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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:18

I currently have this one: http://www.caselogic...p_-_114_-_black

 

Very good bag, however I'm looking for one that's more spacious, preferably with a removable laptop padding. I travel often, but won't have my laptop with me, mostly only my Dell Venue 8 Pro. I'd still like it to be in the 14" range, bigger than that will be bulky/ugly.

 

Suggestions? 




#2 T3X4S

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:22

e-bags ?, whats your budget like ? 

How do you feel about leather ?

I went with the Indiana Jones look & bought one @ Saddleback Leather Co. - love it.

 



#3 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:28

i would go for anything dakine offers, you need to check the size, but sure will also have one where you can easily carry your laptop with.



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:03

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#5 Unksi

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 11:21

I have used this for over a year now: http://www.goruck.com/en/gr1

 

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Definately the best ruck I have used so far. They do have smaller models (Echo / GR0), if GR1 is too large for your preference.



#6 T3X4S

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:18

I also have an Everki Beacon- seems to be made very well, & mine even came with a removeable padded game console enclosure (I threw it away)

But they have many models, and all seem to be nice.

I always used to want an Alien Orion Backback, but they only come for 17" laptops & I wanted something slightly smaller.
I used to have the Alienware Messenger bag - it was OK

If you change your mind & want something larger ... The Oakley Kitchen Sink  - its large...

Everki Beacon

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#7 +ChuckFinley

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 14:48

Check out any offerings from http://www.stmbags.com.au/



#8 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 14:51

I have used this for over a year now: http://www.goruck.com/en/gr1

 

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Definately the best ruck I have used so far. They do have smaller models (Echo / GR0), if GR1 is too large for your preference.

###### yeah goruck, ill just leave this here:

 

http://www.neowin.ne...867-ruck-sacks/

http://www.neowin.ne...-story-sort-of/

 

http://www.goruck.com/en/gear



#9 +goretsky

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 16:56

Hello,
 
I have a Tumi Alpha T-Pass Business Class Brief Pack, which is no longer sold by Tumi, but still readily available. I got it at a discount as a replacement for my prior Tumi backpack, which they judged as "damaged beyond repair," but would probably not get another Tumi, since they no longer offer a lifetime warranty.  I wrote a review of it on this mailing list.

 

Backpacks are very subjective, so a lot depends upon your budget, style you like, etc.  Personally, I like having one with a TSA-approved laptop compartment to speed things up, but that might not be an issue for you if you don't fly a lot.
 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

 

P.S. Some older posts on Neowin you might enjoy:

What Backpacks Do You Use?

Coolest Laptop Bag/Backpack 



#10 Mindovermaster

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:14

You look at Slappa? I don't have any of their backpacks, put I do have one of their DVD Storage containers.



#11 FrostAM

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:18

I currently use the Cocoon Slim: http://www.cocooninn...o.php?cat_id=68

 

It fits my 15" Macbook with a case and my iPad comfortably and it looks nice/professional. It's also water resistant, so you shouldn't have to worry too much if you get caught in the rain with it. 

 

One of the major selling points of it is the odd bungee cord compartment. The front compartment has rubberized, elastic cords inside it that hold all of your knickknacks (Pens, chargers, usb drives, cables, etc). It's pretty nifty. 



#12 +Jack Unterweger

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 17:56

Backpack instead of barrack

#13 Chemaz

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 18:05

swissgear/wenger backpacks are great and a decent price, the larger ones (still reasonable size) let you fit so much stuff in them and they are built to last

 

 

I got this one http://www.amazon.co...1767431_TE_dp_1 its one of their larger ones but is great



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Posted 18 August 2014 - 18:18

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WHERE CAN I GET THAT!?!?!?!? Must have!

 

Because you know, it's obviously bigger on the inside. . . :laugh:



#15 OP ultimate99

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:30

Check out any offerings from http://www.stmbags.com.au/

Thank you all for the great suggestions!

 

I like the stm drifter, looks what exactly i need, everything + big space to fit shoes/lunch, but unfortunately can't find it canada.

 

Oh ya, $50-60 would be the sweet spot in terms of budget. :D