Timbuk2 The Snoop Camera Messenger Bag (Best bag ever!)

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  1. SAdProZ, Jun 28, 2011
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    SAdProZ macrumors 6502

    SAdProZ

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    I always find helpful reviews and suggestions on macrumor's forums :D so I wanted to contribute back. When I was looking for a review of this bag before purchase I couldn't find anything, so I have to pay it back. I made a video post about it but for the sake of not seeming spammy I'll write my review here, for you guys:

    The Timbuk2 The Snoop Camera Messenger Bag is the best bag I've ever owned for my tech lifestyle. It's a messenger bag, camera bag on the inside, therefore no thief would know what's inside (you wont be targeted).

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    • Inside you'll find a removable, fitted camera pouch with adjustable padding for arranging your camera gear as you wish. Behind the camera pouch is a padded compartment for your Apple laptop, so like many laptop bags if you remove the pouch and have a lot of random books, pens and objects your laptop is cushioned.
    • The bottom has straps to carry your full-size camera tripod.
    • The bag comes with velcro silencers. What that means is you can put the silencers on and when you open the bag it wont make that loud velcro sound. This is important for photography jobs where you need to be silent, like at a wedding, or if you have sleeping toddlers like me and you don't want to wake them up just to putt out your camera or laptop.
    • Theres a clip on the shoulder strap so it's never difficult to take take off your bag or put it back on, like some other messenger bags.

    I've had it for six months now and I take it with me on daily bike rides when I feel like taking pictures. When I go on a trip this is my carry on luggage. If I go on a photoshoot I want to bring my MacBook laptop to view/edit pictures and unlike a lot of other dedicated camera bags this does it all. I know it's a big expensive at $130 (Cheaper if you get the smaller bag) but this will most likely last your lifetime. I don't know if there will ever be a more perfect bag for these all around needs. Totally worth the purchase and I highly recommend it.


    I also listed all the must have computer and camera gadgets I keep in my bag. Pretty handy list:

    Computer:
    1. Apple MacBook Air 13.3-Inch Laptop
    2. Apple Magic Mouse
    3. Quirky PowerCurl for Apple Magsafe Power Adapter (Orange)
    4. 500GB OWC Mercury External Harddrive (FW800&400/USB2)

    Photography
    1. Canon EOS 60D Digital SLR Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD (Body Only)
    2. Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8 Lens
    3. SanDisk 16gb Extreme 30MB/s Edition SDHC High Performance Card
    4. Canon Remote Switch RS60
    5. Joby GP3 Gorillapod SLR-Zoom Flexible Tripod*

    Office
    1. Buxton Premier Writing Pad
    2. Pentel Sharp Automatic Pencil, 0.9mm

    You can view the video review of the bag here if you want to see how all these items fit.

    If you have any alternative bags though you recommend for anyone else reading this review, please share. I'm sure this bag would be best for 90% of people out there but it may not be for everyone. I wrote this in my review: "If James Bond met Vignelli while being hit by a hipster bike messenger running from hollywood paparazzi then this bag would be the baby from whatever pregnancy ensued." Thats how I feel.

    Almost forgot, heres a link to the Timbuk2 site: http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/messenger/messenger-camera/snoop-camera-messenger
     
  2. s1nfoxgl macrumors newbie

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    I like this messenger bag a lot! Didn't know Timbuk2 had a bag like this. Do you have any idea if the Medium size bag can fit the Macbook Pro 15 Early 2011 model or does it fit your 13 just right?
     
  3. SAdProZ thread starter macrumors 6502

    SAdProZ

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    There's a small and medium. I reviewed the medium, which I own. I know it fits a 15" laptop. It may even fit a 17" MacBook Pro.

    If you go to timbuk2.com (direct link to the bag in my post) and click the "Dimensions" tab you'll see the Small is 15.90" wide and the Medium is 19.39" wide. So again, this bag fits a 15" laptop and I'll get back to you on whether it fits a 17".
     
  4. s1nfoxgl macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much =D I was opting to custom make a Laptop messenger bag but this bag is just as good if not better for my taste.
     

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