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We’re all about the swanky laptop bags

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 10, 2003

We’re all about the swanky laptop bags here at kottke.org.

Reader comments

RyJul 11, 2003 at 1:45AM

$79?! I have to buy Panther, I have to get an iPod, there’s $.99 songs to be downloaded and a real life to attend to (eating, drinking, paying for gas [if we invaded Iraq for oil it sure as hell don’t show]).

Call me and the 12” a skank, but no mulah (as in money, not top Al Queda leaders) for swank.

GluttonJul 11, 2003 at 7:14AM

I’d like to get a condom for my 17 incher (Studio display, not TiBook, alas) but I’m with Ry on this one. Us po’ folk just have to deal with dust.

robJul 11, 2003 at 11:40AM

My favorites are from Spire - very rugged, most don’t look like a laptop bag. I do wish they had better colors, though. The backpacks come with a nice rigid divider that keeps the non-computer contents of the bag from slamming into the computer when you walk around.

pbJul 11, 2003 at 1:06PM

I’m a Timbuk2-er myself. And a far superior use of Flash than AirBagCraftWorks (that site’s pretty much totally unusable).

AaronJul 11, 2003 at 1:14PM

Is it just me or does the photo on airbagcraftworks.com border on child porn? Why oh why would you put the backside of a boy in a wet bathing suit as on your splash page selling laptop bags?

PatrickJul 11, 2003 at 2:02PM

Slightly off topic…but when did “all about” become such a widely used phrase? I have nothing against it, but rather am curious as to its current popularity.

mathewJul 11, 2003 at 2:22PM

aaron, i was thinking the same myself…

MattJul 11, 2003 at 5:36PM

I bought an expansive bag from Crumpler for a few reasons. 1.) It looks really nice. 2.) It does an excellent job protecting my computer. 3.) It does not look like a computer bag. This last one is the most important because when you have a $3k piece of equiptment it is not a good idea to say, “Hey, look at my black-obviously-a-computer-bag bag!” Laptops get stolen and the $110 I paid for my bag has been completely worth it. I did the same thing for my photo equiptment because there bags are great.

MattJul 11, 2003 at 5:37PM

crap. expansive = expensive.

GregJul 11, 2003 at 8:51PM

Aaron and Mathew, I believe the company is German. Perhaps that explains it?!

MatJul 13, 2003 at 6:48PM

I love my STM Alley bag - Australian company Standard Technical Merchandise.

dowingbaJul 14, 2003 at 1:48AM

I put my laptop in a damp potato sack. Sure, it ain’t perfect but you can’t beat the price!

charlesJul 14, 2003 at 12:22PM

Acme Made makes excellent bags. Things that are made by real people earning a real wage with quality materials cost money. That’s a fact, Jack.

johndSep 21, 2003 at 1:07PM

anyone havve a preference between tom bihn and acme made? i like teh cost of tom bihn and the quality is apparently awesome. but, i love the look of acme made, and apparently the quality isnt that bad either.

Benton Janet Jan 25, 2004 at 5:57AM

Perceptions do not limit reality.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.