Synapse, Brain Bag, Smart Alec, oh my
I'm looking for advice, comments or general thoughts. I have two Synapes and a Brain Bag. Its gotten to the point where the Syanpse is simply not big enough. No matter how much paring down I do. My Brain Bag on the other hand is WAY too big. In addition it seems to get really heavy really fast. I've been looking at a Smart Alec. It seems to be in the middle size wise. It still has pockets and such, which I really like.
I usually don't carry a computer but want something big enough so I can if I need to. Every day I carry my Field Journal, Side Effect and Kit in my bag. This along with a small digital camera, small coffee kit both the size of the kleenex package I also carry. This stuff along with a book, pens, pencils, check book, small (soon to be large) shop bag and water bottle round out the package. In the winter time I also need to be able to stuff a pair of women's loafer like shoes in there too. Maybe gloves and hat on ocassion.
Does it sound to all you experts out there like a Smart Alec might be a good fit? It could be that I unconsiously want a new backpack, nah, that can't possibly be it. Can it? :) One more thing I need my bag to sit up flat on its bottom, does the Smart Alec do that?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts,