Backpack for rMBP 15

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  1. xb2003 macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    I am looking for a backpack and and wondering if anybody has any ideas.. I am having a hard time finding one I like.

    I want something that is going to hold up. I carry around my rMBP 15 and my 9.7 iPP, and all the Chargers and adapters necessary. I also always have a couple of screwdrivers, pliars, and a c wrench.

    Last year I bought a Cococoon Slim. From a design perspective I love the thing. From a quality perspective it is garbage. The first one had a broken strap within weeks. Cocoon sent me another, and it suffered the same fate. http://www.cocooninnovations.com/product_info.php?product_id=244

    The North Face Microbyte looks like like a great pack, but it won't fit my 15 MacBook.

    So basically I want minimalist.

    What do you guys use? Any I might like?
     
  2. estabya macrumors 6502

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    https://m.colehaan.com/products/F10066?location=en-US

    This is what I have been using. I like it a lot, and I'm pretty picky when it comes to backpacks and bags. The laptop sleeve is separate from the rest of the bag which is nice. I have a 13, but there's plenty of extra room for a 15. Then there's a shallow pocket with a strap over it for your iPad (fits my Air 2 great) in the main pocket, along with several other pockets for organization. I've used it to trek around San Francisco and DC for a week each, and I am headed to New York with it later this week. It really is a great pack.
     
  3. xb2003 thread starter macrumors 6502

    xb2003

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    I like it. How rigid is that pack? Does it hold a shape whether it has stuff in it or not, or is it softer?
     
  4. estabya macrumors 6502

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    It's not particularly rigid, but I wouldn't say it's super soft either. The padding on the back is somewhat stiff, but the rest of the material is softer. It's not going to look like the pictures if it's empty, that's for sure.
     
  5. ValiumEater, Jul 19, 2016
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    ValiumEater macrumors regular

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    This is what I use:

    https://www.amazon.com/Thule-Crosso...qid=1468912149&sr=8-2&keywords=Thule+backpack

    Traveled the world with it for the last 5 years, it probably has 40,000 miles on it at least, super versatile, expands when you need it to, fits my rMBP, hard drives, batteries and my iPad Pro in the back pocket, cables in the bottom pocket and you barely know they are there. The main pocket is HUGE, stores a TON of stuff, and the zipper compartment in the front pocket is great. Before that, I had a Brenthaven that lasted me a decade that I bought for my original 15" Titanium G4.
     
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  7. ItHurtsWhenIP macrumors 6502

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    Shoot, I use a 5.11 Rush 12 and it'll hold all that and never fall apart. I have a 13" MBA and it swims inside it. It'll fit the Air, a Samsung Tab Pro, phones, cables, external drives, portable batteries, you name it. It'll fit an actual cocoon organizer underneath the laptop too.

    I take it to school every day I have class, took it to Europe for two weeks, have taken it on countless weekend trips...no problems at all and doesn't look like it's holding a bunch of expensive tech like all these other trendy bags. Great quality too.
     
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Cheap is cheap. Both of these are companies making bags in A,Erica, paying Amerocan wages, and offering lifetime warranties.

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