Backpacks and sleeves vs. backpack w/integrated laptop protection

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  1. creativedogmedia, Mar 30, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2014

    creativedogmedia macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    Hi all...I am trying to decide between the following two bags....I currently have a wheeled leather Tumi computer brief as well as Patagonia backpack square bag for carry on. I would like to be able to combine all into one bag as my travel has increased quite a bit recently. My only hesitation is that the Tumi Lemoore bag doesn't have laptop protection included. Would grabbing a sleeve (like this one - for my laptop (15" rMBP) provide just as much protection? The Kingsville bag seems a bit small for what I am trying to accomplish. I am also trying to keep a professional appearance as the bulk of my meetings are with C-level execs.

  2. robE89 macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2011
  3. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jun 26, 2011
    Fixed. Thanks.
  4. Izaiah macrumors regular


    Apr 12, 2013
    Personally, I use both. But if it were and either/or situation, I'd go with the built in sleeve.

    Generally, bags meant to carry laptops have the sleeve sitting a little bit above the bottom of the bag so that when you set your bag down the laptop shouldn't hit the ground/table/whatever you set it on. If you have a separate sleeve in the bag, it will be sitting at the bottom.

    Though not all laptop bags are designed this way, so YMMV.
  5. Marty62 macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2010
    Berlin formerly London
    +1 to using both.
    I have a crumpler sleeve and a crumpler shoulder bag plus Padding integrated.

    Have been travelling with my MBP for 18 months and it does not have a single
    scratch or dent on it.

    I DO take care of my expensive gadgets though, no throwing it around for me!!


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