Macbook Pro Backpacks

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mongoose8p, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. mongoose8p macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    I searched the forums and didn't find anything. I was just wondering what backpacks are good for 15" Macbook Pro. Any suggestions would be great. I'm aware of the incase so don't post that. Thanks Again
  2. Sdao macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
  3. hah116 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2007
    Sorry to disappoint the OP, I'm sure you thought I was posting to give advice!

    In actuality, I am also on the search for a great backpack for a MacBook Pro, except I need one that will accomodate the 17" model.

    I really liked the green Incase backpack in the Apple Store until I tried it on. I felt way too nerdy for my own good... also it got many poor reviews at Apple's online store and it was discontinued there as well the last time I checked on it :confused:.

    I also have a 15" PowerBook G4 so a backpack that has two laptop slots would be extremely ideal!

    Note: I have seen the Tom Bihn Brain Bag already. I do like it a lot but it is a bit out of my price range.
  4. Gymnut macrumors 68000


    Apr 18, 2003
  5. starlabs macrumors member

    Oct 26, 2006
    A second recommendation for the Swissgear Synergy (got mine from Amazon relatively cheap).

    It's a largish backpack, but if you're storing multiple things, it has enough pockets. I store a bunch of cables, my 2.5" 60gb hard drive, my mouse, mousepad, ac adapter for my 15" mbp, etc...

    It's best to see these backpacks in person first - they can be larger/more cumbersome than you might think (it's hard to tell from pictures sometimes).
  6. mongoose8p thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    i feel the same way about the incase it just seems a bit to nerdy for my taste ive seen the swiss army one before my friend has it and it may be a tad to big id like to see if i can find anything else keep postin if u got any more suggestions thankss
  7. PinkZeppelin macrumors member

    Jul 3, 2007
    Baton Rouge
  8. NickD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2007
    Another recommendation for a Swiss Gear product. I own the Maxxum, which is very similar to the Synergy, and love it to death. I can cram everything in there, and it's very protective of my laptop.
  9. wakeboarder2186 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2007
    dakine makes some cool backpacks that have notebook sleves, i have been using one for about 2 years now and love it, they take alot of abuse and pad the laptop well. has held up to 2 snowboarding seasons also, so it takes abuse of all types, its also extremely water resistant, as long as you dont submerse it in water your stuff will stay dry.
  10. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    I just ordered the Synergy, so hopefully it will get my vote on Friday.
  11. sdfd504 macrumors regular

    Jul 16, 2007
    Soddy Daisy, TN
    Has anybody tried The North Face Surge backpack? I have heard that it won't hold a 17" MBP and then I have heard that it would? Also how well does it protect the computer?

    Surge Backback
  12. Mac One macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2007
    Though I don't own one you should consider a Crumpler or a STM bag.

    They are expensive though.
  13. bobcan macrumors 6502a


    Jan 8, 2007
    Sunny but Cold.. Canada
    A Brenthaven 4 me...

    I've had a few other before this one It's built Super Well, zippers are all Heavy Duty, lots of Misc sized storage pockets and the Comp storage area is really well ShockMounted w/ HD Foam pieces that "float" the Computer if dropped somewhat... pretty light and small if you don't overfill it!! Overall very happy with it and got it off ebay New for about $120.00 delivered to Canada...
  14. sthaznpride17 macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2007
    I have the Surge and I love it. The padding is pretty good for the laptop, since it has its seperate compartment that is slightly raised off the bottom of the backpack. There is a small pocket at the bottom where you could put some more padding, which imo, isn't needed.

    I actually got another laptop, not my MBP, a Compaq 15inch from the US to India in perfect condition. Its really easy on your back, my old Jansport backpack would hurt my shoulders, but the surge is very comfortable. Perfect for college campus use, which I bought it for.
  15. redaxe macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2007
    Caselogic backpacks are very good, but if you have the cash, go for a Samsonite.
  16. mongoose8p thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
  17. wallaby macrumors 6502


    Jun 5, 2007
    I have the SwissGear's a bit big for my tastes but I was in the market for a new backpack and this one was on sale for half the original price. Fits 17" notebooks, even though my MBP is 15.4".

  18. KhaKha macrumors newbie

    Jun 12, 2007
    I look at Crumpler bag and I love it .
    It has a strong built quality but the cons is it is a bit expensive for me
  19. XV406 macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2007
  20. AaronM58 macrumors member


    May 22, 2007
    Lubbock, TX
  21. Dizzee macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2007
    those bags are sweet. im probally going to be getting one!
  22. Sdao macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    my sister has one of those... cool bags, plenty of room, definitely enough protection for your laptop
  23. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I would trust my first born in a Brenthaven bag...
  24. mongoose8p thread starter macrumors regular

    May 15, 2007
    I really like the Dakine 101 does anyone know the how big the main pocket is ill need to have like 2 - 4 text books/1 inch binders? Thanks
  25. varunbster macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2007
    i suggest getting a timbuk2 bag
    i have a timbuk2 messenger bag, i'm on my bike or at the office all day and my computer is always with me. i either have a 14" iBook, 15"MBP, or 17"pb with (don't ask why i have all three of those) and my bag is great for holding up. I have a medium (which is a squeeze for the 17") without the laptop slot and i love it. i would recommend getting a large and custom ordering the two laptop sleeves. they make non-messenger bags, like slings and two shoulder strap "backpacks" as well, so don't be scared away by all the pictures of bikepunx on the site. good luck!

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