Anyone here has a Booq Mamba Courier?

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  1. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Anyone here has a 13 or 15 version? Care to put up pics with stuff in it and a short review? I want the Incase Shoulder Bag but this one looks nicer and it has a handle!
     
  2. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    That case was just released a few weeks ago so you may not find anyone on here who has one yet. A few do have the Mamba sleeve and seem to like it.

    I have the Cobra Courier and love it, so you shouldn't find any disappointment in the Mamba Courier as far as quality goes!
     
  3. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm also looking at the cobra courier too. A little expensive but looks like a really durable item. Is the flap secured with Velcro though?
     
  4. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Yup, Velcro.
     
  5. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ehh, does it make a huge velcro sound?
     
  6. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Not at all! The flap is actually weighted perfectly to just flip back and forth and the velcro just lightly secures it down. The flap just lays over perfectly and lines up with the velcro on its own. Very easy!
     
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    I do have the Mamba Sleeve.
    At least I can tell you that the fabrication is top notch and you can expect that from their other products too.
     
  8. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    How thick does it get when moderately full? Like a macbook and a few notebooks. I hate thick bags.
     
  9. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    I have never had a problem with it getting thick but I usually carry a pretty light load. Retina, leather portfolio, maybe some notebooks/files and its no issue at all.

    If you carry a few notebooks that are 1/2" and charger daily, you might not be happy with this bag. Looks like the Mamba Courier is a bit bigger to keep you from reaching that thick bag state.
     
  10. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Update: This is the bag I'm talking about if anyone has it.
     
  11. TheRaj macrumors newbie

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    i have both the mamba courier (no velcro) along with the mamba sleeve but i am at work, will post pics tonight. I use this combo with my rMBP, love the combo, it is a tight fit with both sleeve and case but is defintely managable.
     
  12. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yup, I'd love to know how it works with the retina. Planning on getting one, but it's so new that there are hardly any in depth reviews on it. Torn between the incase shoulder and this one.
     
  13. TheRaj macrumors newbie

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    there is a video posted on youtube of the courier...i was concerned about the bag looking huge on the videos but in real life its actually pretty sleek, not bulky at all. I usally carry my rmbp in the mamba sleeve, rmbp charger, external 1tb HD, external dvd-rom, all the cords and some light paper work with plenty of room to spare...great bag imo, not to mention you'll get a bunch of compliments bc it defintely is a unique bag.
     
  14. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    I don't have this specific bag, however I do have a BOOQ bag and I love it. No complaints. The build quality is top notch.
     
  15. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I want to wear the bag across my back like pretty high up if you know what I mean. How does it feel against your back with the MacBook in it?
     
  16. TheRaj macrumors newbie

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    I think as long as u plan on putting your rmbp in a sleeve and then using the courier, it should feel solid. I feel that without the sleeve the notebook pocket built into the bag maybe a bit on the larger size. As i stated before it is a bit snug with this combination which bit i like it, it is defiantly secure.

    Not sure if these pics will help, but let me know if you would like to see something specific.
     

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  17. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

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    Nice! Thanks for posting pics!
     
  18. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Does the bag bend a little against the back if you tighten it up? I don't want it to feel like a textbook against my back.
     
  19. wingsofgundam macrumors newbie

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    Headphones

    TheRaj...Do you think the extra compartments are big enough to fit Large Over ear headphones such as the beats by dre. Or in my case the Fanny Wang 3001. I really want to buy this bag but I need space for my headphones.
     
  20. TheRaj macrumors newbie

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    Hey bud, i just tired fitting the biggest headphones i have which are

    these:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

    and i had no issues fitting them in the bag...hope that helps!
     
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    charpi macrumors regular

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    Hello, sorry for bumping this up, but I'm interested in this bag too.

    Can anyone who has this bag post some pictures of all the internal and external compartments?

    Much appreciated :)

    PS. Thanks for the pics too TheRaj, they were great!
     
  22. vivichase macrumors newbie

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    Booq Mamba Courier (Black, 13")

    Hey,

    I bought the Booq Mamba Courier in black for my 13" Macbook Pro, and I would strongly not recommend it. It's a gorgeous bag to be sure, and for the first month I was convinced that I had found the perfect bag.

    I'm a college/university student. I carry a fairly light load. I use the bag 5 days a week, and carry: 1) Macbook Pro 13", 2) Phone, 3) Wallet, and 4) Keys. That's it.

    I've attached 5 photographs of the condition the bag is in now. These pictures are after having used the bag for 3 - 4 months. That's right, months. Not years. Months.

    Again, college/university student here, so I'm not lugging it around with me to go hiking or camping or frolicking in the woods. I carry it with me to and from class, and on the bus. I don't sit on it, or swing it around, or use it like a pinata. My usage patterns would qualify as what you call light to moderate usage.

    As you can see from the pictures, the biggest beef I have with it is that the sides of the bag bunch up, causing the fabric to tear. This is especially noticeable if you buy the black version. Some of the fabric also shows its wear on the back, and it's very unattractive.

    It's a very disappointing buy, and for a bag in the $80 - $100 range, I expected better. I would strongly advise anyone considering buying this bag to reconsider. It's a new bag, so many people may buy it simply because reviews like mine are just beginning to crop up.

    Don't get me wrong, the bag is gorgeous to begin with. Absolutely stunning. My style is black, sleek, and minimalist elegance. This bag fit that to a T...for the first few weeks. Then it starts to fall apart.

    Reconsider! :(
     

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  23. rockyroad55 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Whoa I made this thread last year and was searching for a review and my thread came up on google. Thanks for the update. I might just go with the incase shoulder bag instead.
     
  24. ScruffyS macrumors newbie

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    I have a Booq back pack and I agree that the build quality leaves you wanting, I had mine for about 3 months when the cloth between the zippers came apart. now the only thing really holding it together is the elastic in about 4 places.
     
  25. JHUFrank macrumors 6502a

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    That is too bad. That is a very nice looking bag. My Waterfield isnt the most beautiful, but it is a tank.
     

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