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Old 04-17-2006, 05:41 PM   #1
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Well this is on behalf of a friend, but I'll just write in first person:

So I'm going to Ireland for a few weeks as part of a study abroad and I need to bring my laptop, but afterwards I'll be backpacking around the BeNeLux countries for about 2 weeks. I don't really feel safe shipping the laptop home (and since I brought it I might as well keep it), and it's not very heavy/big so there's no issue carrying it in the pack.

But... The pack (Dana Designs Swift Traveler) doesn't have a good/safe way to store it. I've seen protective sleeves/cases for laptops before but do any of you have suggestions for a good way to protect it? (It's an ibook if that matters.)

If anyone's found a good solution for carrying their laptop it would help my friend out.
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Timbuk2 makes nice padded laptop sleeves that don't take up a ton of room but definitely keep things protected and are cut to fit Mac laptops. Check them out here. They hold up well too--I've had my Timbuktu messenger bag for years with no problems or even noticable wear and tear.
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Timbuk2 makes nice padded laptop sleeves that don't take up a ton of room but definitely keep things protected and are cut to fit Mac laptops. Check them out here. They hold up well too--I've had my Timbuktu messenger bag for years with no problems or even noticable wear and tear.
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Brenthaven makes them as well, and though they are made specifically for Macs or Toshibas, they will fit a lot of other laptops.

If by some way you can find their older design backpacks, they look like any other daypack out there and are damned near indestructable.
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Thanks a lot guys!

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