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Sorry for plopping this in the Switcher forum but I wasn't sure where to put it. Mods, feel free to move if necessary.

Anyway, I'm interested in getting a carrier for my new MacBook. I like the messenger style bags, or backpacks. I've done some Googling & found a ton of vendors, many of which seem a bit spendy to me. So I thought I'd query my fellow Macophiles to see where you all get your MacBook bags.

Thanks for the suggestions!
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Seriously, you can get them pretty much anywhere...Target, Walmart, and wherever backpacks are sold...
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if there is a macmall near you... they have some nice ones
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Apple heads = spendy. Most people don't want to put a $2+K computer in a bag made for some $300 Dell.

The better (and more fun for shopping hunter-gatherer-types) way to approach your problem is to find a bag you like and then work backwards to find a deal on it. Say, for example, you really like the tumbuk2 bags. Google and bing for easy-to-find deals (by simply searching on timbuk2 and then click on the shopping link on each search engine), search for coupon codes for the store or manufacturer (google "timbuk2 coupon code" and the like or hit coupon sites like retailmenot.com), and hit the deal-a-day sites.
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Techound1, I'm glad you mentioned Timbuk2. That's a brand I'm not familiar with, but after looking at their site - especially their build-a-bag options - I think I've found exactly what I'm looking for! I didn't wanna put my MacBook in *just anything* but I think I'm on the track towards what I had in mind all along...
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Sorry for plopping this in the Switcher forum but I wasn't sure where to put it. Mods, feel free to move if necessary.

Anyway, I'm interested in getting a carrier for my new MacBook. I like the messenger style bags, or backpacks. I've done some Googling & found a ton of vendors, many of which seem a bit spendy to me. So I thought I'd query my fellow Macophiles to see where you all get your MacBook bags.

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I walked into Staples with my MacBook Pro and test fit it in a bunch of different cases, until I found the one that was nice and light weight, comfortable on my shoulder and had lots of accessible pockets. Every time I've ever ordered a bag or sleeve online, I've always been disappointed with it.

I ended up buying a Wenger neoprene bag (I don't know the specific model). It was a little pricey at $50, but it's got lots of pockets, is well-padded and fits well. Over 3 years of daily back-and-forth to work, it still looks like new.

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I walked into Staples with my MacBook Pro and test fit it in a bunch of different cases, until I found the one that was nice and light weight, comfortable on my shoulder and had lots of accessible pockets. Every time I've ever ordered a bag or sleeve online, I've always been disappointed with it.

I ended up buying a Wenger neoprene bag (I don't know the specific model). It was a little pricey at $50, but it's got lots of pockets, is well-padded and fits well. Over 3 years of daily back-and-forth to work, it still looks like new.
I don't think that 50 dollars is pricey for a bag. ^-^" I paid around 150 for mine but only because it was designer...>_<"

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I don't think that 50 dollars is pricey for a bag. ^-^" I paid around 150 for mine but only because it was designer...>_<"
Maybe I'm cheap, but I view $50 as a lot for a neoprene laptop bag. The only time I've ever paid more is for one of my leather Dell bags (I think that was like $100). Brand and aesthetics are really unimportant to me. I'm all about the comfort and convenience (and it has to be a "top loading" bag, none of these crappy bags that you have to unzip apart and open like a book).

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Maybe I'm cheap, but I view $50 as a lot for a neoprene laptop bag. The only time I've ever paid more is for one of my leather Dell bags (I think that was like $100). Brand and aesthetics are really unimportant to me. I'm all about the comfort and convenience (and it has to be a "top loading" bag, none of these crappy bags that you have to unzip apart and open like a book).
The bag that I got was designer, looks pretty much like a messenger bag, however it has it's own compartment for a 15" notebook, which is suspended by velcro and thus can be removable. The bag itself can expand or contract with zippers, and it looks very unique.

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There are bags, and then again there are bags. I have a theory. Life is about bags. Think about it. Everything is contained in something. I am bag crazy. I love bags. But, I digress. The coolest, best made, most convenient to use laptop bag I've found is made by Waterfield in San Francisco. Take a look. I've had two of them and will buy more I'm sure. SFBags - WaterField Designs - Laptop Bags - Laptop Sleeves - Checkpoint Friendly - Travel Cases - Made in USA
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There are bags, and then again there are bags. I have a theory. Life is about bags. Think about it. Everything is contained in something. I am bag crazy. I love bags. But, I digress. The coolest, best made, most convenient to use laptop bag I've found is made by Waterfield in San Francisco. Take a look. I've had two of them and will buy more I'm sure. SFBags - WaterField Designs - Laptop Bags - Laptop Sleeves - Checkpoint Friendly - Travel Cases - Made in USA
Sling bag looks a lot like a purse. >_<"

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My favorite bags. I was drooling over the computer… till I saw the price then I almost fainted.
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Wow I would totally spring for that. It is a three piece set, and well it's leather and...mostly hand made.

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