The Best of Rolling Women’s Laptop Bags, Purses and Carry-Ons

by  Mose Hayward
LAST UPDATED ON  2023-06-15
PUBLISHED ON  2018-04-04

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.

This article focuses on all-in-one rolling purses. If that’s not what you’re looking for, we also have articles focused on:

Large wheeled backpacks (checked luggage)

Rolling-carry-on backpacks for travel

Rolling laptop bags

Rolling backpacks for high school

Rolling backpacks with girly designs

Our Top Picks for Durability and Features: Samsonite, Kenneth Cole, and Kensington

Kensington Contour Balance Notebook Roller Bag

This rolling bag is the top most-chosen pick by our readers thus far in 2022. It is made for comfort — both for you and for your laptop. The padding and slightly curved shape provide comfort when carrying a bit of weight as a handbag. Likewise when rolling; the pull handle is ergonomically designed to reduce stress on your pulling arm.

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

This bag has been the second-most-popular pick for our readers thus far in 2022. It offers lightweight construction and rides on four spinner wheels. The bag’s front compartment interior includes a padded tablet pocket and organizer pockets, while the side exterior features two zippered pockets. The bag has a trolley handle that extends to 41 inches and locks in place with a button.

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

This rolling bag version from Kenneth Cole screams business. The front compartment includes two open top pockets and a removable accessory pouch. There are padded tablet and laptop pockets. The last, larger section is meant more for clothing and has compression straps to cynch everything down.

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

This bag is a simpler version of the previous one and is designed to fit up to 16″ laptops and measures 14 x 17 x 9 inches (35.6 x 43.2 x 22.9 cm).

It’s available in black, charcoal and red from Amazon.

Samsonite Women’s Mobile Office

This vinyl rolling purse-like business laptop bag comes only in black and can 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 Office 

This is similar to the previous Samsonite offering, but a bit larger and with spinner wheels and is more designed for travel. We think spinner wheels are far from a necessity, especially for such a small carry-on, but recognize that some people do like them so that they can push the piece in front. The padded compartment accommodates up to a 15.6″ laptop. The bag measures 16.5 x 13.5 x 8 inches (41.9 x 34.3 x 20.3 cm) and is available from Samsonite, Walmart, Macy’s and Amazon.

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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

This rolling laptop bag uses water-repellent nylon fabric. It has internal compartments for a 15.6 inch laptop as well as files, pens, notebooks, and clothing.

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

This understated-but-classy piece is relatively lightweight and fits under most standard airline seats at 15 x 13 x 8 inches (38.10 x 33.02 x 20.32 cm). There are a variety of organization pockets.

The London Fog Brentwood II is available from Amazon and from Macy’s.

London Fog Luggage New Castle 15″ Under Seat Computer Bag

This classy, iconic piece fits with other London Fog pieces and is even designed to ride on top of another, larger roller from the same collection. The Under Seat Bag fits most airline overhead compartments at 15 x 13.5 x 8 inches (38 x 34 x 20 cm) and is available from 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.

Olympia Overnighter 

This wheeled women’s business travel bag has a padded laptop compartment for up to 15” laptops. There are front and side organizational pockets. It’s well-built and comes with a two-year warranty.

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 

This wheeled women’s laptop bag is made of embossed crocco leather. The unique feature here is that the wheeled base is detachable, making it ideal for both daily office use as well as for rolling along on an overnight trip when you’re carrying a bit more gear or clothes.

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 

This is a very business friendly case with a pocket for a laptop of up to 15.6 inches as well as slots for notebooks, pens, etc. It’s not as flashy as the options above but it gets the job done.

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

This is a bit more expensive than the Amazon option above and while it looks about is basic, it is built with durable ballistic nylon.

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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