Arc'teryx Arro 16 and Tom Bihn Brain Cell -- Possible?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by octohudson, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. octohudson macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    This may be a stretch, but does anyone out there own an Arc'teryx Arro 16 backpack with a Tom Bihn Brain Cell (size 4Z) inside to carry a MacBook pro?

    Arro 16:
    Brain Cell:

    I cannot seem to find any interior dimensions of the Arro 16 anywhere.

    I am looking for a high quality laptop backpack for a unibody 15" MacBook Pro, though ideally the backpack can be used without a laptop inside.

    I have also looked at Booq products, though read that the quality may not be as good as Tom Bihn or Arc'teryx. I'm sure Tom Bihn has quality products, but their design/style is not really my style. I like Arc'teryx products, but am afraid this backpack may be too small for the Brain Cell.

    If anyone else has other suggestions, please let me know.

  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    I'd call one of the local dealers, they might be able to take out a tape measure.
  3. OldCorpse macrumors 65816


    Dec 7, 2005
    compost heap
    Ha, another arc'teryx and Tom Bihn person - two of my favorite brands of bags. I have several of both. Sadly don't know the dimensions on the model you asked about. I first bought a fantastic day/back pack from arcteryx years ago, called "Blade" - super slim, you hardly felt it on your back. And Bihn's "The Buzz" slingbag. Good stuff.
  4. octohudson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 27, 2009
    Update -- Arro 22 and Vertical Brain Cell (size 4z)

    Just to update everyone, the Arro 16 is way too small to fit a Tom Bihn Vertical Brain Cell (size 4Z) inside of it. However, the Arro 22 turns out to be a perfect fit. So, if you are in need of a cool, urban-looking backpack that does not scream "I have a laptop inside!", and want the protection of a Tom Bihn case, I recommend the Arc'Teryx Arro 22 combined with the Vertical Brain Cell. The Arro 22 is extremely hard to find these days. Luckily, Tent and Trails in NYC still carries a few.

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