Can anyone recommend a backpack for 15" MBP and school books, *which also looks good*

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  1. chrispholt macrumors regular

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    Yes I know that is a tall order, but is there a backpack out there which looks nice, accommodates the macbook pro 15" and also a fair amount of room for school books?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Whether or not something looks good depends on your personal preference.
     
  3. chrispholt thread starter macrumors regular

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    I suppose, but most people have a mutual agreement on things that look quite bad... You know a lot of people would agree that a MBP looks nicer than dell inspiron
     
  4. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Swiss Gear is my vote. I know a lot of people like the Syngery backpack by them. My brother uses it. I like it as well but I was given a different Swiss Gear backpack for my birthday and I love it as well.

    I say check out Swiss Gear. A lot of their backpacks are pretty neutral in coloring and I know quite a few professional who carry them around.
    I know in my backpack it can carry a fair amount of stuff. I will put in my 15in laptop with all the power cords and then load it up with my textbooks for class for the day no problem with some room to spare.
     
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    I use a Karrimor Spectre 20 which I use for hillwalking, but inside the main compartment, there is a seperate pocket with elastic that holds a 15" MBP perfectly, while still providing alot of space infront of it.
     
  7. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    I have a North Face backpack that use I for College. It is great for holding my mbp and books. It has a separate sleeve inside the main compartment I keep my laptop in.

    You can look at something like this
     
  8. chrispholt thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh that bag is very nice, but quite pricey
     
  9. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    I always recommend Crumpler.

    They are simply put awesome and very well made.
     
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  11. Intell macrumors P6

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    I recommend the Crumpler Beer Back. It's a very big bag with lots of room and looks simple yet nice from behind.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Constantine1337 macrumors 6502

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    If you find a nice backpack, THIS is the case you want for school. I love mine :D

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  13. slipper macrumors 68000

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    Anything DAKINE!

    dakine.com

    I've owned a couple backpacks, a couple duffles, and a luggage bag from them... top quality and prices are not bad.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. slipper macrumors 68000

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    Very nice!
     
  15. Harmush macrumors 6502a

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    I use an east pak floyd for my mbp15" and books. You can have about 2 decent sized books in the main pocket.

    and i think it looks pretty cool

    lots of different designs available too
     

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  16. rnelan7 macrumors 6502

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    Very cool but certainly not the price
     
  17. xyanide14 macrumors newbie

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    SwissGear is awesome! not only does it have a ton of space for your laptop and extra school related items, it is very comfortable on your back as well. It is pretty neat, however can be expensive.
     
  18. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    I switch between my

    Oakley AP 3.0
    North Face Big Shot

    The Big Shot doesn't have a separate laptop compartment but I use a sleeve do it doesn't matter for me really. The AP pack is good for your laptop and smaller items. The Northface can haul pretty much anything you got.
     
  19. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    Actually, relative to the rest of the recommendations, Swiss Gear backpacks are amongst the most value-priced you can get. I highly recommend them for both security of your laptop as well as the extra, often expandable middle compartment. Its great for extra gear.
     
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    Another vote for Thule from me. I personally prefer a messenger bag over a backpack. I got one from Thule a few weeks ago. Love it!!
     
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    I love my Incase backpack (it's there smaller design). Doesn't hold too much in the way of textbooks. About enough for a small binder and two medium size textbooks... and my Mac of course. Perfect for my schedule though.
     
  24. Bonch macrumors 6502

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    I use this one. You can carry a handgun in the front pocket if that floats your boat. Watch the video.

    Edit: Saw you are in UK. Nevermind.
     

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