Judie Hughes of Gear Diary
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The Gadgeteer user reviews
About This Particular Macintosh
Total Reviews : 8
Now showing reviews 8 through 4
|5/10/2007 - 11:49 AM|
|In case anyone else is wondering how much the new ID bag holds, I wanted to post my experiences. The short answer: it holds a lot.
I just bought my ID bag, along with the Brain Cell for my 13-inch MacBook, about a month ago. I needed a bag to travel with my MacBook, but with more flexible space arrangements than a briefcase. The ID met my needs perfectly. Here's a description of what I had in the ID for my flight:
13" MacBook in Horizontal Brain Cell
Laptop power supply, cables, remote, small corded mouse
Contax G2 rangefinder camera, plus 3 lenses, digital spot meter, blower, misc accessories
Medium-sized paperback book
IPod Nano, headphones + earplugs
Various cards, pens, keys, normal small travel stuff
A few papers like boarding pass, itinerary, notes, etc.
On the return trip, all of the above plus breakfast
It was a little heavy with all that stuff in it, but surprisingly comfortable on my shoulder.
While at my destination, I removed the camera equipment and used the ID to carry my laptop and lunch to work each day. Also, on the weekend I took out the Brain Cell and used the ID to carry my photo equipment, food, and water on a hike through the woods.
After one trip I am so far a very satisfied customer. The bag is versatile, well-designed, and a pleasure to use. How often do you get a new product, and in your first use of it not experience a single frustration? That was the ID for me, a truly exceptional product.
|11/7/2006 - 6:55 PM|
| I love this bag. I have had the ID for about 1 and 1/2 years, and my boyfriend has had one for about three years. We use them everyday to carry lots of heavy stuff, and they show no sign of wear. If I washed the dirt off, mine would look brand new. I bought a braincell so I can use it as a laptop bag, and I can still fit a bunch of papers/folders inside, my powercord, lunch, and about 5 pounds of random stuff that I always forget to take out. Under the front flap is a great layout to keep pencils, electronics, chapstick, you name it, and even a messy person like myself has no problem finding things in it. I am in a fairly casual scientific field, and it fits right in during professional meetings. I have the steel/wasabi color scheme, so when it is shut, it blends right in with the other bags. When open, it gives a great spash of color.
I walk about 1 and 1/2 half miles to work each day and it is the most comfortable bag I have owned. My only complaint is the waist strap. The straps are attached to the bag with two plastic buckles. It is designed in such a way, that a couple of times, when I've pull the waist strap tight while walking, it worked it's way out of the buckle and come undone. This has never happened while biking, only while walking. Simply tying a couple of knots on each end fixed the problem, although it seems like a simple design change could prevent this.
But again, overall this is the best bag I have ever owned. I recommend this, and other Tom Bihn products, to everyone I know who is searching for a quality bag.|
|4/24/2006 - 10:31 PM|
|This is a great bag. I've had it about a year now and it's gotten a lot of use as my daily work and gym bag--which means it's usually stuffed to capacity, bumped around on the train, and exposed to the elements regularly. Still, no problems yet, and it's been consistently comfy to carry--even loaded up--and has loads of useful pockets and zips to organize all my stuff.
I was a bit worried that stuff would fall out of the open pockets but have not had that problem, even though the bag is regularly on its side or back.
Not only is it well made, it's not a timbuktu bag, which are almost as ubiquitous in this town as ipods. Why there aren't more of them, I don't understand. But I'm sure people will wise up soon. |
|9/12/2003 - 1:06 AM|
|I've been using this bag for a few months. I walk to work every day, and travel off-island a few times each year.
It's a great bag. The pockets help keep small items under control, so I can just stash my binders and a couple of books in the main compartment.
With the waist belt, it's very easy to walk with this bag.
The outer zip pocket is a great place for a checkbook, passport, or an airplane ticket.
The magazine pouch easily handles newspapers, also.
|6/18/2003 - 1:10 PM|
|Just wanted to let you know that i received my ID bag this morning and am
already in love with it. where have you guys (and your bags!) been all my
the design is perfect - fits everything i need to take with me every day
(laptop, iPod, digcam, books, etc.), without that bloated feeling i've
experienced with other bags. and the craftsmanship is extraordinary, nice
and solid. i've gotten several compliments on it already from friends and
the bag already passed one important test when i was caught in sudden New
Orleans thunderstorm this afternoon - everything stayed secure and dry.
i'll be taking it with on a trip back home to New York City next week and am
confident it'll be able to withstand the rigors of the Big Apple.
thanks again for your help and friendly advice. i generally don't like
ordering things like this online because i have a hard time making up my
mind without seeing the goods in person ... but you made the whole
experience easy, pleasant, and hassle-free.