Dear TB users,
Does anyone have experience carrying a laptop and a flute in the older rectangular-style cases or the more streamlined 'French' style, as well as a music stand, a medium-thick 3-hole binder, along with spare jacket/raincoat & lunch?
Laptop is 13" MacBook Pro, has a Moshi padded case.
Flute is in older rectangular-style case, about 16" long, 6" wide with buckles & handle, & 2.5" or 3" inches tall.
Music stand breaks down to about 20" long, has total shape & vol. similar to a small camera tripod.
Looking at: Synapse 25, Brain Bag, maybe Smart Alec, maybe plus the longer Tripod Quiver.
I like that the Brain Bag can be pulled to a narrower profile by its lateral compression straps, when it is not filled. This would help reduce my hitting fellow travelers on public transport. Also want to keep laptop separate from flute, and Brain Bag has those 2 equivalent main compartments. But the music stand I have is too long to fit. I don't think any equivalent sturdy stand would be shorter or more compact.
Don't have to carry flute& music stuff every day; do carry laptop, almost always carry lunch and water, small Bihn knitting stuff sack, and extra garments.
Your thoughts are appreciated.