Sena Commuter Bag for MacBooks review

Sena Commuter Bag laptop briefcase

Apple MacBook owners already know a thing or two about style. That’s one of the reasons they’re proud to be seen out and about with the aluminium laptop with the Apple logo.

It seems a shame to hide your MacBook away when you’re travelling – unless it’s to stop getting mugged – so a suitable bag, backpack or briefcase is a must for the travelling laptop owner. Also read: Best laptop bags.

Sena, the makers of many a top-quality iPhone and iPad leather case, have announced the subtly but suitably named Commuter Bag – a luxury carrier for Apple laptops from the 11-inch MacBook Air to the 15-inch MacBook Pro Retina. It has space for an iPad, too, in its own dedicated compartment.

Available in burnished, vegetable-tanned dark-tan Brown or Black leather with gunmetal-finish hardware, the Sena Commuter Bag oozes retro quality charm and satchel style.

Priced at £250 (US$382.94 including $12.99 international shipping from the US) the Commuter Bag is clearly no simple shoulder bag. Maybe only flush Apple laptop owners will feel the need to splash so much cash on a bag, but this is a business briefcase of undeniable style and top-quality finish and detailing.

Sena Commuter Bag laptop briefcase pockets

With ample pocket organization for documents, pens, and other essentials – with rather fetching shirt-style lined interior pockets – there’s not much a commuter can’t carry with them to and from the office - although it's certainly no backpack, so the gym kit will have to be carried elsewhere.

Vegetable-tanned leather ages with a natural patina and darker tone, and so the bag should just keep looking better and acquires a little lived-in feel.

The central space features handy two-way zip pullers. The front pocket has a secure zipper closure, while a rear pocket is fitted with a magnetic closure.

Sena Commuter Bag laptop briefcase leather

Our one quibble is that we’d prefer the detachable, adjustable shoulder strap to come up a little shorter.

The Sena Commuter Bag will fit just about any laptop of 15 inches or under, but Sena is pushing it at discerning Apple users.

Sena Commuter Bag laptop briefcase leather satchel

Sena Commuter Bag: Specs

  • Burnished leather
  • Compartment for up to 15" laptops
  • Dedicated compartment for iPad
  • Two-way zip pullers
  • Interior organization pockets
  • Front pocket with zipper closure
  • Rear pocket with magnetic closure
  • Metal feet
  • Gunmetal finish hardware
  • Adjustable shoulder strap. Works with: Macbook Air 11", Macbook Air 13'', Macbook Air 15", MacBook Pro 13", MacBook Pro 15", MacBook Pro Retina 13", MacBook Pro Retina 15"
  • Burnished leather
  • Compartment for up to 15" laptops
  • Dedicated compartment for iPad
  • Two-way zip pullers
  • Interior organization pockets
  • Front pocket with zipper closure
  • Rear pocket with magnetic closure
  • Metal feet
  • Gunmetal finish hardware
  • Adjustable shoulder strap. Works with: Macbook Air 11", Macbook Air 13'', Macbook Air 15", MacBook Pro 13", MacBook Pro 15", MacBook Pro Retina 13", MacBook Pro Retina 15"

OUR VERDICT

This top-quality leather briefcase or satchel for laptops is a real luxury, equipped with handy organisational pockets and bundles of burnished charm. Turn up for that business meeting or job interview with the Sena Commuter Bag and you'll get admiring looks as well as likely the deal signed off or job offer then and there.