Most people don’t get excited about a backpack, and launch into a long discussion about its durability and tech-focused design. Until now.
Most people don’t get excited about a backpack, and launch into a long discussion about its durability and tech-focused design. Until now. Although there are other options on the market for storing your laptop, most of them require a case-within-a-case or are just too bulky to actually use in everyday travel. But, having commuted with my Apple PowerBook on numerous occasions, I can say without hesitation that Pacific Design’s Action Pro backpack is one rucksack that actually delivers what it promises. It’s functional without being nerdy or overdesigned, it’s stylish without trying to be trendy, and lo and behold, it fits most wide screen laptops without a problem. But beyond how well a computer nestles inside, Pacific Design also made sure to build a backpack that actually serves other purposes, like just carrying regular stuff. It has three storage sections, so the computer travels in the foam-padded PC sleeve while books or files can go in the other sections. It has phone and PDA pockets, natch, as well as a CD/MP3 pocket. Outside pockets help to carry that Nalgene bottle that seems ubiquitous wherever backpacks are hoisted.
The Action Pro Backpack from Pacific Design is part of the company’s line of smartly-built carrying cases. Not a backpack kind of guy or gal? Check out the messenger bag if you’re on that side of hip. Or, if you’re seeking more professional options, they abound with the company’s “Evolution Line,” which features classic PC-focused briefcases and totes. They’ve even got snazzy iPod pouches for you, digital music mavens. Find it all at www.pacificdesign.com.