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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2005, 07:20:48 PM »
I'm fairly settled on this one:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00024U22U/ref=wl_it_dp/002-0456381-0720866?%5Fencoding=UTF8&coliid=I1QK1B8BVW5MY9&v=glance&colid=JNPJSCAGMRD3

US Luggage Ballistic Nylon Soft Overnighter/Computer Portfolio
    *  Main compartment features a padded laptop computer pocket, three large accessory pockets and ample room for business papers
    * Accordion fan file unsnaps and expands an additional 3" and features tie-down straps to hold overnight articles and a zippered, removable accessory pocket
    * Zip-down front gusseted compartment contains organizer with business card holders, pen loops, full-length zippered pocket, and accessory pocket
    * U-shaped zippered pocket on front and full length pocket on back
    * Adjustable, removable, shoulder strap with non-slip, ergonomic pad

I'm not big on leather, partially because my cats are and I have a long train ride each way all week, and I really love the expandability factor, meaning I can (hopefully) minimize my baggage (assuming I stick to my solid plan of coming two hours before class when possible and doing the next day or twos work on campus, thank god for Temple's on campus locker availability!). We'll see just how well that works out in reality though.  :D
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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2005, 09:31:05 PM »
Any ladies picked up this bag: http://www.ebags.com/jansport/modus_womens_computertote/product_detail/index.cfm?modelid=53479

I'm thinking of getting the one in black...

Any likes, dislikes? Is it padded enough?

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #32 on: July 28, 2005, 02:59:25 AM »
I got the Booq BP3 bag and a sleeve from GYMS Pacific.  I've carried my laptop and some weekend gear to and from my house on some trains, buses and cars and haven't had any real issues.  I'm fairly certain I can fit at least one case book in there, possibly 2 along with my laptop which is in a heavily padded sleeve. 

The only downside I've seen so far is that the sternum strap doesn't really work for females, well at least me, but the waist strap really does help lighten the load.  I'd recommend it if you're willing to drop the money.  Personally I dropped a lot of money on my iBook and on law school in general so I'd like to protect my investment with a well padded bag.  That being said I spend most of undergrad using a really light bag and had no problems and four years later I still use the bag, so to each his or her own.

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #33 on: July 28, 2005, 06:09:22 PM »
I like the look of this backpack and it fits within my price range.  However I am skeptical that it could hold the books I need for one class.  What do yall think?

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=63

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #34 on: July 28, 2005, 06:31:51 PM »
$140 for a laptop bag? Will it take your exams for you?!?! That's way too expensive. Mine was a whopping $31. I spent more on my micro-mouse.

Then the only question becomes how much you will spend on your second one, since a $31 bag isn't likely to last three years of anything but the lightest usage.

Spending $140 doesn't mean it'll last all 3 years either.  Money doesn't always translate into quality.  Most people learn this at some point in their life.

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #35 on: July 28, 2005, 06:56:16 PM »
I bought these two bags.  The blue one is just a sleeve for lugging around the laptop.  The brown one is bigger and will hold some books, too.

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I'm going to get a black leather one, too.  Maybe for Christmas.
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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #36 on: July 29, 2005, 12:38:55 AM »
$140 for a laptop bag? Will it take your exams for you?!?! That's way too expensive. Mine was a whopping $31. I spent more on my micro-mouse.

Then the only question becomes how much you will spend on your second one, since a $31 bag isn't likely to last three years of anything but the lightest usage.

Spending $140 doesn't mean it'll last all 3 years either.  Money doesn't always translate into quality.  Most people learn this at some point in their life.

I never claimed there was a magic number. All I did I was make a general statement regarding a specific situation, loaded with as much (if not more) sarcasm than the previous post.

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2005, 12:59:39 AM »
I like the look of this backpack and it fits within my price range.  However I am skeptical that it could hold the books I need for one class.  What do yall think?

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=63

I emailed the Booq people before I bought and told them I was interested in hauling books and the laptop, they recommended the BP3.

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #38 on: July 29, 2005, 10:18:06 AM »
I like the look of this backpack and it fits within my price range.  However I am skeptical that it could hold the books I need for one class.  What do yall think?

http://www.booqbags.com/Detail.bok?no=63

I emailed the Booq people before I bought and told them I was interested in hauling books and the laptop, they recommended the BP3.

Seems like a cute bag. I tried the messenger thing and was planning to do it again for LS--then I remembered what a klutz I am and how I always knock my glasses off or mess up my hair trying to put it on! LOL.  ;D

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Re: Laptop Bags, now that you've made your purchase....
« Reply #39 on: August 07, 2005, 07:21:05 PM »
Still haven't made that purchase. Has anyone come to a conclusion on their bag or bags? ???