Outdoor sports gear company Overboard is moving from the wilderness into the boardroom, judging by its new Adventure Messenger bags for urban warriors.

Given the recent downpours, it’s no bad thing that these protective laptop bags offer respite from the elements as well as shielding their contents from inadvertent bumps and scuffs. Available in versions that can take laptops with screen sizes of up to 17in, the tarpaulin messenger bags are 100 percent waterproof and have an easily accessible side zip in which to stash an iPod and earphones. Adjustable straps allow for comfortable use when cycling or commuting.

The Overboard Adventure Messenger laptop bags cost from £44.99 inc VAT.