ESL Teachers living abroad often have a lot of stuff to carry. As teachers, we recommend bags that provide comfort and utility to teachers who need to carry a load to and from work.
What should you look for in a bag?
There are a number of factors you are going to have to consider when looking through the best bags for teachers. First of which will be what types of items and what quantities of these items you are going to be toting around. If you are a classroom ESL teacher for a high school, for example, you will probably have a few textbooks and tons of paperwork that you will be carrying back and forth between the school and home. You are going to want something that is easy to organize and that doesn’t put too much strain on your body. In contrast to this if you are an online ESL tutor you probably won’t be moving around as much but will need a good computer bag with extra room for when you decide to travel. Preferably, one that’s waterproof as your computer is going to be your lifeline to work. It is important to consider not just making things easier to carry but also safer. Backpacks, for example, are very convenient for lighter loads but for items that are heavy and bulky and that you will need to carry in large quantities using a backpack can potentially lead to long-term nerve and muscle damage in the neck and shoulders.
What types of bags do different teachers need?
As mentioned, different types of teachers and tutors are going to have vastly different needs for a bag or tote. I’ll examine some of those different requirements so that you can make the best decision when looking at teacher bags:
Online ESL tutors – if you are part of this growing segment of the global ESL teaching population then you are probably going to be looking for a bag for travel. The main benefit of working online is that you don’t have to commute to a school every day and thus won’t have to carry large amounts of papers and bulky textbooks. However, you may be considering how you are going to work when you go on holiday or if you want to travel on a more consistent basis. If this is the case then you want to find something that is going to protect all of your electronics and allow you to easily transport any props that you may use in your online classroom. The average online tutor is going to have at the very least a laptop, headset, and some kind of background. Aside from these items, some tutors may also use an external webcam, external microphone, props such as stuffed animals, a green screen, an ergonomic keyboard, a computer mouse, and a backup internet source such as a portable WiFi router. The most important thing if you are an online ESL tutor and you are looking for a bag is to make sure that your electronics are secure and your bag is preferably waterproof. Especially, if you are traveling to other countries there will be plenty of chances for your equipment to take a beating and minimizing the chance for anything to break will prevent you from losing revenue due to canceled classes or even potentially losing your job depending on your company’s cancellation policy. You will also want something that is easily lockable so that you can lessen the chances of items being stolen.
Classroom-based ESL teachers – if you are a classroom-based ESL teacher then you are probably looking for a bag that is going to make your daily commute easier. Especially, if you are in a major city where you are walking and constantly moving between cabs, subways, motorbikes, and sky trains or if you are in a remote village where the infrastructure isn’t great and you have to hike or traverse awkward terrains such as hills or rocky dirt paths. You will probably also have mountains of paperwork that you have to take home at the end of the day and bring back on top of any bulky textbooks you use in the classroom and any books that your students may be reading as part of their curriculum. If you are in a major city with good sidewalks and good public transportation, you may consider going the route of a rolling bag that takes the strain off your back. Conversely, if you are in a location that forces you to walk over uneven terrain or where the infrastructure is lacking and you have to walk then you are going to want to look for a very solid bag that distributes the weight in a way that you aren’t going to have neck or back pains at the end of each day.
What are the best bags for ESL teachers?
- SPECIFICATIONS- 16.5"L x 11.8"W x 3.1"H; weight: 1.98 lbs; can use as a laptop shoulder bag; business briefcase for women
- LAPTOP PROTECTION- The dedicated laptop compartment is fully padded with EVA foam for optimal 15.6 inch laptop protection
- TSA FRIENDLY- A separate DIGI SMART compartment can hold 15.6 inch Laptop as well as 15 inch, 14 inch Macbook, 12.9 inch iPad, and tech accessories like charger for quick TSA checkpoint when traveling
- CONVENIENTE DESIGN- anti theft RFID pockets for value items, durable leather handles, adjustable padded shoulder strap and luggage strap can be attached to different suitcases
- LONG-LASTING MATERIAL- Constructed with durable, water-resistant polyester and RPET (recyclable material); simplicity look can serve as a laptop messenger as well as office bag
- SLEEK DESIGN: Casual Toploader T210 utilizes a water-repellant fabric and clean, streamlined design to create a laptop case that's perfectly suited to modern life.
