Any suggestions on a professional work bag?
November 9, 2009 5:37 PM   Subscribe

Looking for a professional work bag. Any suggestions?

I usually pack my stuff in a medium sized Jansport backpack to carry the things I need to and from work. It's time to switch to something a bit more professional. With a budget of $100 USD, I've narrowed it down to a few choices but wanted to see what else is out there before making a purchase. Here's my short list:

-Boa slimcase M

I'll need space for the following:
10.9" Netbook
Netbook charger
PSP Charger
Portable HDD with charger
A few magazines

So......any suggestions?
posted by Mr_Thirdworld to Shopping (7 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I loves me my InCase Sling Bag, and they make some nice other styles of bags as well.
posted by jferg at 6:29 PM on November 9, 2009

How do you commute? Bus, train, car, bicycle, motorcycle, feet, pogo stick?
posted by mollymayhem at 6:49 PM on November 9, 2009

I bought a Tom Bihn bag on an askme recommendation and have been using it for years. Great messenger style bag. I carry it everywhere except very formal meetings, and then get the boring Tumi out of the closet.
posted by Mid at 7:08 PM on November 9, 2009

Best answer: I've been using a Timbuk2 for over 5 years and it still looks new. There's a bunch on sale at their site right now also.
posted by white_devil at 1:01 AM on November 10, 2009

Seconding Tom Bihn bags
posted by lenehan at 4:19 AM on November 10, 2009

They're certainly not as stylish as the other bags you're looking at, but I've long liked the Kensington Saddlebag line. Less expensive, and less likely to shout "Look at me! I'm full of expensive gear!"
The usual models are 3-way - handle on top like a briefcase, un-clippable shoulder strap, and backpack straps that hide away in a zippered panel; so you can carry it however you want.
posted by penciltopper at 4:26 PM on November 10, 2009

Response by poster: @mollymayhem, I travel by bus or taxi.

@white_devil, I'll check the sale out since I've had my eye on the Blogger for a while as well. Thanks for the heads up

@penciltopper, I'm willing to pay a higher price because I believe that buying something of good quality in the first instance actually results in savings in the long run. It just happens that looks and quality go hand in hand.
posted by Mr_Thirdworld at 5:24 PM on November 10, 2009

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