Opinions: Empire Builder or Western Flyer?
I stumbled upon Tom Bihn the other week while I was looking for a new laptop bag and I love the collection – I'm now trying to find a way to justify buying half the website! Until then I need some advice please.
I'm looking for a bag that I can use when I go away for a night (or two) with work. I'm trying to find something that looks smart enough to carry around an office but doesn't look like I'm moving in! I already have a large bag for when I'm away for a whole week, but I just want something a bit slimmer for the overnight stays.
I originally came across the Empire Builder and I think it looks great - it’s basically a big laptop bag. I've also found the Western Flyer which is a bit bigger, and has a nice 50/50 split which would be perfect for my laptop etc in one compartment and clothes in the other. I'm really looking for people’s opinions on how much can fit into each bag. My thinking is that the Western Flyer has plenty of room for what I need and may be the way to go; but I just really like the Empire Builder and I'm wondering how much it can hold.
As an example I’d be carrying: a laptop (with charger and mouse), note-pad, ipad, a text book, toiletries, jeans and shirt for the evening, and a work shirt for the following day. I think this would be fine in the WF, but maybe a bit snug in the EB.
Any thoughts would be appreciated!