macbook pro laptop bag --- need advice

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  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

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    i will be getting a refurb early 2008 macbook pro soon and will need a bag for it. i never bought a bag so i'm not sure what bags are good or bad. these are a few i have been looking at.

    http://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Tropolis-1250-Notebook-Backpack/dp/B000B64HF2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

    http://www.radtech.us/Products/ShoulderBags/STMAlley.aspx

    i would like it to be under $90. i will mostly be putting my laptop, external 2.5 hard drive enclosure, mouse, game controller, a small cd case (holds 25 cd's or so) into this. i am not a student, so almost 0 books will have to fit in there. maybe a magazine or 2.

    if anyone has any other suggestions besides these i'm willing to listen.
     
  2. ~Wibble~ macrumors member

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    Ive got an 'Incase' case, its not so much a bag but a little sleeve that fits in bags, its great

    ~Wibble~
     
  3. twynne macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW, I had one of the STM bags for my 17" MBP and it wasn't very well constructed and in the end fell apart. Fair enough they replaced it under warranty, but I sold it and bought something else.

    Haven't seen the Lowepro so can't comment, but I went for a Swissgear and love it. It's big enough to hold all the extra crap and the construction (wide shoulder straps, padded back, etc) make it very comfortable to carry. There are a number of them on Amazon or other sites depending on what size etc. you want.
     
  4. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    I've had a crumpler for a while and even after four years of commuting by motorcycle its held up great.
     
  5. Freewayjim macrumors regular

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    I use a Swissgear "Synergy" for my 15" MBP and I'm very happy with it. It's especially good if you need alot of pockets & storage.
     
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    I have a Crumpler King Single bag, I was able to find it for about $80, and I love it! It is a great bag, very comfortable and protective.
     
  7. DRob macrumors newbie

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    I've got a black North Face Insider, found it with a small defect for about half price. Nice bag
     
  8. pavelbure thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the advice. i'm starting to lean towards the swissgear.



    http://www.amazon.com/SYNERGY-SwissGear-Wenger-Computer-Backpack/dp/B0007CIX1O
     
  9. Nipz macrumors 65816

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