What does your EDC/Laptop bag weigh?
Hi All, new to the forums and absolutely obsessed with Tom Bihn bags!
I have a question for the members here regarding my EDC/Laptop bag and its weight. Some days it feels just fine and other days it seems heavy to lug around every day. I weighed my bag the other day and it came to 12.4 lbs full and thus my question... is that about average for your EDC/Laptop bag? I have tried removing items I may not need to make the bag lighter but still seems heavy at times.
Here is what makes the bag 12+lbs.
TB ID Messenger Bag w/Absolute Strap
6z BrainCell for my 13" Samsung Ultrabook
Feurdian Slip with my Ipad Air, Laptop and Ipad charging adapters, External 128gb SSD , portable cd/dvd writer, bluetooth mouse, some writing pens.
Sunglasses, Work Blackberry, Klipsch S4 earphones, leatherman Skeletool, Tom bihn mini organizer with my passport and other business cards, that's it.
Is this alot to carry? What does your laptop bag weigh?
Update: Upgrade from ID to Checkpoint Flyer
Quick Update: I have recently acquired a lightly used Checkpoint Flyer and I must say I am super happy with this bag! In regards to moriod's comment on going with a lighter bag I think this is correct. While the Checkpoint Flyer is not much lighter than the ID messenger bag when you add in the braincell and what seems like more material on the ID the weight savings is evident with the CF. The way the Checkpoint Flyer carries it's weight is better balanced as the ID is designed to be used as a messenger on/over the shoulder not as a briefcase. I will miss the good looks of the ID as I think Tom went with more function than looks with the Checkpoint Flyer although from some angles I think the CF looks cooler/different than other Tom Bihn bags. Lastly the ID felt heavy with little room to spare for lunch or gym clothes...Another comment was made about the new Pilot and how I would be loosing capacity compared to the ID, the Checkpoint Flyer solves this problem as the laptop compartment is separate from the storage area of the bag which leaves me tons of space for lunch and a change for the gym minus shoes. All in all , very happy! Oh and my Checkpoint Flyer carrying all the items the ID carried comes in at 10.8lbs but once again the weight feels better balanced. Wonder how Tom will improve on the new Checkpoint flyer.