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10-15-2004, 11:37
Does anybody have any notebook carrying backpacks they care to recommend.

I'd like a pack that is adult sized (longer torso)and not so thick (longer and wider rather than sticking off your back a long ways).

10-15-2004, 11:47

EMS Hard-Drive Daypack
Price: $79.00

I use one of these daily, it is all black. It has a built in rainfly that comes in handy on rainy days. Very adjustable and many pockets. I have had mine for years. You can also remove the laptop case and use the pack as a regular daypack.

10-15-2004, 12:14

I use a Kensington Saddlebag. I don't use it as a backpack, but it has backpack straps. I love it.

10-15-2004, 12:21
I use APC notebook backpack everyday, including a lot of travel. It is very comfortable to carry (good back padding), all the straps you want, room for two notebooks (I carry a presentation notebook and a separate server), room for a few books, and many packets for accessories. It lists for $119 on their website (I got it for $69 in retail, but without the electronics they include in the $119 price). Suffice it to say if I was shopping for a new backpack, this is the one I would buy.

Here is the URL (their website sometimes loads a bit slowly, so have patience):

10-15-2004, 12:23
Office depot or Office Max carry a cool line of LapTop backpacks.
I don't remeber the brand.

There are specifically desgined to carry Laptops, Cellphones, Head phones and music players.

10-15-2004, 22:06
Crumpler makes some of the best bags around. They're a bit expensive, but -- at least in my opinion -- worth it.

Jeff S.
10-16-2004, 00:34

These are sick bags. Very functional. Very ergonomic. Very appeasing.

I got the Boa XL for my Powerbook. I use this bag for not only my laptop, but for all my books. I take it everywhere. This backpack is a stud, no less.

Edit: what size is your notebook? (Screen)

10-17-2004, 12:07
The Booq bags look pretty cool. Too bad you have to go to LA to try one on.

The nearest EMS dealer is over 1000 miles away.

I've not been a big fan of the Kensington products I've handled but that was a few years ago. I suppose I should go look again.

I dont really fancy the APC procucts with the built in power thing.

Has anybody ever seen one of the Burton, DaKine, or Mountiansmith computer backpacks?

10-17-2004, 12:55
Of course, it's your final decision. Scott has a Kensington Saddlebag as does a friend of ours. All three of us use ours on a regular basis. I've had mine for 2 years and Scott has had his for 3. Our friend has had his since 1999 and refuses to get anything new - he loves it that much.

I have not tried or heard about any other Kensington product, though.

Good luck finding something. There's lots of choices out there and I'm sure you'll find the perfect bag. I guess it's like equating it to finding the perfect holster. ;)

10-17-2004, 13:28
Originally posted by Wulfenite
I dont really fancy the APC procucts with the built in power thing.;P I thought you were looking for a backpack, not an APC power backup.