can you recommend a 17" vertical messenger bag?

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  1. larmonkm macrumors member

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    i have searched on the forums, and i have found messenger bags for 17", and i have found vertical bags for 13" & 15", but nothing that is for both. i have been searching online as well, and the only thing i have found that is reasonably priced is an stm bag. http://www.altrec.com/stm-bags/convertible-laptop-shoulder-bag-17-in?sku_id=814274

    any other recommendations for something around that price? (60ish) and something with perhaps more colour?

    oh, and i do have a speck hard case on it as well. i realize that affects the dimensions, but not sure by how much.

    thanks!
     
  2. diannao, Mar 6, 2011
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    diannao macrumors regular

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    @larmonkm, I have that bag and it easily holds my 17" with Speck case. The bag's less expensive on Amazon, FWIW. Also, the reviews on Amazon are a good guide to the tradeoffs of this particular bag.

    I think it's a great bag, but be aware it's not as cavernous as other options. One can't put the 17" in it and stuff a bunch of books and a jacket into it, for example, as can be done with the horizontal North Face Offsite messenger bag or the Targus TXL617 backpack.

    If you have any questions about it, just ask.
     
  3. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    Waterfield Vertigo and Muzetto are great vertical bags - pretty sure the vertigo will fit a 17". Amazing bags and amazing people to work with too, all of their stuff is made in San Francisco.

    www.sfbags.com
     
  4. larmonkm thread starter macrumors member

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    thank you both!

    thunder82, do you know if the sleeve is necessary when using the vertigo? i have been looking at that one as well, but it seemed from the pictures that it was an important part of the bag. and i would rather NOT spend the extra money on something that isn't needed.
     
  5. Thunder82 macrumors 6502

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    I'm honestly not sure. Gary @ SFBags is an awesome guy and I'm sure he'd love to answer that question for you, if you sent him an email :)
     

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