- COMFORTABLE FIT: Laptop Toploader case offers an integrated laptop compartment that comfortably fits most laptops up to 15.6", a range of internal pockets for those must-have accessories, and a spacious main compartment for books and other items.
- THREE COLORS: Find the laptop bag that's right for you with three understated colors: charcoal black, steal grey and celestial blue.
- Dachee Waterproof shockproof laptop shoulder bag is light and easy to carry
- Say Goodbye to dull color laptop bag,our special patten laptop bag make you unique
- Made of high quality canvas and thick metal zipper puller,metal buckle.Our bag is strong and durable to use
- Each side have a big pocket can hide handle and hold mouse,power,mobile device and so on
- Dimensions: 420mm x 300mm x 25mm (LxWxH) can hold 14 inch 15 inch 15.6 inch laptop
- Comprehensive business workspace with all of the compartments you need to carry files, business cards, keys, storage drives and other on-the-go essentials
- Designed to fit a range of laptops with screens up to 16 inches in size; including models with an extended battery
- A dedicated compartment with reinforced backing to separate your files and keep them looking crisp
- A foam padded laptop compartment helps absorb the shock of regular use and protect your laptop from other objects in your bag
- Slim design for the style-conscious minimalist who likes to travel light with only the essentials
- Limited Lifetime Warranty: At Targus, we stand behind all of our products. We offer one of the most comprehensive warranties in the industry so you and your device are covered.
- DURABLE & WATERPROOF: Men messenger bag is made of superior crazy horse cowhide leather and water resistant canvas for long-term use. Disordered wrinkles and scratches on surface create a vintage and wild looking.
- PLENTY ROOM FOR ORGANIZING: This leather messenger bag has 9 pockets to meet your various need. 5 outer pockets and 4 inner pockets for putting your bottle, umbrella, cards, wallet, laptop and anything in their right position.
- REMOVABLE & ADJUSTABLE STRAP: Shoulder strap of canvas messenger bag is detachable and can be adjusted at the most suitable length. Padded handle and strap are also helpful to ease your fatigue.
- CONVENIENT MAGNETIC SNAP & PADDED LAPTOP SLEEVE: Laptop messneger bag is double secured by magnetic snaps and zippers. Inner padded laptop sleeve fits for 15.6 inch laptop and cohesive seal ensure it to be steady.
- DIMENSION: The external dimension of this briefcase is 15.1"L * 4.3"W * 12.2"H. Laptop sleeve dimension: 15.0"L * 9.5"W.It is a messenger bag which is good for school, college, business, work, travel, overnight, etc.
- Compatible Devices: Ideal fit for most of 15"-16" laptop for ACER, APPLE, ASUS, HP, LENOVO, SONY, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA and more. Proper fitment varies according to the size of devices. Please check the dimensions of your device before purchasing. Interior Dimensions: 15.5" x 1.2" x 11" / 39.3 cm x 3 cm x 27.9 cm (L x W x H); It would be too large for 15" Macbook Pro. Please check our store to find the special designed sleeve for Macbook.
- Superior Protection: Premium thickened water-resistant neoprene material offers a ultra slim lightweight design and superior protection to protect laptop/notebook from dust, shocks, bumps, scratches, scuffs and spills. (Thickness: 0.25 inch/0.6 cm)
- Ultra-slim & Lightweight: Easily sliding into your briefcase, backpack or other luggage bags, which make it so convenient for daily use and traveling wherever you go.
- Convenient Use: Quick top-loading zipper on the bag glides smoothly, allowing for an easy and convenient access to your laptop computer.
