Why do Ristretto and Cafe Bag have a single buckle, and on the side?
Just a design question - I was wondering why the Ristretto and Cafe Bag have a single buckle only, and over to the side, as opposed to buckling in the middle, or having double buckles. What practical design consideration drove that (i.e. not 'style')?
The reason I ask is, I was thinking about how (looking at the photos), the fold-over top might leave the corners of the bag open to rain getting inside (there isn't really any overlap on the edges that I can see).
Additional Ristretto Question...
I'm going to copy from my other thread in Bag Reviews, since nobody answered it over there (and it's more a question than just a review). Perhaps someone can tell me their opinion here. I'll modify the below with saying I see that the Ristretto DOES have a tightening mechanism, but there is only a VERY SMALL amount of play. It could do with 2 or 3 times as much tightening for when you're not carrying much in it besides your laptop.
I haven't used it yet, really, so I can't say much. Only one thing I'm slightly disappointed in, and that is that the buckle is basically one-position - there is no tightening of it.
I won't be carrying the bag chock-full and bulging with stuff, so the buckle's 1-position design means that the fold-over flap will basically be rather baggy and loose all the time. What would be nice is if the buckle on the flap was higher up, and the bottom buckle moved further and had a length of webbing that could pull through like a regular tightening buckle, so that I could have the flap close TIGHT or LOOSE, whichever I'd like.
I don't quite understand why the Ristretto lacks a tightening mechanism on the flap.
Anyone else notice this or care about it?