Bags for 12" iBook?

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  1. iostream.h macrumors regular

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    I'm looking for a very stylish (not too expensive) bag that will hold a 12" iBook and a couple college textbooks.
     
  2. Mycophiles macrumors newbie

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    Your looking for one of those backpack/ laptop cases that sling over the shoulder. I don't know brand names but I'd bet that's what you end up with.
     
  3. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Very stylish and not too expensive... hmm.

    You might try searching the boards. The bag question comes up about once a week so it seems. FWIW, I looked at everything and ended up with the Brenthaven bag Apple sells online. Not very stylish, or so I'm told, but it is well made and a PB or iBook fits with perfection.
     
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  6. jhomayne macrumors regular

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    i just got myself a tucano 2nd skin and then i can chuck it in any bag i choose
    :)
     
  7. Brother Michael macrumors 6502a

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    I went to CompUSA and they had some pretty nice looking backpacks not to expensive either. I saw some for aroung 30 bucks.

    I was thinking about picking one of those up and getting the ZeroShock from Shinza.

    There is also a really neat leather store around me, so I was going to go and check that out for a nice cheap leather case.

    Mike
     
  8. wPod macrumors 68000

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    www.timbuk2.com

    they make great messanger bags (go over one shoulder, not normal backpacks) great for college!!! and the laptop sleves are specifically designed to fit the iBooks and Powerbooks. i have had one for three years and it is great!! they are designed to last a LONG time. i have many friends that have them and dont know anyone with any problems (again designed to last a a long time) plus you can customize the colors and i think they even have patters you can add now. its pretty cool. (they even have acessory pockets for the iPod :) )
     
  9. jdick67 macrumors newbie

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    I recommend the Brenthaven Mobility 1

    It works great for my 12" Powerbook!! I love it!!
     
  10. ThomasJefferson macrumors 6502

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    My mom made a sleeve for my iBook/Powerbook. Bit of velcro etc. Took her about 20 min and it had more padding and a better fit than what I found in the stores.

    Thanks mom.
     
  11. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I second this. I have a tucano 2nd skin and will throw my 12"pb into my backpack and go.
     
  12. mpw Guest

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    What colour is it? There was a red one left in my local coffe shop the other day, was that yours?
     
  13. Joeytpg macrumors 6502

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    i have a High sierra backpack and it's great!....i definitely recommend
     
  14. mac_gal macrumors member

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    i like yak pak

    I just got a YakPak messenger bag. There's not a built-in laptop sleeve, but the bag is pretty stylish / rugged / cheap.

    My bag is just like this model ("Venti Doozy"), except it's horizontal rather than vertical (called a "Double Doozy").
     

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  15. tekno_geek911 macrumors 6502

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    I recommend the Crumpler Wee Bee,even though its kinda "girly" in person.

    EDIT: This may be too small for you.
     
  16. shecky Guest

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    medium Waterfield cargo bag + slevecase.

    very stylish. however, not cheap. 1 out of 2 aint' bad.

    http://www.sfbags.com
     
  17. Nspace macrumors regular

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    Just picked up a kensington backpack for my powerbook, it is quite nice looking and was afforable. The Crumplers here were 180 canadian and i found the Kensington for 90 Canadian. Has a suspended sleeve so that if you drop the backpack the pb wont hit the ground. it is also really comfortable and has lots of compartments.

    http://www.kensington.com/html/3208.html

    You should also check out the essential powerbook accessories thread to see what others have bought for more ideas.
     
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    I also scored up a Zero Shock from Shinza. Debating whether I am going to just keep my backpack or go buy another bag.
     

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