Larger Backpack 16" for MacBook air 13"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by ac4155, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. ac4155
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    Hi all,

    I'll be getting a MacBook air 13" soon and I'm thinking of getting a Wenger 16" pillar backpack, though it recommender for 15" laptops from what I rather. I'll also be carrying my iPad, books and other general things in it.

    I just wonder what peoples experiences are for having a back pack which is larger than the laptop?

    Thanks,
    AC
     
  2. Mlrollin91
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    I have an Incase backpack, the one that holds a 17" laptop. I have an iPad and a MBA 11". I put both my MBA and iPad in a small sleeve and slide the laptop into the laptop pouch and then my iPad in the smaller pouch. Works perfectly in my opinion.

    I would recommend getting a small sleeve for your MBA for added protection. Even though it may be in a separate place than your books and supplies, I noticed that books actually bent my MBP frame from the weight of them Especially with the air being so thin, better safe than sorry.
     
  3. jbzcar
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    If you are going to do that, I would probably get a sleeve or smaller slip-case for your Air and then place that inside the backpack.
     
  4. Mrbobb
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    if the backpack already has a well padded compartment for it, ur good to go. If not, as others have suggested, probably a separate sleeve, this is regardless whether the backpack is larger or perfectly-fit.

    "books bend the mba..." that's scary. I'd probably add some sort of extra rigid, but lightweight backing of some sort to it in which case.
     
  5. stchman
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    I put my MBA in a case for a 15" laptop. If it fits, then use it. The larger cases hold a lot more accessories.
     
  6. WesCole
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    I use a Swiss Gear backpack for my Air...it is designed for a 15" laptop. I use an Incipio sleeve for it, and it fits pretty well, without a whole lot of wiggle room. It hasn't gotten bent because of the books yet, but i also try to keep it upright when setting it down so that the entire weight of the books aren't on top of my Air. My backpack has a dedicated iPad holder, so that is where my iPad goes.

    Here is the link to my backpack in case you were wondering.

    And here is a link to my sleeve.
     

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