I've hunted and pecked just about all of AskMeFi for this perfect murse:
I want something that I can use to carry around my notebooks (paper, not laptop) and maybe someday in the future, an iPad too. So definitely something along the dimensions of an iPad, but with a bit more depth, as I carry quite a few notebooks and stationary.
Pockets: The more, the merrier! In any and every conceivable spot on the bag? Even better!
Bags I'm considering that almost fit the bill Tom Bihn Medium Cafe Bag
, and Patagonia Single Shot
I would love a bag that's also discrete. The more it blends in like being a part of my body, the better. Which is why I have not bothered with larger messenger bags.
In case it matters, here's what usually goes with me on a daily basis. Apple's Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (for use with my phone), anywhere from 3-4 large sized Moleskines and some other odd sized notebooks or sketchpads, with more stationary than I should have.
I'm sure a lot of folks here are going to vote for Tom Bihn, I don't blame them... I'm leaning towards it too. But I'd like to see if there's something else that's around the dimensions of 10" x 11.5" x 3".
Also, if it's no more than $60 before shipping, that'd be awesome. Not a fan of leather, just putting that out there. Simple colors, preferably black, grey or navy.