Stylish Backpack for DSLR and 13" Macbook Pro

LERsince1991

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Hi,

I'm looking for a backpack to carry my macbook and DSLR (body and about 2 lenses) around with me, the best and pretty much only option I've seen is the Lowepro Fastpack 150 but its very ugly/boring looking.

http://products.lowepro.com/product/DSLR-Video-Fastpack-150-AW,2281,16.htm

I was hoping for something more stylish with better materials to last me a good amount of years! But I can only find that one option.

I like Incase bags but they don't have space for a DSLR.
I want it to fit a 13" macbook not 15.4 as it will move around too much.

This looks cool but no DSLR space
http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1453ZM/A

Anyone know of any more designer / stylish packs?
Oh and I'm in the UK but if there is something brilliant found abroad I wouldn't mind shipping it over :)

Thanks,
Luke.
 

jabbott

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I'm looking for a backpack to carry my 13" macbook and DSLR (body and about 2 lenses) around with me
You might try the small version of the Crumpler Karachi Outpost... designed for carrying (you guessed it) a DSLR, 2 lenses and a 13" Macbook. The opening works only from the back so you have to remove it to get to your gear - very helpful in busy urban areas, but not so helpful anywhere else. I use the older Crumpler Whickey and Cox which is similar to the medium version of the Karachi Outpost, and I find it to be both stylish and functional.

I also shoot with a Lowepro PhotoSport 200AW, which is great for hiking and all-around use. It is super comfortable even for all-day use. It has a side opening for your camera and two lenses (with one attached) so you don't have to remove the pack to get to your camera gear, and it has a front sleeve for your laptop or iPad. They don't advertise that it can hold a 13" Macbook but it will. The camera pouch is big enough to carry my T2i with 24-70L attached and 70-200 f/2.8L in the bottom slot. There's also a storage pouch on top which is roomy for a backpack of its size, and a sleeve for a hydration pack on the back. Lots and lots of features for the money.
 

LERsince1991

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nice functionality with the Crumpler but I'm not keen on the crumplier style, I'm more interested in bags like incase or a something a bit different and more grown up like a leather one.

Thanks though
 

lynziwow

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Kind of pricey but as with everything else, we get what we pay for, right? I'm dreaming of the Union Street right now but the backpack is pretty sweet too.

Let me know if you find anything similar to these :)
 

sapporobaby

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Hi,

I'm looking for a backpack to carry my macbook and DSLR (body and about 2 lenses) around with me, the best and pretty much only option I've seen is the Lowepro Fastpack 150 but its very ugly/boring looking.

http://products.lowepro.com/product/DSLR-Video-Fastpack-150-AW,2281,16.htm

I was hoping for something more stylish with better materials to last me a good amount of years! But I can only find that one option.

I like Incase bags but they don't have space for a DSLR.
I want it to fit a 13" macbook not 15.4 as it will move around too much.

This looks cool but no DSLR space
http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1453ZM/A

Anyone know of any more designer / stylish packs?
Oh and I'm in the UK but if there is something brilliant found abroad I wouldn't mind shipping it over :)

Thanks,
Luke.
Have a look at: http://www.booqbags.com/

I have the Boa...
 

LERsince1991

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Thanks! nice calls, both the right sort of thing.

I actually have a budget of around £100 but more if its worth it!

I'm looking for a fairly small one to carry;
13" macbook pro, power block, magic mouse
pens and pencils
DSLR and 2 or 3 lenses - has to be a dedicated place to ovoid unpacking to access camera
couple of sketchbooks
headphones

I like the functionality of them and the looks are pretty decent but still not enough for me to spend the cash :) The booq boa is probably the best at the moment

Guess I want one that looks sleeker and more minimalist
http://www.just4laptops.co.uk/Products/32-15-6701-classic-leather-laptop-backpack-tech-air.aspx

this looks really nice http://goincase.com/products/detail/coated-canvas-backpack-cl55328/2
with a bit of black leather and a proper dslr space would be perfect!
 
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sapporobaby

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Thanks! nice calls, both the right sort of thing.

I actually have a budget of around £100 but more if its worth it!

I'm looking for a fairly small one to carry;
13" macbook pro, power block, magic mouse
pens and pencils
DSLR and 2 or 3 lenses - has to be a dedicated place to ovoid unpacking to access camera
couple of sketchbooks
headphones

I like the functionality of them and the looks are pretty decent but still not enough for me to spend the cash :) The booq boa is probably the best at the moment

Guess I want one that looks sleeker and more minimalist
http://www.just4laptops.co.uk/Products/32-15-6701-classic-leather-laptop-backpack-tech-air.aspx

this looks really nice http://goincase.com/products/detail/coated-canvas-backpack-cl55328/2
with a bit of black leather and a proper dslr space would be perfect!
I throw my 15 inch MBP and camera (Nikon D3S), and a few lens.
 

danahn17

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I used a LowePro Fastpack 350 before... and while i should do what you want, to be honest, I thought it was pretty uncomfortable. I ended up selling it.

I currently use a Lowepro Classified 160... it's nice but it won't hold a computer. Once you get to the size that includes a laptop, it becomes HUGE (so i didnt buy that model).

I've seen people convert Timbuk2 and Chrome bags into DSLR bags. I think they even sell little inserts for your camera. Maybe you could do something like that?

Though i have to say the Boa bag looks pretty nice...
 

LERsince1991

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any other suggestions?
The Incase coated canvas or BooQ Boa are the favs at the moment would prefer a proper dslr one though and maybe black leather :)

Luke.
 

LERsince1991

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but how is it a proper DSLR bag if theres not a proper compartment for the camera or lenses? put them all in and they'll be knocking each other and at the bottom of a bag where there is no quick access

cheers!
 

hakuryuu

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I know you don't really like Crumpler but I have had a larger Crumpler camera/laptop backpack for several years and it still looks like new even though i've been using it daily (and traveled to Japan twice, the UK twice and around the US) just about the entire time.

If you want quality look no further.
 

ThatsAngel

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Very sorry to resurrect an old thread. This one came up at the top of my Google search and I was wondering how much, if anything, has changed in the stylish SLR-MacBook carrying offerings. I found this pack by booq and this one, but wondering if there's better out there. Almost everything looks like I'm running away from home.
 
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Apple fanboy

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Very sorry to resurrect an old thread. This one came up at the top of my Google search and I was wondering how much, if anything, has changed in the stylish SLR-MacBook carrying offerings. I found this pack by booq, but wondering if there's better out there. Almost everything looks like I'm running away from home.
I have a small booq toploader when I just need one camera. It's okay but not that good for the price.
For everyday I use my lowpro flip side 400. What I like about the lowpro website is the bag finder. You say what you want to carry and it narrows down your options.
 

guzhogi

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I have a Sony backpack. Has room for a 15" laptop, body and several lenses. Movable walls so you can have different sized lenses. Also has a strap for tripod a a holder for a water bottle.

http://m.store.sony.com/products/27-LCSBP3
 
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