Win: The Best Bags

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Win: The Best Bags

Welcome to the Win contest for our best bags of 2010. Entering is easy: simply leave a comment with your favorite bag and all the things you keep in them!

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The fine print:

Mac|Life "The Best Bags!” Contest rules: One entry per person. The winner will be chosen at random from qualified entries. All entries must be received no later than December 31, 2010. By entering this contest, you agree that Future US, Inc. may use your name, likeness, and website for promotional purposes without further payment. Employees of Sponsor, its respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, and agents, and foregoing employees¹ household or immediate family members (defined as parent, spouse, child, sibling, or grandparent) are NOT eligible to enter Contest. All prizes will be awarded, and no minimum number of entries is required. If two or more people enter identical designs and that entry is selected as the winner, the entry received first will be awarded the contest prize. Prizes won by minors will be awarded to their parents or legal guardians. Future US, Inc. is not responsible for damages or expenses the winners might incur as a result of this contest or the receipt of a prize, and winners are responsible for income taxes based on the value of the prize received. A list of winners may also be obtained by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope to Future US, Inc. c/o Mac|Life Contest, 4000 Shoreline Court, Suite 400, South San Francisco, CA 94080. This contest is limited to residents of the United States. No purchase necessary; void in Arizona, Maryland, Vermont, Puerto Rico, and where prohibited by law.


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AmyA29

The Green/Orange bag is definitely the best. I'd keep my Macbook, camera, headphones, and various and sundry cables in the bag. Probably a notebook and pens as well.

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briangeo

Messenger Bag:
Iphone 4
headphones
pens
pencils
Ipad
usb cables, and every other kind of cable
tpb Walking Dead
every thing else I can fit

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Stumpapi

OK, before your time, but my coolest bag is my original Domke Bag. This was designed as a photojournalist bag but is so much a messenger bag, a camera bag, school bag, backpack, all around bag. Pockets everywhere! Inside an insert with more pocket areas that can be shaped or moved to accommodate many different sized items.

What do I carry? What don't I carry, all my photo gear, Mac, Cell, Touch, food, water, pen, filters, glasses, tools, perhaps gloves, hat, a plastic bag, oh, my the list goes on and changes all the time. Even a nice outside pocket for MacLife. All this in a tough canvas skin with a shoulder strap or backpack strap.

Yep, one shoulder is lower than the other, looks old, but it works so well....so very well.....

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clevelandboy71

I'm currently using a "Pelican 1510" which is awesome for the amount of flying i do. Although it is meant for clothes as well as my macbook they don't always make the trip. Contents include: upgraded macbook, 16gig iPhone 3gs, 64gig iPad, 3 portable wd hard drives(320g,500,1t), handheld scanner, power surge protector, wilson 'sleek' for my iPhone 4, and a wdtv live hub or apple tv depending where i'm going. Finally all the various cables and software discs to conquer any unforseen circumstance. Getting it all in there is a trick in it's self you should see me go through security.

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Vee

I'd like the Tom Bihn bag because it looks chalked full of compartments! I'd use it to carry my laptop, iPhone, keys, sketchbook, sharpies, current read, coupons, wallet, and a snack (:

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minerbabe

I would love to have the Synapse bag. Right now I'm using a Chico bag, and am a bit worried about the magnets that hold the flap shut. I carry 2 ipods, Macbook, my knitting, at least one novel, Swiss army knife, too many keys, coffee mug (gotta keep javinated), too many pens and markers, mittens, folding umbrella, and other odds'n'ends.

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fhc1228

The green bag is good for me to hold my 17" macbook pro,iphone,headphone and books....I hope to get this!

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iTaos

i like the synapse backpack!! super cool and as a guitar player i love that iRig cable. and the flipsynce dock cable is really sweet!!

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Torona

I love the crumpler bag and would use it for work to carry my MacBook and work tools.

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Jackalackeyo

I'd love the messenger bag! I don't have a good bag for my MacBook, so it would be cool to win! However, if I did win, I'd keep my MacBook, my iPhone, and all the accessories for those devices in there. Good luck everyone and happy holidays!

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ia7md

i would love to win one of these cool looking bags (the moderate embarrassment) which will help me carry my macbook pro, ipad, cables, and my favorite magazine the Mac|Life ;)

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damarico73

I use a Kelty 3 day pack to carry all my essentials. In the big pouch I carry my MacBook which is in an incase sleeve. I have my Beats by Dre headset in there along with any documents that I might be carrying. In the mid size pouch I keep my keys, extra headphones and a y connector so if I want to share a movie, or song with someone I can jack them in. In the small pouch I carry spare batteries for the headphones. The entire bag can hold a lot more though.

