Recommend me a bag.11.6" air. 6'2" 205lbs athletic

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  1. Funkymonk, Feb 19, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011

    macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    reason I put my physical stats is so you can have an idea of how my body is and what will look good on me. I want something modern and masculine.

    I'm a full time college student so I need to fit 4-5 one subject notebooks too. maybe a thin textbook here and there but not a necessity.

    currently have a hot shot northface bag that I've had since high school

    and that thing is huge. I'm also not sure I want a bookbag because it makes my back hot and sweaty. also the hotshot is so large the 11.6" just gets lost in there and moves around too much.

    Any male fashinistas wanna help me out?

    EDIT: not looking to spend too much money. $50ish. Would spend more if I really really like something. Up to $100 maybe
  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2009

    Classic Briefcase. It will be the last one you buy....ever.

    Get it, go forth and be manly.
  3. macrumors 6502

    May 3, 2010
    I had one of those for a while, but I sold it again. Didn't fit my purpose. I doubt it will fit OP's purpose.

    My advice if you are a college student, either invest in a good, sturdy backpack (and look like a dope ;)) or get some cheap messenger bag like a crumpler.
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    just checked it out. it's nice but

    holy crap it's expensive. I'll edit my OP to mention a budget.
  5. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Get an outer bag which you consider functional and properly fashionable for the image you want to project (climbers backpack, dog purse, ammo case, courier pouch, whatever), and put the MBA in a protective inner sleeve or padded pouch (or two) to keep it from rattling around.
  6. MRU
    macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    News Flash! unless we see a photo proof it's just rumor ;) :p

    Tell me about it...
  7. macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    student - backpack
    adult (with job or corporate environment) - get a Tumi alpha series and add a sleeve
    fanboy - waterfield or tom bihn

    that is really what you need to know
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011
    Backpacks make my back sweaty :/

    Checked out tumi alpha serious. I liked a few shoulder bags. Kind of expensive though
    Waterfield was nice too but a bit expensive
    Tom bihn is straight up ugly.
  9. macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    I have one of the T.Bihn MBA 11 cases. Plain black. Not great looking. But nearly the perfect size to protect my MBA 11, plus carry one book, sketchpad and sunglasses, etc.) Maybe a cm or so bigger than need be. Not suitable for a student who needs to carry more than one book or a binder, etc.

    The Tumi cases look more like they say "steal me", than they say "old money" or "professional" to me.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2010
    get an incase sleeve and get a north face jester backpack. great backpack and is much smaller than that hotshot.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Jan 26, 2004
    Southern York County, PA
  12. Ralphbaby, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011

    macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2011
  13. macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    here is a great bag to go along with your physical nature.

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  14. macrumors member

    Apr 21, 2008
    If you like a messenger style bag

    I stumbled upon this REI sling bag and it is the perfect fit for the 11" MBA. It has now become my every day man purse. I would call it a medium size bag.
    Besides the MBA you can fit the rest of the days essentials in the main compartment.

    I keep my MBA in the SFbags sleeve inside with a top opening so I have easy access.

    I can't recommend it highly enough.
  15. thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2011

    I really like that. I found a store near me. I think I'll go check it out. great price too
  16. macrumors G3


    Feb 10, 2011
    I suggest you get lazy and gain 100 lbs so it will be easier to pick out a bag. If you were 6" shorter, even better. :D:D
  17. macrumors 6502


    Dec 28, 2005
    it's a backpack bud. a backpack.
  18. macrumors 68020


    Aug 17, 2008
    Click here for the web site I think you meant to go to. :D
  19. macrumors 68030

    Dec 24, 2010
    Olympia, WA
    I have this one myself: Case Logic from Amazon

    They don't have my exact style listed anymore but the ones they have look good in my opinion. I never liked backpacks either, and the messenger bag has gotten a lot more popular in recent years. It's made for a bigger laptop (15-inch), but that will allow you to put more books and folders in it.
  20. macrumors newbie

    Aug 18, 2005

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