Stowe and Go
When you're traveling with your laptop, portable hard drive, memory cards and all your extra accessories, finding a good traveling solution can pose a real dilemma. Here are a few items you might want to consider before you try to pack it all up for your next dive trip:
High Sierra Access Laptop Backpack
This backpack has more pockets than you really need but you'll probably find a way fill it up without much trouble! A backpack is also a great way to carry your laptop hands-free. It features a separate laptop zippered compartment that allows easy in and out accessibility, extra padding around the laptop and beneath (for hazard-free plopping down) and a CD/MP3 pocket.
Mountain Hardware Paladin Computer Pack
This unusual travel backpack has a dual purpose room for your laptop and room for all your other essentials. The external laptop sleeve can accommodate up to a 17" laptop and can be accessed from the outside; the internal storage area has separate sleeves for notebooks, magazines and books; the interior is sectioned with areas for pens and pencils, PDAs and computer peripherals, ipods, MP3 players and more. The exterior has pockets for cell phones, water bottles and other essentials.
Eagle Creek Tarmac Plus One Wheeled Backpack
Take a compact backpack, add a handy compartment for a 15" laptop and removable wheels and there you go! This combo backpack/wheeled laptop/travel suitcase has many great features. The wheels and collapsible handle can be removed for use strictly as a backpack, extra outside pockets can store all your necessary gadgets, reinforced bottom prevents tears and wear, features lockable zippers and internal straps to secure luggage contents.
Pakuma Choroka K1 Computer Messenger Bag
Not to be confused with a backpack, this computer/travel bag can be slung over-the-shoulder and accommodates most 17" laptops. Lots of pockets make carrying your extra gear easy and functional with separate areas for papers, files, wires/cables, CDs, MP3s and cell phones. Large interior area is big enough for cameras and some peripherals, too.