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Favourite laptop back pack for flights

Old Aug 13, 18, 3:44 pm
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Favourite laptop back pack for flights

My feeble attempt to keep it AC related...

I currently have a Samsonite lap top back pack that I like but the main compartment zipper pulls apart on it's own after just a year of (ab)use. Similar to this https://www.samsonite.ca/collections...aptopbackpacks

Definitely prefer back pack style.

What are your preferences and why?
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Old Aug 13, 18, 3:50 pm
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Crumpler for me.

I like the feel and it fits not only my laptop but a bunch of other necessities.

Not cheap though.
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Old Aug 13, 18, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemian1 View Post
Crumpler for me.

I like the feel and it fits not only my laptop but a bunch of other necessities.

Not cheap though.
https://www.crumpler.com/au/laptop-bags/

Which one do you like?
Not picky on price as long as quality and utility are there
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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:01 pm
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As this is really a laptop bag question that isn't airline-specific it's been relocated to the Travel Products forum for further discussion.

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Old Aug 13, 18, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by taupo View Post
https://www.crumpler.com/au/laptop-bags/

Which one do you like?
Not picky on price as long as quality and utility are there
I have an older one that's not shown, but it's bomb-proof for durability.

Like all bags, if there is a Crumpler store near you, maybe try it on first. Feel free to take your laptop too, they had zero issue with me playing around with the bag in the store.
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Old Aug 16, 18, 6:55 pm
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Iíve been using the REI Ruckpack 28 the past ten months to haul my 15Ē MacBook. The zippered side pocket is where I keep my USB charging brick, pens, and receipts. The opposite side, on the outside, holds my Grayl water bottle. The bottom of the backpack has a separate zippered, isolated compartment for a rain cover which shares space with the main compartment. Itís nice for stuffing in dirty laundry, at most a days worth. There's also elastic bands you can use to hold a sweater on the outside.

The backpack is small enough (when fully loaded) to fit under an economy seat (including prop planes, CRJ types) provided you remove the water bottle out and the seat in front doesnít have a power unit taking up space below. I haven't had a seat I couldn't stuff this backpack under. It should be able to take larger laptops, obviously that'll cut down on how much room you have for other items. I believe the heaviest I've had this backpack was about 25-30 lbs when it was full of drone batteries and my laptop.

The two drawbacks with the Ruckpack are the lock placement and a lack of larger outside compartment to stuff papers into. The zippers for the main compartment have loops for a TSA lock but the side access is not double zipped, which means you'll have to loop a cable lock through the zipper to one of the carabiner loops to secure (albeit not particularly well).

So far, I've been happy. The threads and zippers have held, it's compact, relatively comfortable to walk around with, and not too expensive. It's been my go-to for all 1-3 night trips or when I have checked luggage (always carry a change of clothes and toiletry).
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Old Aug 17, 18, 9:11 am
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I have the Everki premium backpack. www.everki.com. It holds a lot of stuff and will fit on your rollaboard bag. Travel with it all over the world.
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Old Aug 17, 18, 9:36 am
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I have the Timbuk2 Uptown Laptop Backpack that I'm currently using as my personal item and my daily commuter. I change pretty frequently between messenger bags/briefcases and a backpack. I'm pretty happy with this one and haven't changed in a while.
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Old Aug 19, 18, 8:02 am
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I like the Osprey Pixel I have because the laptop has a separate well-padded compartment at the back with a side zipper, which makes it really convenient to slide out (there's also a separate pocket inside that compartment for a tablet). However, it's not waterproof and it's a shade too large for British Airways' "personal item", so my 2nd choice is a Tom Bihn Synapse 19. That has no padding for a laptop, so I insert a Crumpler sleeve and slide the laptop into that.

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Old Aug 19, 18, 8:51 am
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I've been using the Incase City Compact for about 8 months now and taken it with me on 20+ flights. It's slim profile, good looking, comfortable to wear and carry everything I need. In the small compartment at the top I can keep my passport, keys, coins etc. Then there are a softly padded laptop compartment in the main compartment which fits my 13" Macbook Pro perfectly, pretty sure it can fit a 15" too. I always carry my laptop, laptop charger, headphones, portable speaker, cables and cable cases, power bank, notepad, portable HDDs and some pens with me without any issues. Really happy with the backpack and it feels solid so doubt it'll need a replacement any time soon.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 10:46 am
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I am using the Everki Titan backpack. Laptop sleeves Flips open easily for immigration. Sturdy construction and lifetime warranty. Plenty of space for all peripherals and personal belongings.

Most users have used it for years and reviews have been mostly excellent.
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Old Aug 20, 18, 3:17 pm
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I love the Minaal daily: https://www.minaal.com/collections/a...=7864861196340
Been all over the world with it, it fits under every seat, and I've never been questioned on using it as a personal item. Used it almost every day (travel and work) for a year and a half. Has great organisation too.
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Old Aug 22, 18, 12:35 am
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Relevant: Lots of personal item backpacks -- winner is Wandrd Prvke 21
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Old Aug 24, 18, 10:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Travlur View Post
I love the Minaal daily: https://www.minaal.com/collections/a...=7864861196340
Been all over the world with it, it fits under every seat, and I've never been questioned on using it as a personal item. Used it almost every day (travel and work) for a year and a half. Has great organisation too.
Love my Minaal Daily. Also have an Aer Flight Pack (v1) that I like a lot, but the Minaal just feels slightly higher quality.
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Old Aug 25, 18, 10:18 am
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Goruck GR 1. It's the only bag I use now.

SEE: https://www.goruck.com/gr1-our-original-ruck/

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