- Lifetime Support: Full 12 months Worry-Free warranty with lifetime support! 24-hour customer service support, just purchase and enjoy this superior product with confidence and risk free!
- 🔥【Compatible with】 Fit for MacBook Air 13 2018-2020(A2179/A1932), MacBook Pro 13 2016-2020(A2251/A2289/A2159/A1989/A1706/A1708), iPad Pro 12.9 Inch 2020(without case) & 2018, Galaxy Tab S7+, Surface Pro X/7/6/5/4/3, IdeaPad 710S/720S 13.3", HP Elitebook X360 13.3", HP Envy 13, Dell XPS 13", etc. NOT compatible with MacBook Air 13 2010-2017 and MacBook Pro 13 2008-2015.
- 🔥【Water Resistant Polyester Material】 Made from premium environment-friendly polyester material, it is water resistant, sturdy and very durable, which can can effectively keep you tablets from water, dust, drops, bumps, and cosmetic damage.
- 🔥【Exterior Pocket & Smooth Zipper】 The sleeve with a small pocket provides enough space for you to keep some small items such as cables, USB flash drives, mouse, earphone, pens, notes, cards, keys, etc. Top-loading zipper on the sleeve glides smoothly and allows convenient access to your tablet.
- 🔥【Item Dimensions】 Its slim design allows you to easily carry the case by hand and slide into your backpack, briefcase or other bags. It is easy to carry it wherever you go. Internal dimensions: 310*220mm(12.2*8.66inch). External dimensions: 340*245mm(13.38*9.64inch). Weight:7.05 ounces.
- 🔥【Fashionable Look】 The simple and stylish style gives your device a nice look, and it is suitable for both men and women.
- AN OPTIMAL CHOICE: Protecting your latest gadget from scratches and dents during travelling is always a smart decision. Our 13-inch laptop sleeve is a smart accessory with a stylish, versatile, and functional design! For a luxurious effect, we have burnished the edges, and added a perfectly aligned stitching pattern.
- FINEST QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP: This 13-inch laptop case is made in EU, crafted using premium quality Italian PU leather, a unique material that isn’t chemically treated, is highly durable, has a natural finish, and is guaranteed to withstand the test of time. Our leather laptop sleeve is easy to clean, and it doesn’t wrinkle.
- WIDELY COMPATIBLE: The UNIKA laptop sleeve 13 inch is widely compatible: can be used as a MacBook pro 13 sleeve, MacBook air 13-inch case leather while ensuring a perfect fit for other tablets or smaller laptop formats, measuring 13 inches.
- MULTIFUNCTIONAL & ELEGANT: Available in 4 gorgeous colours, Cream, Black, Grey, and Pink, our laptop case features a sleek, ultra-thin design, and is padded with natural regenerated wool, a ultra-soft interior to protect your device from scratches!
- PROTECTIVE PACKAGING: Our exquisite PU leather laptop sleeve comes in a superior quality protective case, making sure your product arrives intact. The elegant design needs no extra wrapping, should you purchase this laptop sleeve case as a unique present for a loved one.
- 【Purchase Notes】Interior Dimensions: 15.5" x 1.2" x 11" / 39.3 cm x 3 cm x 27.9 cm.Please measure the length and height(not diagonal length),compare it with the internal dimension of computer sleeve before purchasing.
- 【Wide Compatibility】Ideal fit for most of 15"-16" laptop for ACER, APPLE, ASUS, HP, LENOVO, SONY, SAMSUNG,TOSHIBA and more. Please be kindly noted that it would be too large for 15" Macbook Pro.
- 【Superior Protection】High elastic thickened neoprene material(Thickness: 0.25 inch/0.55 cm) offers a smooth and comfortable interior,avoid the scratches and abrasions caused by the hard and thin laptop sleeve material.