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HoopZeeb

I like the backpack. I have an older bag from an HP trade show that has served me well. So I'm in the market for a replacement.

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SeanCpv17

I love the Green bag. i would keep my macbook pro and books in it to get around campus! it's form ad function quality gives it another dimension of awesomeness also. if i had an i pad i would put that in as well ;)!

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jgreds07

hoping i win the purple one!!, please, please with sugar on top!

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olivertractor

I have been using an indestructible TB2 for the past decade, or there about. It is waterproof and holds just enough that I don't get a backache if I carry it full of stuff. I carry around a macbook, an external, a water bottle and snack, pens, an iphone, a wallet, keys, some chapstick, and my work papers. Sometimes I bring a Targus pointer/clicker for presentations and a Logitech bluetooth mouse. I think I could travel around the world with this bag...but if I had a new one, that would be nice!

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redcentmedia

Going mobile and working on the road has gotten much easier since getting my "Booq" Python Blur http://bit.ly/dzrBZV .

I saw Guy Kawasaki http://bit.ly/4nvFkG at Macworld 2010 carry one earlier this year and made it a goal to get my own.

Traveled to shoot in NY (Yankees) and Cleveland (Indians) games this summer without a hitch. Enough room for both DSLR and Video equipment and lenses. Also secure padded protections for MacBookPro and other valuables.

Travel and work with it now daily. It's been the most practical, effcient, and durable investment, despite the intial cost. Looking forward to the trip around SFO and Macworld 2011 in January. http://bit.ly/2mmA

I did however, notice the striking similarity of the #2 bag above in the contest. It looks equally as practical, effecient, and durable.

I appreicate the opportunity to "Win One for the Gipper. (e.g. Kids)

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dixiedoodlebug

Use my incase Case all the time. Just tote my Mac @ in one of my many canvas grocery bags. Need to look into best satchel for all my gear..

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lilczarniki

American Eagle messenger bag that's so old its sadly falling apart, I use it to haul all my college books and my laptop everywhere.

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NaperMedia

I like the green bag. I'd keep my MacBook Pro, iPhone, presentations and my Shure ear buds. It's time to upgrade the Swiss Army bag.

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NaperMedia

I like the green bag. I'd keep my MacBook Pro, iPhone, presentations, external drive and my Shure earbuds. It's time to upgrade my Swiss Army bag.

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tmstew

I'm all about the backpack... which I also refer to as the Macpack. I find the back variety packs more stuff than a messenger bag without making me feel like I'll develop some spinal misalignment issue. Right now I carry a black Jansport Odyssey with a ton of compartments to keep my iPhone 4, iPad, MacBook Pro 15", and iPod all sorted. There's a padded section in the back for the laptop and separate sections for little extras (USBs, house keys, wallet, Dr. Dre Beats studio headphones, etc) that I find key for staying organized while keeping my things accessible... which are crucial for me as a scientist and ceramic artist. Most of the time I'm scatterbrained, so anything that makes life easier is a BIG plus. So, if I could snag one of these awesome bags, I'd pick the Tom Bihn Synapse... sorry Crumpler.

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hughessg

My Timbuk2 messenger carried my macbook (in its neoprene case) and charger to and from Iraq. It held up well in the elements. When loaded, it also has room for all the daily grind stuff such as pens, wallet, sunglasses, phone and earphones.

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Wintermute

My favorite of the two bags here is the The Moderate Embarrassment Bag, which I'd use on those light days when I only need my macbook, assorted papers, a real book, and a bit of nosh.

My favorite bag is my Brenthaven Trek backback. It's a monster for those monster days when I need more than one book, a full lunch, drink, ipod, pens, pencils, chargers, washroom, plus, of course, superb protection for my macbook.

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atalamantes3

Green and orange would take care of my commuting needs.

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polarbeargirl

The green and orange messenger bag would look so cool on my future vacation to Antarctica! And it would hold all the gear I need (iPad, SLR, memory cards, etc.) to record that fantastic experience in photos. And those bright colors would help the tour guides find me when I get lost amongst all the ice and snow. :)

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samputnam

I think the green and orange bag would be perfect for keeping my MacBook, iPod, and accessories in.

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Kailord

I would use the purple bag to carry my laptop, phone, Charger, USB Drive, books, etc.

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blueberryjam

I love the green and orange bag. I would put my macbook pro in it along with my external hard drive.

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blueberryjam

I like the orange and green bag and I would put my MacBook Pro and external hard drive in it.

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depppp

I currently use the North Face Surge. I recently traveled for the weekend with my MacBook Pro, IPad all cords magazines and clothes. Lightweight as well.

