag is ideal for short trips. There are dual zippered side pockets and a main compartment.
The piece measures 18.50 x 9.84 x 11.81 inches (47 x 25 x 30 cm) and can be found at Etsy.
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