- 【Lightweight & Convenient】Eliminate the complexity of the pockets and shoulder straps, reduce weight and space, lightweight and convenient,suitable for daily use and travel.
- 【12 Months Service】Full 12 months and 24-hour customer service support, just purchase and enjoy this superior product with confidence.
- Designed for laptops/tablets upto 13.3 inches, including 13'' MacBook Pro late 2012-2015 and MacBook Air, 12.3'' Surface Pro 3/4/5/6/7, Surface Laptop2017/2018, 13'' MacBook Pro 2016/2017/2018/2019/2020(A1706/A1708/A1989/A2159), 13'' MacBook Air 2018/2019/2020(A1932/A2179)
- The durable sleeve features inner foam cushions to protect your tablet/laptop against dust, scratches, drops, and shocks. Slim, lightweight and easy to carry around or slide into a briefcase, backpack or suitcase
- An extra front pocket can contain items like pens, mobile phones, cables, chargers, power banks and more
- The splash-proof exterior is easy to clean and helps keep the sleeve in a pristine state for a long period of time
- Exernal dimensions: 13.5 x 10 x 1.3 inch, internal dimensions: 12.8 x 9.3 x 0.78 inch. Customer service from JETech
- Large Capacity & Multi-pocket: Duo-bag,one has 2 pockets for laptop(under 17 inch) and pad(15.5 inch), inner shockproof belt for fastening your laptop and Pad, preventing them from sliding and bumping. One has 2 elastic mesh pockets and open pocket for daily stuffs. Hold your belongs organized and easier to find.
- USB Hub: Removable USB charging line, connect power bank and electronic devices while walking. Please note that this backpack doesn't power itself, USB charging port only offers an easy access to charge. When clean backpack, remove the USB charging line.
- Comfy & Breathable: Adjustable shoulder straps and breathable sponge mesh design, reduces stress. Foam-padded top handle for a long time carry on.
- Water-proof: Waterproof and durable Nylon fabric with metal zippers. Ultra-weight and sturdy, ensure a secure & long-lasting use daily. Perfect for weekend getaways, shopping, office work, business traveling and other outdoor activities. Also, it is a perfect student’s backpack for women, men, teens, boys and girls.
- Anti-theft: can be attached to the suitcase, over the luggage upright handle tube for easier carrying. A zipped anti-theft pocket located on the lower back keeps your phone, wallet, passport, and other valuable items safe and handy.
- BOREALIS CLASSIC. This 28L backpack is specifically designed for women with easy-to-access pockets, an overhauled suspension system and front elastic bungee system. The main compartment has a padded fleece-lined 15" laptop sleeve to protect your computer.
- FLEX VENT TECHNOLOGY. The FlexVent suspension system features a flexible yoke built from custom injection-molded shoulder straps, a padded mesh back panel and a breathable lumbar panel for comfortable, ventilated support.
- TOTAL ORGANIZATION. Two extended mesh water bottle pockets double as multi-use pockets. The front compartment has an extra padded tablet sleeve and zip pockets. An external fleece-lined pocket stores small items or electronics.
- COMFORTABLE CARRY. For school, work or travel, this commuter backpack has a top handle for easy grabbing and a removable waist belt for a custom fit. A sternum strap with whistle buckle adds extra support and safety. Reflective details help you stand out.
- TECHNICAL SPECS. Dimensions: 19.75" X 13.25" X 9.75" (50.2 cm X 33.7 cm X 24.8 cm). Volume: 28 Liters.
- UNIQUE DESIGN: Crafted with premium lightweight tear resistant Oxford fabric and quilted polyester linear , simple, classic and vintage . Multi-pocket design allows you to bid farewell disarray, Padded and adjustable shoulder strap is comfortable, ease the pressure on the shoulder, release the heavy weight when carrying your belongings for a long time.
