Suggestions Please For Sleve, Bag, or Backpack

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sblasl, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. sblasl macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2004
    Heber Springs, AR
    I just ordered the 15" MBP. I need some suggestions for a nice sleeve, bag, or backpack. Those of a higher quality is what I would be interested in. Not really wanting a "briefcase" style case.

    If you can provide name, style, and maybe a link to the website it would be greatly appreciated.:cool:
  2. shakerbaby macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2006
    Fat Cat backpack here :cool:
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Buy a Waterfield Designs sleeve and then use any backpack/messenger bag you like (to get whatever look you want). WD makes great sleeves and they have excellent service, I'd definitely buy from them again.
  4. DSL Steve macrumors member

    Nov 12, 2005
    The Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger Bag is great!
  5. nevir macrumors regular

    Aug 27, 2006
  6. Zadillo macrumors 65816

    Jan 29, 2005
    Arlington, VA
  7. Collin973 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2006
    I have a Marware Macbook Pro sleeve and it's excellent. So far I've used it for my 12" PB g4 while waiting for my MBP to arrive. I put it in the sleeve and carry my laptop around with me to class every day along with notebooks and text books and it's in perfect condition.
  8. islandman macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2006
    Crumpler makes some great cases. Also, I know a couple of people who are happy with their Timbuk2 cases as well. I currently use my Targus (left-over from my Dell laptop), but I'm going to get a Timbuk2 very shortly.
  9. palter macrumors newbie


    Feb 17, 2006
    Boston, MA
    I definitely second this recommendation. Their service is amazing. And their products are top rate.
  10. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Brenthaven Metro Deluxe?

    I have a 2.33 GHz 15.4" MBP coming Thursday, and I've been searching the internet for the perfect bag (for me!). I don't want a backpack type, nor a huge bag too unwieldy to travel on planes.

    The Brenthaven Metro Deluxe looks good, but I haven't been able to find one to examine in stores. It appears to have a well-padded compartment for the lappie, a separate folder/book section, and a front-zippered compartment for power cords and other peripherals, while not being too large, and it's reasonably priced at $100. Anyone have experience with this, either bought it, or examined it?

    TIA :D

  11. advocation macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2006
    Yeovil, UK
  12. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

    Mar 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    I've just bought one of these STM bags for my macbook..

    stylish too :)

    they do a mbp one too .. free next day royal mail special delivery
  13. uv23 macrumors 6502

    Nov 16, 2003
    Calgary, AB
    I ordered the STM alley from the Apple store along with my MBP. My previous laptop bag was a booq 12" PowerSleeve, but the new booqs are too expensive for generic-sized bags.
  14. holdencaulfield macrumors member

    Oct 31, 2006
  15. Cue macrumors regular

    Mar 10, 2005
    Edinburgh, UK
    These sleeves look awesome holdencaulfield!
    I personally have an incase sleeve for my Macbook 13'3 and a Tucano Cobra Horizontal Limit bag (which I bought in Greece so I can't provide you with a link) which I'm really pleased with since it doesn't look dorky and it's has a great deal of space.

  16. thenewguy macrumors regular

    Oct 25, 2006
    That OGIO bag seems really cool - but I worry about the laptop being RIGHT next to your back. With the curve of our spines, when we hunch over to ride a bike or bend over, wouldn't that put some pressure on the middle of the compuer, pushing the keyboard into the screen?

    that's my fear with my current bag, and I was considering just getting a Brain Cell to keep in my bag so I can protect it against that, since the brain cell is rigid.
  17. Am3822 macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2006
    Groningen, The Netherlands
    Sleeve question

    Is the crumpler sleeve thin enough to fit (with the MBP) nicely inside a thinkpad 'briefcase' style bag without causing any pressure on the screen?
  18. Chégringo macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    i just bought my first macbook and laptop yesterday along w/ a notebook sleeve and to break with tradition, a sling bag instead of the briefcase or messenger bag look.

    my sleeve:

    the slingbag:

    there are cheaper options that this jansport bag shown. my 13 fits just fine w/the sleeve w/plenty of room to spare for accessories, a spiral notebook for school, etc. its just up to each person. fyi i got black for both.
  19. coal macrumors regular


    Oct 22, 2005
    Portland, OR
    The best combination is a Tom Bihn sleeve (either the Brain Cell, the Archetype, or even the Soft Cell) and a 253 Courier messenger bag from Bailey Works.

    The medium size Bailey Works is perfect for a MBP inside a sleeve and anything else you might need to bring along like books or a camera or notebooks et cetera.

    Just to add some more, the Bailey Works bags are built to last and are tough and waterproof and will last for a very long time. The price may be a bit higher than most, but it's absolutely worth the cost.

    Also, both of these products are stitched by workers here in the U.S. and are backed by small-business friendliness. (Seriously, both Tom Bihn and John Bailey are wonderful.) This is the absolute best combination.
  20. iBorg20181 macrumors 6502


    Apr 5, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    Brenthaven Metro Deluxe

    For my MBP, I'm very pleased with the following combination, that I've been using this week, traveling between work and home:

    The Brenthaven Metro Deluxe is well made, fairly compact, yet gives excellent protection, has separate compartments for lappie, folders/books/accessories, for $100.

    I've always used the RadTech Notebook ScreenSavrz with my lappies, a very thin microfiber screen protector, which can be wetted to use as a screen/case cleaner and is washable. (My 4 year-old Titanium Powerbook's screen has nary a scratch or mark because of this!)

    Lastly, I use a RadTech Sleevz as a thin, microfiber, fitted sleeve, which protects the finish of my MBP from scratches, and fits nicely inside the compartment of the Brenthaven.

    For me, this is the perfect combo, all for about $140! :D

  21. Hodor macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2006
    I really like my Crumpler bag.. it's great..
  22. djkny macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2003
    Great to hear about Biley works (have been a long time Tom Binh fan). It's hard to find a messenger bag with a 1200-1400 cu in capacity. It's usually thinner or much wider.
  23. hupalmer macrumors newbie

    Jun 23, 2005
    sleeve and backpack..

    I can heartily recommend the Tucano microfiber second skin, very soft to the macbook, very tough to the outside world, I think it will last because it's nicely made. I tucks in the centre portion of a brenthaven backpack, with padlock as it's going travelling to India for a number of months..
  24. whowasthursday macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2006
    Vancouver, Canada
    I really like the style of the cases/sleeves from applesac, the only downside is you have to carry them or put them in another bag (no handles or straps).
  25. YS2003 macrumors 68020


    Dec 24, 2004
    Finally I have arrived.....
    I have a brand new Timbuk messenger bag for my 15" PB. I thought I would be able to use it for my 15" MBP. But, I just found out it won't fit with my MBP as it is a little wider than PB.

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