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Old 01-28-12, 01:04 PM
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Saddlebag that can carry a 13" laptop?

Hey everyone! I've been building up a commuting/touring bike off a Terranaut frame I got off CL. One thing that I've been looking into is getting a saddlebag that can carry a 13" laptop that I use at work. My friend has a Zimbale 18L bag that can carry one, but the bag is pretty massive--seems like overkill.

Can anyone recommend a saddle bag that can ...
A. Hold a 13" Macbook
B. Be relatively easy to take on and off the bike
C. Handle some rain.
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Old 01-28-12, 01:14 PM
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Old 01-28-12, 03:21 PM
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Does anyone know if a Zimbale 11l or a Minnehaha medium saddlebag can hold a laptop?
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I use a laptop pannier by Axiom. http://www.axiomgear.com/products/ge.../pioggia-2010/ I like that it has a removable padded bag that easily slips in and out. The whole pannier goes on and off easily, too.
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Not a saddlebag per se, but the Arkel Switchback 2 with the Arkel Rack would likely fit the bill. It's a backpack that attaches onto a seatpost mounted rack. You can remove the rack in seconds & functionally, it would work like a saddle bag.
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The Topeak MTX DXP convertible trunk bag holds my work laptop perfectly and I believe it is a 14". The MTX DXP is a very nice bag. In compact form it is just a trunk bag, but it has compartments on either side that open up into decent sized saddle bags. With an MTX rack, the bag slides on and off easily and the saddle bags secure to the rack with simple elastic cords. You can also get a full rain cover for the bag.
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I would try just strapping it directly to a rear rack with a bungee cord.

You might want to ride a little slower though.
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