View Full Version : Recommend Me A Backpack

11th August 2005, 10:04 PM
I need a backpack that is not too large, that can hold my ibook without damaging it and can hold large uni textbooks and must not be too big (i'm only 5'6 and smallish build).

11th August 2005, 10:29 PM
STM loop. Nuff Said. You can find it at the usual places.

11th August 2005, 10:45 PM
got price?

11th August 2005, 10:55 PM
check out www.rushfaster.com.au
im looking atm for a backpack aswell!

11th August 2005, 11:19 PM
Best I have found (sorry no weblink so will keep looking) is the High Sierra Computer backpack.

It has 7 compartments (including a padded laptop area).

I have taken mine overseas and interstate and it takes weight very well and is correctly designed for lugging around long distance (it is actually the backpack used by the US Winter Olypic team).

I got mine for about 80 aussie but my brother in law just picked one up on sale for $40 (will ask him where that was).

Edit This also comes with it's own raincoat (stored in the base) which the bag can slipped into when needed

11th August 2005, 11:23 PM
I recommend a Crumpler Base Toucher (http://www.crumpler.com.au) as mine has served me well.


I have the blue one. The only flaw is that the main zips have little plastic tags which you hold to open and close the zip. This plastic breaks after a few months of use, meaning that it is a bit harder to open and close the bag. Otherwise, they are great bags. Totally waterproof too, which is what you want with a nice laptop inside. :P

PS. I am moving this to a more appropriate forum.

12th August 2005, 12:03 AM
I thoroughly agree with v1llage1d1ot, the STM bags are the best on the market... except I would recommend the Sports over the loop for most users (unless you have the 17" pb that is).

It has multiple pockets, can be cinched close to your back for heavy loads (or smaller loads on smaller bodies), has an ipod pocket with headphone output spot and also has the added bonus of securely holding your laptop in a sprung section. So if you happen to drop your bag the computer is less likely to come in to contact with the ground.

This is a Computer bag that happens to be a backpack... unlike most which are backpacks first and computer bags second.

I've used one for a couple of years now, iBook and LOTS of uni books, I cannot speak highly enough of it!

http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info....products_id=733 (http://www.streetwise.com.au/product_info.php?cPath=105&products_id=733)

12th August 2005, 10:18 AM
you would want one that doesnt look like a laptop bag. so it would deter theives

12th August 2005, 10:40 AM
Considering that I would bring my laptop with me at most twice a week, the main priority would be storage space for books.

18th January 2006, 08:11 AM
So what did you end up getting, and how is it?
I'm in the market for a new backpack, I have a 12" PB with the STM glove and about to go back to uni.
The STM Sports looks pretty decent.

18th January 2006, 08:28 AM
I use both an STM 12" Small Drift (shoulder bag) and an STM 17" Large Loop (backpack) for the same 12" PB depending on how much I have to carry. Really can't beat STM for quality.


Large Loop 17" ('http://www.stmbags.com.au/img/site/ps_l_largeloop1.gif')

12" Small Drift ('http://www.stmbags.com.au/img/site/ps_l_smalldrift1.gif')

18th January 2006, 09:44 AM
Crumpler - McBains Baby - I've got one for my iBook, and it is excellent. And cheap too compared to many others. Check out the crumpler website - it's bloody brilliant BTW.