macbook pro laptop bag --- need advice

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pavelbure, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. pavelbure macrumors 6502a

    Feb 22, 2007
    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.

    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

    Mar 28, 2007
    Ive got an 'Incase' case, its not so much a bag but a little sleeve that fits in bags, its great

  3. twynne macrumors 6502a

    Apr 21, 2006
    London, UK
    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

    Jul 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    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


    Aug 2, 2008
    Metro Atlanta
    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.
  6. Bootsie macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2008
    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

    Oct 13, 2008
    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

    Feb 22, 2007

    thanks for the advice. i'm starting to lean towards the swissgear.
  9. Nipz macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2006

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