Recommend me a good Bookbag - And Post yours!

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  1. smeind macrumors member

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    I'm heading to College next year, and i'm in desperate need of a new bookbag. Considering I'll be using it everyday for the next 4 years.. I figure I should get one that will hold up.. and look nice!


    So, what bookbags do you guys use? Do you like them? Flaws?

    So far i'm thinking about getting
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    What do you think?
     
  2. Spares macrumors member

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    if your looking for bang for your buck, check LL BEAN, lifetime warranty if anything, and i mean anything happens they replace it no questions asked... change the colour if ya wanna. Only flaw is the zipper somtimes eats the zipper flap and gets jammed.(sounds pretty vague but classic zipper jam)
     
  3. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Dakine Explorer in the "black chop shop" color.

    Really love the bag and have nothing but good to say about Dakine.

    Even has a nice space reserved for my macbook!!

    Here's a link
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001QORAMK/ref=asc_df_B001QORAMK835529/?tag=nextag-sports-mp-delta-20&creative=380333&creativeASIN=B001QORAMK&linkCode=asn


    Also, I have a northface and although it is nice, has too many straps and zippers and all that rubbish. I just like the design of the Dakine better.

    edit: both the Dakine and Northface bags have lifetime warantees


    Ohhhhhh and if you dont mind white i found it for $25 with 5 bucks shipping...

    http://www.tactics.com/dakine/explorer-backpack
     
  4. brax.j macrumors regular

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    If you want a solid bookbag that doesn't have a dedicated laptop place I would recommend Dakine. If you want a spot specifically for your laptop Brenthaven makes amazing bags that hold up really well.
    On days I drive to work I have this bag.
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    When ever I ride my bike to work I use this bag.
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  5. bobpensik macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure where you live, but I have been using this backpack for the last 6 years of going to University and I got it from MEC (Mountain Equipment Co-op). It has stood up to more abuse and heavy loads then I care to remember and has never flinched.

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  6. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    I only buy the 2007 model of North Face bags. The new ones are CRAP!

    I own this one in all black and another in brown.
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    I also own the '98 or '97 model of Hot Shot (before they had laptop sleeves/ waterproofing/ the name on the bag itself)
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    And then the cheepy jansports!
     
  7. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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    i cant really recommend a good backpack but i use a simple black jansport
     

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  8. kymac macrumors 6502a

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    how are they different? i had an '03 recon up until last month when i had to replace it with the new recon.. the bag is entirely similar except a few minor design tweaks to the outside..

    also i recommend any north face bag.. esp. the recon because of the outer net, laptop holder, and water-bottle pockets.
     
  9. AlecG. macrumors member

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    I've used this one for a year and it's worked really well for me. Lots of room in the main compartment, a bunch of pockets in the front slot, ipod pocket, drink pocket, bottom/side compartments, and a laptop slot. Ogio has a lifetime warranty on their bags as well.
     

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  10. duncanapple macrumors 6502

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    here is a pic (not my pic) of the bag I just got. These things are built like tanks, very protective as well. Not sure you can beat a crumpler bag, though they are a little pricey upfront (this was $145)
     
  11. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    My goal whenever buying a new North Face bag, which isn't too often to begin with because they last forever, (Usually it's because my previous one has gotten too dirty, not because it has fallen apart) is to find an old model. Luckily I have a North Face Outlet about an hour or two away from my home so I can just go there and pick up what I like.

    I like the older ones because
    1.) They have the belt strap thing.
    2.) They don't look like you're wearing a turtle.
    3.) They had secret compartments. (You could stick your hand inside of the belt strap area and expose an entire pocket which you could put literally anything in.)

    The new ones look tacky.
     
  12. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    This one looks sporty and "hip".






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    This one looks heavy duty. I also forgot to mention the straps on the bottom of the bag which you could tighten to make the bag smaller. Those are a plus.
     
  13. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I actually have that 2007 Northface Recon posted above. I never even knew about that hidden compartment lol. Now I like the bag a lot better since i can tuck away the waist straps.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    All the North Face ones are too small, IMO. They're all 30 litres.
     
  15. idesign245 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know how much you need to carry but I love my Incase Nylon backback. Crazy amount of pockets to hold wallet, phone, iPod, keys, mouse, cables,Etc. And my macbook pro and a few books and notebook. I have the silver and it's stayed pretty clean and it's comfy to wear.

    I have pictures here
     
  16. NewEyesOpen macrumors regular

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    Any bag by North Face is is going to be incredible. I own one and I love it. I'm definitely going to buy another to port my macbook pro around in...whenever i get the MBP, of course.
     
  17. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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    Timbuk2 is the sturdiest

    Not exactly a backpack, but pretty much water-proof and it hold everything including a laptop. I'm going on 5 years with mine and it still looks new.

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  18. peapody macrumors 68040

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    What brand and model is this brax?
     
  19. macjram macrumors 6502a

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    I use this bag. But in green.
     
  20. trekkie604 macrumors 65816

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    I have this one. Going on 3 years now and no wear and tear is visible anywhere on it. Amazing considering I use it every weekday.
     
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    Booq Python Pack. Previously owned an STM loop, can't say bad things about either.

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  24. huntnboy04 macrumors regular

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    since you're paying so much for school, I get recommend an Eastpak, I have one with two large sections and a place for a laptop. Still serves it purpose just fine, I have had it for 5 years, and it did fine on a 3 week excursion in West Africa.
     
  25. pb1300 macrumors 6502a

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    Im looking for a sling-type bag. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a Nike one, but Im not happy with it at all. I had one before (cant remember if it was a Victorinox, Columbia, or Swiss Army), but it seems my parents misplaced it while they were packing to move overseas. Any suggestions on sites to check out would be appreciated.
     

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