Best quality backpack for macbook

mickeydean

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Preferably something waterproof and pretty large volume.

Something I can cycle with.

I had a Timbuk2 and found the quality wasn't the best. Samsonite VizAir isn't great to cycle with and the quality wasn't as good as I hoped but they did replace it after nearly 3 years with a brand new one.

Any recommendations?

I have a 15" retina and 12.9" iPad Pro, I do bring both sometimes. I would carry shoes, clothes, too.
 

Fishrrman

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Not a backpack guy myself, but...

You would want to be sure that with ANY backpack, there won't be much "pressure" applied to the MacBook while inside.

I recall reading reports (and seeing posted images) of retina displays that had "screen impressions" from the keyboard, of all things.
I'm going to -guess- that this was the result of the display being compacted against the lower casing while the top was closed.
And I'm also going to guess that in such instances, it was from having the MacBook in a "packed in" situation, such as being stuffed into a backpack with a lot of other stuff...
 

StevenRocks

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When you are looking out for one of the Best Backpacks for travel, consider these key points:
1. Purpose and Size
2. Comfort and Fit
3.

Capacity
4.Durability
5. Security against theft and damage
Hope it will help you.
 
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HBOC

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The TNF overhaul is nice as well. Personally i had the Timbuk2 Uptown that i used a few times, but then ended up getting the Timbuk2 Jetpack that is very similar to the Uptown, but access point for me are better on the Jetpack.

i carry my 15" MBP, mouse, Wacom Intuos Pro Medium, external HDD, cables, big headphones, My Nikon D610 + 14-24 + 80-200mm 2.8 + maps, etc. I was able to carry all of this in the Uptown + it had room for a water bottle on the side. The Jet omits this, but it is always a compromise.

This pack I use the pack mostly for travel. I checked out some Arcteryx ones as well, but wasn't as impressed as with the Timbuk2. Osprey has nice ones as well. http://www.timbuk2.com/jet-laptop-backpack/474-3-2000.html
 
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Tazoawake2016

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Wenger/ Swiss Gear makes sturdy, well-padded backpacks and they're reasonably priced (mostly b/w 40-80 USD). Not sure if they're sold in Australia though.



 

ILUVAPPLE69

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I use a Samsonite VizAir Laptop backpack that I got a couple years ago. It fits a ton of stuff and keeps the laptop safe.
 

mickeydean

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I use a Samsonite VizAir Laptop backpack that I got a couple years ago. It fits a ton of stuff and keeps the laptop safe.
Got this one. Pretty poor construction. Had samsonite replace it twice (so not user issue). Expected better from samsonite. Not good for cycling and doesn't quite fit all that I need.

Anyone with experience with Mission Workshop?
 
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