North face backpack??!! Or A different one for Travel!?

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  1. portuglish08 macrumors member

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    :apple:I am going to be going to Egypt, and I want to have a backpack that will hold my macbook well. I am just wondering if the north face backpacks hold the laptop well, or if I should maybe choose another backpack to keep my laptop from getting ruined on the rough road!:apple:

    Please Help!:confused:

    Thanks!!!:D
     
  2. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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  3. eddyhttp macrumors regular

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    yea they are good, i have one for college. the type is yavapai
     
  4. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    I just went thru this a few weeks ago; a zipper on my trusty ogio laptop bag broke, so I looked for over 2 weeks and found The North Face Box Shot. I freaking LOVE this bag! It will fit up to a 17" laptop, plus tons of room for other stuff. $109.
     
  5. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    North Face has gone way more fashion, way less utility in the last few years. I bought a North Face daypack for about $80 about ten years ago and it has served as a daypack, overnight bag, carry-on bag, archaeology field pack, and range bag for when I go shooting. I've beaten the hell out of it and it still holds up well.

    The newer bags seem to have wimpier stitching and lighter-duty zippers. I would think twice about going with North Face again - but whatever brand you go with make sure you get a dedicated laptop bag so it has a nice padded slot for your MacBook.
     
  6. juanster macrumors 68020

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    I agree, they re still better than most, but nothing like the way they used to be...
     
  7. Lurchdubious macrumors 65816

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    I don't feel that North face has gone down in quality. I mean, if you pay for one of their cheaper bags, maybe, but the Box Shot seems great to me. Better quality than my Ogio bag for sure.

    http://www.usoutdoorstore.com/outlet/the-north-face-box-shot-backpack.html

    I actually ordered from mountainsports.com, but it looks like they're out of stock for the box shot. They have several other styles tho, and they're a little cheaper than most, plus free shipping and no tax!
     
  8. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    The bag I have is the Miwok, which I'm sure is discontinued. The straps, belt and zippers appear (to me) heavier than the Box Shot's; in fact, I've not seen any current North Face daypack with similarly heavy zippers and straps.

    That's not to say the Box Shot won't make a good daypack - I just don't think it would last under the conditions my pack encounters. Actually, I've been thinking about replacing my daypack with something beefier for a while but the damned thing won't break.
     
  9. braap13 macrumors newbie

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    I have a North Face Recon backpack and it is great. The padded laptop slot fits the macbook perfectly with my incase sleeve. Have had it for 4 years now and still going strong even after use every day going to classes.
     
  10. trix03 macrumors newbie

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    i have the NF borealis, and its worked great for me for school. I did close my trunk down on the clip that holds it onto my waist, but other than that its still running good. would recommend it if you don't mind paying a bit more than normal backpacks.
     
  11. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    haha im egyptian and i go to egypt each summer =D

    but anyways back to the point, i honestly just used my regular bag, but if you use a regular laptop bag it'll be fine... or get a sturdy sleeve and keep it in your normal bag
     

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