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Need help on finding a laptop backpack

Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by crazyengineer, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    crazyengineer

    crazyengineer [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, i am looking for a laptop backpack.
    i am gonna need it for both carrying a laptop and for carrying my college books. I will be starting at VT this fall

    i will have a lot of books so it will need to be rather large, but not something HUGE

    I would like it to be waterproof, but it is not needed.

    I just figured that this would be a good place to ask as i know that at least few people on this forum are in college.

    I will be carrying a Lenovo x220 if that helps


    thanks for all your help
     
  2. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    I'm not in college anymore but I do travel some for my work. I got tired of carrying a laptop briefcase and wearing out my shoulder so I got a backpack. I got one of these from REI. It's got a padded laptop compartment, not sure if it's waterproof. The middle compartment has a few dividers in it and you could probably stuff a few books in there.

    A little thing that makes a difference on bags like this is the color of the fabric used inside the compartments. Darker fabrics make it difficult to find stuff. When I was looking at bags at REI there was one that had yellow lining. I thought it was weird until I realized why.
     
  3. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    i really need one with a laptop sleeve built into it

    that is the only way that i can have my parents pay for it so that i wont have to and can save more money for college
     
  4. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Pantac Vertical Laptop Case PN BG-C725-AC-A :D

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  5. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    i love the mil-spec one, but i need one that can carry books as well
     
  6. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    I have an older version of that same backpack and it works like a champ. I've carried 2 17" laptops, power supplies, mouse, lunch, and extra snacks/notepads. It gets hefty but it works well.
     
  8. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:45 PM
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    Im looking as well. I have a swiss army one that I used for one year and it is all torn up. POS if you ask me.
     
  9. Jul 12, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Oakley has a nice one and I have 2 Swiss gear laptop bags.
     
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