Sleeve or backpack for 15" powerbook

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  1. JosiahPB macrumors regular

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    any thought on getting a sleeve or backpack/messenger bag for a 15" powerbook for college next year?
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I would get the sleeve, because then you can throw it into any type of bag that you wish.
     
  3. JzzTrump22 macrumors 65816

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    True, but you could buy a whole backpack, specially designed to hold a laptop for about the same price, mabey less.
     
  4. OziMac macrumors 6502

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    With Yoda, agree I must. Ideally it would be cool to have a sleeve (maybe an STM neoprene one) to protect the laptop itself and a bag which would serve as both a laptop bag and general purpose bag. For my old 12" Powerbook, I had one of the old design 12" Crumpler McBain's Baby sleeves (which had excellent padding) and put it into a Crumpler WonderWeenie with all my books/files/other stuff.

    If you can afford it, get both for that extra bit of protection and versatility. If not, then I'm sure there are heaps of great bags with adequate laptop pockets as well... good luck!
     
  5. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    I'd get the Radtech sleeve, PLUS the Timbuk2 messenger bag. Killer combo.
     
  6. crees! macrumors 68000

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  7. cmv macrumors newbie

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    I've been using a Marware sportfolio , and the nice thing about it is that it's very light and perfect to carry a laptop + a few other things, and small enough that I can stick it in a backpack when I fly and need to reduce my number of carry-on items.
     
  8. goodknight411 macrumors member

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    check out the Oakley Icon 2.0 backpack. It looks big enought to work for school, and it has a padded compartment for the notebook.
     
  9. jeromeusa macrumors newbie

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    Shinza

    This case is both beautiful and totally useful:
    http://shinza.com/product_info.php?products_id=46

    Denser neoprene-type material and it zips around so you can open your laptop without taking the laptop completely out first.

    Incase also makes, imho, the coolest bags.
    http://www.goincase.com/

    u'll see backpacks with included sleeves, or just attache-type bags.
     
  10. jgivens12 macrumors newbie

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    Get the Sleeve

    Get the sleeve unless you want to look like a huge nerd. Laptop backpacks are way bigger and you rarely see anyone on a college campus with them. If however, looking like a nerd is up your alley, than I would get the backpack because you will fit right in.
     
  11. HuskyDomains macrumors newbie

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    I highly recommend a Tom Bihn ID Messanger bag... The quality is top notch... Only problem is that if you want one for fall semester you'd have to order it now.. Mr Bihn seems to have quite a wait list these days
     
  12. kanker macrumors 6502

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    I swear by my Brenthaven Professional backpack. Built like a tank, lots of room, plenty of pockets, a removable sleeve, and they are EXTREMELY well padded. It's almost as good as Applecare. ;)
     
  13. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Powersleeve from http://www.booqbags.com/ . They make really top quality stuff, I've been very happy with my purchase. They also have bags if thats your sort of thing. I prefer the sleeve because I can just put it in my backpack and carry it along with books and notebooks or whatever else I need to carry around.
     
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