I recently purchased a bag at Costco that I don't think is going to work out.
It's the comp-u-roller from Wenger. I thought it looked useful, but I think it's going to be far too heavy, and it looks so much more like a suitcase than anything practical.
Looking around my school, I also see that the only people rolling around bags are gigantic women who can barely walk (no offense to gigantic women who can barely walk). I'm not a person who minds carrying things as long as it's not horribly uncomfortable.
Basically, here's what I need.
I need a bag that can hold my laptop (Gateway M505 B2)
It should be able to allow me to carry about six folders filled with papers to grade. I need one folder for each class and another for memos, etc. The folders often get thick when I am behind in grading!
Possibly a couple of large English texts. Probably not, since I will have copies at home... but just in case.
The ability to carry a cell phone and PDA.
Pens, pencils, and other school supplies.
I think that's it.... I think, but I know I'm forgetting important things. In fact, I just came back up to type something and forgot what it was... so I know I'm forgetting something!!!!! Remembered. I have a tiny, little Canon printer that I use for quickie print jobs at school. I wouldn't mind a little extra space for that... but it's not necessary, as I usually keep the printer at school in a drawer.
All this year, I used two bags. I used a laptop backpack and a separate cheapy brief case from a conference. It was awkward to carry the two. One or both kept slipping.
I want to take back the Wenger bag that I bought... even though the price was pretty good. It just won't work out.
So tell me everything I need! Oh... came back to edit. I don't think I really want a backpack. I would like something more professional-looking.
P.S. Are the infamous labels still present on all the bags? It was an article on them that led me to this site. I definitely must insist on one!
P.P.S. The bag descriptions need more internal shots of the bags. I have a hard time picturing where all my stuff will go.