I need a bag for everyday use. I am dealing with the need to consolidate work items, personal items, gym stuff, and lunch for one very long day on a medical campus.
I always pack about 2 medium-ly packed files but sometimes that number skyrockets to 10 or so. I also carry a full set of gym stuff (clothes, running shoes, and a toiletry kit for the shower, 18oz steel camelback). For Lunch I carry a large glass salad bowl, mid-size snack bowl, a can of seltzer and tumbler of tea. My personal items are keys, umbrella, a small first aid kit, small make-up bag, medium case with sanitizers lotions etc., large wallet, check book, iphone, glasses and a tiny foldable shopping bag. Finally Misc work stuff includes iPad, extra notebook, business card holder, pens, id cards.
I'm regularly away from home for 10-12hrs. I walk at least 2 miles in the day getting from my office to the hospital and daycare center for my son. I need to look professional as I lead rounds in the hospital as guest Doc once a week and give presentations to administration etc.
Conventional briefcases are out because I can't hold that much stuff in a briefcase and I can't carry it on my small frame (5'2", 120lbs) and not topple over. I considered a wheelie but found TB. I was so excited that the tri-star looks like a big briefcase, I can haul on my back when needed and make look more professional for the 5 minutes I have to walk by the important folks. BUT I need your expert opinion...is it too big....would the WF do the job. Please look at the picks and let me know what you think. I am very big on organization so any help would be greatly appreciated.