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Old 07-12-10, 07:41 PM
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Computer Bags

I have a backpack style computer bag that is awkward to use and when I get where I'm going my back is soaked. Are there any computer bags that offer enough protection against bumps etc. that can be mounted to a rear rack?
 
Old 07-12-10, 08:40 PM
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i just got an Ortleib downtown, a little pricey but a well built bag. as far as protection against bumps, you can put your computer in a sleeve which comes as an extra.
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Old 07-12-10, 09:10 PM
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I'm a fan of the Urban Bags by Arkel. I've used the Utility Basket with a laptop sleeve (I predate them offering their own sleeve) with great results for over 5 years.

I've also carried my laptop in a Carradice SQR Slim with no issues.
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Old 07-12-10, 09:36 PM
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If you have a sleeve that fits you laptop, a larger pannier with a set of carrying rings (for a strap) might be the answer. You can slip the sleeve in the pannier and use your clothes and lunch as additional padding.
You can often pick up a set or look for a single bag on eBay. An example is an Axiom Champlain -- which is a very big bag -- or an Axiom LaSalle. I have the latter, which are durable and have rain covers, but unfortunately I carry too much gear for just one bag. Most of these are under $100 for a set.

Luckily I don't have to carry a computer.
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Old 07-12-10, 10:19 PM
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arkel commuter - love mine - 4th season and its still like new. It's well built, designed, expensive, and worth it.

https://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categ...-bike-bag.html
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Old 07-13-10, 02:48 PM
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Arkel TrailRider Trunk Nag - https://www.arkel-od.com/us/all-categ...tailrider.html I love mine. The top is designed to widen and the amount of space is amazing... And it is beautifully made...

Then attached to the saddle I have regressed - I now use a Brooks Glenbrook which fits nicely on top of the Arkel. For the first time I have NOTHING strapped to my body, the bike carries it all. And I just love those old straps! https://www.amazon.com/Brooks-Saddles...9054021&sr=8-2
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Old 07-13-10, 09:49 PM
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Another vote for Arkel! I use the Commuter and it has survived winter commuting, rain, and the inevitable drops to the pavement all the while protecting my laptop from harm. Like another poster mentioned; expensive, but worth it!
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I use Banjo Brothers market panniers. They fit my well padded laptop backpack nicely. If it's very wet I put the backpack in a garbage bag first. The panniers stay on the bike when parked, and my backpack stays clean and dry.
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