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#1 T3X4S

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:31

I thought about where to ask this, and thought HH was the most appropriate - especially because I wanted the opinions of my fellow computer nerds (a badge of honor) not the people who come to neowin and talk politics or cars, or something other than computers.

Who makes some really cool, nice backpacks/laptop bags/messenger bags ?

I have looked @ everything from ASUS, Alienware, to Oakley to Saddleback Leather Company.

Here is a sample of ones I thought were cool, but ultimately decided to wait and keep looking:

ASUS:   
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Oakley:
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Saddleback:
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The Indiana Jones-looking Saddleback is handmade, so it is much more costly and would be the most costy I would consider.

But it seams the bulk are from $75 to $150 - 

Any help would be appreciated, I ordered my new laptop for work today, and need to find a bag quick.

Thank You - 
 

 




#2 RottGutt

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 03:54

My all-time favorite is the ECBC Hercules Laptop Backpack:

 

http://www.ec-bc.com...backpack-k7102/



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:13

I always sticked with Targus brands.



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:18

My favorite are laptop backpacks with the side zippers for the laptop. That way, you can be sure you'll forget to zip the backpack... And then the laptop will fall out of the backpack, tumble down a stair well, and shatter on the marble floor in the middle of a compass pattern pointing the way to Jerusalem...  :innocent:



#5 OP T3X4S

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:34

Those ECBC bags look well-made.  

I cant decide between messenger bag & backpack.

As far as the Saddleback - I am worried that is a big red flag that says "take me !! even if Im empty its still $600 !!!"

 

Ultimately, I just want something worthy of the salty new ThinkPad T430 they bought me  :)



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:37

My favorite are laptop backpacks with the side zippers for the laptop. That way, you can be sure you'll forget to zip the backpack... And then the laptop will fall out of the backpack, tumble down a stair well, and shatter on the marble floor in the middle of a compass pattern pointing the way to Jerusalem...  :innocent:

It was telling you to pray for a better laptop :)  (and bag)  



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Posted 24 December 2013 - 04:44

or this:  

I think it looks pretty cool.  I am not a fan of Alienware, but I do like the logos.

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 00:49

I ordered the Alienware Vindicator above. 

I thought it was more appropriate than the Indiana Jones looking one. 

That is for someone who uses a laptop for work, not someone who works on a laptop... ( I know Im being a snobby-nerd)



#9 +goretsky

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 05:01

Hello,

Okay, given the weight of all gaming laptops, I think you would be best off with a backpack. This allows you to distribute the weight of the heavy laptop, along with accessories that will make their way into the backpack, such as cables, USB flash drives, etc., evenly across your shoulders and back, as opposed to having it hanging over just one shoulder/side, which is what a notebook bag does.

 

Right now, I have a Tumi Alpha for my primary laptop (ThinkPad W510).  It is okay, but I probably would not buy one again now that Tumi no longe offers a lifetime warranty.  I have bought a few Briggs & Riley bags for tablets, subnotes and the like and been very happy with those.

 

If you would like to do some comparison shopping, eBags is a great site to use, even if you don't buy from them.

 

Anyways, hope this is of of use/help to you.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky



#10 OP T3X4S

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:10

Thanks goretsky 

Actually, I have a T430 which is not real heavy.  I looked @ the Osprey Momentum on eBags but didnt think the bottom was well padded.


I like that Tumi Alpha.  Do you think it is worth $450, even though it is not leather ?

I understand it isnt a lifetime warranty, but those never interest me for things like this.  In a year or 2 I will have something else....

 



#11 +GlitterBoy

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:27

I have the following for my ASUS N550JV

 

http://www.crumpler....l-embarrassment

 

It's a great bag.



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Posted 25 December 2013 - 06:50

This is the one I'm using now. My 17" Dell laptop fits perfectly in there and there's still plenty of room left inside for stuff like photo camera, lenses, etc.

 

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Dell



#13 OP T3X4S

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 11:53

I have the following for my ASUS N550JV

 

http://www.crumpler....l-embarrassment

 

It's a great bag.

 

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Yeah, thats what I call it too



#14 +goretsky

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 02:55

Hello,

 

I got the Tumi bag at a 50% discount, which at that point was a reasonable price.  The workmanship on the bag is excellent, but given that there are so many other quality manufacturers out there, it's hard (for me, at least) to justify that kind of expense for a bag which does not have a lifetime warranty.

 

Here are a few other manufacturers you might want to look at as well:

 

5.11 Tactical

Alite Designs

Black Diamond

Blackhawk

BlackWolf

Brenthaven

Chrome Industries

Condor Outdoor Products

Crumpler

Deuter

Domke Bags

Eagle Creek

EastPak

Everki

Goruck

Hazard4

Incase

ILE Equipment

Jansport

Kriega

Maxpedition

MEC

Nomadic (their US distributor; company is actually located in Japan)

North Face

Ogio

Osprey

Outdoor Research

Pelican

Red Oxx

Slappa

STM Bags

Targus

Trager USA (a reseller; their main site is down right now)

Tilley

Tom Bihn

Travelpro

Urban Tool

Victorinox

Wenger

 

Hopefully, you will be able to find a backpack suitable for your T430.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

Thanks goretsky 

Actually, I have a T430 which is not real heavy.  I looked @ the Osprey Momentum on eBags but didnt think the bottom was well padded.


I like that Tumi Alpha.  Do you think it is worth $450, even though it is not leather ?

I understand it isnt a lifetime warranty, but those never interest me for things like this.  In a year or 2 I will have something else....

 



#15 OP T3X4S

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:34

Wow - what a great list Gorestsky - thanks buddy.  There must be 20 companies in there with some seriously cool stuff.

I was told there was a delay on my Alienware backpack - so maybe I'll take that as a sign that I should look @ something else.

 

I think I am just looking for something different than what everyone else has, something of high quality, high utility - but dont want to pay a ton.  

I am thinking $150 @ the most.  The Oakley Kitchen sink is $200 - but that thing is too big anyway





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