Macbook Backpack

johnjeffrey

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May 17, 2006
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Hey there anyone know of a good sturdy backpack that would fit my MacBook but also school supplies? Thanks very much for any help
 

FleurDuMal

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May 31, 2006
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Well, I've got the Incase Rip-Stop Backpack and I think it's fantastic. Although it's a bit pricey, it feels like real quality; I'm hoping it'll last me for a good few years. I find plenty of space for my Macbook and all my law textbooks (which are HUGE!!). The Macbook compartment is lined with felt so you won't get any scratches on it, as is the iPod compartment.

On the downside, you might find it a big too big. Sometimes I feel a bit daft walking around with it, but that's probably just me being paranoid. Not practical on a crowded bus!!
 

jamone80

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Sep 22, 2006
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So Cal
u could just buy a sleeve for your MB so you can use a regular backpack. i actually just made my own sleeve out of an old blanket. works well and i saved bout $50-80 :)
 

SpankyPenzaanz

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Sep 4, 2006
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I love the brenthaven, have a north face also, and a tenba for my camera equipment and tipowerbook
 

johnjeffrey

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May 17, 2006
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Thanks for all the responses..gonna have to check them all out, wish there were a better way to actually see them in person, you know?

Also--living in Portland so the rain shall come--any of your packs waterproof?
 

Finny69

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Aug 20, 2006
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www.jibij.com

Hey, I work at a ski shop here in town, and know of some great backpacks we carry.

You can check them all out at www.jibij.com.

I personally own the Line Transit Pack, and it holds my 2.0 Macbook great. Doesnt rattle or shake, feels completely safe and secure.
 

CHINAdeals

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Sep 26, 2006
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ripfrankwhite said:
I really enjoy my Booq. Look here. Great quality.

www.booqbags.com
booq bags are seriously nice..

i bought a booq 'sleeve' off of a friend..and put that in a new 'ogio' backpack...does the job..

sleeve + sturdy backpack = extra protection
 

XP Defector

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Apr 5, 2006
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I just use that material sleeve that was supplied, wrap it in a towel and stick it in my regular backpack. No scratches or anything, works well and looks inconsipcious!
 

johnjeffrey

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May 17, 2006
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yeah but judging from the pictures (of the lower-end models anyway) the Crumpler bags do not look like they have a specific section for the laptop, so the books and laptop and force together which is annoying
 

twoodcc

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Feb 3, 2005
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FleurDuMal said:
Well, I've got the Incase Rip-Stop Backpack and I think it's fantastic. Although it's a bit pricey, it feels like real quality; I'm hoping it'll last me for a good few years. I find plenty of space for my Macbook and all my law textbooks (which are HUGE!!). The Macbook compartment is lined with felt so you won't get any scratches on it, as is the iPod compartment.

On the downside, you might find it a big too big. Sometimes I feel a bit daft walking around with it, but that's probably just me being paranoid. Not practical on a crowded bus!!
i also have this bag, and i must say that i love it. and no velcrow that will eventually not work
 

wako

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Jun 6, 2005
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I love my Oakley Icon 2.0 backpack... it is HUGE and is able to fit two pretty large textbooks as well as a few notebooks and a nice little pocket for my MacBook...


I love it so much I am considering on getting a second because the one I have right now is starting to show its age on the bottom. :(
 

idiwa

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Sep 21, 2006
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Glasgow. UK
Try looking at Burton bags/packs. Most (if not all) of their gear is designed with laptops and ipods in mind. Im looking to get one of their Analog (an offshoot of burton) messenger bags or going for a big jabba Addict Recordpak. I'm in my final year studying graphic design so Im always carrying around loads of big phat books as well as the macbook.

Burton Reverb Pack

Analog Mirage 2 Messenger Bag

RECORDPAK™ MK3

The main reason Im going for the above is that I dont want something that looks like a laptop case. If I'm carrying several grands worth of gear I'd rather not advertise the fact to the local scumbags.
 

Xeem

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Feb 2, 2005
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Minnesota
FleurDuMal said:
Well, I've got the Incase Rip-Stop Backpack and I think it's fantastic. Although it's a bit pricey, it feels like real quality; I'm hoping it'll last me for a good few years. I find plenty of space for my Macbook and all my law textbooks (which are HUGE!!). The Macbook compartment is lined with felt so you won't get any scratches on it, as is the iPod compartment.

On the downside, you might find it a big too big. Sometimes I feel a bit daft walking around with it, but that's probably just me being paranoid. Not practical on a crowded bus!!
Although the link doesn't work, I'll jump on board and recommend Incase. My Incase Sling Pack (they don't make them anymore, sorry) is of excellent build quality, and has served my iBook well, although it is a little small for school. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another bag from them.