Cafe bag: small or medium?
I'm feeling rather indecisive so I thought I'd ask for your opinions... I've got an ID bag (which I love) but it's a bit too big to take with me on days off, when I don't need to lug around multiple books, gym gear, etc.
Sometimes I can get away with stuffing my usual necessities--phone, wallet, keys, contact lens drops and ipod--in my pockets, but if I add an umbrella (damn this rainy SF weather...) and a book or magazine, it's a bit too much, though not enough to call for the capacity of the ID.
Thus, I am looking for a "day-off" bag, either the small or medium cafe bag. I'd carry around the things above (some can stay in pockets if needed) and perhaps a water bottle, but not much more. Errr, well, perhaps a PDA, tho the ipod is a shuffle so it's small.
I'd love to hear from people who have used either or both of these sizes before--is it big enough? What can you usually fit in it? Would you rather have bought the smaller/bigger size?
I'm leaning towards the small as the medium seems like it will be too close to the ID, but the 3-inch width of the small might limit what I can put in there.
(And once I get the size sorted out, I'll have to choose a color...olive and steel? steel and blue? or good old black? Ahhh, the choices.
Any tips are welcome. Thanks!