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    Cadet - with or without the Cache?

    Hi all

    I'm planning on getting a Cadet, but I had a question first about the Cache. I have a 15" retina Macbook Pro that I'm going to put in the bag; would it be too loose by itself in the Cadet, without the Cache? I don't travel very much so the TSA trickery doesn't really appeal to me, and I'd prefer to save some money. But would the Macbook jangle around/be too unprotected in the bag without the Cache? There would probably also be a notebook/papers/book in the main compartment.

    Thanks

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    Dear kctrev,

    Welcome to the forum!

    I would be hesitant to carry the laptop in the Cadet without the Cache for fear of sufficient protection for the laptop.


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      #3
      Originally posted by kctrev View Post
      Hi all

      I'm planning on getting a Cadet, but I had a question first about the Cache. I have a 15" retina Macbook Pro that I'm going to put in the bag; would it be too loose by itself in the Cadet, without the Cache? I don't travel very much so the TSA trickery doesn't really appeal to me, and I'd prefer to save some money. But would the Macbook jangle around/be too unprotected in the bag without the Cache? There would probably also be a notebook/papers/book in the main compartment.

      Thanks
      I don't have a Cadet, but based on my experience with the Caches, I think it is only necessary if you're carrying a laptop in a large bag and want to prevent it from moving about a lot (the rails function will help your machine stay in one place) and/or need the TSA feature.

      Why not just get a non-TB laptop case? There are many cheaper and okay quality (not great, but acceptable) options with comparable padding. To share my experience, my now-dead 11" Acer travelled just fine in an old freebie Toshiba foam case. The Cadet is quite a narrow briefcase (I think?) so it seems to me that a cheap non-TB soft case may well do a decent job in a Cadet that's got other items in it too.
      Last edited by adalangdon; 11-07-2015, 02:02 AM.

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        #4
        I have a Cadet and a 15" MBP, and I think I wouldn't want to carry the MBP in it without some kind of a sleeve. The Cache is nice but obviously you could replace it with another slim case.

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