Originally Posted by pdanko
I'm looking for something in an over-the-shoulder or messenger bag type form-factor. I like the concept of the backpack, but it would be inconvenient for air travel compared to a slimmer bag. The only thing I worry about with the smaller bags is the level of padding and protection they afford to my new baby. And I'll admit it, I wan't it to have some semblance of style. After all I did buy and alienware. So I think my requirements are reasonalble
.... small, but big enough to fit a mouse, ac adapter, and come CD's, light-weight but with bombproof protection, all in a package that doesn't look like every other lappy bag out there, but still doesn't scream STEAL-ME.
makes excellent, durable, and highly functional bags. Would highly recommend both the WebMaster
(non-wheeled) and the WebMobilizer Plus
(retractable wheeled). Have owned both at one time or another (use WebMaster now), and the quality and overall functionality of both bags are extremely high.
Also considered Booq
, and Tom Bihn
as well. Have not yet personally experienced these bags in particular (aside from Victorinox, as mentioned), but found them all quite interesting. You may want to read through this
thread, where several users made suggestions, and reported their experiences with different bag manufacturers.
Word of caution: would recommend opting for nylon over leather if one makes regular use (two to three times per week, at least) of their bag. Have never fond leather to hold up well under heavy usage.