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  Reply # 2120937 6-Nov-2018 16:05
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I've been looking at this over the past few months preparing to replace my carry on luggage. I got the Samsonite backpack from Strandbags for around $190 I think. It's very good quality, carried everything I needed it for. 

 

I also bought a Matein from Amazon which arrived today. Quite a bit smaller, and ligher with lots of extras like USB etc, for about $72 landed. I am impressed. Unsure if it MIGHT be a bit small for you. The Samsonite is good. 

 

 

Slightly confused: are you talking about the daily use backpack I asked about, or luggage?





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  Reply # 2120940 6-Nov-2018 16:09
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The backpack I bought would be suitable for both.

 

https://www.bagworld.com.au/shop/detail/samsonite-xenon-3.0-15.6-laptop-tablet-backpack-b/

 

I used it as carry on, and a day bag when in Melbourne both shopping and attending a tech conference.

 

It's not super light is my only real complaint. No USB either, but in reality I didn't really have an issue with it as I just popped a cable in the zip meetup place.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2120942 6-Nov-2018 16:12
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networkn:

 

The backpack I bought would be suitable for both.

 

https://www.bagworld.com.au/shop/detail/samsonite-xenon-3.0-15.6-laptop-tablet-backpack-b/

 

I used it as carry on, and a day bag when in Melbourne both shopping and attending a tech conference.

 

It's not super light is my only real complaint. No USB either, but in reality I didn't really have an issue with it as I just popped a cable in the zip meetup place.

 

 

Ah cool, thanks. Might be a bit big / heavy for me, but I'll poke around that site.





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  Reply # 2120972 6-Nov-2018 16:48
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I have one of these in black

 

https://www.bivouac.co.nz/gear/travel-and-urban/daypacks/osprey-quasar-28l.html

 

way smaller in person once the padding has been taken out.


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  Reply # 2121015 6-Nov-2018 18:35
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28L is pretty huge capacity. I imagine he probably wants something in the 15-20L area.


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  Reply # 2121046 6-Nov-2018 18:38
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https://www.amazon.com/Backpack-Business-Charging-Resistant-Computer/dp/B06XZTZ7GB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1541489630&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=matein+backpack&psc=1&smid=A1PQG4T5PZRJDI

 

 

 

This is the one that just arrived.

 

It's pretty compact.Good quality, lots of good features.  It's going to end up too small for what I want it for unfortunately.

 

 


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  Reply # 2121049 6-Nov-2018 18:51
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I have a 'black on black' Puma backpack that has seen use over the last 5 years. It is slimline (no bulky pockets), it has separate sleeves inside that handle my 17" laptop, iPad, noise cancelling headphones etc etc. I use it around town very occasionally, but mainly for traveling as I have an 'over shoulder' bag for my day-to-day usage.


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  Reply # 2121107 6-Nov-2018 19:38
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Aer Day Pack https://www.aersf.com/day-pack-black

 

Bellroy Classic Backpack Plus https://bellroy.com/products/classic-backpack-plus/venture/ash#image-0

 

or the Classic https://bellroy.com/products/classic-backpack/venture/moss#image-0

 

Eagle Creek Wayfinder 30L https://shop.eaglecreek.com/everyday-bags/wayfinder-backpack-30l-1268.html

 

Recycled Firefighter 24hr Backpack https://recycledfirefighter.com/collections/backpacks/products/24-hour-backpack?variant=40379015620

 

I have the Eagle Creek Wayfinder, nice backpack. I want to pick up the Aer Day Pack and Recycled Firefighter 24hr at some point.

 

I much prefer the understated looks of these backpacks versus the likes of Everki, etc which scream cheap laptop backpack coming through though you can already hear me with the 100's of zippers clanging around.


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  Reply # 2121126 6-Nov-2018 20:12
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Tylt energi pro backpack (if you can find stock still)

 

Great tablet pocket, laptop pocket. net pocket for mouse,chargers etc.

 

Sunglasses holder, and more





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  Reply # 2121133 6-Nov-2018 20:30
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That links to "your orders" (with my content not yours) rather than a product.





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  Reply # 2121142 6-Nov-2018 20:38
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networkn:

 

28L is pretty huge capacity. I imagine he probably wants something in the 15-20L area.

 

 

Never had a bag to big, had plenty to small.

 

The one I recommended compresses down to very thin.  




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  Reply # 2121144 6-Nov-2018 20:39
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networkn:

 

Apologies. Try this. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Backpack-Business-Charging-Resistant-Computer/dp/B06XZTZ7GB/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1541489630&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=matein+backpack&psc=1&smid=A1PQG4T5PZRJDI

 

 

Looks pretty nice for a fairly reasonably priced backpack. Can't remember if you're in Wellington, if you are and it's no good maybe I'll take a look. With a toddler I barely have time to look at all the links people have so helpfully provided and compare them, though I'll try tomorrow. Link removed too.





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  Reply # 2121178 6-Nov-2018 22:26
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Have always just purchased the Targus backpack costs circa $100 for my team.  Noel Leemings usually have a deal on.  I use mine everyday to bike to work and as a daily laptop, field work, and lunch bag.  I am only on my second in about 10 years so they last well.  The guys seem to like them.     

 

This looks the closest to the last model I purchased:  https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/shop/computers-tablets/laptops/laptop-bags-accessories/targus-tcg660au-15-6-citygear-ii-back-pack-carry-case/prod154547.html

 

  





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  Reply # 2121194 6-Nov-2018 23:26
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I use a Targus laptop backpack. It would happily fit everything you described.

 

https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/accessories/targus/targus-16-terra-laptop-backpack-black/23714/






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