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Dec 18, 2009 09:46 |  #1

I must have like three bags at home and have given away three others - I just can’t find what I’m looking for! I have a 15” MBP & a Lenovo S10 that I want to carry around along with other devices. I already have a Lowepro backpack for long trips which accommodates everything (damn it gets heavy) - but I need a day to day bag for work. This is what I’d like to put in it:

15” MBP
Lenovo S10
2x LaCie Rugged Hard Drives
Extra Battery (for MBP)
2x Wall Warts
iPod Classic
iPhone
2x Flash drives (thumbnail style)
Apple Bluetooth Keyboard
Logitech VX Mouse
A few books (usually soft cover manuals)
Spiral or two
Various office supplies (pens, folders, pencils, paper clips...)
Various wires, connectors and doodads

My biggest issue is with manuals (not that big really) pushing against other things like the keyboard and the MBP. The S10 is built like a little brick and I doubt anything in the bag will harm it. The keyboard keeps getting turned on and I have to keep a pack of rechargeable batteries with me all the time when the batteries die (which is a lot). I’m looking for something with a hard divider and a compartment the length of the bag that will keep the keyboard’s keys from being pressed.

One caveat, no rolling bags or camera bags. I’m already covered for long trips.




  
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Dec 18, 2009 11:03 |  #2

Crumpler? (external link)

I have an older small Crumpler "Glory Box (external link)" for my 12" PowerBook, which I quite like.
No idea if they have something to hold all your stuff however.


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Dec 18, 2009 11:34 |  #3

x2 for crumpler
have had one for a long time, i think the dreadful embarassment. I love it, often throw external hard drives, my tablet, power cables, clothes, all sorts of things in there with it. Recently got the girlfriend the newer version of it for her laptop.




  
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Dec 18, 2009 12:14 as a reply to  @ Crawforddog's post |  #4

Yea, I've tested a few Crumpler's and I really like their comfort and the material - the thing is, they cannot accommodate all my equipment and the keyboard will be against something. I probably want too much from a bag :( I didn't want another backpack, but that may be what needs to happen. These two cases are extremely close to meeting my needs, but both lack a hard separator between laptop and books or area where the keyboard could sit w/o being pressed on.

Brenthaven 2231 Stylis II-XF (external link)
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CODi Phantom CT3 (external link)




  
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Dec 18, 2009 16:36 |  #5

MaxxuM wrote in post #9223071 (external link)
I probably want too much from a bag :(

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Dec 19, 2009 00:33 |  #6

I can usually fit most of that stuff (except keyboard) into a northface backpack, but I'm guessing you are looking at a slightly better build right?


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Dec 19, 2009 05:08 |  #7

Both the Timbuk2 http://www.timbuk2.com …mmute-2.0#product=6-30238 (external link) and Chrome http://www.chromebagss​tore.com …kle-bag---large.html?c=95 (external link) messanger bags will hold it you will need a sleave of two for the laptops but it will fit I've done it, you might also check out some of the Brenthaven backpacks http://www.brenthaven.​com …-trek-titanium-apple.html (external link)




  
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