Best Backpack for a laptop AND books?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by starryeyedkat, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. starryeyedkat macrumors newbie

    starryeyedkat

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    I'm a commuting college student, and I want a backpack that can hold my 13 inch macbook pro and some books/notebooks. I found some bags that look great, but don't hold more than a laptop.

    Any suggestions? Thanks for any help! :)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    After Owning a Booq, I highly recommend the bag I owned before that, STM Large Loop. You would want a smaller one maybe a medium loop given your notebook size.
     
  3. SoonerChris macrumors member

    SoonerChris

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    Not in school anymore but I use the below for work. Has plenty of room for books and a dedicated laptop pocket.

    Oakley FLAK PACK
     
  4. starryeyedkat thread starter macrumors newbie

    starryeyedkat

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    Thanks SoonerChris and Thegoldenmackid!

    Quick question about the bags you suggested- how bulky are they? I am short and thin and I don't want to look like a turtle with a huge shell. :eek:
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

    thegoldenmackid

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    The STM Bag looked rather thin, especially compared to my Booq bag. I am really large at 5' 7" 115.
     
  6. SoonerChris macrumors member

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    Doesn't seem bulky to me, but again, I haven't been on college in years and haven't filled it full of books for work.
     
  7. dbwie macrumors 6502

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  8. benborman macrumors member

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    I used the Ogio Hip Hop Messenger Bag while attending Full Sail.

    http://www.ogio.com/product.php?product=593

    It is not a traditional backpack, but a messenger bag form-factor. It has dedicated spaces for a laptop, cell phone, iPod, and still room for a few books. Worked well for me, and I was even bicycling to school.
     
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  10. JGruber macrumors 6502

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    I use the Ogio Legend it also fits a 17" uMBP really nice, with plenty of space for other goodies.
     

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