MacBook Backpack Goodness: incase Backpack


I seem to have a problem with bags. I don’t know what the problem is really, but I always seem to be searching for the next big thing. A while back – pre Apple days, back – I purchased a Swiss Army backpack. This thing had everything I wanted and needed at the time, and did a great job hauling my laptop and other accessories everywhere I went. But back then, I wasn’t as much of a neat freak with my equipment, so I wasn’t too paranoid about scratching my laptop. When that happened to my MacBook Pro the other day, it set me on a mission to find something new.

I went back to incase, because not only do they do excellent iPhone cases, but their bags are excellent as well. I’ve purchased quite a few of them over the years, with my favorite being a 17-inch brown bag that I sold to my buddy when I got rid of my 17-incher for work. My nylon sleeve bag is great, but it doesn’t have room for my various accessories and paperwork that I have to take with me now every day. At the same time, my Swiss Army bag was not only damaging my computer, but also way too big for what I needed.

The answer was an incase compact backpack. I debated for a while about getting a messenger bag instead, but a backpack is just so versatile and handy to have. Pictured above is the incase backpack, designed for a 17-inch MacBook Pro, that also has extra protection and space. I was originally looking for that one, but decided instead to go with the compact version. It has an iPad space too, which also makes my life easier should I decide to take it with me.

I bought it at the Apple Store, and they have a 14-day return policy. Hopefully I figure out in the next two weeks whether or not I like it, because I don’t want to return it unless I have to. Let the experiment begin.


Kevin Whipps

Kevin Whipps is a copy editor, writer, photographer and custom car builder based in the Phoenix, Ariz. area. For the past 10 years he's been building his portfolio, mostly in the automotive publishing industry. When he's not wrenching on cars, most of his time is spent discovering new gadgets and toys, and of course, using everything Apple. Whipps is also married, and has a baby boy, Kevin Whipps Jr., coming on February 7, 2010.

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