DMPDX said:Just checked that link from the US outdoor store. Are you in oregon/portland? And does the backpack have a dedicated slot for the computer?
I second all of this. Sleeve + regular backpack is the way to go, and waterfield designs makes great sleeves. It's what I've got, and I'm very happy with it.gerbilbox said:Get a laptop sleeve to protect your MacBook, and then put the sleeve into a regular backpack. That's what I do.
I think it's a lot more flexible option, and your backpack probably doesn't look like it's carrying a computer. I really don't like how backpacks designed to hold laptops look like they're holding a laptop; I don't want to walk around wearing a backpack that's advertising "expensive laptop inside!"
I have a sleeve from Waterfield Designs, and a large daypack from REI that fits both the sleeve+computer and my school books.
I agree. I just ordered an STM Loop in the large (17" size) because it has a lot of room and doesn't give the impression that you have a computer with you.Xander562 said: