Be sure not to miss the amazing review of our Ego messenger bag posted in the TOM BIHN forums by Meryddian. It’s a thorough review of the features of the Ego, and the pictures, taken by Meryddian, give you a great perspective on the size of the Ego. Below is an excerpt and one of the pictures from the review (the pictures to the right are also from the review).
“I was hoping to get a bag to match the size of my current shoulder bag, which is a very tidy 12.5″x4″x9″, but it was hard to find a bag of that size with as many pockets as I’d like (as my old bag had), and with more sense of security. Things I always carry include my camera (since I maintain two blogs and write travel reviews as well – never know when photo ops strike!), usually some kind of reading material(s), my keys, cell phone, wallet, backup batteries for my camera, sunglasses, all kinds of stuff. (Then every so often I go, “Why is my bag so darn heavy?” and I’m amazed at the stuff that comes out of it). So clearly I need a bag that can handle a good amount of stuff, and can be flexible enough to accommodate changes in my day – stuffing an umbrella or jacket into the bag, etc.
The other thing I was looking for was a bag that could double as a carry-on bag but which would not be *huge*; it had to be the right size to be a good day-to-day “traveling bag” – something big enough that I could stuff little purchases in when I’m playing tourist, so I don’t feel like I’m bogged down with packages; but is equally useful as a bag for daily work use. (I rarely carry a laptop.)” — Read the entire review or check out the Ego.