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laptop bags

Hi Guys,

can you recomend some nice laptop bags, that has lot of room + stores a 17" laptop.

thanks,
Lb
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I have a Brenthaven for my 12" PowerBook, which wasn't especially cheap but it's worth it.
John Topley Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I picked up Waterfield's large Cargo bag with a sleevecase (they make a sleevecase for every size laptop) and have been impressed.  Great quality and service.  A bit spendy, but I'm betting it will last me quite a while.

www.sfbags.com
Jon Hellebuyck
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
+1 for Waterfield. My roommate uses one for his Mac and loves it. They're well designed and priced accordingly and worth the money.
QADude Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
+ another 1 for Waterfield

Excellent customer service, internationally in my case.
Abstract Typist
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I have a Pakuma bag (http://www.pakuma.com/) and it is fantastic
LizardMan
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I picked up a really nice one at Cosco called a Swiss; same company that makes the Swiss Army Knives.  Don't currently have it with me so I don't have the model number.

It also has wheels -- if you ever walked around with a shoulder bag for a VERY LONG TIME, you'll appreciate the wheels!

Has retractable handle and in the back pouch, you can put over-night clothes if you travel a lot.  It also has an inside bag you can put your laptop in.  This is cool as you can park your bag, pull the inside bag and go... This is ideal for where I work as I am often on-site at some large companies where I need to squat in office space.  The inside bag allows me to stow my laptop, mouse, and cables.

I tried to find a link to it but was not able too during this post... The bag was under $50.
Eric (another ISV guy with his company)
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
A dack.com blog post that reviews several laptop bags (ranges from $100 to $250).
Pete Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
http://www.swissarmy.com/TravelGear/Product.htm?category=businessgearwheeled&product=39231&

This is pretty close to what I picked up last year.

Highly recommended:  Sturdy stitching / kevlar like.
Eric (another ISV guy with his company)
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I bought a Backpack by Australian company STM last year before heading off on a 2 month trip around Europe. Very happy with the purchase. Well made, with lots of cool features and great padding.

It is much easier to wear a backpack when you are hauling lots of luggage. Also it isn't anywhere near as obvious that their is a Notebook inside which was important for me.
Neville Franks Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
Timbuk2 Commute xl

"Designed to fit the new Apple 17" G4 Laptop."

I do not work for Timbuk2.  I have the regular sized Commute and am happy with it.  The XL is gi-normous.
messenger
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
Here's a great laptop bag. Durable, eye-catching.
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/human-skin-laptop-bags
Yes
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I've had good luck with Tom Bihn bags, for laptops, for attache's containing laptops and for shoulder bags.  You mileage might vary...

http://www.tombihn.com/

Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I use a Freitag bag (http://www.freitag.ch). My 17" powerbook barely fits and is rather unprotected, but I like it anyway. Those bags are made from old truck tarps and seat belts.
Matthias Winkelmann Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I have a dicota mission back pack. Excellent laptop bag, ideal for me as i do a lot of commuting.

http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/dicota-bacpac_mission_ruby_red-laptop_case-4-cc2.htm
Stephen Haunts Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
Another solution is to pick up a generic backpack or shoulder bag and buy a separate laptop sleeve.  This way you still protect your laptop but aren't carrying something that screams, "Laptop stored here! Please, steal me!"
Larry Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
i got 17" portable....i use a Northface backpack made for portable computers... http://www.altrec.com/shop/detail/17075/
Lemon Obrien from portable Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
+1 for Tom Bihn. I have their Empire Builder briefcase; fits tons of stuff plus the laptop and is VERY rugged. They have an insert system so that you actually buy two bags - the outer bag/briefcase/backpack/ whatever, and a separate smaller bag that snaps into the outer one that specificially fits your laptop. Works great.
Chris Tavares Send private email
Monday, February 27, 2006
 
 
I figured with a 17" laptop a regular bag would be a PITA.  So I bought a Targus backpack from Best Buy for $90. It is awesome.  Room for everything, nice pocket for an MP3 player, and one for a water bottle.

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=TXL617

And even when its slung on only one shoulder, there's no strain.
y0mbo Send private email
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
 
 
If you want to be a little edgier, I recommend the "ground control phantom backpack"  It has a backpack slot in the back, which will hold a 17" laptop, but you cannot get the velcro to close over it.

The rest of the bag is chock full of pockets and pouches and stuff.  There's space for my laptop lock, power supply, ethernet cable, mouse, water, and a couple body parts of people I despise.

It will also hold your roller blades -- its original intention. Though, I cannot imagine blading with my laptop on my back, no matter HOW good the padding is. Oh, and the sicle on the front makes you look communist or something...
Michael Dwyer Send private email
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
 
 
I have the same Targus backpack that y0mbo linked and it is fantastic.
Mr Fancypants Send private email
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
 
 
i like chrome bags.

http://www.chromebags.com

I've got this one: http://www.chromebags.com/soma.php
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Wednesday, March 01, 2006
 
 

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