If I’m traveling on formal work where I have to meet clients, I like to carry a smart briefcase instead of a regular laptop bag. However, a regular briefcase tends to get very heavy, especially if I carry more than just my laptop in it. I’m not the type to carry a plain black briefcase either – I like my bags to be stylish and maybe even colorful. If I ever lose it in a crowd there’s a better chance of spotting it. So I set out to find the best rolling briefcase for women that would suit my needs.
Fortunately, there are plenty of chic rolling briefcases for women in materials like leather, nylon and polyester. These will save your back and shoulders from having to lug around a heavy load and you can get one in a nice print or color. Be it for airplane travel or car travel, a briefcase on wheels is a must have.
Make sure that the bag you choose will fit your laptop. If your laptop is 17 inches or more diagonally across, then get a large rolling bag. A small one should be able to fit laptops that are 15.4 inches or smaller, like this Lipault vertical briefcase, although most can fit a 16 inch laptop in the main compartment. Since you’re using it for travel, you may want to consider getting one that has an additional overnight compartment for your essentials and a change of clothes.
I’ve researched the options and selected a few really great ones sorted into small, medium and large rolling briefcases.
Small rolling briefcases
If you don’t carry a lot of things with you and your laptop is 15.4 inches or less across, consider choosing a small rolling laptop case. These briefcases are usually compact and lightweight, making manoeuvering much easier.
Small rolling leather briefcases for women
Small leather laptop bags are the most stylish options available. They are light enough to carry on your shoulder if the bag is detachable from the rolling system. They are also perfect for daily use to take to work.
McKlein USA W Series La Grange Leather Vertical Detachable-Wheeled Ladies’
This McKlein USA La Grange is the best selling briefcase on wheels for women on Amazon. The detachable wheel and handle system makes this leather laptop bag easy to carry just as a tote using the short handles. Attaching and detaching the bag from the system is simple. The vertical design makes it easy to maneuver in tight spaces and along the aisles of airplanes. This vertical style is very Euro-centric, so it’s a good option for international travel.
The front pocket features a flap opening with a clasp and key lock to secure important documents, while the main center compartment is securely zippered. If you want to remove the wheeling system, there is a horizontal strap on the back of the bag to allow you to piggy back it over the handle of larger bag.
It also comes with a rain bag to protect it from water damage.
It comes in 6 different colors and will fit a 15.4″ notebook. A few colors are available in the UK.
Dimensions: 7 x 17 x 14 inches
Weight: 8.7 lbs
Solo Classic Collection Leather CheckFast Rolling Case for Laptops
If you need a bag that is perfectly designed to hold your small laptop and your files, books, gadget accessories and other travel items, this Solo Classic Collection Leather CheckFast is perfect.
The main compartment features a removable CheckFast sleeve for your 15.4″ laptop so you can place easily remove the sleeve with the laptop to place it on the security belt for screening. Another zippered compartment is for files or books, the U-shaped zippered compartment towards the front is perfect as an organizer, and front and rear pockets with zipper complete the storage features.
The telescopic handle retreats into its own zippered pocket at the back and two padded carry handles let you comfortably carry it up stairs or uneven ground if needed.
It is available in tan, espresso and black and is made of Colombian leather.
The bag measures 6.2 x 17 x 13 inches and weighs 8.8 pounds.
Small synthetic bags in polyester or nylon
Most nylon or polyester briefcases are great value for money and are practical for wet weather conditions.
Cabrelli Striped Laptop Roller Brief
There are quite a few very nice Cabrelli roller totes and briefcases to choose from, but this Cabrelli Striped Laptop Rollerbrief is a good option for the professional woman.
The material is PVC with a tonal striped pattern of black and grey on the front and all black on the back. It has a leather-like finish and solid black trim and matching ID tag. It measures 7.5 x 18 x 14 inches and weighs 7 pounds. Although it is carry-on size, it does feel a tad large but it holds a lot, which is 1 change of clothes in addition to a laptop, tablet, accessories and other business items.
The top is zipped close and has a clasp as well. It rolls on two rollerblade wheels and can be pulled using the retractable handle or carried by the two grab handles that hold together with the snap closure wrap. The retractable handle hides away in its own zippered compartment at the back when it is not in use and the bag is easy to carry with just the two shoulder straps.
It has a separate padded compartment for a 15.6″ laptop. You can store your phone, cards, pens and small accessories in the interior organizer compartments that include a large zipped one and several small slip ones. You even have 2 exterior slip pockets for your water bottle and umbrella.
This bag is available in red and grey.
Nicole Lee Fiona Rolling Business Tote
For the business woman that loves to travel and loves to look sophisticated, this Nicole Lee Fiona Rolling Tote is a good option.
The material is 100% faux leather and a chic print covers the body on the front and back. Two front buckles and faux leather trim are added as embellishments. It measures 9 x 18 x 16 inches and weighs 6 pounds and holds lots of things, even for an overnight trip.
The top is zipped close and it rolls on two inline back wheels and can be pulled using the handle that extends upto 24 inches and retracts into its own zippered panel at the back. Two top grab handles hold together via a snap closure wrap.
It has a padded compartment with velcro closure for a 16″ laptop and zippered pockets for more organization. The interior is lined in a giraffe print satin. You can fit a 17″ laptop in its main compartment if you use a laptop sleeve for protection. Then you can use the padded compartment for a tablet or files.
