Help me choose a sling bag for a 13" MBP that isn't pink

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bouncingsoul, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. bouncingsoul macrumors newbie

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    I want a sling bag for the 13" MacBook Pro I'm about to buy. (I hoped it would be today after a nice refresh, but no luck!)

    I want a sling bag for the style and specifically because I don't want the bulk of a regular backpack. I'll just be carrying the MBP, a notebook, and a pen. No textbooks or chargers or stuff like that.

    A) I really really like the simplicity and form of this BUILT one, but I'm a boy, so it doesn't work: http://www.builtny.com/girard-laptop-sling-12-13-inch-prod.html

    B) I'm considering this Brenthaven one, but the 2-star rating seems a bad sign: http://www.amazon.com/Brenthaven-Sling-13-3-Inch-MacBook-Air/dp/B001C4TFDQ

    If someone can point me to an amazing sling bag in the style of the ones I linked (that isn't pink) I will be ever grateful and etch their name into my iBook G4 and underline it THREE TIMES!

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, that's all I could think of when reading your post.

    On a serious note, check out Timbuk2 Bags. They're made in San Fransisco so you can feel good about not supporting some sweatshop, come with a lifetime warranty, and you can customize any colour (in case you're questioning your manhood). They are a little pricey, but I think they're worth every penny for supporting a good company and for a buying a product you can keep for life.
     
  3. bouncingsoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am a banana!

    I'll look deeper, but I don't immediately see an slingy packs at Timbuk2 site.
     
  4. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not totally sure what you mean by "Slingy", especially because the two you linked are both different style bags but:

    This one looks like the first one you posted, but not fruity:
    http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/laptop/cross-wiki

    And it seems the messenger bags can double as a single-strapped backpack, like your second link. Just shorten the strap, and you got yourself a backpack! Just like the dude on the bike on the website, perhaps?
     
  5. bouncingsoul thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By slingy I mean I want something that goes on your back like a backpack but has a single diagonal strap.

    Like so:

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    I feel like a messenger bag wouldn't stay on your back and would naturally slip down under your arm. And then it's a purse. Manhood is again questioned.
     
  6. enberg macrumors regular

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    Real messenger bags (real as in used by real messengers) typically have two straps so that doesn't happen..
     
  7. dbradford macrumors newbie

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  8. Bengt77 macrumors 68000

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    Freitag has some really nice bags that work well. They don't absorb any possible shock due to their thin (but überstrong) material, though, so you'll also want to use a sleeve like this. Or like this, of course.

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    ^ This here is Bob, one of Freitag's models. I have a Bob too and like it a lot.
     
  9. RaZaK macrumors regular

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    don't get the brenthaven sling I...

    Get the Brenthaven Sling II instead. I use it with my MBP 13" and i love it.

    It's really designed for the MBP 15", but the MBP 13" doesn't jostle around inside it while i'm walking.

    Plus, it has more space for accessories than the Sling I. For example, i carry my bluetooth keyboard, Mighty Mouse, power cord, Flip Ultra HD, and other items along with the MBP.

    You won't regret buying the Sling II.

     

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