Macbook messenger bags: Crumpler vs Timbuk2

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by marclapierre13, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. marclapierre13 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2005
    I am considering 2 bags. The timbuk2 commute, and a crumpler case.
    I cant view any of them in store, so does any one have opinions on them?
    I am not sure, but the crumpler cases look like they dont have a dedicated padded pouch to put the macbook into, and seperate from books and what not?

    Im basically looking for a hip messenger bag, that can hold my macbook safely, and a couple books, ipod, and a couple small accessories. Price is not an issue...unless its over $230
  2. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    I've never seen a timbuk2 bag, but do own a Crumpler and yes they do have a dedicated padded area inside to carry your laptop. Take at look at the Crumpler site to get an idea.

    I recommend the Crumpler bags. They're sassy and very versatile. There's plenty of room inside and they are better constructed than any other laptop bag I've ever seen.
  3. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 18, 2003
    RI -> CA -> ME
    Can't speak to Crumpler, but I have a timbuk2 that is great. It does not have a dedicated laptop space, but that is the way I ordered it.

    Construction is very good and I have been happy with it.
  4. ms.gio macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2007
    Chicago, Illinois
    I used to ride with my iBook in my Timbuk2 and it was alright. Their laptop bags are pretty good. From what I can see the Crumpler bags aren't bad but I wouldn't carry my laptop in one while riding.
  5. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    I would just get a sleeve and choose a messenger bag you like. I don't really see the advantage of buying specific laptop bags. You are really limiting yourself to bags that are usually quite ugly.
  6. marclapierre13 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2005
    Thats good to know the crumpler bags have dedicated spots.

    The timbuk2 commute has a dedicated padded spot for laptops.

    I dont know if i really want a sleeve....than Id have to unzip the sleeve, and have an extra thing to carry around. I rather just open my bag, pop it in there.

    This is the crumpler one im considering "luncheon": detail
    or this one "moderate embarresment": and books
  7. Dybbuk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2006
    I can't help but find those bags prohibitively ugly. It seems weird to spend such money on a machine that is so beautiful, only to place it in something that looks like that.

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