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  Reply # 2121310 7-Nov-2018 09:40
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Check out the Tom Bihn website. They have several suitable back packs and their quality cannot be beaten.





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  Reply # 2121400 7-Nov-2018 11:10
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I have a bag by High Sierra, which I find very useful.  It has laptop sleeve, two main compartments and a bunch of other compartments for different things (e.g. sunglasses, phone etc) including a couple of little compartments on the shoulder straps.  Also has strap and lumbar padding, compression straps and a waist strap.  Very comfy and adaptable to various load sizes

 

I bought it at Briscoes in 2007 cost about $100.  It's proven to be very well made.  It's had a lot of use and abuse and is still in good nick.  I can't see the exact model for sale anymore.

 

http://homeware.www.briscoes.co.nz/search?w=sierra

 

 





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  Reply # 2121411 7-Nov-2018 11:26
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Brumfondl:

 

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/

 

 

+1 - that's my daily driver

 

 

 

Great bag. Very versatile and fairly light weight when not fully loaded.

 

I carry a 13" Laptop, 9.7" iPad Pro, Kindle, Chargers, Cables, accessories for all of the above gadgets and keys, wallet, sunglasses, headphones etc.

 

I'd get another in a heartbeat.





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  Reply # 2121424 7-Nov-2018 11:43
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My daily driver is this Thule: https://www.jbhifi.co.nz/computers-tablets/accessories/thule/thule-tcbp-317-25-litre-laptop-backpack-black/276030/

 

Been good for the two years I've been using it. The laptop sleeve, and seperate tablet pcoket are quite handy (Laptop in one, Kindle DX or iPad (or both) in the other).


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  Reply # 2121428 7-Nov-2018 11:52
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I have the backpack mentioned in this video

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8stUe9Vo74

 

they sell them on a website in NZ but I got mine from amazon.

 

It already has a felt lined section for a laptop and the pocket at the front which MKBHD syays is for a phone is actually felt lined to hold glasses (I keep my regular and/or sunglasses in there). Isnt crazy expensive, build quality is fantastic and it has lots of pockets for storage/organising.





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  Reply # 2121464 7-Nov-2018 12:07
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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.

 

 

Hi. I am in Auckland unfortunately.


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  Reply # 2121466 7-Nov-2018 12:16
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In my day I used to go to Microsoft TechEd and get the free bag - but alas, this event seems to no longer occur





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  Reply # 2121478 7-Nov-2018 12:35
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i have use a timbuk2 divider, they are a bit pricey, but they last for years.

 

 

 

hope it helps




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  Reply # 2121604 7-Nov-2018 15:06
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Too many options!!! Thanks all for your thoughts, I'll have to set aside some time to review them all.





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  Reply # 2121609 7-Nov-2018 15:10
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I think start with determining how many Litres of capacity you require. 

 

 




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  Reply # 2121651 7-Nov-2018 16:23
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networkn:

 

I think start with determining how many Litres of capacity you require. 

 

 

True. My current bag wouldn't quite fit into a 10L bucket because it's slightly wider, but overall volume is maybe 15L. That's a great place to start with the filtering, thanks.





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  Reply # 2121732 7-Nov-2018 18:03
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My choice would be something from Tatonka.

 

I have been using their rucksacks for almost 20 years and I am impressed by the quality, durability and practicality.

 

They are by far the most comfortable, well padded straps, padded and ventilated back.

 

I have their Magpie for days when I only need a small amount of stuff as well as a Zaphod which is a big daypack and another one that converts between a rucksack and a small case that fits carry on bag rules on the meanest airlines.

 

You can get them from amazon in the uk or germany for the best choice and prices.

 

 


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  Reply # 2121856 7-Nov-2018 22:43
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timmmay:

 

Too many options!!! Thanks all for your thoughts, I'll have to set aside some time to review them all.

 

 

 

 

Buy a Tom Bihn. Then you'll realise that in fact there are no other options...! wink

 

 

 

"There is no try. There is only 'do' or 'not do'."

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2121910 8-Nov-2018 05:59
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Geektastic:

timmmay:


Too many options!!! Thanks all for your thoughts, I'll have to set aside some time to review them all.



 


Buy a Tom Bihn. Then you'll realise that in fact there are no other options...! wink


 


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Yeah but they are ugly and expensive.

Get an osprey. Better looking, thoughtful design, and life time guarantee.

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