Waterproof Bag?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wayland1985, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, this may be the wrong place to post, but maybe somebody can chime in.

    I lost my powerbook to a rain storm the other day. My backpack leaked and my MacCase sleeve soaked right thru. Now my powerbook is useless.

    I was looking at Northface backpacks, but they're not waterproof according to an employee (due to the zipper design).

    I was also checking out Timbuk2, but wasn't 100% sure they can keep my laptop safe and dry in the event of another rainstorm.


    What kind of input can you guys give?
     
  2. Hankster macrumors 68020

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    You won't really find a bag that is 100% water proof, meaning you can submerge it in water and the insides will be fine - zippers. But, if you're looking for a quality bag that is highly water resistant and won't get your laptop all wet if left in a rain storm I would go with TimBuk2. Their products are excellent and I know two messengers who work in NY that swear by them...and they go everywhere...rain/snow/sleet.

    http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/laptop/
     
  3. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    Tom Binh uses a cool type of zipper that is rubber reinforced that creates a water repellent seal.
     
  4. robanga macrumors 68000

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    Yes short of a case designed for divers, there is nothing really truly waterproof. I have heard that the North Face bags are pretty resistant though, despite what the sales guy said.
     
  5. gb972 macrumors newbie

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    bobble be

    sells waterproof backpacks, 15 and 30l,called amphi bags, you can buy a sleeve for the 30 l model too.
     
  6. coachingguy macrumors 6502a

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    I've got an Osprey Transit bag, that has the zippers (sealed by the way) well away from the laptop compartment. It's about as weatherproof of a bag as I've found.

    On sale at
    http://www.campmor.com/webapp/wcs/s...xt&ip_text=Osprey+Courier&image.x=0&image.y=0

    Now those are last years models, the current model put in a zipper on the back side of the bag giving you easier access to the computer, but I think, limiting it's effectiveness weatherwise. I think there very well designed bags with lots of pockets. I've got the big Transit bag 1700 cu inches, but they come in 4 sizes down to 900 cu inches.

    Coachingguy
     
  7. CLSmooth macrumors newbie

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    Ortlieb specialise in waterproof bags - I've got one of their Cor13 rucksacks and it's superb.

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  8. CLSmooth macrumors newbie

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    Ortlieb specialise in waterproof bags - I've got one of their Cor13 rucksacks and it's superb.

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