Macbook messenger bags: Crumpler vs Timbuk2

marclapierre13

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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
 

Bern

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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.
 
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jayb2000

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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.
 
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ms.gio

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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.
 
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Dybbuk

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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.
 
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marclapierre13

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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":
http://www.crumplerbags.com/Cart/Vi...189_o10639_ai1165.jpg&caption=internal detail
or this one "moderate embarresment":
http://www.crumplerbags.com/Cart/Vi...194_o10534_ai940.jpg&caption=laptop and books
 
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Dybbuk

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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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