Suggestions Please For Sleve, Bag, or Backpack

sblasl

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I just ordered the 15" MBP. I need some suggestions for a nice sleeve, bag, or backpack. Those of a higher quality is what I would be interested in. Not really wanting a "briefcase" style case.

If you can provide name, style, and maybe a link to the website it would be greatly appreciated.:cool:
 

shakerbaby

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sblasl said:
I just ordered the 15" MBP. I need some suggestions for a nice sleeve, bag, or backpack. Those of a higher quality is what I would be interested in. Not really wanting a "briefcase" style case.

If you can provide name, style, and maybe a link to the website it would be greatly appreciated.:cool:
Fat Cat backpack here :cool:
 
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killmoms

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Buy a Waterfield Designs sleeve and then use any backpack/messenger bag you like (to get whatever look you want). WD makes great sleeves and they have excellent service, I'd definitely buy from them again.
 
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DSL Steve

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sblasl said:
I just ordered the 15" MBP. I need some suggestions for a nice sleeve, bag, or backpack. Those of a higher quality is what I would be interested in. Not really wanting a "briefcase" style case.

If you can provide name, style, and maybe a link to the website it would be greatly appreciated.:cool:
The Timbuk2 Laptop Messenger Bag is great!

http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/retail/catalog.htm?categoryId=0&skusetId=86
 
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nevir

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Collin973

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I have a Marware Macbook Pro sleeve and it's excellent. So far I've used it for my 12" PB g4 while waiting for my MBP to arrive. I put it in the sleeve and carry my laptop around with me to class every day along with notebooks and text books and it's in perfect condition.

http://www.marware.com
 
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islandman

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Crumpler makes some great cases. Also, I know a couple of people who are happy with their Timbuk2 cases as well. I currently use my Targus (left-over from my Dell laptop), but I'm going to get a Timbuk2 very shortly.
 
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palter

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killmoms said:
Buy a Waterfield Designs sleeve and then use any backpack/messenger bag you like (to get whatever look you want). WD makes great sleeves and they have excellent service, I'd definitely buy from them again.
I definitely second this recommendation. Their service is amazing. And their products are top rate.
 
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iBorg20181

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Brenthaven Metro Deluxe?

I have a 2.33 GHz 15.4" MBP coming Thursday, and I've been searching the internet for the perfect bag (for me!). I don't want a backpack type, nor a huge bag too unwieldy to travel on planes.

The Brenthaven Metro Deluxe looks good, but I haven't been able to find one to examine in stores. It appears to have a well-padded compartment for the lappie, a separate folder/book section, and a front-zippered compartment for power cords and other peripherals, while not being too large, and it's reasonably priced at $100. Anyone have experience with this, either bought it, or examined it?

TIA :D

iBorg
 
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uv23

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I ordered the STM alley from the Apple store along with my MBP. My previous laptop bag was a booq 12" PowerSleeve, but the new booqs are too expensive for generic-sized bags.
 
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Cue

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These sleeves look awesome holdencaulfield!
I personally have an incase sleeve for my Macbook 13'3 and a Tucano Cobra Horizontal Limit bag (which I bought in Greece so I can't provide you with a link) which I'm really pleased with since it doesn't look dorky and it's has a great deal of space.

 
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thenewguy

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Yeah, I've got one of those Timbuk2 Bags - works like a charm for most uses! (to and from classes)

Then for traveling, I use this:

http://www.ebags.com/ogio/metro/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=69616

It's a really slick backpack, and no one's the wiser that it holds a laptop.
That OGIO bag seems really cool - but I worry about the laptop being RIGHT next to your back. With the curve of our spines, when we hunch over to ride a bike or bend over, wouldn't that put some pressure on the middle of the compuer, pushing the keyboard into the screen?

that's my fear with my current bag, and I was considering just getting a Brain Cell to keep in my bag so I can protect it against that, since the brain cell is rigid.
 
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Am3822

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Sleeve question

Is the crumpler sleeve thin enough to fit (with the MBP) nicely inside a thinkpad 'briefcase' style bag without causing any pressure on the screen?
 
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Chégringo

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Nov 7, 2006
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i just bought my first macbook and laptop yesterday along w/ a notebook sleeve and to break with tradition, a sling bag instead of the briefcase or messenger bag look.

my sleeve:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=438D297&nplm=TJ702LL%2FA

the slingbag:
http://www.ebags.com/jansport/air_cisco/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=75052

there are cheaper options that this jansport bag shown. my 13 fits just fine w/the sleeve w/plenty of room to spare for accessories, a spiral notebook for school, etc. its just up to each person. fyi i got black for both.
 
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coal

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The best combination is a Tom Bihn sleeve (either the Brain Cell, the Archetype, or even the Soft Cell) and a 253 Courier messenger bag from Bailey Works.

The medium size Bailey Works is perfect for a MBP inside a sleeve and anything else you might need to bring along like books or a camera or notebooks et cetera.

Just to add some more, the Bailey Works bags are built to last and are tough and waterproof and will last for a very long time. The price may be a bit higher than most, but it's absolutely worth the cost.

Also, both of these products are stitched by workers here in the U.S. and are backed by small-business friendliness. (Seriously, both Tom Bihn and John Bailey are wonderful.) This is the absolute best combination.
 
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iBorg20181

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Brenthaven Metro Deluxe

For my MBP, I'm very pleased with the following combination, that I've been using this week, traveling between work and home:

The Brenthaven Metro Deluxe is well made, fairly compact, yet gives excellent protection, has separate compartments for lappie, folders/books/accessories, for $100.

I've always used the RadTech Notebook ScreenSavrz with my lappies, a very thin microfiber screen protector, which can be wetted to use as a screen/case cleaner and is washable. (My 4 year-old Titanium Powerbook's screen has nary a scratch or mark because of this!)

Lastly, I use a RadTech Sleevz as a thin, microfiber, fitted sleeve, which protects the finish of my MBP from scratches, and fits nicely inside the compartment of the Brenthaven.

For me, this is the perfect combo, all for about $140! :D

iBorg
 
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djkny

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The best combination is a Tom Bihn sleeve (either the Brain Cell, the Archetype, or even the Soft Cell) and a 253 Courier messenger bag from Bailey Works.

The medium size Bailey Works is perfect for a MBP inside a sleeve and anything else you might need to bring along like books or a camera or notebooks et cetera.

Just to add some more, the Bailey Works bags are built to last and are tough and waterproof and will last for a very long time. The price may be a bit higher than most, but it's absolutely worth the cost.

Also, both of these products are stitched by workers here in the U.S. and are backed by small-business friendliness. (Seriously, both Tom Bihn and John Bailey are wonderful.) This is the absolute best combination.
Great to hear about Biley works (have been a long time Tom Binh fan). It's hard to find a messenger bag with a 1200-1400 cu in capacity. It's usually thinner or much wider.
 
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hupalmer

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Jun 23, 2005
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sleeve and backpack..

I can heartily recommend the Tucano microfiber second skin, very soft to the macbook, very tough to the outside world, I think it will last because it's nicely made. I tucks in the centre portion of a brenthaven backpack, with padlock as it's going travelling to India for a number of months..
best
Hugh
 
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YS2003

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Finally I have arrived.....
I have a brand new Timbuk messenger bag for my 15" PB. I thought I would be able to use it for my 15" MBP. But, I just found out it won't fit with my MBP as it is a little wider than PB.
 
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