Backpack Suggestions?

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by snoop » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:42 am

Rotter3 wrote:Have you looked at Fusion?

Good quality gear, well designed and great build quality.

http://www.fusion-bags.com/products/ipa ... aptop-bags
In particular, I'd say this thing looks quite appealing:
http://www.fusion-bags.com/products-in- ... n-dj-47621
There is not only lots of photos but also some video showcasing that bag...

Would love to try one of those.

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by pepezabala » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:55 am

I got this cheapo thing as a present:
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http://www.thomann.de/es/thomann_producer_backpack.htm

If you really travel with it, you might want to get a suitcase with wheels. A laptop, interface, controller and cables can weigh too much for having it on your back!

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by snoop » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:20 pm

sorry - double post

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by KrisM » Fri Dec 21, 2012 4:32 am

Bit of an older post, but I saw no resolution so thought I would chime in.

I have this:
http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Products- ... s+backpack

It will fit two 17" MBP in the laptop compartment and a Push in the 'main' compartment (and a laptop in there if you really wanted it to). I don't know if two typical PC laptops will fit in the laptop compartment, likely not.

It has mesh water bottle pockets on the outside, a "boarding pass wallet" on the spine, a pocket at the lower back for your passport and other valuables, and then the "front gadget pocket" has a ton of organizational pockets. I keep my audio interface in one (an RME Babyface fits perfectly in one of the larger ones) along with two digital cameras, my headphones, some earbuds, it has a usb drive pocket I keep a dongle in, plus pockets for pens, cables, batteries... it's incredibly versatile and organized. And then you stuff a hoody into the external expanding pocket.

I love this thing.

I've had the Power Pack 2.0 for almost a year, and I had the smaller 'Glide' version for a year. The Glide looks brand new after several trips to Europe and back. The one I linked, the Power Pack 2.0, I use every single day.

May get a bit heavy carrying around two laptops and Push. That's nearly 20lbs in something with no frame. Though I've carried around that much and it's okay as long as you aren't planning to hike for several hours.
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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by Tarekith » Fri Dec 21, 2012 5:21 am

abluesky wrote:http://missionworkshop.com/products/bags/backpacks/

I have a Vandal and an Arkiv R6 field pack.
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That Arkiv is a really cool looking pack, thanks.

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by [art] » Sat Dec 22, 2012 7:06 am

I bought this one from a Korean company called SevenT7 - http://sevent7us.com/m/post/view/id/52

I'm hoping it will fit the Push in the main laptop sleeve.

It has this funny modular setup where u can basically cruise around with an iPad on your back.

But inside, I also fit an 11" MacBook Air in the sleeve where they put the iPad. Fits well another small device, cables, some lunch, headphones etc.

Really like it.

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by djshiva » Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:18 pm

Jetpack http://orbitconcepts.com/products/jetpack

I love mine. Spacious as hell, lots of pockets.
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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by baendr » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:23 pm

[art] wrote:I bought this one from a Korean company called SevenT7 - http://sevent7us.com/m/post/view/id/52

I'm hoping it will fit the Push in the main laptop sleeve.

It has this funny modular setup where u can basically cruise around with an iPad on your back.

But inside, I also fit an 11" MacBook Air in the sleeve where they put the iPad. Fits well another small device, cables, some lunch, headphones etc.

Really like it.
Wow this looks really amazing. Have you recieved yours yet? How's it been so far? Do you know if they ship to Europe / Germany?

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by DVISN » Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:20 pm

Thanks for starting this thread. I'm also buying a PUSH backpack, and I thought I'd share my faves...

Thule Crossover 25L:
http://www.thule.com/en/au/products/lug ... 5854218474

Controller Backpack V2 from DJTechTools.com: $140
https://store.djtechtools.com/products/djtt-backpack-v2

The EFX FlyBy: $200
http://www.monocreators.com/mono-efx-flyby.asp

Targus Ascend: $26
http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Backpack-L ... =backpacks

Mission Workshop AP Series: $289 (WTF!)
http://missionworkshop.com/products/lim ... cksack.php

Dakine Network 31L: $100
http://www.dakine.com/p/backpacks/mens- ... 1l?clr=002

Dakine Portal 32L: $65
http://www.dakine.com/p/backpacks/mens- ... 2l?clr=000

Targus Drifter: $68
http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Drifter-Ba ... =backpacks

Targus Demolition: $83 - 17" Laptop Compatible (kinda feelin' this one so far)
http://www.amazon.com/Targus-Demolition ... =backpacks

OGIO Renegade RSS: $104-150 - Dayum Playa!
http://ogio.com/backpacks/renegade-rss-17
Found it here for $105: http://www.amazon.com/OGIO-Renegade-Lar ... negade+rss

Settled on the OGIO Renegade RSS. I measured the dimensions and hope it works out. :)

Best of luck in your hunt for a good backpack/gig bag! Hope this post helps.

*Update, got my bag and love it! Did a little video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjxCL5mFSyA

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by Tagor » Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:07 pm

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by Dr Dub » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:29 pm

Personally, i think if you transport two Laptops and Push, you should save your expensive equipment
and a Peli Case is the only way to go.
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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by sackley » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:43 am

Just got http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007GN ... UTF8&psc=1

Can just fit my 14" Lenovo, Push, Audio Kontrol 1, and folding senns case in it with cables. Is definitely a tight fit, wouldn't recommend it, but still fits everything so I'll probably keep it...hopefully helps someone along the way....

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Re: Backpack Suggestions?

Post by [art] » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:42 am

Bump :)

Push 2 is slightly bigger... might not be a concern for many but where your dimensions are super tight it could bulge over.

I posted earlier in this thread that I got this backpack : http://www.amazon.com/MiseMet-SEVENt7-L ... B004QIHUY6

I can report back that it definately does the job.

Granted, Push isn't super protected, it's not ultra-padded, but if you don't just throw your backpack around you'll be fine.

I'm actually thinking of buying another as the one I have is getting old. Would go for the black one this time.

But I really like this backpack because it is so lightweight. And it is also a super slim profile meaning you can only fit so much stuff. You can easy fit a Push, Mac Laptop of any size and an iPad no probs, and the necessary cables, but thats about it. Headphones around your neck probably. And I'm happy with that tbh.

Did some measurements before and Push 2 should fit fine.

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