Tom Bihn's ID (US$130) is a mid-sized messenger bag that can easily carry a MacBook 13-inch all the way up to a 17-inch MacBook Pro, depending on the sleeve you pick. All Tom's bags are made in the ID shown here is constructed of tough
The front flap is closed by a large plastic buckle, to the left is a large pocket lined with 200 denier ripstop nylon which is closed by a #8 YKK splash-proof zipper. On both sides are smaller pockets perfect for mobile phones, iPods and PDAs. There's also an exterior water bottle/umbrella pocket that can be cinched down with compression straps when not in use.
The main compartment is built with Brain Cell (US$50) hard-sided laptop sleeves inside the bag.features removable Annex clips designed to securely connect one of Tom Bihn's eight different
Instead, Iwhich protects my MacBook Pro with 0.25" thick closed cell foam, a #8YKK Uretech "splash-proof" zipper and an outer skin made of killer-looking genuine cork fabric. The sleeve alone is sure to be a conversation starter and the bag's no slouch either.
At US$225 the ID/Archetype combo might be a little pricey for people on a budget, but it's been my experience that quality bags built with good materials cost a little more - but they're worth it.
What do you carry your MacBook in?