Lat 56 is a relatively new company, so named because latitude 56 degrees is precisely where the Scottish headquarters are located. The range of laptop bags and cases are aimed at business travelers wanting top-quality luggage which looks good, is durable and above all, is designed to carry your stuff safely and in a way that’s accessible. The sides are covered with high-density foam in a hexagonal pattern which adds a bit of military style and interest.
- 18-litre laptop bag (expandable to 25l)
- water resistant
- fits up to 15in laptops
On the bottom are plastic corner protectors and there’s a detachable carry strap which is padded and appears to be made from the same material as car seat-belts. Again, reassuringly tough. Definitely, this does not cover damage caused by wear and tear, but it does cover zips, handles and any other defects in materials or workmanship. All zippers have the LAT_56 logo and zips are covered by a water resistant material.
The briefcase itself is made from a tough nylon which is also water resistant. We would have no issues carrying delicate electronics around in a downpour in the BC 01. LAT_56 clearly stands by its creations, as it backs the briefcase with a long five-year warranty. Foam protects your laptop front and back, but there’s not much side protection. We’ve seen laptop bags with better protection, but the BC_01 should still ensure your laptop survives the odd knock or low drop.
The first thing you notice is the briefcase’s weight. At over 1kg, it is reassuringly heavy and sturdy. The sides are covered with high-density foam in a hexagonal pattern which adds a bit of military style and interest.
If you want a stylish briefcase-style bag for a laptop up to 14in, you will not be disappointed with the LAT_56 BC_01