folders better suited to your needs. I haven't used them (moriond is a happy user of their predecessor - the Briefcase Folders), but I have done business with Levenger for over a decade and I have been very happy with them as a company.
Also, if easy access to papers from the top of the bag is a priority, the Zephyr may be a better fit with your needs. It has a built in file folder system. But I do see your trouble now, as you need easy access to take papers in and out, but don't want to remove the pouch. I see the dilemma.
Thinking on your problem, and how I would address it using what I have around, I will post a photo below of my solution. What I used are file folders designed to be inside hanging folders (the blue folders), and a plastic expandable hanging file folder with retractable arms to house them. Both are available from Staples. I think this might solve your dilemma. Does it look like a solution to you, Bag Lady? :)
eristick's post. (I bought this Imago after seeing her post; I'd wanted to get an Imago in Ballistic nylon, and also use an alternative Quick-Adjust Messenger Strap, which was not an option with the original Imago release.) I use large organizer pouch with both these Imagos.
pen/pencil clear organizer pouch in Sapphire and white Dyneema attached to an O-ring inside the main pocket at the right, and a Clear Organizer wallet in Olive Cordura with Cayenne and Red inserts attached to the keystrap. The main reason for taking the picture of the large organizer pouch with the Cocoa/Cocoa/Wasabi (Cordura) Imago was that the colors matched better -- including the match with the (Olive/Cayenne/Crimson) wallet, which was admired and "borrowed" before I could take the picture with the wallet attached. There really wasn't a difference in the fit for the large pouches inside the Imago.
I was really hoping to use a Tom Bihn product because I have come to love the excellent quality of all their pieces; even if the Large Organizer Pouch doesn't fit my needs in this situation, I appreciate all the little details, e.g. the fabric piping, the rounded corners, the sturdy zipper, the gorgeous colors, and the durability of it all. Maybe that's why I'm whining so much... I really, really want to use the Pouches!!!
Thanks for taking the time to come up with other options, I so appreciate it! :)
I use the Large Organizer Pouches inside my Large Cafe Bags and Brain Bags.
There is no fit problem and they are life savers to organize documents on the go.
They are very stylish in Cordura as well as very light and packable in Dyneema.
Great for travel.
I was one of the person who asked that the Large Organizer Pouches be made big enough to hold loose papers in folders.
I use a lot of plastic envelopes and wallets at home but they are not stylish enough to be carried in a business or formal setting.
But plastic folders can easily be slipped in a Large Organizer Pouch used as a minimalist briefcase.
I made the mistake of bringing too much things to an interview for a volunteer position, I also brought an assortment of non professional looking holders for my pens, resume and writing pad.
It is not a mistake I will make again, I have my pens in a Tom Bihn Pouch and will choose one of my Large Pouches for the letter size papers.
The clip on the Pouches is a lifesaver as I can secure pen and paper Pouches on a key ring then a Tom Bihn Key Strap, itself clipped into an O ring.
I don't want to loose things but I might if I get nervous.
How are the Large Organizer Pouches in a Swift? I'm thinking of biting the bullet and gifting myself with the Swift for Christmas and think the pouch would be a perfect size for patterns.
However the square sides of the Clear Large Organiser Pouch stick out when follow the sloped sides of the Swift.
I believe that there is a Swift specific insert in the works but that need to be confirmed by other forum members and ultimately by the TB crew when you are ready to order the Swift.
If you could at all have the pattern in a half letter size format, the Medium Clear Organizer Pouch is great.
But, being a needlework enthusiast, stitch books only come as big hardcovers reference or letter size paperback. So I understand the need of a letter size Pouch in a Swift.