Best BackPack???

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Fonzijr1964, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    Ok so i am in need of a new backpack to go with my MBA. Now i know that the air would fit in just about anything but i want a comfrtibule back pack that can cary allot of books.

    I have some new difficult subjects with LOTS AND LOTS of Books.

    Anyone know of a good one?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008
    No recommendation here.

    Just wondering if keeping your MBA in the same bag with LOTS AND LOTS of books would put your MBA in great risk of being flatter than it already is? Most bags I've seen have the laptop compartment at the bottom of the bag.

    Maybe keeping it separate or getting a backpack with a top compartment for your MBA and getting a sleeve for it if there isn't one integrated in the top compartment.
  3. King t. macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2007
  4. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I will be keeping it in the same bag yes

    do u have a specific recommendation that have so many
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    No, Crumpler isn't going to give you the MASSIVE backpack that you're asking for.

    If you want large capacity (and I mean LARGE), get a "Caribee College 40 17" Extend" backpack. It's bigger than 40 litres. I know because I compared lots of big backpacks recently, and believe me.......volume and dimensions specs are pretty screwy when it comes to backpacks. Bags that claimed to be 32 litres were smaller than my old 26 L backpack, so it was useless to me. I settled on a Caribee Recon, which is the best backpack I have ever owned. It's probably around 35 L, and is quite big.

    The College 17" Extend is MASSIVE. I'd consider travelling with it instead of my bigger 60 L hiking backpack from Mountain Equipment Co-op, or my 70 + 10 L travel backpack. When I'm wearing it, the backpack easily goes from my waist/butt up to the top of my neck (bottom of the backside of my head). It also extends far back, as any bag made for books should. ;)

    Yes, the laptop compartment will be too big for your MBA in terms of how deep the pocket goes, but that doesn't matter a lot. Buy a sleeve if you're concerned.

    For some reason, the Caribee USA website doesn't have the backpack I'm talking about, but they do have it in Australia, and this particular store has them on sale. ;) You could get it shipped to the USA, I'm sure.


    It looks like a pretty average sized laptop, but believe is huge. That back is made for at least a 17" MBP, and trust me....there's still space left over at the top.
  6. dibara2003 macrumors 6502

    Aug 18, 2007
    timbuk2 makes some pretty good bacpacks. i have an underground, but they have larger solutions that you may need.
  7. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
    Nice backpackes, now all I need to do know is decide wether I'm going to wait for the macbook air updates.
  8. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2008
    I think i am gonna stick with the bag i have. I tis so big and padded it will swallow anything thanks for the tips
  9. cdcastillo macrumors 6502a


    Dec 22, 2007
    The cesspit of civilization
    Here is my suggestion

    I have this backpack for use with my MB. Although the website states that it fits most 15.4 laptops, when we tried it with my wife's 15" PB it was almost too tight, and is otherwise perfect for my 13.3 Macbook.

    I can testify that it can hold lots and lots of things (books, coats, shoes, an examination briefcase, lunch, an umbrella, etc.) in addition to the laptop, which btw, sits in it's own section of the backpack, pretty well padded and protected from you and from the rest of the cargo.

    It should serve you well for your air.

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