My LCB came in the mail today and I was so excited! Until I tried to fit everything in =/. I also got the 6Z vertical cache for my 13" MBP. I put the laptop in the cache, put the cache in the bag, and then became sad.
(1) The laptop does not fit in the bag. Technically, the laptop's too tall. While yes, I _can_ close the lid (barely), the edges of the lid flap flips/curls up at the straps in a visually unpleasant way (lots of Steel interior showing). It also lets me look down into the bag and see the contents. Now, if I stuff in my lunch tupperware, water bottle, and windbreaker, I can't see down inside the bag as well (better), but the flap still flips up on itself at the straps (bad).
(2) [Using the Q-AM strap] To use the waist straps, I'm practically wearing the bag like a backpack, which then makes the shoulder strap way to short to wear without the waist straps later (practically under my armpit, just barely enough room to swing the bag around from back to front. If I put the shoulder strap comfortable without the waist strap and try instead to use 1/2 the waist strap as the third-leg, it ends up being a weird "V" where it's more a waist strap than a sternum strap. If I use it as a sternum strap and have both straps comfortable, I go back to the issue of having the straps so short the bag ends up under my armpit and I can barely swing it around. Nevermind the contortion that happens trying to take the bag off.
Now, if I take the laptop out, #2 goes away because the bag is so much lighter. I like the slouchiness of it, and it conforms well. I just don't think it's doing well as a bag to bike commute a laptop around in, which is my main purpose for this bag.
Am I doing something wrong? Should I have gone with the Absolute strap? I'm really very disappointed at the moment.
Now, the padded organizer bag I'm happy with. Fits my camera great! I thought I'd ordered a cork wallet pouch too, but the invoice says I didn't. That does make me more sad. So some of my sadness over the bag could be from that, but I don't think so.