If you could only have one bag, which one?
I found a link to the Tom Bihn site on a Mac site recently, and since then I've been lusting for a Bihn bag like Anna Nicole at a Krispy Kreme. :eek:
Yeah, I'm a bit of a bag whore.
Anyway, I'll soon be getting a 12" powerbook, and I need a cool bag to carry that and a small digicam, phone, flashlight, iPod, notebook, maybe a book or two, and whatever else I might need to throw in. Y'know, the usual.
I've decided to be good and only buy one(!) bag. I've narrowed it down to the Buzz, ID, and maybe the Smart Alec.
I love messenger bags, like the ID, but I've already got a Waterfield Cargo. But it's a bit heavy to carry for long periods of time. And I'd have to get the brain cell too (I'd have to!) for $50 more.
I don't usually like sling bags, but the Buzz looks pretty sweet and it's got a spot for the 12" PB. So it's cheaper than the ID/Brain Cell combo. But I don't know if it's big enough to hold everything I need.
The Smart Alec looks really cool, but may be a bit too big.
So my question, good people, is this:
If you could only get one bag, which would you get and why?
Thanks a heap,
P.S. A second question for those who have one:
Cafe Bag...medium or large?
Get yerself a backpack, buddy!
You want a backpack if you're carrying anything at all beyond your Powerbook.
I have a 12" myself, and it, plus necessary cables for travel, plus a mouse, all comes to about 5.5 lbs., which is a pretty good bit of weight. Add to that an iPod, a few DVDs, a book, a notebook, some pens and a wallet, and a water bottle, and you've got yourself ten pounds at the least.
Do you want to carry that on your shoulders, let alone on both of 'em?
If you have a backpack with a waist strap, you'll be much, much happier, and the weight will sit better on you. (Looks like The Buzz does the same thing, but man, so TINY!) Also a lot easier to carry a backpack when you're getting around with a cycle/skateboard/segway/rocket shoes.
If you do want something lighter to carry just the laptop now and then, get a strap for your Brain Cell and jam the power cord into the pocket on it. Instant lightweight laptop bag!
I just got a Brain Bag, and love the thing, but if you want something smaller, the Smart Alec looks like a good fit.