Best rMBP Backpack + Sleeve, or TSA Bag

tenshu2k

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Oct 13, 2002
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Hello,

I know there have been a couple of threads on these so far, but I couldn't find a solution to my specific question. I'm looking for a high quality backpack that will be used primarily to carry a rMBP 15", and a limited amount of cargo (a book or two, change of clothes, etc).

Something TSA compliant would be ideal, but if not, the laptop section should be large enough to accomodate a sleeved rMBP. Style also matters to some extent, a lot of the TSA "approved" ones look a little akward to me. If not xray friendly, I'd also need a slim sleeve, so recommendations for those are appreciated as well.

Things I'd like to have: iphone slot, padding, water holder, top section for passport/wallet/glasses.

Anyone have a recommendation for a backpack (and a slim sleeve if its not tsa compliant).

Thanks!

So far looking at:
Thule 25L, Booq Flow M
 
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Jazwire

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Hello,

I know there have been a couple of threads on these so far, but I couldn't find a solution to my specific question. I'm looking for a high quality backpack that will be used primarily to carry a rMBP 15", and a limited amount of cargo (a book or two, change of clothes, etc).

Something TSA compliant would be ideal, but if not, the laptop section should be large enough to accomodate a sleeved rMBP. I'd also need a "slim" sleeve.

Things I'd like to have: iphone slot, padding, water holder, top section for passport/wallet/glasses.

Anyone have a recommendation for a backpack (and a slim sleeve if its not tsa compliant).

Thanks!
Incredible bag, I absolutely love it. Has everything you wanted and then some.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004I6MAXW/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00
 

Meever

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Timbuk2 commute is my everyday bag. It's very nice and fits a lot of stuff for such a moderately sized bag.

The command L is my "carry lots of crap" bag. It fits a huge amount of stuff and also TSA compliant.
 

tenshu2k

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Oct 13, 2002
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Thanks for the replies. I decided to go with something more backpack like, since the other options were a little pricey.

Narrowed down to these two:

Thule 25L
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Ogio Squadron RSS II
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Both are roughly $100, Thule maybe slightly cheaper.

Any opinions?
 

Jazwire

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Jun 20, 2009
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Thanks for the replies. I decided to go with something more backpack like, since the other options were a little pricey.

Narrowed down to these two:

Thule 25L
Link
Image

Ogio Squadron RSS II
Link
Image

Both are roughly $100, Thule maybe slightly cheaper.

Any opinions?
I had the Thule, returned it, just didn't like it.
If you dont like the one I suggested the Ogio, actually looks pretty darn nice.
Kinda wish I'd seen that one before. :)
I am extremely happy with mine, but I'd be tempted to try the Ogio myself.
 

tenshu2k

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I had the Thule, returned it, just didn't like it.
If you dont like the one I suggested the Ogio, actually looks pretty darn nice.
Kinda wish I'd seen that one before. :)
I am extremely happy with mine, but I'd be tempted to try the Ogio myself.
The Ogio seems to have a removable sleeve, which is a plus. Any reason in particular you didn't like the Thule? The only thing holding me back from the Ogio is the size (31L vs 25L with Thule).
 

noodile

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Hey man,


I'm in the same market as you, and i narrowed the list down to 3 favorites.

1. Thule 32L Crossover. (the one bigger than the one you posted)

2. Samsonite Xenon 2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B5POVC/ref=gno_cart_title_2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJBS7YW0D4w

3. Samsonite Tectonic
http://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Unisex-Tectonic-Backpack-Orange/dp/B004YZD68A/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3Q87M41X0NNTT&colid=2JE9BQ0GDHXPE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0B_gMJUkvg&feature=relmfu

All 3 support up to 15 or 17" Macbookpros. :D Lemme know what you think


PS: my previous 2 backpacks were Samsonites each lasted me over 4 years, and the only reason i'm changing them is because i'm tired and want an awesome one for my new macbook.

PSS: Tectonic is my least favorite of the bunch
 
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tenshu2k

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Oct 13, 2002
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Hey man,


I'm in the same market as you, and i narrowed the list down to 3 favorites.

1. Thule 32L Crossover. (the one bigger than the one you posted)

2. Samsonite Xenon 2 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007B5POVC/ref=gno_cart_title_2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJBS7YW0D4w

3. Samsonite Tectonic
http://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-Unisex-Tectonic-Backpack-Orange/dp/B004YZD68A/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3Q87M41X0NNTT&colid=2JE9BQ0GDHXPE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0B_gMJUkvg&feature=relmfu

All 3 support up to 15 or 17" Macbookpros. :D Lemme know what you think


PS: my previous 2 backpacks were Samsonites each lasted me over 4 years, and the only reason i'm changing them is because i'm tired and want an awesome one for my new macbook.

PSS: Tectonic is my least favorite of the bunch

The tectonic looks good, very reasonable on Amazon (down to $50 from $160).
 

noodile

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Aug 4, 2012
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The tectonic looks good, very reasonable on Amazon (down to $50 from $160).
Just double check because i think its the only one that doesn't have a separate laptop compartment. (only a section in the main compartment).