Which Laptop Bag is Best?

Which Laptop Bag?

Military grade ballistic nylon? High Density Foam to protect my laptop? Hidden rain cover? Secret stash pockets? Sex appeal? No, this isn’t James Bond’s backpack, although he’d probably like it. It’s the new ProStyle Slim Pack by Brenthaven…and it comes with an amazing lifetime guarantee! You’ve gotta check out this cool 1 minute video ( target=”_blank”>click here if you don’t see the video below):

Find it on Amazon:


The folks at Brenthaven were kind enough to send me a few cool backpacks and iPad cases to test out, and man am I impressed! I’ve been tromping around with this and other Brenthaven backpacks for the past few months and I’ve become a convert…and so have some of the world’s top computer companies. I recommend this backpack to high-up people at some well-known computer companies. As a result, this backpack (and another Brenthaven Backpack which isn’t available to consumers) have quickly become the favorites of one of the CEOs. It should tell you something about a laptop bag, if it has become the favorite of the CEO of one of the top computer companies in the world!

I really love how this backpack sits close to the body and has a very slim profile. It works perfect as a MacBook Case or for your PC laptop. I think it would be ideal for people who commute to work on a bike or motorcycle. It would definitely be great for airplane travel. The front flap gives me some peace of mind that I won’t loose my wallet. I also really like how the laptop slides into the side of the backpack. Oh, and I must mention that I have dropped this bag several times, and my laptop has always remained safe! It feels bomb proof, and the zippers are the highest quality I’ve ever seen.

The ProStyle Slim Pack is affordably priced at $79.95, and is worth every penny. You can buy it by clicking here.


  • Fits laptops up to 15.6″
  • High Density Foam Protection System
  • Durable water resistant external shell
  • Easy access zip-down organization panel
  • Stash pockets for phone and other items
  • Slim design with side entry laptop compartment

Technical Specifications

  • Name: ProStyle Slim Pack BLK/WHT
  • Model #: 2244
  • Weight: 2.2 lb.
  • External Dimensions: 12.5″ W x 18″ H x 3″ D
  • Internal Dimensions: 9.5″ W x 15.5″ H x 1.25″ D

Click here for a PDF spec sheet.

You can also find this backpack on amazon by clicking the image below:



This giveaway is for a Brenthaven ProStyle SlimPack, Josh’s favorite compact laptop bag. The more entries you do, the better your chance of winning!

ENTRIES (Please leave a separate comment below for each entry you do):

Entry #1 (Mandatory): Click here to subscribe to my posts by email, then Click here to visit Brenthaven’s website. In a comment below, tell me that you’ve subscribed and also tell me which Brenthaven product you like most!

(Ahhhh….don’t stop with only 1 entry! The more entries you make in the comment section, the better odds you have when I randomly draw a number on random.org).

Entry #2 (Optional): “Like” my Facebook page & suggest it to your Facebook friends (not a wall post…if you need help, click here for instructions) & tell me below how many friends you suggested my page to.

Entry #3 (Optional): Click here to follow me on Twitter, & make a “Tweet” with a link to this giveaway page.

Entry #4 (Optional): Send my blog’s link to your friends via email & tell me how many people you invited.

Entry #5 (Optional): Leave an additional comment below sharing some ideas of how I can improve this blog!

Easy, right? The winner will be announced right here next Wednesday January 26th, 2011 (8pm EST). The winner must check this giveaway post and claim their prize by Saturday January 29th (8pm EST). Keep checking back in case the winner doesn’t claim the prize!

***You must be at least 18 years old to enter, and you must live within the continental United States (or have a military APO address).

***UPDATED 1/26/2011 @ 8pm***And the winner is: Comment #15, Robyn Ekker! Robyn has 72 hours to contact me with her mailing address, or another winner will be chosen, so everyone should check back again in 72 hours (1/29/2011 @ 8PM). Note: Comment #15 was randomly chosen by Random.org. Thanks for entering, and keep checking back for my next giveaway!

***UPDATED 1/28/2011 ***Robyn Ekker claimed her prize. Keep checking back for new giveaways!


  1. 1

    I have subscribed to JoshLovesIt.com and I like the Brenthaven Switch Messenger Bag the best, but I like the one modeled above too!

  2. 2
    Valerie VanderHoeven says:

    I think I like the ProStyle SlimPack the best for my macbook pro.

  3. 3

    I subscribed, and I have to say I like the Trek expandable backpack best!

  4. 4

    Love your website! Why would I do all the research when you’ll do it for me! Great, insightful reviews. I just subscribed and I also checked out Brenthaven’s website. I agree with you that the ProStyle Slimpack seems like the an awesome product. Pick me! Pick me! Pick me!

    • 5
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Mandy! Thanks for the compliments. I do a random drawing on Random.org, so the more of the above entries that you complete, the better chance you have of winning the backpack!


  5. 6
    Sarah Stultz says:

    I think I like both the Switch Messenger Bag and the Prostyle Slimpack. These would both be awesome for my laptop for work!

  6. 10

    I subscribed. I did before but I guess I didn’t verify it though my email because it went to my junk mail.

    These are really cool laptop carriers.

    I really like the ProStyle III-XF Shoulder Case. I love that it has all the pockets to organize all your stuff! I also like the shoulder strap. Very nice!!

  7. 11

    I suggested this to ALL my facebook friends, I posted it to my profile!! I also already “LIKED” this blog. 🙂

  8. 13

    Entry #5….improvement to your blog….. January 29th, 2011 is a Saturday, not a Sunday. :0)
    That’s all I can think of to improve on. This is a great blog! I LOVE IT!! Lots of great information.

