View Full Version : What kind of bag / backpack do you carry your MacBook Air in?

Aug 29, 2009, 12:07 AM
Post photo's if you have them!

Aug 29, 2009, 12:19 AM
I feel like this is done a lot but here is mine. $60, Wenger, and I get tons of compliments.

Aug 29, 2009, 01:14 AM
If your looking for something that will just store your adapter, superdrive, and maybe a small notepad then I got this from Amazon:


It works great for me. I put everything in the side pocket. However, it won't work as a real bag or backpack.

Aug 29, 2009, 02:16 AM
Brenthaven. http://www.brenthaven.com/catalog-trek_sleeve.html

Love it. Small, ultra light, holds the AC adapter and an iPhone cord, magazine slot, hard plastic over padding bomb-proof build.


Lounge Deluxe
Aug 29, 2009, 03:23 AM
I've just ordered this envelop sleeve from Freitag (http://freitag.ch):


Aug 29, 2009, 05:21 AM
I'm still a new user (2 weeks) so I carry it solo or in my incase 17" backpack.

was just going to get a speck hardshell case but those dramatically increase the weight.

Aug 29, 2009, 06:19 AM

I'm using that one (http://www.mac-case.com/Leather%20Site/MacCasePLJackets.html) and I really love it.


Aug 29, 2009, 09:15 AM
i'm still awaiting for a good looking one too.
so far, i just use by briefcase.

Aug 29, 2009, 10:42 AM
I think the 9-5 sleeve is funny. I would totally use this: http://barrysfarm.net/product/9-5-laptop-sleeve

Aug 29, 2009, 11:50 AM
In August 2008 I bought the Marware CEO Milano (see attached photos) for my 17-inch MacBookPro. Carrying the laptop AND the bag back and forth to work every day was doing horrible things to the vertebrate in my spine so in January 2009 I bought a MacBook Air.

The MBA fits in the bag very nicely with loads of space for portable hard drives, USB flash drives, power cables for iPhone, MBA, etc and a sandwich.

The CEO Milano itself is VERY light. When the bag is full it's easily 4 or 5 pounds lighter due to the smaller laptop. The bag is solidly made so the laptop is protected from drops; documents or document folders are not bent/wrinkled/dog eared like they were in my BrentHaven backpack (see attached photos).

I stopped using the backpack because it was too heavy. It also wasn't the best for carrying documents - they got mushed up easily. The backpack is easily 8 years old and looks like new - no apparent wear whatsoever!

The Marware bag is a year old; the only signs of wear are on the bottom (the part that rests on the floor when you lay it down); the leather is not torn or ripped at all - the wear marks are simply scuff marks, like on a pair of shoes. It comes with a shoulder strap - very robust and comfortable but I don't use it.

The CEO Milano has been successful in stopping a long-lived, almost unconscious habit: I no longer keep my eye open for a new, better bag; it suits my needs very well. I no longer ask people about their bags; Its a sad commentary on my life but I no longer have bag envy!

I recommend checking out James Kendrick's posts about the many bags he has tried in his long-term search for the best gear bag - a link to his site is below with other related links.

Good luck!

- Marware CEO Milano page (http://www.marware.com/products/MacBookPro/C-E-O-Milano):
- JKontheRun (http://jkontherun.com/) (search: bags)
- LitCentral 3-part article on bags (http://blog.litcentral.com/2009/05/03/what-bag-carries-your-geekdm-a-three-part-series-review-of-the-best-laptop-bags-2009/)

Aug 29, 2009, 12:03 PM
my bag....and everything in it...missing the powerbrick of course :P

Aug 29, 2009, 06:03 PM
I carried it bare a while, but it's so thin and hard to grip, so I got myself a neoprene sleeve.

Young Turk
Aug 29, 2009, 06:45 PM
I carried it bare a while, but it's so thin and hard to grip, so I got myself a neoprene sleeve.

I have this one in black, which apparently has been discontinued. I love it.


Young Turk

Aug 29, 2009, 09:11 PM
I slip my Rev. B 1.86/128SSD into a BOA case (http://www.boastyles.com/macbook-air-cases.aspx):


and then carry it around in a TUMI bag (http://www.tumi.com/alpha/3-in-1-backpack---messenger-bag/) similar to: