My Smart Alec arrived this morning. Just in time for a trip to the coast for a couple of days. I added the Smart Alec as a bag to transport my small digital rangefinder system in. I've been a photojournalist for over 35 years and for the last 17, have been a college professor teaching photojournalism. I am always in serch of a "better" camera bag, and especially when it comes to a backpack version. I had a Brain Bag years ago, I loved it, but on a whim (big mistake) sold it to a friend.
I got a Ristretto for my 11" MacBook Air about three weeks ago and decided it was time to jump back into a backpack. I went back and forth between the Smart Alec and the Brain Bag. The SA won out being smaller in size. I am planning on using some camera inserts from a couple other camera bags to customize the fit. I'll be writing about my experiences on my photo blog in the near future.