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Laptop backpack for daily use

Old May 30, 19, 6:47 am
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Laptop backpack for daily use

Hi folks,

After a good few years with my Dell Tek laptop backpack (
Amazon Amazon
), I'm trying to get a good new backpack for daily use in my IT job.
Here is what I'm looking for in terms of requirements:
->Can holg all my daily stuff: 14" laptop, tablet, notepad, pens, mouse, laptop charger, cables, pen, water, spare glasses and QC-15s in the case
->Has enough space to put in a couple of shirts and briefs for the occasional business trip/weekend away
->Can be purchased in the UK with no extra custom duties
->Back comfort
->Can be strapped to a suitcase handle if needed (optional)
->Max budget ~£200

I've had a look at a few threads, shopped around and have found a few models:
Nomadic travel pack:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nomatic-NOMATIC®-Travel-Pack/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nomatic-NOMATIC®-Travel-Pack/
ebags professional laptoip backpack
Amazon Amazon
TLs mother lode weekender convertible https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/...uctid=10126285
Timbuk2 Command laptop backpack https://www.ebags.com/product/timbuk...uctid=10533282

Any other suggestions, ideas?

Thanks for your help!
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Old May 30, 19, 9:25 am
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Look at Everki vista premium backpack. It has all the features you asked for including a trolly sleave. I think they are on Amazon, but not sure. I have traveled the world with it and it is great.
The inside is bright orange so you do not lose anything at the bottom of the bag,
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Old May 31, 19, 6:37 pm
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Please let me know what you end up going with, I am looking for a new one as well!
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Old Jun 1, 19, 9:57 am
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I'm pretty sure Tom Bihn ships to the UK:

https://www.tombihn.com/collections/laptop-bags
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Old Jun 3, 19, 2:31 am
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Originally Posted by N1120A View Post
I'm pretty sure Tom Bihn ships to the UK:

https://www.tombihn.com/collections/laptop-bags
It does, but customs and shipping fees make this option a very expensive one : a TRi-star is USD340 plus $45 shipping fee, with customs on top of that...even without import duties, I'd be already at GBP305, which is way over budget.
That would be a good option indeed if I had a trip to the US planned in the next few months
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Old Jun 3, 19, 7:36 pm
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Originally Posted by powerlifter View Post
Look at Everki vista premium backpack. It has all the features you asked for including a trolly sleave. I think they are on Amazon, but not sure. I have traveled the world with it and it is great.
The inside is bright orange so you do not lose anything at the bottom of the bag,
Ive been using North Face bookbags for 15 years. Can’t best the cost/quality.

I’d never heard of Everki until your post and it’s seriously intriguing. I can’t do a messenger bag and I don’t want to break the bank with Tumi. This seems like a viable alternative.
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Old Jun 6, 19, 12:53 am
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Checked for the Riut R15 or X25? Shipped from the UK
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I have the Nomatic travel pack. I don't travel with it as often as i should but when they ran a black friday for $99 i picked up a second one as a christmas gift for my college age son.

It is water proof, expandable, has breif case mode and looks pretty svelt when carried in conjunction with either their larger travel bag or their smaller messenger bag. it comes with packing cubes as well. I can't honestly say too much bad about it for the purpose you are looking for.

The only thing it could come down to is wheter you like the look and style of it.

FWIW Ebags is doing a huge sale right now on some of those other bags you mentioned. One of them (the pro i beleive) was discounted from around $179 to $69US yesterday with free shipping. I almost bought it for the heck of it at that price.

Update, it is discounted from $159 to $69 with discount code "June". Still showing as $69.99 for me. At that price, even if you don't love it you can use it as a back up.
https://www.ebags.com/product/ebags/...1&cartItemId=1

https://www.ebags.com/cart/preview

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Old Jun 7, 19, 4:32 am
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Thanks Allentown, with the discount code it brings the bag down to $118, including taxes and import fees, I think I'll go for it
The Everki Atlas is also tempting... :-)
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Good deal. Glad i could help!
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Originally Posted by ng1265 View Post
It does, but customs and shipping fees make this option a very expensive one : a TRi-star is USD340 plus $45 shipping fee, with customs on top of that...even without import duties, I'd be already at GBP305, which is way over budget.
That would be a good option indeed if I had a trip to the US planned in the next few months
Do they sell to the UK? Maybe they have an ecommerce solution to the duties?
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Old Jun 17, 19, 6:40 am
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Originally Posted by N1120A View Post
Do they sell to the UK? Maybe they have an ecommerce solution to the duties?
They do sell to the UK, but taxes and duties are added at the end of the checkout process, even if selecting UK as the default country right at the beginning
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Basic, functional in three ways and not expensive (and comes in gray or black, depending on where you look):

https://www.nordstromrack.com/shop/p...BwE&color=GRAY
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Originally Posted by aww3583 View Post


Ive been using North Face bookbags for 15 years. Can’t best the cost/quality.

I’d never heard of Everki until your post and it’s seriously intriguing. I can’t do a messenger bag and I don’t want to break the bank with Tumi. This seems like a viable alternative.
Update: I'm in the middle of my first trip with my Everki Atlas and love it. Plenty of storage volume and compartments. Straps are padded nicely. Roll-aboard sleeve is very handy. I almost went with the Titan, but the Atlas is quite large; definitely don't need anything bigger.
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Old Jul 31, 19, 7:24 am
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I used to have Everki EKP119 Flight Checkpoint Friendly Backpack. It has tons of room, but I got rid of it because my shoulder and back started to get uncomfortable when I have to carry a lot of stuff, even after adjust the straps. I now have a Tumi Alpha 3 Backpack and can carry two large laptops without any issues. It also fits nicely under the seat on the plane.
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