Laptop Bags

dontwalkhand

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Jul 5, 2007
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What kind of laptop bag do you guys recommend? I right now have an Init messenger bag that i carry my MacBook Pro in (as well as everything else that I need for the day such as wallet, gum, keys, cash, hand sanitizer, pens, paper, knife, flash drives, hard drive, etc).

I was thinking heavily about getting a Timbuk2 messenger bag, and protection of the MacBook Pro is real important as well, so a dedicated laptop compartment is a must, in case I accidentally bang it lightly into a wall or something.

I was also thinking about getting a suitcase, a metal one, kind of like ones you see on spy-movies ;)...as they have been known to have custom made interiors for your MacBook, charger, and any other stuff that one is known to carry with them.

....Also, since I am a guy who carries a bag (Yes, call it a man purse or murse if you must), no purses! What do you guys recommend? Shoulder comfort is a must as well, as I sometimes walk long distances, as well as up and down several flights of stairs day to day. I also don't want it to scream laptop inside, as sometimes I will leave it in a car for quick jobs etc.
 

chillfrilla

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Dec 30, 2011
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What kind of laptop bag do you guys recommend? I right now have an Init messenger bag that i carry my MacBook Pro in (as well as everything else that I need for the day such as wallet, gum, keys, cash, hand sanitizer, pens, paper, knife, flash drives, hard drive, etc).

I was thinking heavily about getting a Timbuk2 messenger bag, and protection of the MacBook Pro is real important as well, so a dedicated laptop compartment is a must, in case I accidentally bang it lightly into a wall or something.

I was also thinking about getting a suitcase, a metal one, kind of like ones you see on spy-movies ;)...as they have been known to have custom made interiors for your MacBook, charger, and any other stuff that one is known to carry with them.

....Also, since I am a guy who carries a bag (Yes, call it a man purse or murse if you must), no purses! What do you guys recommend? Shoulder comfort is a must as well, as I sometimes walk long distances, as well as up and down several flights of stairs day to day. I also don't want it to scream laptop inside, as sometimes I will leave it in a car for quick jobs etc.
bags are to much of a pain and hassle

get a nice backpack
 

lovish

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Dec 1, 2011
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Only belkin... they are the best whether you want a bag or backpack... ( I have both :) ) no comparison to them.. strongly recommend belkin bags.. they have style,portibitity,space and are cool even after being black... :D

Love is eternal - Albus dumbledore
 

chillfrilla

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Dec 30, 2011
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Only belkin... they are the best whether you want a bag or backpack... ( I have both :) ) no comparison to them.. strongly recommend belkin bags.. they have style,portibitity,space and are cool even after being black... :D

Love is eternal - Albus dumbledore
there garbage

get like INCASE or STM
 

thundersteele

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Oct 19, 2011
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I have a be-ez LeVertigo 15''. It's a vertical messenger bag with a great design. Has a laptop compartment, but the rest of the bag might be a bit too small for all your carry on stuff.

Available at Amazon.
 

TheIguana

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Sep 26, 2004
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I've got a Tom Bihn Brain Bag with a Brain Cell protective sleeve for my 15". It has been marvellous for carrying tons of stuff and protecting my Mac.
 

Mojo1

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Jul 26, 2011
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Another vote for Waterfield Designs. A Sleevecase is a nice way to go: add a flap and D-rings and you have both a sleeve and a minimal bag when you attach a strap. Top-notch materials and construction made in San Francisco, Believe It Or Not!

If you look at Timbuk2 bags with a separate internal laptop space that it will fit your MBP. For example, the stock small bags don't fit a 13" MBP while the small custom bag will accept a 13" MBP.

If you Google a Timbuk2 bag that you like you may find it at a better price from another retailer...
 

Elevon

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Nov 29, 2011
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I have a Incase backpack, kinda expensive but really nice padding and material =]
 

Kristofir

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Jan 1, 2012
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I use a black compact Incase bag. It's stylish but neither obnoxious nor flamboyant. The interior could use some work, however. The pen holder slots are too stout, so most normal length pens fall out pretty easily.

I'd recommend it if you have a moderate amount of stuff to carry around.
 

Ccrew

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Feb 28, 2011
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Booq Vyper inside a Chrome Citizen messenger bag here. Since I actually use it on a bike I don't do the poseur Timbuk2 messenger bags.
 

AppleWarMachine

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Sep 27, 2011
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I have a Brenthaven bag for my 15" MBP which I ordered through the Apple store based upon the user reviews. I am very pleased with this bag, as it has a spot for everything, is stylish and provides excellent protection for my MBP. It is a bit pricey for some, but my philosophy is "you get what you pay for" which is why I own a MBP. I also figure that $100 for a bag is not expensive for a $2500 laptop... IMO
 

MiMiN

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Dec 22, 2011
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I have a 15" Crumpler. Very happy and satisfied; it's a very safe and comfy bag.
 
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