I'm a short, big guy (5'9", 320). During the winter here in Arizona, I will typically use my Smart Alec as my EDC bag, which I love. However, in the summertime, i gravitate toward a messenger style bag. I have a long walk into work and using a backpack in the summer can soak the back of my shirt. A messenger typically leaves more of my upper torso bare and is cooler for me to use.
The Super Ego seems to be comparable in space to my Smart Alec, plus a messenger style the bag will sit off to my side, not necessarily on my back. I carry my weight up front, so a backpack really makes me cast a shadow (if you know what i mean).
So I guess I am asking for some validation for purchasing the Super Ego (as opposed to any of the other messenger/breifcase style bags) and to ask for recommendations as to which strap should i get for the bag? The Absolute or the Q-AM? I typically wear a messenger bag strap cross body.