Recommendation on a 13" MBP bag?

AlphaDogg

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My (second) Brenthaven Edge I bag broke. I love that case! It has ~1.5" of padding all around, so I could literally throw my MBP around without worrying about any sort of damage. Unfortunately, the zipper stopped zipping correctly.
It looks like this:


I emailed them to see if they could repair it under their lifetime warranty. They said they couldn't, so they would give me 80% off any case that I want.

They do not have anything available that is similar to my current (broken) case with a similar amount of padding:(. The first one I saw that I liked was the Prostyle Lite Expandable Case, but it's for a 15" MBP. That means my MBP will be loose inside it.

The second one that I saw that I liked was the Prostyle Plus Sleeve I, which has less space for school-related items, but it is slimmer and is sized for a 13" MBP.

The third one that I liked, but not as much was the Prostyle II-XF. It is huge and bulky, but it is still an option.
 

knockknock

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May 28, 2003
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How about this Tenba Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag, Mini it fits 13" MacBook in a padded sleeve And other stuff too.:D
http://www.amazon.com/Tenba-Mini-Me...D34C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337830611&sr=8-3

I got my wife the 15" version of this bag and she loves it!!.
She can put in that bag a 15" MacBook pro, a Casio LCD projector, an atv2 it's respective cords/chargers plus folders and worksheets (she's a teacher).
Or she can put her slr with a couple of lenses plus The MBP. Lots of pockets and zippers, it's very well made and has good padding for your shoulder.
 

AlphaDogg

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How about this Tenba Photo/Laptop Messenger Bag, Mini it fits 13" MacBook in a padded sleeve And other stuff too.:D
http://www.amazon.com/Tenba-Mini-Me...D34C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1337830611&sr=8-3

I got my wife the 15" version of this bag and she loves it!!.
She can put in that bag a 15" MacBook pro, a Casio LCD projector, an atv2 it's respective cords/chargers plus folders and worksheets (she's a teacher).
Or she can put her slr with a couple of lenses plus The MBP. Lots of pockets and zippers, it's very well made and has good padding for your shoulder.
I wish I could, but my choices are pretty confined to Brenthaven, because I get 80% off any bag of theirs.
 

Velin

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I would get anything Tumi. Yes it's more expensive, but it is very well made and worth the price. I've got one shoulder briefcase/laptop bag from them that has lasted a decade, it's been all over the globe, and it still looks great -- not a single tear, rip or stitch is out of place. Not many vendors deliver that type of quality and reliability, and frankly you save money buying once and not replacing.
 

AlphaDogg

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I got the ProStyle Lite Expandable bag. I got it in the mail on Friday and I love it! It is organized and holds everything I need (and some stuff I don't) without being massive!
 

davidg4781

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Just curious, if you REALLY want that bag, have you tried looking to see if you can find one online somewhere? I have that one but rarely use it. For some reason, I got it really cheap on Amazon about 5 years ago, so maybe you can find a deal on it somewhere.

Then use your Brenthaven discount for something else. I have this bag and a larger bag I use. I use the smaller one for the times I just need my MacBook. The larger one securely holds MacBook along with any cameras/cables/adaptors/phones/wires/chargers/papers I need.

Edit....

I really like the Prostyle Plus Sleeve I. The one I have is very similar to the II-XF. I think the Plus Sleeve I will work for you. The Edge case I have only has a slot in the back for a few loose pages and comes with a little pouch for the MagSafe charger.
 
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Json81

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Jan 9, 2012
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If it's only the zipper, talk to a tailor and see if they can fix it?
 
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