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post #151 of 260

It would be a work one. Fujitsu. From what I gather I'd rarely need to take it home. As said, the Chrome one is really nice (love the buckle) but I wish the main compartment had a divider of some sort as I'd rather have the iPad kept in place rather than being in with everything else (including my lunch). I notice you can get a laptop bag from Chrome that fits inside their messenger bags, which is sort of a half-solution.

 

EDIT - I think the Mini-Metro sized one will be perfect and it still fits the laptop holder cover thing.


Edited by Somnambulist - 8/11/11 at 2:36pm
post #152 of 260

Chrome founders went on to start a new company called Mission Workshop with very similar design aesthetic. I use their smallest-sized messenger--it's been great for the office commute, and even survived a 2-week backpacking trip where I lugged a camera w superzoom + short prime lens, iPad, pullover every day.

Jude uses the same in a larger size, and so does this guy (who describes it as Chrome on steroids):

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/474498/messenger-bag-fi/120#post_7240822

 

If you're not completely opposed to backpacks, Incase has a new Nylon collection. The Campus Pack looks especially good: US$60 for a water resistant bag that has separate compartments for a 15" MacBook and iPad.

http://goincase.com/collections/nylon

post #153 of 260

I asked someone who works there. All I really need is something to bring lunch in with (and of course the iPad), so I was thinking about the Chrome Soma as even the Mini Metro is too big. I like the style of the Mission Workshop ones but they're a bit big for what I need.

post #154 of 260

Chrome and Timbuk2 are ok - I use a Chrome Kremlin I got on sale when I have a lot of stuff to carry - but speaking as an ex-messenger, ***these*** are the real thing:

 

www.pacdesigns.com/

 

One of the smaller bags in black wouldn't look to street-warrior and they have various custom options. People use the larger bags for a decade or more of courier work - so a bag used by a "civilian" should last forever.

post #155 of 260

I can't trust a company with a crappy website. It's a failing, I know...

 

If all you need is lunch+iPad, for a similar need I've been thinking a Boa or Cobra from Booq. Their bags are very high quality, very well made and look rather nice: http://www.booqbags.com/iPad-cases2

post #156 of 260

The Soma seems a bit big and square after looking at it over a few nights (I rarely impulse buy!). I saw this company: http://www.seagullbags.com/ and their small messenger bag (w/the add-on internal laptop bag) looks pretty cool, has the buckle the Chrome bags have (but less blingy looking IMO), costs a bit less and comes in a load of colours. Tempted.

post #157 of 260

511_tactical_messenger_1.jpg

 

5.11 Tactical Messenger - Sandstone - available here: US and UK

 

511_tactical_messenger_2.jpg

 

5.11 Tactical Messenger - Black - available here: US and UK

 

 


Edited by StargateRecords - 8/16/11 at 8:13am
post #158 of 260

After being a long time timbuk2 user (i'm still going to use my XS netbook messenger from them0 I bought a Mission Workshop Monty. Im really excited... I hope it arrives before next friday (I need it for a plane flight). Anyone have any experience storing a 15 inch MBP in them? Do i need to purchase a sleeve to protect it or will there be a compartment for it?

post #159 of 260

Oh no!! I don't think the Monty fits a 15" MacBook dude, quick email the guys at Mission!

post #160 of 260

email sent.

post #161 of 260

I canceled my order... i'm going to SF this weekend, a complete surprise. 

post #162 of 260

Me likes lot!!!
 

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Originally Posted by StargateRecords View Post

511_tactical_messenger_1.jpg

 

5.11 Tactical Messenger - Sandstone - available here: US and UK

 

511_tactical_messenger_2.jpg

 

5.11 Tactical Messenger - Black - available here: US and UK

 

 



 

post #163 of 260

Ive heard the pacdesigns before but never saw one in real life.. Meant to be a high quality gear.
 

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Originally Posted by scuttle View Post

Chrome and Timbuk2 are ok - I use a Chrome Kremlin I got on sale when I have a lot of stuff to carry - but speaking as an ex-messenger, ***these*** are the real thing:

 

www.pacdesigns.com/

 

One of the smaller bags in black wouldn't look to street-warrior and they have various custom options. People use the larger bags for a decade or more of courier work - so a bag used by a "civilian" should last forever.



 

post #164 of 260

I love how they're the "real thing" when companies like Timbuk2 were one of the first to make bike courier bags.

 

Then, age of the company means nothing to me. Tesla Motors is one of the youngest automakers around but their product line shows more of the future than any of their competition.

post #165 of 260

I think both chrome and mission workshop are made by people who previously worked for timbuk2.

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