Just got my Zero-Shock 111 sleeve and good news and bad news....

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  1. Disavowed macrumors regular

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    The good news is that it fits my 15" MBP perfectly. Snug, but not too snug that I worry about scratching due to a tight zipper etc. Feels and looks great and the polyurethane memory foam is spongey but HARD spongey. I am confident this will protect my MBP from scratches and bumps/short falls.

    The bad news is that I thought it would fit in the Incase 17" nylon backpack but it is too damn tight. Without the sleeve the computer feels a little too loose for my comfort level. That said, I AM going through that OCD stage with it being new.

    Options are as follows:

    1) Use the sleeve when I don't have to carry much else. This is a viable option with such long battery life and a zipper for small stuff

    2) Use the backpack when I have to carry books, ext HD, camera, etc. This whole setup was bought for school and the days will be much greater where I will need to carry the backpack

    3) Return the backpack and look for another kind that will fit 15" MBP while inside ZS-111.

    Am really looking for suggestions as far as backpacks that have dedicated laptop protection and will fit 17" laptop loosely or 18", if they make such things.
     

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  2. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Return that hyped up backpack and get something better.
     
  3. Disavowed thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am in total agreement after thinking about it.....but what do I buy that will hold the computer and all my stuff for school? THAT is the question.

    Appreciate the feedback, thanks. :)
     
  4. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    Chrome Bag.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    You bought a sleeve to protect your MBP while in a sleeve? :confused:
     
  6. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    ..uh isnt that pretty hyped up too?

    wait by hyped, do you guys mean something that hipsters would wear?
     
  7. thespazz macrumors 6502a

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    Uhh...are they?

    I own one myself and it really is a wonderful bag. It's large enough to take gym clothes, food for the day, my laptop. It's great.

    Others in the lab I work in own Timbuk2 bags. Then again, you need to like messenger style bags.
     
  8. sukanas macrumors 6502a

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    its a great bag nontheless
    im just playing around.. nothing to be takin seriously
     
  9. Disavowed thread starter macrumors regular

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    My greyhounds are in no way cat-friendly. :)
     
  10. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    I'm still waiting for my zeroshock III sleeve to arrive in the mail...
     
  11. Disavowed thread starter macrumors regular

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    any SPECIFIC recommendations?
     
  12. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I have an Uphill Alpine and it's really good quality. Something to check out: http://www.uphill.com/product.php?p...er+bags&subcategory=laptop+computer+backpacks

    The zippers are heavy duty, it has a good sized laptop compartment, and it holds a lot of stuff. They have the size of the laptop compartment on there.
     
  13. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

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    I just got the zeroshock III today.

    All I gotta say is its effing awesome!

    The outer frame is nice and rigid and the padding is quite nice. I was using the applesac before, and while I like the look of the applesac better, it does not compete in terms of protection against the zeroshock III.

    I highly recommend it!
     
  14. hamish5178 macrumors member

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    chromebags.com

    Obviously the messengers are their signature product, everything else seems pretty lame to me.

    I've had two bags, a Metropolis (Largest one they offer now, since the Kremlin is discontinued, it was ridiculously large) and a mini-metro, the smallest.

    The mini-metro just accommodates my 13" MBP in an incase sleeve, so I think you'd need the next largest for the 15".

    Amazing, indestructable bags, I'll never get anything else.
     
  15. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Cant go wrong with a Wenger Bag. They sell those in the apple store. I use one and its great. Had it a year, no problems yet.
     

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