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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by None Such, Mar 18, 2016.
Looking for a new bag for my MacBook Pro 13". Any suggestions?
I use this and it holds pretty much everything and it's protects the contents.
thanks for the suggestion, that looks pretty nice. If I decide to go with a backpack option, that might be the one.
I use one from Thule.
I'm in the same boat as you, OP. Looking for a nice messenger style bag that is both not too bulky, but can comfortably hold the charger and maybe a couple of other items without it bulging through the side of the bag. Thus far, I have come up empty handed after hours of searching on Amazon and in various shops around Los Angeles. Let me know if you find one you like!
This is my "go to" bag... actually, the one I have has been discontinued, but this is the bag that replaced it in their product list. It's a vertical messenger bag from STM that easily handles my 15" rMBP, iPad and accessories.
I'm not sure about 'the best' but I use - among others - Acronym 3A-5TS's, which is probably the most useful messenger I've come across. Quick release buckles, modular interior, slick strap release, and a MOLLE exterior.
The bag comes 'bare'. You'll need to add a laptop sleeve (3A-L1-13/15/17, about $300), and whatever pockets you need.
$700 for a "bare" messenger bag? Seriously? I could afford that, but there is no way I could ever justify spending that on a bag.
Meh. Different strokes for different folks. Acronym is a good balance of quasi-dystopian style and function for me. I'd have to say it's probably the cheaper of the bags I own tho, so if that's making you balk then I'd hate to think of the heart attack the rest would give you lol
Definitely trying to keep my budget between $30-$60. I don't want anything fancy, just having a hard time finding something that keeps a reasonably slim profile but has enough extra room for the charger without it bulging out of the bag.
I ordered this one yesterday... with a promo code, I got it for $39.99 shipped... will be here Tuesday.
I like the STM Alley
Room for a 13" and a separate pocket for an iPad.
Agreed. I have the original version of that (referenced in post #6 above). The Alley replaced the one I have - but it looks almost identical.
I use a Brenthaven backpack. Great protection and easy to carry if I need to have a lot of accessories with me. Lots of little pockets for items.
Well, I solved my problem for free! My roommate gave me his old bag, as he was no longer using it. It's this one: http://www.oakley.com/en/mens-appar.../home-office-computer-briefcase/product/92606
Not sure I'd have spent $200 on a bag, but I see now that I'd have been hard pressed to find something similar in the $30-$60 price range I was set on.
I've been looking for a backpack option for my 15" rMBP as the messenger bags all cut my clavicle to the core. I figure a nice distribution of weight with back support would be great along with some wider set padded straps.
I love timbuk2, but I am getting lost on all the different options.
I'd be carrying the rMBP, power, mouse, keys, wallet, hydro flask, and various cables. Nothing too bulky (except the hydro flask), but I am a train commuter.
Seconded here, I use a Brenthaven Briefcase with a strap for my day-to-day. Has a great padded area for my Macbook, a nice little pocket for my iPad, and plenty of pockets for chargers, notebooks, etc. Got mine on sale during Cyber Monday, so I paid like $70 I think.
You use the words 'quasi-dystopian' and pay more than $700 for a laptop bag. Are you an imaginary person? Did you fall out of the game GTA5? I'm sure I saw a hipster like that.
I just chalked his comments up to another delta bravo spreading joy where ever he roamed.
Hmmm. Apparently I have to be imaginary to some, because they can't deal with it? I dunno.
Originally an Apple Store exclusive...great bag that I've been enjoying for awhile now. My only complaint is that I wish the straps were a bit longer so the sternum strap sits a bit higher than I would like.