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mpaulwright

I currently use an Adidas backpack. It was designed with a laptop in mind. Plenty of room for everything I need to carry plus it's fairly rugged.

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Markita1

Everything in that green backpack rocks including the bag itself. Really like that mini Bluetooth keyboard very cool.

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mregisterga

I don't have a bag, but I have a quandry: I'm too old for a messenger bag and not hip enough for a designer bag. What's a decidedly unhip 46-year old guy to do??

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dnaylor

I love the look of this bag. I need the ipad sleeve and the surge iphone charger and the keyboard and the earphones and..... The guitar cable would be great for my husband who is a big guitar player. The purple backpack would be great because that is my school's color. I love MAC...

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patrick88s

I'm putting my 15" MacBook Pro in my everyday Wilson's leather shoulder bag. It's not designed for computers, but everybody loves it.

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Vic7

I don't particularly have any fancy brand name bag to carry my MacBook, or my latest addition an iPad. I am currently using a cheap messenger style bag that I was given as a promotional item. I would sure love to win the Crumpler messenger bag, it would make carrying my MacBook, iPad, iPhone, a variety of chargers and cables, files, notes and (of course) the latest copy of MacLife much easier. I also love the LaCie USB keys designed to look like actual keys, not to mention the ultra cool Evan Hecox MacBook sleeve and the Grid-It organizer. Love it! Love it! Love it!

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PanSapien

I really like the looks of messengers, but my back appreciates a backpack. The grid-it looks cool. I have to keep lots of cables in my bag for recording audio in the field.

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lunreux

Hard to beat the Timbuk2 messenger bag for roominess, cool looks and great colors. But . . . maybe the Crumpler bag would be a passable substitute for my showing-signs-of-wear current bag. Tough call. Might need to have it proven to me - if you know what I mean.

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Colo. ZOOMER

I'm new to the apple world (first computer!) with a MacBook Pro; so all I've got is a flat incase to carry it in. That works fine for now, but I'll be needing the messenger bag to carry all the great gear your'e going to give me!!!

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n9yoc7277

Currently my bag of choice is a Targus backpack. I wouldn't call it my favorite, but currently it is the one I am using as it was provided by my employer. I need a new one as well as some accessories for my iPad and MacBook Pro.

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albeejames

Tom Bihn makes such quality bags and accessories. I like the backpack because it holds a ton and still maintains a small profile.

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REWdesign

I like the sweet-ass red bag. I'll use it for my MacBook, mouse, keyboard, m-audio interface & headphones.

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Cidah

I keep all of my stuff in a Jansport Odyssey backpack (it's here). It's amazing; it can carry my clothes, MacBook pro and charger, ethernet cable, school (and regular) books, my 6th gen. Nano and cable, and water bottle with ease, and still looks wicked in the yellow-on-black. However, I still need something classier for the city, and the messenger bag fits the bill (without embarrassment). The orange is a great touch, and the Grid-it is the gratest thing to come to guys for (un)organization. The hard drive'd keep my stuff safe too, and I could use a new pair of headphones....

Thanks guys!
Cidah

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wardy.miller@gm...

They both look very cool. I could use either of them.

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jerester

I have a Brenthaven Backpack that just will not die.

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DKH726

Love the color purple! I don't own it, but being the Apple fanatic that I am, there'd be "choke" room to go mobile. I'd load it up with my Apple toys and other goodies and accessories, including my:
- iPad 64GB 3G
- MacBook Pro
- iPhone 4
- iPod Classic 80GB
- Blue Snowflake USB mic
- Panasonic HDC-TM700K video cam
- Canon PowerShot SD850 IS
- Power supplies, cables and converters galore
- Small padfolio, artist pad and a bunch of colored pencils

Looks like I could probably carry a small lunch box and a couple of nice juicy apples in that back pack too!

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Artthefart

I definitely like the messenger bag I would use it for every day use for school as I am a Apple fanatic. I would put my MacBook, school books, headphones, iPhone 4, charger and cables. And many many more things since I am a Computer Information Systems major. I love Apple and have been a subscriber for a very long time. I love Apple period. Love you guys so mug keep up the good work.
Your friend,
Arthur Palos

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Supertouch

The green one is pretty killer, I'd feel a bit more comfortable carrying my iPad in this so I can double fist my cafe latte and bagel in my face, at the same time!

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johncrei

I've been using my old-school Lands-End zip-up attache for too long. It's time to upgrade to that messernger bag so that I have a modern way to lug my Macbook Pro, iPhone, chargers, work documents, camera, books, and water bottle.