For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Vessel to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Signature 2.0 Backpack and matching Signature 2.0 Luggage.

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Vessel offers a range of backpacks, briefcases, bags, luggage, and other items, and the Signature 2.0 Backpack is one of its most popular items.

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Priced at $235, the Signature 2.0 Backpack is designed to be an everyday bag that can carry all of your essentials with its myriad pockets, but it's also sleek, compact, and attractive.

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The backpack features a dual zipper main compartment for holding larger items, an exterior zip up pocket at the front with space for a smartphone and headphones, and a padded compartment that fits up to a 16-inch MacBook Pro.

The laptop compartment features a slip pocket and internal mesh compartments, along with a velour-lined zippered pocket. A vertical side pocket provides easy access to something like a smartphone, and another zippered compartment at the bottom can hold even more.

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The Signature 2.0 Backpack has padded shoulder straps and a mesh back panel, which works well with a suitcase, such as Vessel's Signature 2.0 Luggage, which matches the backpack.

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The Signature 2.0 Luggage measures in at 14.5 inches by 10 inches by 21 inches and it features 360-degree wheels that make it easy to push or pull along when traveling.

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There's a main suitcase compartment for transporting clothes and other necessities, and there's a front pocket with a padded laptop sleeve and multiple pockets to house all of your accessories. Both the Signature 2.0 Backpack and the Signature 2.0 Luggage are made from a micro-suede synthetic leather available in a range of colors like tan, stone, gray, and rose gold.

Vessel's animal friendly synthetic leather is a solid alternative to natural leather with a soft, smooth touch and water resistance, which is useful in bad weather. Vessel says that its leather holds up well over time because the structure is similar to genuine leather.

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We have a Signature 2.0 Backpack and Signature 2.0 Suitcase to give away to a MacRumors reader, with the winner able to pick the color of their choice. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.


The contest will run from today (May 22) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 29. The winner will be chosen randomly on May 29 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Top Rated Comments

Analog Kid Avatar
29 months ago
At the risk of derailing this thread early: is synthetic leather really that much friendlier to animals than actual leather?

I get the "skinning an animal doesn't sound good for the animal" argument, and if this was baby seal skin I'd probably avoid it, but in a world of carnivores isn't leather part of the "use the whole animal" ethic?


I wonder how many animals are harmed by pollution caused by the manufacturing of “animal friendly” synthetic leather.
Looks like we were typing at the same time... ;)
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BF1M Avatar
29 months ago
MacBook Compatible? As in the laptop fits inside? I have some trash bags that are MacBook Compatible..
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involuntarheely Avatar
29 months ago

At the risk of derailing this thread early: is synthetic leather really that much friendlier to animals than actual leather?

I get the "skinning an animal doesn't sound good for the animal" argument, and if this was baby seal skin I'd probably avoid it, but in a world of carnivores isn't leather part of the "use the whole animal" ethic?


Looks like we were typing at the same time... ;)
my family works on leather, and while I dont know the full story about environmental impact of synthetic materials that look like leather vs leather, I do know that real leather lasts a much longer time, and looks better when worn out.
synthetic leather just falls apart after a while.

so, there's a point to be made that even if real leather was more environmentally unfriendly (which I don't even know if that's true), every leather piece can be used for longer periods of time.
I have a leather backpack that I've used for 5 years and looks certainly different from day 1, but still looks great.
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TheDailyApple Avatar
29 months ago
I wonder how many animals are harmed by pollution caused by the manufacturing of “animal friendly” synthetic leather.
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GadgetBen Avatar
29 months ago
Who’s going anywhere at the moment?!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eco7777 Avatar
29 months ago
And how do you enter the giveaway?
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