1. cbntmaker's Avatar
    My daughters in college, which involves lots of walking around campus. She's in need of a new backpack for her 15.6" laptop (trying to talk her into a MacBook, but she hasn't been convinced yet) books, and various electronics.

    I want to get one that's weather and rain proof, to avoid damaging the contents. I have done a search, and there are lots of backpacks that claim to be weather/rain proof. Sealed zippers, welded seams, and flaps over zippers, etc.

    However, nothing beats actual real world experience, so I'm asking for any recommendations anyone might have out there.

    05-19-2016 12:29 PM
  2. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Get one that the iPad fits in easily.,
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    05-19-2016 12:46 PM
  3. robertk328's Avatar
    I've seen some on there with a system like one of my camera bags. It has a poncho of sorts tucked into a bottom pocket.... just unzip and pull the poncho over the bag. When you're done, wipe it dry (so it doesn't mold/mildew) and roll it back up into the pocket.

    I like eBags and/or Amazon. I'll see if I can find some, but I found a few when looking for bags for my MacBook Pro. They also had some with iPad pockets/sleeves in them. Check both of those sites out and check the reviews.

    edit: here's one: High Sierra Access Backpack - FREE SHIPPING - eBags.com Reviews say it fits 15" MBP easily, so yours should fit.
    05-21-2016 10:57 AM
  4. robertk328's Avatar
    Get one that the iPad fits in easily.,
    they're looking for one for a laptop, not an iPad!
    05-21-2016 10:59 AM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    they're looking for one for a laptop, not an iPad!
    Same difference. Just fit it. LOL
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    05-21-2016 11:58 AM
  6. robertk328's Avatar
    Same difference. Just fit it. LOL
    It's only the same if you didn't read the post
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    05-21-2016 12:47 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's only the same if you didn't read the post
    I read it, but iPad stuck in my head.
    05-21-2016 01:12 PM
  8. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I keep my iPad...I mean...MacBook in a nice messenger bag. I've never had an issue with it getting wet.
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    05-21-2016 02:32 PM
  9. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    A few years ago, I would keep one or two plastic grocery bags in my messenger bag; if I was going to have to walk across campus in a deluge, I'd just loosely wrap my laptop in that for extra coverage. It worked well but was awkward! Now I keep my iPad in a neoprene case inside my messenger bag!
    05-29-2016 08:34 AM
  10. JimMLINY's Avatar
    Check out Timbukt2. Customize for made in San Fran. Enter device for bag fit.
    08-26-2016 07:11 PM

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