Camera & Computer Backpack
Sometimes necessity and functionality trump cuteness.
That would be the case with this bag/backpack Even though it’s not going to win any fashionista awards, it has already won me over.
And I have a few other lenses that I want to bring with on our trip. Never know what lens is going to be the right one for the task at hand and the lenses do me no good at home on my countertop so I’m bringing my stash with me.
I needed a bag to transport all my items safely.
Add in a 17 ” Macbook Pro and I needed a big bag for the task. Most camera + computer combo bags house 13 or 15 inch computers but the 17 inch size has been much more elusive to find bags that will accommodate it.
I recently traded in my 13″ inch Macbook and bought a used 17″ Macbook Pro from a local computer store that specializes in trade-in’s and refurbished machines. Trading in my used Macbook and buying another used one saved me so much money and I love my new-to-me-but-gently-used Macbook. I know used electronics are not for everyone but for me, it was such a steal.
The 17″ Macbook Pro has a fabulously large screen for photo editing but the downside is that it was hard to find a bag to fit it until the backpack came into my life.
The bag/backpack is a steal at less than $80 bucks. So many zippers, pockets, compartments and although backpacks aren’t going to make any fashion statements, with the sheer weight of the camera, lenses, chargers, and Macbook, the straps are comfortable and the weight is evenly distributed across my back rather than just on one shoulder.
Sometimes comfort trumps cuteness. Like when you’re schlepping through an airport and have a four year old to manage as well as a purse and other carry-on’s, Barbies, snacks, and are sleep-deprived.
I have a couple other camera bags and yes, I like them:
Camera Bag from Etsy that I had custom-made
Camera Bag (vintage, re-purposed)
Yes they serve a purpose but they are much, much smaller. They’re “day” bags or “around town” bags rather than big beasts.
But I wanted one bag to hold everything so that I didn’t have valuables in multiple different bags. With one bag it’s less to manage and keep track of and therefore less to worry about.
Do you have a great travel bag that you just love? A suitcase, carry-on, makeup or toiletry kit, a laptop/camera bag? Any bags that you love?
I am always on the hunt for that ‘perfect’ bag, but it’s hard to know what’s going to work and what’s not until you try it, use it, and see how your things fit in it and just see how it goes.
The downside is that you end up with a Bag Graveyard. You know, all those purses, clutches, duffel bags, laptop cases, suitcases in strange sizes, gym bags, makeup bags, coin purses, and so forth that you think you’re going to love. But, in the end, you don’t or just don’t end up working out for your needs.
Those bags wind up in that corner of my closet otherwise known as the Bag Graveyard. C’mon you have that.
Or the shoe graveyard (the shoes you had to have becuase you were going to get so much use out of them but wore them once becasue they gave you a blister).
What items are in your “Graveyard”?
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