Ok, so I confess I'm a sucker for rucksacks and new laptop bags. I have had my share of lemons but I still crave to own great bags.
BGR featured the H.A.L Mission 6 Timbuk2 bag which has really caught my fancy
the swing around access described on the website, which apparently means that you can take the laptop out without taking the bag off. Anyone who has struggled to extract their laptop in a crowded queue near the XRay machine in the airport, will know exactly how convenient that feature is.
Another feature I loved on the Timbuk2 site is the build your own bag option, which lets you select the bag style and then customise the colors from a wide palate. This is a nice idea which addresses a gap in the market today, because most laptop bags come in uninspiring shades of black or grey.
Timbuk2 bags are justifiably popular inspite of their price, but I have not yet managed to find an online (or offline) retailer in India. If you know anyone, drop me a mail and I will provide the link. Meanwhile, here are some more great laptop bags that I love to drool over;
1. The Oakley Kitchen Sink Backpack which I found listed on the Digital Trends website.
Apparently, this bag features a lower compartment with 'drainage ports' for wet or soiled items. Travelling geeks, take note, I think you may love this one as much as I do.
2. Check out this link to Kate's fantastic review of funky laptop bags for women. My personal favorite is the Maddie Powers Cutebug Laptop Messenger Bag which Kate has reviewed at length. This is seriously cool stuff!