Please recommend an iPad bag

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by 9OOYO, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I almost prefer some type of man purse I can slide a sleeves or cased iPad 2 into.

    The Templebags Leather looks awesome but is a small fortune!
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    What about the Tom Bihn bags? They have an iPad specific bag but their other bags look nice and easily fit an iPad sleeve.

    I ordered a Rickshaw messenger bag myself.
     
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    The Rickshaw looks pretty great and will fit any future iPad too. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check out the Bihn too.
     
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    I bought the Tom Bihn Ristretto for iPad bag. Love it. Slightly pricey but it is a quality product. Has a great section for the iPad. Will continue to use it for another few years yet.
     
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    Tom G.

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    I highly recommend the Muzzetto bag by Waterfield Design in San Francisco. I've had one for over 8 months of hard usage and it still looks like the day I got it. It also has protected my iPad very well.
     
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    I second the recommendation for the Muzetto bag. I love mine and have used it daily for months now -- it is great for the iPad and anything else I want to tuck into it. Today I didn't use it, as I needed and had a larger tote bag for the stuff I was taking with me for my survival kit while waiting in line for the iPad 2, but tomorrow my newest member of the "family" will have her first experience of going out somewhere with me, traveling comfortably in the Muzetto.
     
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    X3 that!
     
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    What do you carry in your Muzetto and which size did you get? I want to replace my purse with something and it will either be this or maybe a large fossil handbag...

    Last year I got a David king vertical messenger and loved it but the lining was garbage and ripped after only a few months.
     
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    I am currently using a Tom Bihn bag, bought long before iPad advent. While I love my Tom Bihn, I'm seriously considering the Muzetto. I am a woman, but not a girly girl and don't do purses; I too am interested in knowing the prevalent sizes folks are using. I'd want to put my iPad, Kindle, chargers, phone, iTouch and few other small odds and ends in the Muzetto bag. Is the Personal size going to be sufficient?
     
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    Clix and other Muzetto users.....do you use any kind of slip case to keep the iPad in while carrying in the Muzetto?

    I love the Muzetto style and will most likely be ordering one!
     
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    Tom Bihn

    Tom Bihn Ristretto got my business as he was the only bag maker who had my preference in color and make of his bag. STM, Waterfield etc...didn't have anything in stock.

    Bihn seems to be fully stocked and ready for the iPad2 launch. It's a shame other bag makers weren't as prepared! Regardless of quality of a bag - it must be ready for the consumer!

    Tom Bihn gets my business for his readiness! ;)
     
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    class77

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    Check the site, they have several different kinds of slip cases. I'm going to get a Muzetto myself. Just trying to decide what color.

    http://sfbags.com/
     
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    I truly wanted the Muzetto but would have a 1 month wait. Since I will be travelling this month I can't do it. I can't relate to a company who has a 1 month lead time on products. Do they not want to grow?

    Seems kind of narrow minded when you have such a great, and highly recommended product!
     
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    Clix Pix

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    I love my Muzetto! It is the Portable size, which gives me plenty of room for the iPad and other stuff. Typically I carry my wallet, sunglasses, keys, comb, and of course the iPad. I have the slip case, too, but it used to be that I carried the iPad in the Apple iPad case most of the time. I am still fiddling around now with the best way to transport the new iPad with its Smart cover on, and for the moment I have tucked a RadTech cloth in there to protect the back of the iPad while the Smart cover works for the front. I have in the past also carried my Apple wireless keyboard in the Muzetto along with the iPad and that works just fine. This was on a trip, but normally such as right now I am fine with just typing on the iPad's own keyboard.
     
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    After I saw Clix's pics of her Muzetto bag in another thread, I had to have one! I placed my order last week for the portable size but ended up emailing them to upgrade it to the 13". I'm so anxious to get it!!
     
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    WaterField Designs Portable Muzetto. Second to none.. if you can afford it ;)

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    I really wanted the Muzetto and had my heart set on it...but it's a month wait time. Because I am travelling next week, unfortunately, I didn't go for it.

    Maybe I'll get one for myself as a gift later this year...it looks amazing!
     
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    I also am extremely disappointed that I can't purchase a muzzetto now. I feel alot of people would purchase them if they were able to produce them quicker rather than an estimated one month delay.

    I have a think tank retrospective 10 that I carry my DSLR gear in now and the iPad fits perfectly in an internal pocket but I would prefer a dedicated iPad bag. Oh well.
     
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    Tom Bihn Ristretto bag is perfect. It's also got enough room to put your Apple bluetooth wireless keyboard in as well. The Muzetto's gorgeous, but I can't justify the price. Even the Ristretto is pricey to me, but Bihn seems to make great quality pilot (and now tech) bags.
     
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    I ended up going for the Ristretto. Tom seems like he is running a solid business. All colors etc...have been available and he seems to have been prepared for the launch of iPad 2. My item shipped within 1 business day.
     
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    muzetto personal

    Is the muzetto personal large enough for the new Ipad 2? Anyone know?
     
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    I am wondering this too, I think I'd more prefer a smaller case and would most likely be using my ipad naked (maybe getting a portenzo once I see pictures/reviews) so I'm hoping I can get away with the personal rather than the 10"

    May also pick up a dock & BT keyboard, so IDK if they'll all fit, may end up having to go 10" lol
     
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    I've had both the personal and portable sizes of muzetto -- water field designs (sfbags) let me swap them as the portable is the better size for the iPad with a sleeve or other case. That said, the naked iPad 1 was fine in the personal and I am certain the iPad 2 with smart cover would fit nicely.

    I do think the portable is a more versatile choice as you can stick some other things in there too and you know how that is -- you always want to add something or other to a bag.

    I have to say the muzetto is one of the finest things I have ever purchased and the company is simply top notch. Made in America and the employees, including Gary himself, are just the epitome of great customer service. Yes they get slammed with orders and get behind but they are worth the wait. Put in your order now and make do with another bag until it arrives. It is worth it!

    BTW I have one in brown with grey and one in black with flame. I love them more than I can possibly say!

    Another sf bag go consider is the Vertigo. It is a great size and you can put other stuff in there. There generally isn't the wait for that bag, it is a lot cheaper, and there are many color choices. Because of rain and snow and such I actually use the vertigo more often than my muzettos as it can handle rain without a problem.

    Water field designs rocks! By the way water field is one word but the damn iPad will NOT let me type it that way!! Will NOT :rolleyes:
     
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    Higgs1

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    thanks for the reply!

    do you think I could fit say my ipad2 + keyboard + dock + cables in the personal and be ok? or would you say better off with the portable


    i'm leaning towards the portable as I'm sure I'll end up getting a case for my ipad and would like it to be able to fit in the muzetto too
     

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