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What kind of MBP carrying bag do you prefer?

  • Messenger Bag Style

    Votes: 44 40.0%
  • Hard case

    Votes: 5 4.5%
  • Backpack

    Votes: 33 30.0%
  • Just a sleeve

    Votes: 28 25.5%

  • Total voters
    110

MagicMouse

macrumors regular
Original poster
Feb 8, 2010
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I would just like to get an idea of the overall opinions of the MacBook Pro users in this forum.

I am getting a 17 inch and am having a very hard time choosing a bag to carry it that I trust.

So feel free to input what bags you have and what bags you would get if you could!
 

Surely

Guest
Oct 27, 2007
15,043
8
Los Angeles, CA
I usually spin mine on my finger whilst I'm walking..... because that's how I roll.



But really....I use an Incase messenger-style bag.... the one they sell at the Apple Store.
 

icanboogie

macrumors regular
Nov 12, 2008
160
5
Berlin
I have a perfect couple for my MBP 17:
an axio softbag which is really cool as it is designed vertical and not too baggy, but still has place for all the stuff you need to carry around with you: adapter, power plug, mouse, mobile, book, cables etc.:
http://axioluggage.com/slingbag.html

perfectly snugging into the axio bag is this hardsleeve from booq:
http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/17mbp/Vyper-XL2
other hardsleeves I have experienced are much too big in size, this one is very close to the shape of the mbp itself without adding inches to the sides.

was was important to me: beeing able to open the zippers fully around, not only half way like many softsleeves do.
(there is also a hardsleeve from axio, but I think it looks ugly - you can see it in the pictures on the linked site above - but I dont doubt if it fits as a 17 "in the bag. I think they combine this bag with a (big!) 15" hardsleeve, not a 17". But with the booq sleeve, you can put a 17" with double protection in.


so I can combine these two in every way I want: sometimes I just take the hardsleeve, sometimes only the bag (but no, I very rarely do that) mostly I take the combination of both: it fits so well it seems like it is made for each other. I can easily slide the mbp into and out of the two without any hassle, as they stick together quite well.

this combination is good looking, really protective but still light and not too bulky. Oh, and the price was quite nice, too. Both together for much less than what I'd pay for a crumpler bag or else.




 

Dozerrox

macrumors 6502
Dec 23, 2009
452
1
Exeter
I have a perfect couple for my MBP 17:
an axio softbag which is really cool as it is designed vertical and not too baggy, but still has place for all the stuff you need to carry around with you: adapter, power plug, mouse, mobile, book, cables etc.:
http://axioluggage.com/slingbag.html

perfectly snugging into the axio bag is this hardsleeve from booq:
http://www.booqbags.com/laptop-backpacks-laptop-bags/17mbp/Vyper-XL2
other hardsleeves I have experienced are much too big in size, this one is very close to the shape of the mbp itself without adding inches to the sides.

was was important to me: beeing able to open the zippers fully around, not only half way like many softsleeves do.
(there is also a hardsleeve from axio, but I think it looks ugly - you can see it in the pictures on the linked site above - but I dont doubt if it fits as a 17 "in the bag. I think they combine this bag with a (big!) 15" hardsleeve, not a 17". But with the booq sleeve, you can put a 17" with double protection in.


so I can combine these two in every way I want: sometimes I just take the hardsleeve, sometimes only the bag (but no, I very rarely do that) mostly I take the combination of both: it fits so well it seems like it is made for each other. I can easily slide the mbp into and out of the two without any hassle, as they stick together quite well.

this combination is good looking, really protective but still light and not too bulky. Oh, and the price was quite nice, too. Both together for much less than what I'd pay for a crumpler bag or else.
Really nice combination! Like both.

I use an eastpack provider, as I needed a backpack with lots of space. Not huge still though, just expandable if I need to shove loads of books in. I take my laptop in this every day and it's well padded in the specifically built laptop compartment, which is suspended above the bottom so it's not touching the floor.
 

Jon-Luke

macrumors 6502
May 22, 2009
278
0
Cape Town
For general carrying around I use my Crumpler Gimp Sleeve but when I need all my goodies with me I put the Crumpler in my Booq Boa which comfortably has space for the Laptop, Power Cables, External Hard Drives, Note pads and files, pens etc, etc... Here's the link: http://www.booqbags.com/Laptop-Bags/Boa-case/Boa-case-L

Its not a cheap bag but its really great and it even has a story... I was working on a project where one of our vehicles was being towed to location over bad roads on a flatbed trailer. So me and anther colleague figured that the safest place for our laptops would be in that vehicle. We arrived at the next town only to hear the news that the vehicle being towed had been in an accident and had rolled (Trailer and all) on a dirt road.

When I got my Laptop back, not a scratch and although the front windscreen of the vehicle had smashed in even the bag was fine with no glass cuts or any signs of wear or tear. So I now swear by it and recommend paying that little bit extra to keep your belongings safe.

The only gripe I have is that you cannot lock the zipper compartments like some laptop bags can.
 

maflynn

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Staff member
May 3, 2009
63,853
30,369
Boston
I use a brief case style from waterfield. It's no longer available (I bought a couple laptops ago) but it's a great case. Waterfield (sfbags.com) makes great cases
 

drummerlondonw3

macrumors 6502a
Feb 10, 2008
542
0
London
Hi

I carry around my 17 MBP in a north face surge. Its a tight fit but it works and is very practical and comfortable.

be careful if you buy anything on the net and make sure the size fits. Also beware of anything with side openings as it seems to be the biggest cause of MBP damage on the forums. fyi - the NF surge opens from the top
 

flat five

macrumors 603
Feb 6, 2007
5,568
2,589
newyorkcity
perfectly snugging into the axio bag is this hardsleeve from booq:

that's sort of what i'm looking for.. is the outer shell plastic/resin coated or otherwise sawdust resistant? how about a light rain?

i always have a laptop out on the jobsite and i'm looking for better protection than my current setup..

so far, i'm leaning towards this:
http://www.radtech.us/Products/MacTruck.aspx

but the booq hardsleeve price is looking much more attractive..

thanks for any info
 

SWC

macrumors 6502
Jan 6, 2004
326
115
that's sort of what i'm looking for.. is the outer shell plastic/resin coated or otherwise sawdust resistant? how about a light rain?

i always have a laptop out on the jobsite and i'm looking for better protection than my current setup..

so far, i'm leaning towards this:
http://www.radtech.us/Products/MacTruck.aspx

but the booq hardsleeve price is looking much more attractive..

thanks for any info
While I don't own this it looks like its just a fabric coating. I would say its probably very light rain resistent and as for sawdust seems like it would protect it from getting to the laptop but the case would get dirty and gray.