Thoughts on this InCase Nylon Backpack

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  1. J Griz 757 macrumors regular

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    That looks real nice for carrying a MacBook and iPad, I might have to pick one up myself. I don't have any experience with this backpack, but I can say that every case I have had from InCase has been great.
     
  3. J Griz 757 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Fair enough.

    That's kinda what I was looking for too, as I haven't really owned anything other than a iPhone 3G case from InCase, but everyone I know has said good things about them.

    I think I'm gonna go for it, what the hell.
     
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    Let me know how you like it, I don't have a case for my new 15" MBP, I had a 13" before. But I did have an InCase Nylon Sleeve for that one, and it was real nice. But being able to carry a little more, including my iPad, would be handy.

    I see a canvas version of the backpack on the InCase website, that looks nice too.
     
  5. J Griz 757 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, will do. I'll update this thread when I recieve it this week. I'm gonna pick up the dark grey one.

    Yea, now that I have a pretty wide variety of Apple gadgets, obviously such as a MBP, iP4, iP2, along with a (rechargeable :D) Magic Mouse, along with all the other chargers, this backpack has big appeal to me, ecspecially since I'm always on the go.
     
  6. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I picked up this backpack literally 20 minutes ago. I ordered and received a North Face Box Shot for my 17" MBP (it was between that and the Incase) because the Box Shot seems to be TNF's biggest "normal" backpack. However, my 17" MBP alone is already a snug fit in there, and it's almost impossible to fit with a sleeve. I decided to RMA the Box Shot, and walked over to my school bookstore and picked up an Incase Nylon Backpack. I obviously haven't gotten around to using it yet, but I chose it because of the insanely nice padding inside for the laptop (I won't need another sleeve), as well as the huge number of pockets overall. The only downside is that the straps don't seem as nice, compared to the Box Shot, but that's a compromise I'll have to take to get the nice laptop compartment, and a backpack that ACTUALLY fits my machine. If I remember, I'll post back in like a week on how I like the backpack.
     
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    Nice!

    As you already know I just ordered the backpack about 45 mins ago.

    Looking forward to how your liking it, as I don't expect to have my backpack delivered till Friday or Sat, and haven't physically gotten to toy around with it yet, only read specs.
     
  8. ReidStylez macrumors member

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    I have an under armor one that holds up to 15" laptop. It has multiple compartments.
     
  9. robm99x macrumors newbie

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    I just bought a (shudder) HP laptop backpack for $36.54 from Walmart online for my 17" MacBook Pro. Its great and you can't beat that price anywhere. Here's the link:

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Notebook-Backpack-Black-Green/9208106#rr

    Good luck!
    -Rob
     
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    I'm trying to avoid the backpack being a tight fit, ONLY for my 15" MBP, let alone if I have my iP2 etc in it.

    How much did the under armor one drain your wallet for btw?
     
  12. ReidStylez macrumors member

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    The 15.4" Lenovo was a decent fit, wasn't too big but wasn't too small.

    My 13" MBP should fit nice with a sleeve.

    The under armor one was like $65 I believe.
     
  13. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I can tell you straightaway that I REALLY like the faux fur lining on the inside. It has this lining for 3 of the pockets: the laptop compartment, the front small pocket, and the iPhone/iPod pocket. This will definitely come in handy. With regards the the rest of the backpack, I do like the shape, and the build seems solid enough, but only time will tell.
     
  14. vnle macrumors 6502

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    I've had that case for my 13" mb. It really was a fantastic case. The zippers might touch your mbp when you pull it in or out but they have not cause any scratches for me. Otherwise, the zippers would never touch the mbp once you zip it up. All the compartments were nice as well - there's surprisedly a huge amount of space in there for all my accessories (mouse, external, power adapter, various cables) and paperwork. :D
     
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    Thanks for sharing!

    Good to hear that there is more space than you'd think from looking at it, I was hoping that was the case.
     
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    I bought a similar one from the Apple Store for the same price and have been using it for about 6 weeks now. The various pockets are really nice to have especially when you have a bunch of gadgets. Over all, it carries everything I need though I don't carry any books or anything heavy with it so I can't attest to its durability.

    I would recommend it though as it has pockets for a laptop, iPad and even smaller items and everything can be neatly organized inside.
     
  17. jAguero16 macrumors member

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    That looks pretty useful and functional but a little bit too professional for a student like myself.

    I am looking at this as another alternative. :p
     
  18. lazit7 macrumors newbie

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    been using an incase backpack for about a year now. I have the older 2010 model which is discontinued but they are essentially the same with the one you want to get. It fits my macbook pro 13'' perfectly with extra rooms to spare. I believe it can hold a 15'' with a snug fit.

    The backpack is really light and functional. I like how it has many compartments as it prevents all your materials to just sink to the bottom of the bag. It utilizes all the spaces from the top to bottom, making your backpack flat and in a slim shape. (you won't have the bulging bottom of your old jansports backpacks). Because it stays slim, the weight is evenly distributed to your back. There is less strain to your back and shoulders and this is really important if you travel long distances. haha i bet you can see how much I love this backpack. anyway, I'd say GO FOR IT! :)
     
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    i just got this backpack a few days ago and i love it so far. My classes havent started yet so i haven't loaded it up with books, but so far it holds my 15" macbook in an incase neoprene sleeve plus comfortably. It's still pretty compact considering it's supposed to be the "larger" version. Hopefully it'll still be comfortable when i start putting some larger textbooks inside along with my macbook.
     
  21. J Griz 757 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Deff a cool, cost effective alternative, that still holds alot of our :apple: products well.
     
  22. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    i personally think incase went backwards with the newer 2011 design. they ditched alot of features the 2010 models had, such as chest and sternum straps, and a pencil case ziiper pocket as well as 2 larg extra padded pockets on the front interior.

    anyways, heres my youtube video on the review of the incase canvas backpack 2010 version.

    its the samething as nylon except its made of canvas and cotton ont he inside which i prefer over nylon.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBJUkXcun4Q
     
  23. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    btw did u get it?
     
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    are u still using it? any rips or anything?


    hows it beens icne a year?
     
  25. J Griz 757 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow thanks for asking.

    Actually the bag is still good as new. Somehow I have managed to not stain it with anything, and you couldn't tell it's over a year old. Zippers still work great, the faux-fur pocket is still soft as new too.

    So I can say from experience now, that you get what you pay for, and what you pay for the InCase Nylon Backpack is worth it in my book.
     

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