Macbook Messenger Bag Recommendations

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  1. vpr611 macrumors newbie

    vpr611

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    I just broke down and ordered a 12" Macbook and have been looking for a messenger bag that is slim yet has enough room for Macbook, iPad, chargers, USB Hub, and a few other items. Most I have found are bulky, does anyone have any good recommendations for bags for the Macbook and iPad?

    I am currently leaning towards the Brenthaven New Collins Courier Bag or the Booq MCR11-GRY, but welcome other suggestions.

    http://www.brenthaven.com/products/collins-courier-bag
    http://www.booqbags.com/products/mamba-courier-11-gray

    Thanks!
     
  2. zhenya macrumors 603

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  3. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    If you want something slim, you could try the Brenthaven Vertical Messenger Bag. They sell this at my local Microsoft store, so if you have one nearby, you could try it out. I almost got it, but I ended up with a super-slim Hynes Eagle backpack from Amazon, which houses my 12" MacBook, my 9.7" iPad Pro, and a few accessories including the charger and a USB mouse.

    http://www.brenthaven.com/products/medina-vertical-messenger-laptop-bag

    http://www.amazon.com/Hynes-Eagle-13-inch-Laptop-Backpack/dp/B00RRLIG1K
     
  4. MXSkier62 macrumors regular

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  5. Michael F. Assbender macrumors newbie

    Michael F. Assbender

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    Except they are liars and have horrible customer service. I have ordered 3 bags from them in the past but will not ever again.

    I had dog damage to a Vertigo bag (I guess their products are tasty as well) and sent photos of the damage asking how much to fix it. They replied that they would do it for free, so I spent $10 to ship it to them. Received an email response saying that they didn't have the material to fix it, and they offered a discount on a new bag.

    Ah! The old bait and switch. Just told them to ship my bag back to me. Repeated attempts to get an email response about this situation have gone unanswered. Way to burn a longtime customer.

    Looking at STM for my next bag.
     
  6. Precursor macrumors 6502

    Precursor

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    Been using Brenthaven courier bag with my iPad pro 12.9" since December, very pleased with it. I'll keep using it with my RMB when my RMB arrives in a few days. Very good quality, good room for accessories and yet still not bulky.

    Check it out:
    http://www.brenthaven.com/products/collins-courier-bag
     
  7. joelank macrumors member

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    Timbuk2 custom commute - a little too big, but I'm happy using it with my Dell XPS 13 ..
     
  8. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    I use this one for casual stuff. Got it at the Star Wars Celebration convention last year. It's from thinkgeek.com and easily holds my MacBook, iPad Pro 9.7 and a few accessories a paper notebook and pens no problem.
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/1a1d/?itm=126604940685custom0t-shirts_&_apparel&custom1bags_backpacks_&_luggage&id71a1d&rkgid=1844236600&cpg=ogpla&source=google_pla&adpos=1o2&creative=50718224805&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CLjcxZThxMwCFc9ffgodoMEFUg

    And this is for my more "business-ish" stuff. It holds less but is supremely well made. I've had no issue with Waterfield sfbags.com customer service and would recommend them. I have the black leather with green accents 11" size. I've had it for over three years when I owned an 11" Air. It fits the 12" MacBook with no problem. It can hold the MacBook and my iPad Pro 9.7 and a few pens. though not a lot of room for chargers--it will do it but its tight.
    https://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto-leather-bag

    I would recommend either or both!
     
  9. c0mm0n macrumors member

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    Got the booq 11, great !

    Imho if it fits 13 it's too big, mb gonna jump inside
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    This. They are pricey, but great bags. I have the bolt briefcase and dash sleeve. They both look great!
    https://www.sfbags.com/collections/briefcases/products/bolt-briefcase
    https://www.sfbags.com/collections/macbook-cases/products/dash-laptop-tablet-sleeve
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