Like many 11″ MacBook Air owners, I’ve been surprised at the lack of small, streamlined bags available. But I stumbled on a pretty good solution this week in the back of my closet.
It turns out the pocket for the water reservoir in a Camelbak Rocket is a snug, but perfect, fit for an 11″ MacBook Air. The insulation provides nice padding and the external zipper pocket is big enough for a book, a charger, headphones and a mouse. This won’t be my everyday bag, but it’s great for days when I take the train downtown or want to be more streamlined overall.
If you’re interested in doing the same thing, mine holds the 72oz reservoir, so I assume any 72oz Camelbak would have the same size insulated reservoir pocket. You can probably even find an old Camelbak on ebay or Craigslist.
Or in the back of your closet.