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Surely backpack technology has progressed alongside the laptop?

I'm looking for a men's backpack or messenger bag that exists at some magic intersection of lightweight and strong/durable. This is for daily commuting, often by foot, in New York City. My flashy new devices are impossibly light, and I'm looking for a bag that won't add unnecessary bulk when I carry some or all of them with me. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Jun 16, 2014 - 12 answers

Tiny Black Biking Backpack

I would like a black backpack, smaller than your average backpack, that's just large enough to fit my iPad, u-lock, and a few essentials while riding my bike. Something like this would work, except I would really prefer something with a squared off rolltop or flap top to the traditional rounded zipper backpack opening. To be even more picky, I would prefer it to be water-resistant, and ideally from a small messenger bag company that manufactures in the USA. If I could just buy something like this and shoot it with a shrink ray, I'd be happy. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Mar 10, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me find a backpack for my massage kit.

The duffel bag I use for my massage kit is falling apart and I have trouble finding a sturdier replacement. Can you help me find one? Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by pressure for pleasure on Feb 12, 2014 - 11 answers

My Backpack's got Jets?

Help me find the perfect Backpack/Bag! (Snow Flurries after the jump!) [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Nov 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Where can in get a bag like this in the UK?

What's the nearest thing to this Aeronaut bag that I can buy in the UK? Essentials are carry-on size plus convertibility to a backpack.
posted by janecr on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Another day, another bag suggestion request

Yet another bag recommendation needed. This one is for a small (think city bag, not hiking bag) bag that I can carry both as a backpack and a front sling, shoulder, or cross-body bag. And that works reasonably well as both. [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on Jul 11, 2012 - 4 answers

Light backpack for work and travel

I am trying to find a light backpack that I can use daily to work and also for short trips, and that does not look too bad. More details after the cut. [more inside]
posted by natalinha on Jun 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Small compartmentalized gym bag?

I would like a very small gym bag, ideally no larger than a backpack, but it must have two separate compartments (where you put the gym clothes after the work out). Cross contamination = ew. Any tips?
posted by xmutex on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Trying to find the best light sling backpack ever

Please help me find another incarnation of the best school orientation giveaway ever, my perfect one shoulder, cross body bag. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Jan 21, 2012 - 11 answers

A useful bag for putting things in.

I know I'm not the first with this sort of question, but bear with me. I need some sort of messenger-bag/briefcase/laptop-case thing for school, work, travel, cycling, and general out-and-about purposes. Emphasis on durability, value, and versatility. Anybody have some good recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 6, 2012 - 24 answers

Help me find the perfect bag for 2012

I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

backpack backpack, backpack backpack, yeah!

Help me find a good and sturdy book bag like this one that I can use as a purse after I graduate. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Jan 2, 2012 - 13 answers

We'll be together till the end of time.

ISO a simple, inconspicuous backpack. [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Aug 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Saddleback Backpack Questions

Questions about the Saddleback leather backpack. Can't find many reviews about this particular piece. How is it for carrying? How is it in the rain? And most importantly...just...do you like yours? [more inside]
posted by madmethods on Apr 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Backpack Recommendation with a purpose

Iam looking for a durable backpack that can work as a laptop carrier or daypack. Cost <$100 if possible Capacity 20-30L Weight: below 2lb (preferably) Preferable to have: compression straps, padded laptop pocket+fleece lined pockets, YKK Zippers,flat bottom/stands on its own Nice to have: Closed side bottle carrier, Dont need overly complicated set of pockets. 3 compartments are good Anyone know of a pack that might fit the criteria?
posted by radsqd on Mar 6, 2011 - 8 answers

Papa's Gotta Get a Brand New Bag

I need a better bag. Give me your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Jan 10, 2011 - 28 answers

Water Water ... Just There in the Bottle, Thanks

Help me carry my (big) water bottle in or on my backpack with no built-in holder and no clear places to latch onto. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Sep 16, 2010 - 17 answers

Turn my messenger bag into a backpack. QUICK

Look, I'm no genius, but it seems like you should be able to buy some sort of strap that can convert an existing messenger-style bag into one that can be worn more like a backpack. Right? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Apr 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Need a nice backpack for a heavy commuter!

I need to find a laptop backpack styled similarly to this messenger/briefcase bag: good hope bag [more inside]
posted by bienbiensuper on Nov 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me Bag an Apple

Looking for a good backpack for a 17" MacBook Pro [more inside]
posted by GJSchaller on Nov 19, 2009 - 17 answers

Searching for an attractive laptop/gym bag.

This public transit commuting young woman needs a bag that will fit her 15 inch Macbook Pro as well as gym clothes/sneakers. [more inside]
posted by metamush on Jun 1, 2009 - 21 answers

a backpack that won't warp or crumple paperbacks

I need a backpack that won't warp or crumple paperbacks. Cheap, plain, no frills. Should simply hold books in place and maybe a binder. I don't carry a laptop or any fancy accessories. Bonus if it doesn't make me (25 y/o grad student) look silly.
posted by limon on May 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me grab a bag

I would like to know a superior form of backpack. It should be primarily appropriate for day to day backpack and school usage but also useful for light travel use or light camping use. I am ~6'4", usually weigh about 185 pounds, and male. [more inside]
posted by TheOnlyCoolTim on Feb 1, 2009 - 22 answers

organize my pack

Pen/small item organizer insert for backpack exterior pocket? [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Oct 6, 2008 - 4 answers

Help be find a bag to buy for my girlfriend

She wants shoulder bag, but it needs to be cute, light and simple. [more inside]
posted by Cogito on Aug 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Which backpack fits my needs?

I'm looking for a travel backpack with removal daypack that is gadget friendly. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 27, 2008 - 3 answers

Shoppingfilter: new mum wants a posh leather backpack, is getting a bit neurotic about it

I used to have nice purses. Now I have a baby. I want a posh, probably leather, backpack to tote around for the next few years. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Jan 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Where can I find drawstring/gymsack bags with team logos?

Where can I find drawstring/gymsack bags with team logos? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Apr 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Is it possible to be dressy AND wear a backpack?

How to carry stuff hands-free without a style disaster: What is the most stylishly understated (dressy, even) backpack bag for an urban guy in his 30s, long past the schoolboy days? Is it a lost cause? Am I only deserving of fashion-police arrest? Style Mission Impossible: If a backpack seller did product-placement in The Matrix, and you were the designer entrusted to make it not terrible, what would you do? Are there re-imagined backpacks out there, like say, straps with a cut reminiscent of an open vest? Any alternatives as practical, yet (unlike laptop satchels) not equally dorky? There is also [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Dec 6, 2006 - 26 answers

Help me make my dream bag.

What are the best, most useful, most ingenious backpack/messenger bag features you've ever seen? [more inside]
posted by Alison on May 26, 2006 - 22 answers

Short People Need Bags Too

BagFilter: Can anyone recommend a backpack for short people? I am short and most backpacks are too long for my torso. [more inside]
posted by moooshy on Jul 4, 2005 - 4 answers

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