laptop bag smaller than the ristretto
I feel a bit odd starting a thread because I have not completely fleshed this out, but we're all friends here. To put it simply, I am looking for a cache, covered in ballistic nylon, with a shoulder strap (maybe a zipper pocket on the front for pens and a magazine pocket on the back).
This might seem very niche for TB and not really worth the time, but I could slip it into my SA, and take it to meetings on it's own. I am open to alternative manufacturers if I have to wait more than 3 years :)
Cache and Large/Medium Cafe Bag
May work for you.
The sleeve I had for my netbook fits inside my new medium cafe bag. I didn't get the cafe bag specifically for this purpose, but it is an alternate when I don't need to carry the EGO.