I'm stuck between two bags for my MBA 13"

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  1. randallcreasey macrumors newbie

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    I can't decide wether or not I want this bag:

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    or this bag:

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    I want a bag that I can carry my MBA 13" and my iPad 1.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. iExpensive macrumors 6502

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    I like the tom bihn design but not the color.
    The other bag looks like a lunch sack.
     
  3. trims macrumors regular

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    Incase Compact Backpack. Works for me. The MBA is protected by a L'Arobe sleeve, and this fits in the laptop pocket in the backpack. There's an iPad pocket too.
     

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  4. phyzics101 macrumors regular

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    I also have the Incase. Its great!!!

    Between the two pics. #2
     
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  6. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Tom bihn all the way.
    Get it in a different color, but I'm on the fence for a risteretto myself as an addition to my synapse backpack.
    Very well made, very well thought out pockets and shapes.
    I had been using crumplers and i was always flabagasted at the huge bag that couldn't fit anything. Tombihn is the other way around. It's a small looking bag but it's amazing how much can be fitted and well organized.
     
  7. mayassa macrumors regular

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    I have the Tom bihn for my iPad great bag. In black with green inside. Black doesn't stand out so much and I carry all kinds of stuff in it, I have used it dailey for over a year and still looks brand new. And upgrade your strap you won't regret it.
     
  8. glen e macrumors 68030

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    I really like this bag as it's a messenger type but with mods that make it direct access. It comes in about 8 colors and has a super amt of features, along with the stealth factor
    sfbags.com - the Cargo model
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  10. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I use the small cargo bag also, in another color of course.

    I originally had the 13" MBA in the small which was great. And now I have the 11" MBA which has a little more room obviously.

    +1 for SFBAGS.com
     
  11. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    Very nice looking bag. Wished there were pictures of the inside and compartments though... =T
     
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  13. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    I have the Tom Bihn works perfectly.

    There is enough room inside the padded compartment for both my 13" MBA with a sleeve on it, and my iPad 2 with the Smart Cover attached.

    The expandability of the bag is very nice. Just add more pouches as you need it.

    It still amazes me how much stuff you can fit in the Tom Bihn bags.

    Mine is Cocoa and Cayenne.
     
  14. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    You guys drop some serious dough on accessories. Makes me jealous :p My wife complains that I spent 30 bucks on a Wrapsol, 10 bucks on a sleeve, and 20 bucks on a Wenger backpack.

    I wish there were a cheaper alternative to WF or Tom Bihn. I'd spend more on a nicer bag, but $100 is just out of the question for now.
     
  15. Jemi9OD macrumors regular

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    I think I'm going to save up for the sfbags.com muzetto. It's just such a beautiful bag. A little on the expensive side, but very nice leather, and I've had waterfield bags in the past and the quality is just top notch.
     
  16. mayassa macrumors regular

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    At least you got the mac:):)
     
  17. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    Isn't that the truth. I can't help the desire to be "stylish", but at the end of the day, I'm just stoked to have such an efficient laptop for the first time that's not in a 10 lbs package :D
     
  18. nissan.gtp macrumors 6502

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    I got an STM Jacket and like it a lot. Fits the Air really well, snug but easy to get in/out, and the Kindle fits in the outer zip pouch.
    No room for charger, etc, so this is strictly a day-bag. The strap comes off easily (including the plastic clips). I use it to protect the air in a backpack.

    Bonus is that it's inexpensive.

    http://www.stmbags.com/catalog/laptop-sleeves/jacket-small-laptop-sleeve/
     
  19. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    Stuck between 2 bags. I don't envy you.

    It's a tough choice picking between 2 bags.
     

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  20. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Check out the Crumpler Pinnacle of Horror messenger bag. I bought it a couple weeks ago and it's great. It adjusts in size depending on how much you want to put in it - but comfortably it holds a Macbook Air 13", iPad, a couple books and some lunch.
     
  21. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't even look to be leather.. how can you justify $155.00 on such a purchase? :confused:

    No offense intended, I'm trying to understand.. I recall not long ago, similar Tommy Hilfiger bags for PC laptops sell for 40-60 bucks.
     
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  23. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    It depends what you want I guess. I'm not generally a fan of leather manbags, but the material of the Crumpler bags are strong nylon - very durable and high quality. I've had a Crumpler bag for 4 years and it looks like the day I bought it after using it almost every day.

    The bags have a lifetime guarantee and are virtually bulletproof.

    I think that particular bag works great to take to work and also casually on the weekend. I like the style but YMMV. To me it looks a lot nicer than the ristretto and muzetto bags that are much hyped around here.
     
  24. P0stalTek macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the honest answer, I was just curious! :)
     

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