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Notebook Backpack Recommendations....

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Wulfenite, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

    Does anybody have any notebook carrying backpacks they care to recommend.

    I'd like a pack that is adult sized (longer torso)and not so thick (longer and wider rather than sticking off your back a long ways).
     
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  3. c-mama

    c-mama Moderator Moderator

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    Tangled in my yarn...
  4. hwyhobo

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    I use APC notebook backpack everyday, including a lot of travel. It is very comfortable to carry (good back padding), all the straps you want, room for two notebooks (I carry a presentation notebook and a separate server), room for a few books, and many packets for accessories. It lists for $119 on their website (I got it for $69 in retail, but without the electronics they include in the $119 price). Suffice it to say if I was shopping for a new backpack, this is the one I would buy.

    Here is the URL (their website sometimes loads a bit slowly, so have patience):

    http://www.apc.com/resource/include/techspec_index.cfm?base_sku=TPC1900P
     
  5. NetNinja

    NetNinja Always Faithful

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    Office depot or Office Max carry a cool line of LapTop backpacks.
    I don't remeber the brand.

    There are specifically desgined to carry Laptops, Cellphones, Head phones and music players.
     
  6. physicsdevil

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    Crumpler makes some of the best bags around. They're a bit expensive, but -- at least in my opinion -- worth it.

    http://www.crumplerusa.com/
     
  7. Jeff S.

    Jeff S. Carson Valley

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    http://www.booqbags.com/


    These are sick bags. Very functional. Very ergonomic. Very appeasing.

    I got the Boa XL for my Powerbook. I use this bag for not only my laptop, but for all my books. I take it everywhere. This backpack is a stud, no less.

    Edit: what size is your notebook? (Screen)
     
  8. Wulfenite

    Wulfenite The King

    The Booq bags look pretty cool. Too bad you have to go to LA to try one on.

    The nearest EMS dealer is over 1000 miles away.

    I've not been a big fan of the Kensington products I've handled but that was a few years ago. I suppose I should go look again.

    I dont really fancy the APC procucts with the built in power thing.

    Has anybody ever seen one of the Burton, DaKine, or Mountiansmith computer backpacks?
     
  9. c-mama

    c-mama Moderator Moderator

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    Of course, it's your final decision. Scott has a Kensington Saddlebag as does a friend of ours. All three of us use ours on a regular basis. I've had mine for 2 years and Scott has had his for 3. Our friend has had his since 1999 and refuses to get anything new - he loves it that much.

    I have not tried or heard about any other Kensington product, though.

    Good luck finding something. There's lots of choices out there and I'm sure you'll find the perfect bag. I guess it's like equating it to finding the perfect holster. ;)
     
  10. hwyhobo

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    ;P I thought you were looking for a backpack, not an APC power backup.