  9. 14

    Awesome blog! I just subscribed! I like the Prostyle Slimpack for a macbook.

  10. 15

    I suggested all 275 of my friends on facebook check out your blog by posting this giveaway on my wall.

  11. 16

    Tweet, tweet! Following you on Twitter and tweeted about this post!

  12. 17

    I emailed three good friends about your blog and this contest!

  13. 18

    Hmmm… How can you improve this blog… More giveaways are always good! Ha! I actually really like this blog. The layout is simple yet comprehensive. Your writing is concise and light, and you cover the important points on the products. So, keep up the good work!

  14. 19

    Subscribed via email sweepstaker@cox.net
    I would get the IPADFOLIO ipad case. I like how it can stand the ipad like a laptop screen.

  15. 20

    I liked you on FB

  16. 21

    Something I might suggest is adding Google Friend Connect. You will be able to set it up the same way that you have the facebook plugin on the right side. It will allow more people to connect with you.

    See here http://www.google.com/friendconnect/

  17. 22
    Linnette Petersen says:

    I lOVE your website Josh. Your blogs are a daily topic of conversation in the Petersen home. It’s ridiculously cool that you do give-aways on here as well. So I’ve checked out the Brenthaven website, and personally I love the Prostyle Slim Pack you’re giving away. I’ll see what Emily thinks when she has a chance to look. She finally indulged in a new computer and it just arrived yesterday, so this drawing is amazingly well timed, at least in our hopes. Especially mine. That’s because if she doesn’t win this bag, I’ll probably make her one, but after seeing the Brenthaven site I’m realizing there’s no way I can measure up to the features and materials they’ve incorporated. hope. hope. hope. (picture eyes and fists clenched in deep concentration here.)

    • 23
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Linnette,

      Thanks for loving my blog! You know, you can increase your chances of winning the backpack by completing all the above entries, and leaving a separate comment for each one. The comments are numbered and I draw a random number from Random.org to determine the winning number. If you get Emily & your other family members to complete entries, then your odds of winning will go up even more! Keep checking back, because I’m giving away a free night’s stay to the luxurious Hotel Roanoke in the next week or two!


  18. 24
    Carolyn Day says:

    Hi Josh,
    I browsed the Brenthaven site. I really like the Brenthaven ProStyle SlimPack. I am constantly on the run with my laptop and this looks to be comfortable and durable!
    I like your blog and will send out to all of my Facebook friends.

    Keep up the good work!

    • 25
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Carolyn,
      Thanks for your comment! You’ll want to mention if you’re a subscriber. And be sure to leave a separate comment for suggesting me on Facebook, so you have a better chance of winning.

  19. 26

    Hi!! I subscribed and I also visited brenthaven’s website!! I like the prostyle slimpack!!

  20. 27

    Oh p.s. I already “like” your facebook page!!!

  21. 28

    Subscirbed (already) and went to the web site

  22. 29

    I already like you on facebook.

    • 30
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Rob,
      For your entry to be official, you’ll need to specify which Brenthaven product you like the most.


    • 31
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Rob,

      For this new entry, you’ll need to suggest my facebook page to friends on FB & leave a comment telling me how many people you suggested it to.


  23. 32

    As far as suggestions, I think you are doing very well for a new blog. The photography is, not surprisingly, excellent. Continue to make sure you share whether you have received things free for testing and blogging about or whether they are things you have found on you own. That is important in providing some transparency to the readers.

  24. 33

    The product I like best is ProStyle III-XF. I like the special x-ray feature.

  25. 34

    I have subscribed to your posts and I like the Prostyle Slimpack.

  26. 35

    I already subscribed, and I’m really glad because your site rocks.

  27. 36

    And besides that, I expressed my fond opinions of Josh Loves It on Facebook to all 185 of my friends there. OK, stop snickering at my meager number of friends. They’re awesome, even if I’m not much of a Facebookee.

  28. 37

    You have my subscription! My favorite is the TriLoad PC pack. It just looks capable of shielding bullets lol

  29. 38

    I’ve just liked your Facebook page!

  30. 39

    And of course, followed you right on Twitter!

  31. 40

    Here’s my 2 cents; the ads are very distracting…I know they help, but could they be placed somewhere else?

    • 41
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Al,

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, it would be a perfect world without advertising. However, running this blog costs me money (giveaways, shipping, web hosting, WP Themes, photo equipment, software, time, etc.), which necessitates ads. They are strategically placed for visibility. I hope that makes sense.


  32. 42
    Andrew Wight says:

    I registered and I like the metrolite! That pack would be perfect for when I fly for work and stuff!

  33. 43

    Improvements to Blog – could you better explain how to “Suggest to Friends” on facebook? I went to the link in your blog that explains it, but I don’t see the suggest to friends link. I know I am a little slow on the whole facebook/blog/twitter thing, but could you please help me out with this? I have suggested your page to friends before, so I know I can do it, I just can’t remember how. Getting old is no fun. 🙂

    • 44
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Kaylynn,

      Thank you so much for your suggestion. I think that is a very great question. If you click on the “Spread the Love!” link at the top of my blog, there are step-by-step instructions on how to “suggest to friends” on Facebook. Please, please, please let me know if that is not clear enough and I will immediately clarify it or create a video.


  34. 45

    I liked your Facebook page

  35. 46

    I follow via email,

    • 47
      JoshLovesIt says:

      Hi Grant,

      You’ll need to also visit Brenthaven.com and leave a comment here with your favorite product on their website. This is mandatory to be entered in the contest.


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