If I buy the applesac and have it shipped to Canada it will be about $50 dollars (if I buy two of them, it will be more like 60-65 if I buy one), and the Crumpler School Hymn 13" is $50 Canadian and I can buy it in Vancouver. I think the applesac wins hands down for looks and style, but it seems like the crumpler would offer better protection and would be a bit of a better value. Since I will be tossing the notebook into my backpack with textbooks and stuff it seems like protection should win, but I really like the look of the applesacs. Does anyone have any first hand experience with the two different cases? The crumpler website states "Super soft 1.2mm PVC outer shell (01-04), Basketball Vinyl outer shell (05-08), light foam padded, hard plastic central layer, light foam inner padding and brushed nylon lining. Self healing medium size zipper with metal logo pull, internal PVC zip guard." So it sounds like it has a bit of hard plastic protection in it, which is nice. It also has protected zippers so it won't scratch and it seems like it might be water resistant (applesac is not).