I'm ready to buy my first Tom Bihn bag, and I'd like your opinion as I try to decide between the Super Ego and the Brain Bag.
Normally, I'd purchase the Super Ego, as I tend to prefer bags to backpacks. However, I'm concerned about the Super Ego's size and comfort level.
The Super Ego is so large that I'm worried about purchasing it. Even when worn by taller persons - I'm six feet tall - it seems extraordinarily large. However, I'm also thinking the capacity futureproofs the bag - I couldn't have known three years ago that I'd carry my tablet and a laptop to work each day. Finally, I'm an IT consultant who regularly changes laptops and needs the flexibility to carry whatever I'm assigned by my client.
I'm also thinking about the comfort level for these large loads. The Absolute strap is well-regarded, but it still seems to be a strain on your back if you're carrying a large amount of "stuff".
I'm about to purchase the Brain Bag, but I know I'll be thinking about how much I'd prefer the Super Ego if I could address these concerns. Can anyone talk me out of the Brain Bag - or is the Brain Bag the better choice? I'd actually be happy with either one, but I'd welcome your opinions.
Thank you for your help!