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Recommendations for laptop bag for office? ...

Discussion in 'EDC Bags' started by speedmaster, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. speedmaster

    speedmaster Loaded Pockets

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    Using a Timbuk2 messenger type bag daily now. Every day back and forth to work I carry 1-2 laptops, papers, a few phone cables and adapters, iPhone, papers, pens, etc.

    Wondering if I'd like to switch to a backpack? Maybe 20-25l?

    This caught my eye
    https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/18/15988172/oneplus-travel-backpack-bag-review

    What else should I check out? It would go in the car with me each day and sit in my cube most of the time.

    Thanks in advance,
    Chris
     
  2. JT2V

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    I believe you can fit two cache into a Tom Bihn Synapse 25.
     
  3. Tallboyjim

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    Just out of curiosity, what's up with the timbuk2? Is it a capacity issue or something else?

    Point of reference, I've got one I'm looking (still!) to replace. I don't like the organisation mainly.

    If you're going to you car then from your car to your cubicle, you won't have much chance to put a backpack on properly so it will end over one shoulder - just like a messenger bag! However if you have a long walk and/or public transport or something a backpack makes much more sense. I've been looking at (still!) pacsafe and latterly ruit and, as a result of an earlier thread, everki.
     
  4. Bobby Leang

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    For backpacks, I switch between my Alpha One Niner Evade (Ripstop) and GORUCK GR1 (26L) for my biga$$ 15" wide laptop. Couldn't be happier with either one.

    For messengers before I realized I'm not a messenger guy, I felt that the Triple Aught Dispatch bag was the best that I used. My computer fit perfectly in it and it had enough volume to carry all my other office essentials. I tried the sling-style messengers in the Mystery Ranch Outsider and it just had too much going and the volume was too much to carry on a shoulder.
     
  5. speedmaster

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    Thanks, all!
     
  6. speedmaster

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    I don't dislike it. Completely functional. Just wondered if I'm missing something better.

    Just ordered the Incase pack.
     
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  7. jamgam

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    Do you put the big laptop in the main compartment? or in the back? I've got a 26L GR1 and I want to like it just can't get on board with it
     
  8. Bobby Leang

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    There's a separate compartment behind the main.

    So it goes:
    Admin > Main > Laptop > CC

    The Laptop compartment has a slot for a tablet or magazines, then a nicely padded laptop slot.

    Volume-wise because obviously there are layers between everything, the A19 doesn't hold as many large things as the GR1; but who really carries that much stuff right? :)
     
  9. pks

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    FWIW I also use the A19 Evade ripstock a lot for EDC laptop to/from office. I have also used it for air travel carrying my laptop and ipad and lots of gear on the plane. It's really a great bag. Great organization. Only thing I don't like is one of it's feature -- the way the straps are adjustable. I prefer them to be sewn directly onto the body so that they don't get twisted around.

    P.K.