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Timbuk2 Blogger Bag: Hands All Over The Perfect Sack for Bloggers

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This laptop bag is the perfect sack for fast paced field blogging.

It holds my laptop vertically, so it doesn't bend against the curve of my hip, and it doesn't bump into pedestrians when I hustle through crowded sidewalks. The corduroy lined laptop sleeve is built-in, has a velcro fastening strap, and its bottom is positioned slightly off the bottom of the actual bag, to protect your computer from shock. The bottom is rubberized, and the ballistic nylon shell is water-proofed from behind. The smaller pocket has room for business cards, pens, gadgets, and a red ribbon which I keep my RSA SecurID dongle on, with my keys. I trust it to keep Mr. Macbook from harm.

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One complaint: I get thirsty running around press junkets, and could have done with an external sidepocket for holding a water bottle. Hit the jump for a picture of the inside of the smaller pocket. And if you have a comment account, let us know if you've come across any noteworthy bags.

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rpt1700 -

I just literally in the last week got an Ogio Hip Hop, pretty awesomely versatile bag - there are pockets everywhere. Only downside I would say is that it doesn't seem to offer massive shock protection (though you'll understand when I say I haven't tested that yet!).

I got the bag for my new MacBook, and since the Ogio can take up to a 17" screen I also have a Wrappers MacBook sleeve to keep the little Apple dude nice and snug. I'm currently waiting on a RadTech screen protector to complete this process (which might seem a bit much, but I am kinda clumsy and want to do whatever I can to protect the glossy MacB viewing area).

In addition, I have a Crumpler Weenie, which is not strictly a laptop bag (though the Apple will fit complete with Wrapper). I just wanted to mention this because Crumpler bags are also really good - super strong, and reasonably waterproof. The reason I went for the Ogio as a full on tech bag instead, though, was cost (Crumpler are cheaper than Timbuk 2, but...) and utility. Really, there's a pocket for everything on the Ogio.