Recently, the more and more I look at the Ristretto Messenger bag, the more I wish I had a MacBook Air to go with it (you know it's a sickness when you try to find a reason to get another laptop because it fits a certain Tom Bihn bag that you don't have). Anyway, as much as I love my Super Ego and adore my Empire Builder, there are times I wished I had another bag that is sized enough to carry just the essentials like the laptop itself, the power brick, and maybe a mouse without the added bulk of the full-sized bags. I know the Brain Cell already fits that bill, but the no-nonsense aesthetic of the Brain Cell leaves me wishing for more. And being the owner of a MBP 17 behemoth, its really tough to find other suitable options (be it in the current TB lineup or outside). I did (reluctantly) look at this and this bag, but first and foremost they weren't made by Tom Bihn (a big minus for me) and it wasn't exactly the style I was looking for which brings me back to the Ristretto Messenger bag. Would Tom ever consider making a largish Ristretto big enough to accommodate a MBP 17" while keeping the overall design and compactness of the Ristretto that I find so appealing? I would surely love to see it made in a bigger size and in ballistic nylon at that as I'm sure several 17" laptop owners secretly wish for it too :P
Tom if you happen to read this, I know it's another addition to your ever growing list of wish lists, but... please pretty please? [envy mode on]Ristretto's design is too good to be kept limited to the 13" laptop form factor[envy mode off].