Laptop bag for my Macbook Pro?

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I've started taking my 15" MBP out and about more often and all I have is a slip-case for it which isn't really enough.

I don't want to spend too much but I'd like an averagely decent bag which can hold my laptop, PSU and power cable (I use the full cable, not the silly non-earthed plug), and a handful of small other bits.

Any suggestions?
 
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Not a backpack, a manbag sort of thing I think. I use a gas mask bag as a manbag now but it's not big enough for my laptop.
 
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I'd like to know what people suggest. In the same position as you Feek.
After a very short stint of research, this caught my eye.
Don't want anything as big as a backpack, and unfortunately my adidas messenger bag is about an inch to small.
 
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I wouldn't recommend STM since Incase's offerings are of much higher quality as I have seen them both in person before.

Also, I would suggest buying a backpack since in my experience messenger bags can be quite uncomfortable after walking with them for long periods of time :(
 
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Yeah that does look proper practical, although maybe a little too bulky (for my needs at least).
Kinda fond of the Nylon Sleeve Plus myself.
Let us know what you go for Feek, would love a review and possibly some pics so as to gauge size correctly.

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And if you get the mental blue one, I'm gonna disavow all knowledge of you. :D
 
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The nylon sleeve looks reasonable but I can't see any on a quick search in the UK. The Apple store lists them but with months lead time!

I may well order the messenger, not in that gawdawful blue or stunningly loud red though. £75 though :eek:
 
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In the end I think I went to Staples or somewhere of that nature and found a really nice slim messenger bag to carry mine around in. Although, its not hugely rugged my mac doesn't like travelling too much.
 
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I've owned one of these for some time now:

Pakuma Choroka K1

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The place I'd found the Incase for doesn't seem to be replying to emails or answering their phone so I'll be giving them a wide berth and I don't really want to be paying nearly £80 for it elsewhere.

You're happy with that one, mike?

/edit - I see it has no handle, just the strap and I think that'd be a problem for me, booo.
 
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The place I'd found the Incase for doesn't seem to be replying to emails or answering their phone so I'll be giving them a wide berth and I don't really want to be paying nearly £80 for it elsewhere.

You're happy with that one, mike?

/edit - I see it has no handle, just the strap and I think that'd be a problem for me, booo.

Yeah no handle, so its an over the shoulder job I'm afraid. It is very rugged and spacious, ideal for lugging around uni which is why I like it but its perhaps not appropriate in more formal settings.
 
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There's a very nice paul smith bag available from the apple store which has sufficient space for the PSU etc, it is (as you'd expect) a tad expensive though...
 
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I see you have a 13" MBP. Do you find your bag too big for it? Interested, but might look at the K3s (for 13" laptops)

Cheers,

Yeah you could argue that its well oversized for a 13" MBP. It will take a 15"-16" laptop quite easily. There is a sealable padded compartment within the bag for the laptop so my Mac isnt "swimming" in oceans of space.

Anyway once I've put a couple of books in as well the bag soon fills up.
 
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Yeah no handle, so its an over the shoulder job I'm afraid. It is very rugged and spacious, ideal for lugging around uni which is why I like it but its perhaps not appropriate in more formal settings.

I've thought about this further and I've actually gone for one of these - The brown and black version with gray piping.
 
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