Best rMBP Backpack + Sleeve, or TSA Bag

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  1. tenshu2k, Aug 4, 2012
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    tenshu2k macrumors member

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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
     
  2. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
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    Very nice indeed! I might consider this too...

    Thanks for the recommendation :)
     
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  7. Meever macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    I does not detach it just zips so you can lay it flat for airport scanners.
     
  10. tenshu2k thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  11. Jazwire macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  12. tenshu2k thread starter macrumors member

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    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).
     
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  14. noodile, Aug 6, 2012
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    noodile macrumors regular

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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-Uni...TF8&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
     
  15. tenshu2k thread starter macrumors member

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

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    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).
     

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