The joys of living only 3 hours from Seattle:
Immediate impressions are (understandably) fueled by bag lust. Compared to my Smart Alec the Brain Bag doesnt LOOK much different - as far as dimensions go. It fits me about the same (5'10", 165 lbs) and there's only a few inches separating their outer dimensions. But the weight difference is an immediate factor. I'm also very excited about the mesh back on the Brain Bag. I spend a lot of time hustling through airports to catch impossible connections, it will surely come in handy. The cache is much roomier than I imagined. I think I had hoped for a more snug fit than loose. I'll warm up to better as I use it.
I've already moved my Brain Cell out of my Smart Alec and into the Brain Bag. I'll take her on her maiden voyage on Thursday for a 5-day trip to the east coast for a quick run of shows. The catch is I'll be working AND living out of just the Brain Bag. I'll post a packing list in a couple of days.