Ristretto/Western Flyer Combo?
I posted this in another thread, as an Addendum to answers to more general questions about the Ristretto, but I think it's worth posting as a separate suggestion. (I don't have a Ristretto, or I would have already checked out the size fit with the Western Flyer.)
In place of a Cafe Bag in travis' suggestion, consider using the Ristretto. And for those carrying a laptop, there might be an easy way to secure the Ristretto in the Western Flyer so as to remove the laptop for airport security checks.
Originally Posted by moriond
My impressions of TB and the Ristretto
Just thought that I would add my 2 cents (and name) to the already long list of happy customer reports here.
Earlier this year I made my very first TB order. Among other things I included a size 4x Vertical Soft Cell for my MBP and then of course the Ristretto for my MBA.
When I first received my order I was wonderfully surprised to see, that the guys at TB had added a little treat for me as part of my order. This to me clearly shows what motivates the people at TB and I can at this point not offer anything but the highest praises for TB .. You go Girl! .. *ehm* .. people.
My impressions of the items so far are as follows:
As stated in another post I find the Soft Cell to be a bit on the wee size length wise but I assume that it will give slightly over time to offer an even better fit for my MBP. In either case the Soft Cell is wonderfully made and it offers ample protection for my MBP.
An absolutely wonderful bag. At first I was a bit surprised that the padded part was not thicker at the bottom but unless you really drop the bag then I find the padding to be adequate. For daily commuting and as a carry-on bag for traveling the bag is wonderful. It fits everything that you really need and then some. I would have liked to have the small inside compartments placed a bit higher in the bag though. Currently I find it a bit reachy when I want to get my iPod out for instance. Especially when the MBA is in place and adding to this some magz and papers.
Btw. my DELL420d fits nicely in the bag also as long as I don't have the extended battery plugged in. In that case the fit is "overly snug".
Wonderful covers that are handy for dusting the screen .. and wonderfully color coordinated with my Olive/Cayenne Ristretto :-)
I also ordered a few pouches. The padded one especially for the MBA superdrive and in addition a few clear ones also. They are all wonderfully made and they are very handy for storing different nitpicking.
I am very, very happy with the items I ordered and the way everything has been handled by the TB people .. TB people I hail you !!!!!
/Jan "A Dane"