Best backpack for laptops and books?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jcliden, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. jcliden macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2012
    San Diego
    I'm starting school soon and I'm looking for a backpack big enough to fit a 17" laptop (yes, I know it's big but it's the only one I got) and couple books and perhaps an iPad as well. Basically, I need a sturdy backpack that's big enough to carry all my gadgets and books, yet still looks good and comfortable so my back doesn't give out.

    Also, if the backpack has a portable battery pack attached, it would be awesome. I use my laptop a lot and sometimes, I can't find a place to recharge.

    Anyone recommend any good backpacks or current ones they use?
  2. pellets007 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 28, 2009
    New York
    I got a backpack for the same reasons and went with the Timbuk2 Q.

    It's not too big and I like that. Alternatively, the Timbuk 2 HAL is very similar but more spacious. I'm not sure I would pay $99 for it, but I managed to find it on sale for $65. It's got a dedicated charger spot on the bottom and a separately padded laptop interior (I think it does 17", but I only have an 11" Air). I can generally fit one larger chemistry textbook, a large spiral notebook, and my lab book, in addition to my MacBook Air and iPad in the separate.

    It's very comfortable!

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