The Ultamate Laptop Bag?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Glossybear, Feb 2, 2003.

  1. Glossybear macrumors member

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    Since it looks like I'll be getting a new 12" PB in a month or so, I've started looking around for a new bag to carry it in.

    Ideally I would like to carry the AlBook, iPod, Digi Camera, all the AC adapters, firewire and USB cables, a few CDs, a notebook, my phone, a magazine or two, and maybe a small external HD.

    Basically I want a total mobile computing bag.

    I was thinking about one from timbuk2, but I have heard that their quality has gone south. (and they are costly)

    Any body have a bag that they LOVE?
     
  2. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I did. Since the new 12" powerbook has a similar size to the ibook, go buy yourself a cd case...the ones that can hold 8 cds per sheet/back and front (I think the whole case can hold 144 cds total). Take out the cd sheets....You now have a case for your AIBook... next go buy this:

    http://www.oakley.com/ostore/accessories/icon_backpack/

    This sucker can hold everything you got and then some.

    Yes, it's pricey but it works well for me
     
  3. rebscb macrumors member

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    powerbook bab

    I disagree about the Timbuk2 bags. Tremendous....

    I just ordered another big enough to carry my 17" powerbook when it arrives. They are also (look on their opening webpage) going to release a new laptop sleeve to accommodate the new 17" pbook.

    They are pricey, but I'm a former bike messenger and these bags are waterproof and they rock!
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I just purchased a laptop sleeve for my iBook from Timbuk2. I was very impressed with it. They make excellent products, and I would highly reccomend them. In fact, I'm thinking about ordering a new messenger bag from them this week. I don't know where you heard their quality had gone down, because it is absolutely superb.
     
  5. iStream macrumors newbie

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    I bought one from Brenthaven that was designed for the 15" TiBook... I love it. The coolest feature is the seperate padded compartment the laptop itself goes in, and it's removeable with a handle...so you can just take that out if you need to go somewhere quick, and you're just holding something the size of the laptop itself. (Not sure if other ones have that.. didn't really look around too much :) )
     
  6. Chad macrumors member

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    I would say brenthaven for quality of the bag etc...
    cant beat the system
    I used to have to cary a laptop daily and pull it in and out at least 4x a day
    as a trainer for HP and loved the bag
    now if it doesnt have the features you want then it isnt the best ;)
     
  7. iJon macrumors 604

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  8. Macette macrumors 6502

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    these guys make awesome bags... don't know if they ship the US, but this is what everyone here uses:

    http://www.crumpler.com.au

    they are really hardy, and come in different sizes, colours. they even make a little ipod-sized one!
     
  9. uhlawboi80 macrumors 6502

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    ok...now i know that most people will flame me for this one...BUT, i love my jack spade (kate spades husband and business partner) messenger bag. the one i have is padded well enough that my TiBook in its sleeve fits perfectly in it. the front pockets are big enough to hold my iPod and my AC adapters:p
     
  10. janey macrumors 603

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    i just got two great new laptop bags one from timbuk2 (at MWSF) and one from Crumpler (and they do ship to addresses in the US). They're both big enough to hold an iBook, the AC adapter, one to two small to average sized textbooks, two 1 inch binders (if they're not EXTERMELY full), lots of cables, a cell phone, a PDA, an iPod, a couple of cd's and there's still a little room left for whatever you need. It's basically what i have in the bag for one average day at school...and my back hurts a lot. :rolleyes:

    Oh, btw the iPod can be used as an external hard drive...
     
  11. iJon macrumors 604

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    hey how do you like thosee timbuk2 bags, i was thinking of getting the smallest one they had to offer in the computer section. are those big enough to hold a 12 powerbook and the power supply.

    iJon
     
  12. Macette macrumors 6502

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    What do you think of the Crumpler? I haven't been able to afford one (yet!) but am desperate. I wish they'd make the ipod-sized digit with a hole for earphones tho. then it would be perfect.
     
  13. skeeter1001 macrumors newbie

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    TimBuk2

    For those of you that bought the timbuk2 for the 17" pb's -- which bag and size did you get? I just placed my order for the large messenger bag, and I'm going to get the laptop sleeve when they release the new one! Very excited about it, and I think it'll be worth the money for the amount of use it'll get.

    My friend has one and thinks they're a great bag.
     
  14. janey macrumors 603

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    do you guys read or what?

    The timbuk2 and crumpler bags are *great* and I think they're perfect for me...because I'm fed up with everyone asking me what WWDC stands for :rolleyes: .
    They're also very sturdy and I think they're actually cheap because the quality of the bags is amazing.
    And they come in black...black's my favorite color.
     
  15. FlamDrag macrumors 6502

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    Timbuk2

    according to Timbuk2 customer service the 17" sleeve will only fit in the DeeDog or XL messenger bag. I'm pretty bummed b/c I wanted a Mogwai Commuter Computer bag for it instead. The DeeDog seems pretty large. But, I'll probably go for it anyway.
     
  16. skeeter1001 macrumors newbie

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    Re: TimBuk2

    **phew** -- I ordered the DeeDog -- the dimensions do seem pretty large... especially since the bag I use now is a Marware Sportfolio for my 15" PB.
     
  17. Chad macrumors member

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    on the two mess bag styles
    Crumpler is also big in the photo field
    the timbuk2 I have had one of these for just over ten years now as a dauly junk bag and it is amzing very strong never had a stitch prob etc.....

    brenthaven still makes a better bag but if ya need a more urban bag I would vote for the timbuk or crumpler
     
  18. iJon macrumors 604

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    do any of you know if the sweet pea by timbuk2 will be the perfect fit for a 12 inch powerbook. or would you guys reccomend something else.

    iJon
     

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