15" MBP Messenger Bags - What's out there?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bjk, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. bjk macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Saskatoon, SK
    Hey. Just registered for this post.

    I ordered a brand spankin' new 15" MBP (yay! now ship damnit...) and am looking for a messenger-style bag for it.

    However, I'm kinda picky on what I want. I want a small bag - I only ever carry the laptop, the power adapter, maybe a display port adapter, and a couple of papers (usually 5 or 6 pages).

    So. Here's what I've seen.


    I like this simply because its small, but I have my doubts on whether its a nice case. I'd love to see this one in person, so we'll see.


    WAAY too big. I hope my point is made ;)

    SO, I'm looking for ideas. Maybe links?

    Not looking to spend more than $100 but for an exceptional case I would have no problem spending more.

    Thanks for the help!!
  2. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2006
    Check out: http://www.acmemade.com/ They cost a little more, but have way more style. Great build quality too. The Courier model might be good for you.
  3. Bobeder9 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    I had the nylon incase bag for my MacBook before I got a MBP. The build quality was nice, but I didnt think it was large enough. The pockets on the front are much smaller than the pictures depict. The charger alone took up an entire pocket.

    I have a Booq bag, but that is probably too big for your taste.
  4. snake101st macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2008
    I have a BBP Hampton bag and its great. My MBP fits perfectly and is pretty well protected, and there are a lot of other cool features on the bag. Tons of pockets, you can convert it to a low sitting back pack if your bag is heavy (I find myself using it like this mostly), and a zipper that unzips and lets you put it on top of the pulling part of luggage. Oh, and most of it (I know the laptop zippered off part is) is water resistant.


    I have the tan one, and its sweet.
  5. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2006
    As Bobeder9 mentioned, Booq also makes some great bags, but they're a little more pricey. Super-solid stuff though, all ballistic nylon.
  6. Royale w/cheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 5, 2007
  7. migsev macrumors regular

    Jan 13, 2008
    those look amazing, but they're $200! :eek:
  8. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
  9. bjk thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Saskatoon, SK
    This one looks great! Top of my list so far. But holy crap they're expensive!

    Any more ideas?
  10. Phrasikleia macrumors 601


    Feb 24, 2008
    Over there------->
    You need to be very careful with these "small" bags that fit the previous MacBook Pro snugly. The new MBP has a much larger footprint, about a quarter-inch more in each direction. I have a great snug bag for my "Early 2008" MBP, and a new one will not fit into it. :(
  11. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    I have a Tom Bihn bag that I absolutely love. It's the Zephyr.
  12. MisterEnygma macrumors newbie

    Oct 1, 2008
    New Jersey
    I have the Timbuk2 Outtawhack messenger bag and I L O V E it!

    The quality is absolutely great, it protects the laptop well, the blue color is pretty plus I got it for a bargain at the REI Outlet!

    Highly Recommended! Oh, and I don't work for them :D
  13. P Mentior macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2008
  14. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
  15. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

    Jun 30, 2006
    Save your pennies, they're totally worth it! Remember, if you're hauling it around every day, a good bag is totally worth it.
  16. T-Stex macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2006
    I've got the Jack Spade Nylon Canvas Tech Field Bag, and love it. It's a little on the expensive side, but it's really solid, and it's the perfect size for me. It fits my laptop in the removable sleeve, with a little bit of room left over for a few accessories.

    Otherwise, I'd recommend checking out Booq or http://www.sfbags.com.
  17. maxhk macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2008

    I'm looking to buy a backpack for my new MBP.

    What do you guys think about this one? Will the new MBp fit nicely into this bag?


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