Best bag for iPad plus 11" MacBook Air?
I get the feeling that the large cafe is the bag for me but wanted to canvass some informed opinion. I'm looking for something to carry my iPad and a small camera on vacation, on occasion I may add a MacBook Air 11" and the chargers etc. My feeling is the small or medium may be limiting while the large is big enough without being too big, am I right?
Are there other bags I should be considering?
It looks like all three are the same depth so I guess it's time to measure my MBA and base the decision on that, I have a bunch of laptop bags but want to complement them with something much smaller, just big enough basically....
You can fit an Air 11, an iPad, and a wireless keyboard in the MC Bag
ukchris, you may already have made your decision and placed your order, but I thought I'd chime in. I just received a Medium Cafe Bag today, intending to use it to carry my 1st-generation iPad in a PDO slider case, an Apple wireless keyboard, and sundry other stuff. There was so much room left over that just as a test, I also put my Macbook Air 11 inside: and all three items fit with room to spare. I don't have either my Air or my iPad in a Cache. I sewed a form-fitting sleeve for the iPad out of 3mm industrial felt, and the Air is in an even thinner RadTech Optex Sleeve, which is only enough to keep it from getting scratched. If your Air and iPad are in more substantial cases, you might find it more difficult to fit everything in. Also, I should note that my iPad fits horizontally, but the Air only fits vertically: it probably juts out a couple of millimeters above the top edge of the bag, but there is plenty of room to fold over and secure the flap to close the bag. I probably wouldn't carry my Air around like that; I just wanted to see how much would fit in the Medium Cafe, and the answer is yes: it is possible to put an 11-inch Air, an iPad, and a wireless keyboard in it. I could also fit my point-and-shoot camera alongside as well, in its neoprene case. (I think you mentioned wanting to carry a camera as well.)
As I said in another thread, the Medium Cafe is like Mary Poppins' bag: it magically seems to be bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. :D