I’m a fan of the Mos backpacks, they are designed with a spot for a power strip, so you can hook up all the devices you want to carry in your bag, and plug your bag in so you can charge them all at once. I have the spot for laptop already picked out, and the pocket has more than enough space.
Is there any plans for a custom Framework Backpack/Techpack, Framework “Softwear?”
I was thinking of it being modular and expandable akin to the laptop.
Convertible to/from Backpack and Messenger carry
Prominent Framework Logo plastic/rubber
Bag is silver with black interior with QR code label with part numbers for all the misc. pouches/parts
Single/Dual laptop carry expansion
Detachable plastic/rubber strip that holds the port expansion cards 6-8 with the QR code out while protection the USB C tip (think Chewbacca’s Bandolier) so you can keep them near you when using the laptop or snap them into the bag when traveling.
Space for torx/spudger
Pouch for power supply
A sleeve that doubles as a disassembly mat
Removable pouches of different sizes that click into place
@Keith_J_Brett Liking the look of the tomtoc bag, looks like it would fit the Framework with a decent balance of snugness/clearance (by the published dimensions an extra ~30mm width, 2mm length, 1mm height)
They also seem to have a corporate customization offering that might be of interest to the Framework folks ( https://www.tomtoc.com/pages/custom-your-bag ) - @Poyu_Chen in particular as a designer might be of interest? Tomtoc also claims to use fully-recycled fabric, keeping with the Framework eco-ethos
@A_L Which particular bag are you looking at? I am probably going to need a new bag based on the advertised dimensions. I have not heard of tomtoc before but their stuff looks nice. I am having a problem seeing a bag that would be a reasonable fit. I’m not sure a 1mm buffer in height will be enough, particularly if the bag has rounded corners.
Principal concern is that there is no hard casing around the laptop compartment, and I am a little worried that the charger in the outer pocket is applying a little bit of force down on the laptop. Second issue is that the pouches are too thin for a normal-sized external mouse, although with how well the touchpad is working so far I might not actually need it. Overall decent enough to use for now but will keep my eye out for something with a hard case.
If anybody finds a hard shell bag (something like https://www.adorama.com/cgqns111bk.html although that one is a little small, and does not have places for the charger or other accessories) that looks like it would serve, please drop a note!
@Auryn_Macmillan Fully agree the fit is excellent, ought to have written more clearly about my worry which is that without a hard shell (which in fairness should have occurred to me from the description), if something sits on top of the bag there would be a concentration of force where the charger (or anything else in the pouches) happens to be. For reasonable people who don’t have a tendency to recklessly stack stuff, it is a very nice well-fitting option!
I’ve long been a fan of Tom Bihn bags (their discontinued Smart Alec backpack has been a daily work and travel companion). I’m planning to get one of their updated cache cases for my Framework.
Nicely padded, though not overly bulky. Zips around 2 sides for horizontal or vertical use. Plus, they have built-in nylon web rails so that they can slide in and out of their bags, making airports slightly less awful to navigate (when do we get to do that again?).
The one I have for my (now replaced) XPS 13 doesn’t fit, naturally. Having reviewed the measurements table (and confirmed with a company rep), it looks like the 12B size is just right for the Framework. Unfortunately, they don’t have any in stock, and none are currently in production. The rep said that they expect to have some in 3-6 weeks.
Oh, and it’s an awesome company, making bags here in the US (Seattle), with some of the most friendly and helpful staff you’ll ever meet.