This bag is available in 9 different prints.
Kenneth Cole Reaction Spinner Computer Briefcase
This Kenneth Cole Reaction briefcase is a sophisticated looking laptop bag on 4 spinner wheels, so you can move it in any direction easily. It looks expensive with its quality polyester twill and faux croc leather trim but it is a steal on sale.
The double spinner wheels ensure that even if a single piece of a wheel is damaged, you can still roll the bag quite easily. Not only can you wheel the bag, you can also carry it over your shoulder because of the long double straps held together by a snap button wrap. To make it even easier, you have the option to use the piggy back strap at the back to slide it over another bag’s trolley handle.
The organizational features on this spinner briefcase are exceptional. You have the main compartment with the partitions for storing files and books or for a change of clothes. You can opens this completely to lie flat or use the double snap button side gussets to open it just enough while standing so that nothing falls out. The laptop compartment is also gusseted and it features a padded laptop section with Velcro strap to hold a 15″ laptop, and another section in front of that has elastic straps to keep items secure. This section is big enough for a pair of shoes. Both the main and laptop compartments open with double zippers. There are two front single zippered compartments. The bigger one is an organizer section for your tablet, phone, chargers, pens, keys, etc., and the smaller one is for quick access items.
The Kenneth Cole Reaction Spinner Laptop Briefcase measures 16.0 inch (H) x 15.0 inch (W) x 9.5 inch (D) and weighs 8.3 lbs.
Large rolling laptop bags for women
If your laptop is 17 inches or more across, you’ll need a bag that is made specifically to accommodate large laptops. Many of these can also be used as overnight bags if you’re travelling for a day or two.
Large women’s wheeled briefcases in canvas, polyester or nylon
Inexpensive, yet practical rolling briefcase for women for carrying large laptops while traveling.
London Fog Chelsea 17 Inch Computer Bag
Chic AND functional is what this London Fog Chelsea 17 Inch bag is! The outer jacquard is 100% polyester, and the three main inner compartments are completely lined.
Even though it will hold a 17″ laptop, it will still fit into overhead bins. The laptop compartment is a removable padded sleeve, making it TSA-friendly, however reviews say that some 17” laptops are a tight fit. You can, however, store it in any of the compartments because they are well protected.
Women of all heights can roll this bag on inline skate wheels easily, as the push button locking telescopic handle extends up to 4 positions and retreats into its own pocket.
JKM & COMPANY Grey Python Snake & Alligator Laptop and Tablet Rolling Tote Bag
Nicely printed or colored bags are always popular and this JKM & COMPANY Laptop Tablet Tote Briefcase Carryall Rolling Bag is no exception. The exterior is made of high quality faux snake and alligator embossed material with black leather trim, and the design with gold toned hardware and double tassel accents makes it look expensive. This makes it an affordable option too since it is not real leather.
This is a large and roomy bag and a laptop up to 16” or a 17″ Macbook Pro will fit into the removable padded compartment that can be secured by two velcro fasteners. The large remaining space in the main compartment is good for books, accessories or clothes. This space is zippered closed and there are interior pockets – 1 zippered and two open – for additional organization. There is a zippered pocket on the rear exteriror for easy access to last minute items. Two exterior side slip pockets can hold a water bottle and small umbrella.
A retractable double pole trolley handle and two rear inline wheels allow for rolling, while two top carry straps are held together with a single snap button wrap.
The briefcase weighs just 7.2 pounds and measures 15″ x 16.5″ x 8″. It is grey in color even if it appears beige in the picture. There is also a black version of this bag for sale in the UK.
Large leather wheeled briefcases for women
These large leather bags can be used as laptop cases for laptops that are 17″ or more diagonally, or as stylish overnight bags.
McKleinUSA W Series WILLOWBROOK Red Detachable-Wheeled Ladies’ Briefcase
For 17 inch laptops, this McKlein USA Willowbrook Italian leather briefcase detaches from a wheel and handle convertible system so that you can either wheel it about or carry it as a tote on your shoulder.
It features a front zippered pocket and inner organizer for your phone, keys, pens and other items. It also has a zippered file compartment. The padded laptop compartment will hold most 17″ notebooks. Reviews say that you can’t stuff too many items other than the laptop and its accessories into it, however, it is quite light in weight.
Get this bag in one of 7 great colors, although there are fewer colors available in the UK. A light rain-resistant cover is included.
Dimensions: 7 x 18 x 14 inches
Weight: 8.9 lbs
Siamod 35306 San Martino Italian Leather Ladies Wheeled Detachable Laptop Case
This beautiful Siamod San Martino Leather Ladies Wheeled Detachable Laptop Bag is detachable from the wheel and handle system for versatility. It comes with a weatherproof cover to protect it when it rains. When not used, it folds up and stows away neatly between the case and the handle system. A detachable shoulder strap and double grab handles give you lots of options for transporting it. It has all the features that you’d want in a rolling briefcase for women.
Two small front pockets are secured by magnetic closures that hide behind buckle embellishments and can hold last minute items. A back slip pocket can hold a magazine or plane tickets. The main compartment is zippered closed and has a built in padded laptop sleeve that’s big enough for a 17″ laptop.
The bag measures 5 x 16.5 x 13 inches and weighs 9.7 pounds.
This bag is available in red, cherry red and black.
So there you have it – a few of the best rolling briefcases for women that you can get with the best prices on Amazon!