My Backpack's got Jets?
November 1, 2012 6:54 AM Subscribe
Help me find the perfect Backpack/Bag! (Snow Flurries after the jump!)
posted by PlutoniumX to shopping (12 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I resisted the urge to put this in the grab bag category. ;)
All righty, Hivemind. I currently carry a Victorinox Slingbag. It's about 5 years old and I can see the handle starting to finally pull away. Being a slingbag it's only got the one strap. Main compartment, and side pocket and small front pocket.
Things I like about it:
Size, It is relatively small. I don't carry around a giant laptop. I've got the tablet + keyboard, kindle, chargers, pen case, notebook, but nothing gigantic. I usually do throw my lunch in it. Mine is bigger than the current Victorinox offerings I am seeing.
Color: Black with subtle red highlights. I'm not married to black, but it is preferred. Feel free to wow me.
External Net/pouch for thermos/coffee mug/water bottle. I REALLY like having this. I easily carry my (small) thermos, but don't risk an internal spill.
Things I don't like about it:
Single Strap. This can go either way. Most times it's OK, but when I need to fling it over my head I feel like it's a bit of a neck bag. I'm a big guy and at times I feel this bag was made for a 14 year old girl.
So what I am asking is very broad suggestions on bags/backpacks you love! Under $50 would be a nice price range, but I am up for convincing if the bag costs more. Amazon availability a plus due to Prime membership, but not a deal breaker if I have to get it somewhere else. I'm open to pretty much anything.
Bonus points: What new item, thing, device, tool have you found to be very useful in your bag? This is my every day carry bag, building a bug out bag will have to be another time.