Laptop backpack advice needed

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Hi folks,
Hope this is the correct group for this query - apologies if it's not.

I'm looking for a backpack for a 15" laptop that is big enough to be
used as a university bag as well. Ideally I'd want it to be waterproof
rather than just showerproof. Shortlist at the moment is:
Targus XL Backpack
Dicota BackPac Rain
Toshiba BackPack Pro

The Toshiba Pro looks huge (which is good) but I can't find any info on
its weatherproof-ness. The other 2 have integral rain covers but are
smaller, but may be "big enough". Can anyone comment on their day-to-day
practical usefulness?
Thanks for reading.

Re: Laptop backpack advice needed

If you decide to consider a shoulder bag instead of a backpack, I
recommend the Eagle Creek Data Tranfer. I have one, it is an excellent

Eagle Creek also sells a computer backpack. I recommend that you check
it out. I have found that all Eagle Creek gear is top notch.


Re: Laptop backpack advice needed

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Alternative suggestion: Don't get a laptop backpack.

Get an internal backpack that is hydration compatible and a padded sleeve for
the laptop.

The hydration system frequently goes into an unpadded sleeve right against the
back.  A laptop sleeve will be needed for padding.

You will have a proper suspension system and the backpack does not look
like a laptop backpack.

The backpack is built to be in the woods where it rains.

I use a Kelty Redwing which can also double as a carryon luggage at
the airport.

Conway Yee

Re: Laptop backpack advice needed

Be careful.  Putting books and a laptop in the same backpack is an
invitation to cracking the screen if you set it down wrong and quickly.

JKO wrote:

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