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Hi guys,

what kind of bags are you using for school? For some people, backpacks are probably the most practical.. but what about postman bags? Or maybe some beautiful bags for the ladies? Because I certainly don't want to use the free bag that came with the laptop..

What's your take on this.. I'm bored at work & am browsing on some laptop bags
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11 Apr 2008, 01:40
I want to explore a little more photography, so I wanted a bag to carry my laptop, camera and other stuff. I've recently bought this one:
http://products.lowepro.com/product/Com ... 922,16.htm
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11 Apr 2008, 02:56
record bags are my favourite. Been using them for over 10 years
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05 May 2008, 14:16
I got the Tumi 26103. It's a roller bag. I'm not a big fan of those but since I'll be flying in every other weekend, I figured it would be useful.

Otherwise, I would use a normal laptop backpack.

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I was thinking that I would get a roller bag. Yes it may block walkways, take twice as long to get up and down stairs, and take as much room in hallways as two people...but I want to make a statement in the dynamic world of b-school. I want people to look at me and think...hey...now there is a guy who is here to learn, and he's serious about his orthopedic well being. This is the kind of guy we want on our team.
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15 May 2008, 13:25
VictoryMBA wrote:
I was thinking that I would get a roller bag. Yes it may block walkways, take twice as long to get up and down stairs, and take as much room in hallways as two people...but I want to make a statement in the dynamic world of b-school. I want people to look at me and think...hey...now there is a guy who is here to learn, and he's serious about his orthopedic well being. This is the kind of guy we want on our team.

heh. i actually got it because i'll be traveling every other week to go to school (EMBA program) and it looks like I can fit a change of clothes, my laptop, folder, and notebooks in here.

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19 Jun 2008, 04:57
For a bag for just your laptop, power supply, and maybe a book:

http://www.targus.com/us/product_details.asp?sku=CVR200

I have this bag and use it for my x41 tablet. It's so light, it feels like you're just holding/wearing the laptop.

It's small so you definitely can't fit text books, etc in there but it's still a really nice bag for just lugging your laptop around.
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19 Jun 2008, 18:44
Are you guys the same ones that take up half the airport concourse because you have a roller bag AND a roller laptop bag and you hence have to roll them on each side of you? I hate you guys
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20 Jun 2008, 06:38
I call those bags 'people trailers' l0l

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09 Jul 2008, 09:29
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007CIX1O

I bought this one for 50 bucks..dont wanna waste money on the 100$+ bags GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 03 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 398 [0], given: 14 Re: Bags for B-School [#permalink] Show Tags 09 Jul 2008, 10:56 sumit1234 wrote: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007CIX1O I bought this one for 50 bucks..dont wanna waste money on the 100$+ bags

I have that one! It's a GREAT bag, but I will not be using it for school because it's too BIG. I used it for work travel when I had to carry some personal items in there, but the bag is massive and I keep on hitting people left and right when I turn around. I'm looking for something that will hold one or two books, a small note book, and my ultraportable computer... I think I found one from Eddie Bauer... still searching.
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roller bags suck.
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18 Jul 2008, 04:41
My wife gave me a North Face backpack for laptops - has several padded pockets, several smaller pockets/sections and is very comfortable.
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18 Jul 2008, 05:55
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sumit1234 wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007CIX1O

I bought this one for 50 bucks..dont wanna waste money on the 100$+ bags I have that one! It's a GREAT bag, but I will not be using it for school because it's too BIG. I used it for work travel when I had to carry some personal items in there, but the bag is massive and I keep on hitting people left and right when I turn around. I'm looking for something that will hold one or two books, a small note book, and my ultraportable computer... I think I found one from Eddie Bauer... still searching. The "hitting people" aspect is a good point. Let me know when you find one that's not so massive. My concern is whacking people on the subway! Not how I want to start my public transportation life. VP Joined: 15 Jun 2006 Posts: 1124 Schools: Chicago Booth Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0 Re: Bags for B-School [#permalink] Show Tags 18 Jul 2008, 06:10 djhouse81 wrote: kryzak wrote: sumit1234 wrote: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0007CIX1O I bought this one for 50 bucks..dont wanna waste money on the 100$+ bags

I have that one! It's a GREAT bag, but I will not be using it for school because it's too BIG. I used it for work travel when I had to carry some personal items in there, but the bag is massive and I keep on hitting people left and right when I turn around. I'm looking for something that will hold one or two books, a small note book, and my ultraportable computer... I think I found one from Eddie Bauer... still searching.

The "hitting people" aspect is a good point. Let me know when you find one that's not so massive. My concern is whacking people on the subway! Not how I want to start my public transportation life.

IMHO, on any public transport system one should take down one's backpack and hold it in hands. Always. No matter the size. Two reasons:
- security (you cannot see, what's happening behind you);
- you will always be bumping people with you backpack on your back in a crowd, however small it is (unless it's completely flat).

Just my 2 cents.
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20 Jul 2008, 00:37
trust me, I generally don't hit anyone with my backpack except for this massive one (the Synergy).

I did find a Swiss Gear one at Target, but it doesn't have a name (and is not listed on the Swiss Gear Products list. But it's numbered SA9861, I got at Target for $50 and it's slightly thinner in the depth department. That one will work for traveling, while generally at school I'll use the Eddie Bauer "Travel" something series, also found in Target. It's very slim and fits a 12.1" ultraportable laptop, a thick book and a binder, with some smaller things. It can expand if you need it to. I used it on my trip to China and it held everything I needed it to. I'll switch between these two for school and school travel. _________________ **************************** GMAT Club Knowledge Vault: http://gmatclub.com/forum/123 Haas Ambassador http://gmatclub.com/forum/128-t62555 Kryzak's Profile: http://gmatclub.com/forum/111-t56286 Member Essays: http://gmatclub.com/forum/103-t50969 VP Joined: 15 Jun 2006 Posts: 1124 Schools: Chicago Booth Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 42 [0], given: 0 Re: Bags for B-School [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Jul 2008, 21:26 Hey, Kry, thanks for pointing me in the direction of Eddie Bauer, I found something I like for sale there: http://www.eddiebauer.com/catalog/produ ... &viewAll=y A sling for a laptop? Great! So, now my dilemma is whether to spend$160 on a cool Tumi backpack or $40 on Eddie Bauer. Is EB cool? GMAT Club Legend Status: Um... what do you want to know? Joined: 03 Jun 2007 Posts: 5464 Location: SF, CA, USA Schools: UC Berkeley Haas School of Business MBA 2010 WE 1: Social Gaming Followers: 72 Kudos [?]: 398 [0], given: 14 Re: Bags for B-School [#permalink] Show Tags 20 Jul 2008, 23:27 yeah, i've seen the sling, but call me a traditionalist, because I like to use both shoulders to carry my stuff (I'm one of those nerdy "losers" back in high school that doesn't carry the backpack with just one shoulder ). EB is pretty nice. I'm quite impressed by their backpack/messenger bag.$30 for a backpack convertible to messenger bag. expandable too.
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