Messenger Bag for Travel

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mrjohnnyglass, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. mrjohnnyglass macrumors member


    Aug 4, 2012
    Heading to Europe in a month for 3 weeks. Hitting Paris, London, and the Canary Islands/Tenerife. The wife will have our daughter in a front facing Ergobaby sling, along with a frame camping backpack. I need to take my 15" MBP, charger, Magic Mouse, along with 2 pairs of jeans, 3 t-shirts, a bathing suit, and socks/underwear with me. Would prefer to take all of this in one bag if I could. Really looking for something leather, waterproof, with a crossbody strap that could be detachable. Hopefully staying under $150.
  2. Huffboys1 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Waterfield designs is based in San Francisco. They design and make quality bags/backpacks/sleeves for the apple line up. I have been using their leather outback solo bag for a few months and having nothing but positive things to say about it. Im not sure if they have anything that you are looking for at your $150 price point but they are worth checking out.
  3. TonyK macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2009
    Looked at the Air Porter and it looks like a nice bag.
  4. MacGizmo macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2003
    Nomatic makes superb backpack/bags (they're actually both). Unfortunately they're not cheap. $200 is the cheapest they have, but you might want to check them out anyway. You may find they're exactly what you want and worth the price.

  5. mk313 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 6, 2012
    Not leather and they're not waterproof (at least without the optional rain cover) but both Tortuga and Minaal make nice smaller sized travel backpacks. I have a Tortuga Air (they don't make it any longer, but if you can find one they should be pretty cheap now) that would easily fit what you are looking to take. I got mine off eBay about 2 years ago for around $120 & bought the optional rain cover for around $15. They're built for travel with laptops, etc so they have a separate compartment (closer to the body to help with load distribution) for the laptop that helps to keep your electronics safe.
  6. Huffboys1 macrumors member

    Feb 6, 2018
    Their bags are so much nicer in person than compared to online.

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