- ROOMY INNOVATION DEPARTMENT:Total 5 Compartments to organized your belongs well. One main laptop compartment hold 15.6 Inch Laptop as well as 15 Inch,14 Inch and 13 Inch Macbook/Laptop , 2 front zip pocket provides a separated space for your iPhone, iPad, pens, keys, wallet, books, clothes,It’s a convenient bag to find what you want in a hurry,one bottle pocket each side for drink bottle and umbrella.
- EXQUISITE AND COMFORTABLE: Fashionable and retro design bag with neat work on each details, cotton materials protect belongings from outside damage, Ensure a secure & long-lasting usage everyday .Broad soft adjustable shoulder straps easy to carrying with perfect fit, this backpack can stand up for several years of use.
- USB CHARGING PORT DESIGN: With USB charging port outside and built in charging cable and pocket inside, this usb charging port design backpack gives convenient way to charge your phone while walking.but Please noted to carry a power bank when charging as the backpack doesn't power itself.
- MULTI USE: Lightweight stylish backpack, perfect for business, short trip, ,weekend getaways, shopping, professional office work,leisure, hiking, camping ,overnight stay and other outdoor activities. Also, it is a perfect college high school student backpack for boys,girls,teens,women and men.
- Generous main compartments and multiple pockets allow you to keep all of your gear secure and organized. A dedicated sleeve for your tablet
- Compression straps are designed to cinch down and secure gear while carrying. These straps are also ideal for providing extra storage for items like jackets and sleeping bags
- Easily attach gear like a lantern or water bottle with the monster hook clip
- The Suspension System provides relief when carrying heavier loads. It does so by dampening the shock of weight transfer while transporting your gear
- Multiple pockets, pen pockets and key fob hook are perfect for keeping all of your smaller items secure
- Pockets: 4 interior slip, 6 exterior
- LARGE CAPACITY AND ORGANIZED: The travel backpack owns 20 independent pockets for large storage and organization for small items. 3 spacious main multi compartments with many hidden pockets can accommodate lots of stuff like college supplies, travel accessories, clothes, stationery, notebook, cord organizer, side deep zipper pocket for easy access essentials, side elastic net pockets conveniently hold travel gear umbrellas or water bottles.Great gifts for family and friends
- TSA APPROVED AND MULTIPURPOSE: At checkpoint, unfolds the extra large backpack freely 90-180 degrees making you quickly through the airport security and keep items tidy, exclusive designed for airplane travel. The big backpack is perfect for indoor/outdoor activities. Served as a durable laptop backpack, large school backpack for Teen Boys/Girls, large laptop bag or spacious college backpack. Perfect travel gifts for men women who like international travel, camping, hiking, and overnight trip
- PRACTICAL AND CONVENIENT: External USB port with set-in charging cable offers convenient charging your cellphone and other electronic devices everywhere. A hole of the bookbag for headphone outside gives easy access to earphone usage. Also, the large backpack with a sturdy rugged handle with steel cable on the top for carrying. Side compression straps keep the exclusive backpack at whatever size you require. The men's backpack will be an idea gift for Valentine's Day Mother's Day Father's Day
- LARGE AND DURABLE MATERIAL: Size of extra large backpack: 14.6 x 10.2 x 19.0 (inches), Capacity: 50L, separate padded laptop compartment hold for 14, 15,15.6 and up to 17inch Laptop/computers (Laptop over 17inch or thick please buy 18.4inch backpack)for boys and girls, teens, adults, women, men and teacher. The travel backpack for men women made from high quality polyester fabric shockproof with high density nylon lining for better TEAR and WATER RESISTANT and heavy duty backpack
- COMFORTABLE: Mens backpack with back U shaped three-dimensional ventilation design help for air convection, ventilation and heat elimination. Comfortable wide breathable mesh shoulder straps with plentiful sponge pad help relieve the stress from your shoulder. Both sides of the shoulder strap with lanyard design can hang sunglasses and other small pendants. Large bookbag for men women, ideal presents for men women as Valentine's Day Anniversary Birthday gifts