What laptop bag should I get?
October 22, 2008 3:24 PM   Subscribe

What bag should I get to fit my (new) Macbook Pro + charger, Bose QC3s, big graphing calculator, Asus AspireOne + charger, and a binder or two?

I don't need to bring my aspireOne, but I use the netbook for quick notes and in class. I use the mac for actual work (graphic design and web development), but I could use it for note taking as well. It doesn't fit on lecture hall tables as well as I would like though.

I'd prefer a messenger bag, but I wouldn't mind something else.

posted by speek to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've been very happy with my Timbuk2. They sell a Commuter bag, but I found it to be too small for me. I have a medium laptop messenger and am very happy with it.

It could use more exterior pockets, but that's my only real complaint.
posted by kdern at 3:30 PM on October 22, 2008

Best answer: Patagonia half mass
posted by special-k at 3:47 PM on October 22, 2008

I'm doing things backwards. I've picked up the Timbuk2 Commute, and am picking up the Macbook Pro next week. It seems like it'll be big enough - it can hold the Macbook Pro, plus a digital camera and lens, as seen on Flickr. (*note, that appears to be an older version of the Commute - the new Commute's laptop section is in a separate zippered area of the bag.).

If I had more money, I'd probably have gone with the Waterfield Cargo.
posted by backwards guitar at 5:15 PM on October 22, 2008

The Acme Made Clyde (or Clyde City, if all your stuff will fit).
posted by nicwolff at 5:24 PM on October 22, 2008

I just got one of these. A month ago. It has been a pleasure so far.
posted by KimG at 5:40 PM on October 22, 2008

I use a Crumpler Righthand to carry my Samsung laptop and power supply, Asus eee, Nintendo DS... and today about 150 sheets of A4 paper, London A-Z, two slim novels and one fat novel, with room to spare. It's rugged enough to survive my daily commute and smart enough (in black) to take into meetings. I am very happy with it.
posted by Hogshead at 3:32 AM on October 23, 2008

Response by poster: For those of you who are waiting on the edge of their seat, I got a Patagonia Half Mass bag.

I can't recommend anything else if you are in the situation I was in, It's an awesome bag.
posted by speek at 6:42 PM on January 1, 2009

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