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Suggestions for a nice computer backpack

Old Aug 26, 12, 7:48 am
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Suggestions for a nice computer backpack

I am on a never ending quest for a nice (pretty, not masculine looking) backpack, It needs to be lightweight and not huge. Needs to fit a 13 inch laptop and cord, iPad, a couple of magazine, a small notebook, sunglasses case, large wallet, 2 small pouches, 2 phones and a sweater. I have this:
http://www.tumi.com/product/index.js...ndSrc=paramNav
it works but is just a little to small. The shoulder strap also started to rip apart after a couple of uses. I exchanged it, but am concerned about how it will hold up.

I also have this:
http://www.tumi.com/product/index.js...ndSrc=paramNav

size-wise it it almost perfect, but the exterior pockets on the sides are pretty useless (the zip part is narrower than the pocket and you can't fit much in, and it is really hard to get it out).

So I am looking for something similar to these. Ideally it would also have a strap/handle that lets you carry it like a ag (the first backpack has handles but they are not that great.)

Thanks.
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Old Aug 27, 12, 8:53 am
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Kate Spade made a backpack I used to carry with me before I got a larger computer. I cannot find it on the Kate Spade website anymore but you may be able to search around for it at luggage stores online or ebay: http://www.endless.com/Kate-Spade-Ny...ressRedirect=1

They made a small and large version of the bag and the large one held my macbook air without a problem. After that I got a 17" inch macbook pro and the computer was just too big for the bag.
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Old Aug 27, 12, 9:39 am
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Thanks, I like the shoulder strap on it. I might have to track one down.
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Old Aug 27, 12, 2:09 pm
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Different from the links you've provided, but check out this:
https://www.everlane.com/collections...ck-grey-womens

I just purchased it and am happy with it, though I'll admit that I haven't really put it through the paces yet.

I've been on a long search for what I call an "unstructured" backpack--no heavy padding that will make it look huge when there's little in it. (The Everlane backpack does have a laptop sleeve.) I'd also like zippers or drawstrings that are little more difficult to get to. The average U shaped zipper just seems to scream "steal from me."
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