Reccomendations? 17"PB Backpack, Sleeve Combo

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by mangophreek, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. mangophreek macrumors newbie

    mangophreek

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    Toronto, Ontario
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    Hi,

    Some of you might have read my other thread about me getting a 17" PB for next year. Others not. The short is, I'm getting a 17" Powerbook for University in the fall. It's a joint program betwen York and Sheridan, which are 40km apart so I need to take the Go bus (a Toronto bus service) a few times a week between the two.

    So I'm looking for a good backpack with a padded laptop section and a laptop sleeve. Right now I'm thinking a 17" Connemara Foofbag just because it's cool and would provice a good amount of padding within a backpack. I'm also getting a Screen Saverz or whatever they are called to protect the screen.

    Anyway. Has anyone had experience with the Foofbags?

    For a backpack I'm thinking the North Face "Firewall" or "Bandwith" but I'm not too sure. I have a Swiss messenger/laptop bag right now (with no laptop, I've just always had a love affair with messenger bags) but I don't think it would be ideal for the amount of stuff I'll be lugging between campuses. Probably will wreck my shoulders more than it did for 4 years of highschool.

    Any suggestions/stories/experiences would be great.

    It might also be good information to know that I'm living on campus but it's near a bad neighbourhood (although the campus is the size of the city I live in now and is a good 3-5km away from the jane/finch ghetto.) so mugging is a fear.
     
  2. ShermDog macrumors regular

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    I've used Tom Bihn bags for the past few years and love them. They have both backpacks and messenger bags that you can use with their sleeves--which are also great because they suspend your laptop in a hammock to offer greater protection in the event you drop your bag. They look pretty cool too.

    They are based out of Seattle, WA and have a good website: www.tombihn.com.
     
  3. mangophreek thread starter macrumors newbie

    mangophreek

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    I'm not a big fan of the style for the 17"s and the brand name is starting to carry a lot of weight in the "I'm a laptop, steal me" category.
     

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