I'm the happy owner of a Medium Cafe Bag, and with an upcoming trip planned I was intending to get a Co-Pilot. Then, Google surprised me by having UPS drop off one of their CR-48 test laptops at my office yesterday. Yes, I know, such a terrible problem to have... :-)
So now I need something that can hold the CR-48, plus the stuff I usually stuff in my Medium Cafe Bag. Looking at everything, the Ristretto for 13" MacBook seems to be about right--the CR-48 is just one inch narrower.
Basically, I need to carry the laptop, a Kindle 3, a glucose testing kit (I'm diabetic), all the assorted power cords and power supplies, my phone, my wallet, and a small paperback book. Room for a small water bottle would be nice too. So my question is: will the Ristretto fit all that stuff comfortably? I hate an overstuffed bag. Or, on the off chance there's another CR-48 owner on the boards, what do you use with it?
Thanks in advance for your replies...
I have a 13" MacBook Ristretto, and it would be just about right for what you describe. Though I would suggest using some TB organiser pouches as the Ristretto is a tall, thin design that rewards making the most of the height of the bag. Have a look at my video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqsZVo-H7SY for further description.
Thanks very much. Your video was quite informative, and it looks like the Ristretto will indeed do what I need it to do.
OK, I did it. Just ordered a Ristretto 13" in black/steel. Can't wait to get it!
I'm sure you'll love it :)
Just received my Ristretto. Love it, love it, love it! Looks great and is going to work out perfectly. The Absolute strap is amazing. Bought it for my laptop, but I have a feeling it's going to be my new everyday bag, replacing my Medium Cafe Bag.
Thanks to Tom Bihn and the crew for making such great stuff!
Post a pic and let us all see!
I'll try to get that done as soon as I can.
Originally Posted by Fat Crip