After lots of searching, I found a bag on Amazon that is a great size for the MNT Reform, and it is only $27 USD. Amazon Link The main pocket’s inner dimensions are 24cm x 30cm x 5cm (9.5" x 12" x 2") and can comfortably fit the Reform and handbook with room for more, but not so much room that it will be banging around loose. If anyone wanted to add extra padding to this pocket, it would fit the Reform like a glove.
I am in no way affiliated with the people who make this or with Amazon, and I’m not getting paid or making commission or anything like that. I’m just really picky about bags and I am really pleased with this one, and it’s also inexpensive, so I just thought I should share in case anyone else is looking for a bag like this.
It is a kind of bag style called “MOLLE,” which is not a brand but rather a design pattern that allows for highly modular and extremely customizable stuff-carrying solutions. This bag has a main, lightly-padded compartment that is a little bigger than the MNT Reform and also has pockets that fit the handbook, and I assume would fit the peripheral MNT keyboard. There are also pouches on the front that are great for accessories, cables, tools, drives, etc. And, because of the MOLLE webbing, you can easily attach other, separate MOLLE pouches or bags, carabiners, hooks, strings, practically anything. You can therefore customize the bag however you want to suit your needs and fit all your computer stuff. Also, it has Velcro hook & loop fastener sections where you can attach “morale” patches, which may or may not be funny and/or nerdy.
I’m using a Wenger Speedline 13" universal laptop bag to carry my mnt reform around. It is very well padded. Usually I put it in my backpack where it takes up a bit more space than I like, but it is rugged enough to be carried on it’s own, even has attachment points for a strap.
I also like to put kitchen sponges at the bottom of my laptop cases, for additional protection when I put them down.
Ah, lucky! I had a miniature Windows XP laptop in the 2000’s, and had a pretty decent bag for it. I think I eventually got rid of the bag and computer, though. I wonder if you can find Samsonite bags or others from the era on auction sites…
Woww, that looks classy! I was trying to find a (cheap) leather bag, but didn’t find any that were the right dimensions. Definitely can’t go wrong with leather.
Oh, is it like this one? This looks nice, too! I like the idea with the sponges, I never even though of that.
Fitting in sideways is a good reason to go with the large.
I do like the bag as small as possible, and based on the dimensions I’m pretty sure the Reform will fit in there as well. Just wont have room for much more.
Something like that seems the right way to go. Waterfield has a bag like that, so I’ll probably go with them. I know they are expensive but their bags last. I have a bag from them that is 20 years old and it still works as if new.
The Pocket needs something a bit more protective as well. Its size means that it is going to be far more mobile. I will be commuting with mine to work and back. So I’ll be looking for something to pad against vibrations as well.