Someone asked for some pics that show how the cinch straps work to make the brain bag larger or smaller. I snapped a couple on my iPhone when I got into work this morning to show an example...
When I headed to the office, my BB was hauling a laptop, a Freudian Slip filled to bursting with papers and files, a snake charmer, multiple texbooks, two water bottles, and a big ol' insulated lunch bag. Here is how it looked with a reasonably full load when I arrived at the office, cinch straps wide open:
Now we take out a number of these items, tighten up the cinch straps, and wallah! Suddenly she's a lean, mean fighting machine!
These pics show my favorite thing about the Brain Bag: flexibility. Whatever your gear, the Brain Bag happily takes it all in and -- more importantly -- can be adjusted to be worn comfortably and securely. As you pick up (or lose) stuff along the way, the bag is easily adjusted.
I really thought that this bag was going to be HUGE. It's not... it's just huge when it has to be.
I also love the roomy pockets in the front: with big zippers and spaces they are great for all of the stuff you need to get to in a hurry. The clever
tucked under" design, however, keeps things from slipping out by accident or getting wet. LOVE that.
If I had two nits to pick on this bag, I'd love a couple of snap rings in those pockets and I'd like to see the pen holders a little looser (but they have loosened up for me with use). After a month of daily use, those are honestly my only little quibbles with this wonderful, adaptable bag!
Hope this helps others trying to decide!