Brenthaven Metrolite 2 Review

Designed specifically for MacBooks, the Brenthaven Metrolite2 is well-liked by users. On, Brenthaven Metrolite2 reviews by users praise the quality and durability of this cheap laptop bag while stressing how well it protects MacBooks. A few consumers note, however, that the Brenthaven Metrolite2 laptop bag is not ideal for someone who needs to carry a lot of stuff with their laptop. On Mac Forums, one review agrees that this is a high-quality laptop bag but points out that it can't hold anything of consequence, like a binder or books, along with the laptop.

With its sleek, professional design, the Brenthaven Metrolite 2 (starting at $6, Amazon) is perfect for professionals who commute with their laptop and value the two carrying options (handles or a padded shoulder strap). The protection afforded by this cheap laptop bag is extreme: padding surrounds every inch of the laptop, including the top and bottom, while the outer shell is made of ballistic, waterproof nylon. A 15-inch MacBook fits snuggly into the laptop compartment so it doesn't get jostled around when in transit. Organization-wise, there is only the main compartment, a zippered compartment for power cords, and a small organizational panel on the front. When carrying a laptop with the Brenthaven Metrolite2, there's not much else you can pack alongside.

The Brenthaven Metrolite2 laptop bag receives excellent reviews, looks professional, and is built to withstand the tests of time and travel. More ideal for busy professionals than for students or travelers, who may decide to pass on this cheap laptop bag for the simple reason that it has little to offer in the way of storage. Other than that, the Brenthaven Metrolite2 is a good buy among affordable laptop bags.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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