I'm in the process of deciding a messenger bag to use everyday and on trips.
I have a Buzz shoulder bag which I used on our last trip.
It holds my Dell mini 9,JVC on ear headphones(in a case), and other little things. The Buzz worked OK somewhat,but was overstuffed. I kept the Mini 9 in a sleeve designed for a DVD player. It worked OK, but was cumbersome.
I used this sleeve to take the mini 9 to lunch to read my ebooks.
I have a Passport external drive and mouse. I've added an
external CD/DVD burner. I back up my photos to the hard drive and now will use the burner to create additional backups. Overkill, but no lost pictures.
At this juncture I am using the Buzz for everyday and using a larger DVD bag for the Mini 9, hard drive,mouse, and slim cd/dvd. I'd rather carry one bag.
I have an excellent backpack for my camera eqiupment and other accessories. This I use as my carry on.
Then the Buzz as personal item. Fits underneath the airline seat.
The size of the Buzz for my current usage is lacking in that I need about a couple of inches more on the width. Plus, on trips, something to keep other things in, such as a windbreaker.
So I'm looking at the Imago,ID, and EGO. The ID and EGO seem to be about the same size.
The Imago may be too small.
The EGO seems to kinda trapesoid, like it would fit under a seat better than the ID.
I'm mocking up the bags with newspaper cutouts to get a better idea of size.
So, any suggestions will be welcome. Wish I could look at the bags at the store, but I'm in Florida and it is a long drive.
My wife and are planning a trip to Washington State next June. So maybe I'll get a chance to visit the store.