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Tobster3
Jun 14, 2011, 01:44 AM
Hi,

I am looking for suggestions for a messenger style shoulder bag.

I currently own the STM Scout and Tom Bihn Ristretto for iPad bag. I use the STM Scout for travelling back and fore to the office which is nice and small for the iPad only. I use the Tom Bihn Ristretto for travelling and need some more space for additional items.

With 2 great bags, I have one problem - sometimes for work, I am required to travel with my 12" HP Laptop so I would like a bag that can fit my 12" Laptop and my iPad at the same time.

I have looked at:-

1) STM Alley (Small size suitable for 13" laptop). This is almost what I am looking for but its slightly on the long side. http://www.stmbags.com.au/catalog/laptop-shoulder-bags/alley-small-laptop-shoulder-bag/

2) SF Bags Muzetto - Again slightly on the large size. http://www.sfbags.com/products/muzetto/muzetto.php

I know, the wife has already told me I am turning into a bag freak!

Anyone have any suitable suggestions, bearing in mind that I would like the bag to be as small as posible? Thanks



Tobster3
Jun 17, 2011, 12:51 AM
Anyone have any suggestions?

glen e
Jun 17, 2011, 02:08 PM
I do both in a waterfield cargo...

BlindMellon
Jun 17, 2011, 04:51 PM
Just unboxed my Kenneth Cole Reaction bag. Very nice! It's also on ebags.com for 20 dollars cheaper than I just paid a few days ago (oh, they heard about it).

http://www.ebags.com/product/kenneth-cole-reaction-business-and-luggage/columbian-leather-flapover-computer-case/100888?productid=1266729

class77
Jun 17, 2011, 05:11 PM
Go for the Muzetto. I've got an 11" model and they're beautiful

Farrellcollie
Jun 17, 2011, 06:24 PM
I just got this Brown Bag company bag from amazon:
www.amazon.com/Brown-Bag-Company-31549-Messenger/dp/B000L3XZGW/ref=pd_cp_hi_1
My ipad2 in a maroo leather case and my naked 13 in. macbook pro both fit at the same time with their respective cords. There is not much room for anything else other than a few sundries in the zip pocket, but the company also makes a bigger bag. The bag seems to be very high quality leather and I like the fact that is has a clasp for the flap which is what kept me from the muzatto bag.

honeycomb
Jun 17, 2011, 06:24 PM
The leather used on the Muzetto seems to vary a lot in their production run. The one I returned was almost suede, very easily marked and absorbed rain.

The Tom Bihn Ristretto looks ok. Bit more masculine imo.

Tobster3
Jun 18, 2011, 05:07 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions.

For the record, I have ordered the Waterfield VertiGo Mambo Combo.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/mambocombos/vertigosuite.htm

Mr.C
Jun 18, 2011, 05:42 AM
I just got this Brown Bag company bag from amazon:
www.amazon.com/Brown-Bag-Company-31549-Messenger/dp/B000L3XZGW/ref=pd_cp_hi_1
My ipad2 in a maroo leather case and my naked 13 in. macbook pro both fit at the same time with their respective cords. There is not much room for anything else other than a few sundries in the zip pocket, but the company also makes a bigger bag. The bag seems to be very high quality leather and I like the fact that is has a clasp for the flap which is what kept me from the muzatto bag.

That one looks quite and similar to one I recently got but it doesn't seem to have any kind of padding.

BlindMellon
Jun 18, 2011, 10:01 AM
Thanks for all the suggestions.

For the record, I have ordered the Waterfield VertiGo Mambo Combo.

http://www.sfbags.com/products/mambocombos/vertigosuite.htm
Nice bag. Any bag I get also has to carry my lunch, usb hard drive, a cable or two and my iPad.

cdrwinston
Jun 18, 2011, 10:16 AM
Can you post pics when you receive the vertigo? I was originally going for that one but then settled on the muzetto. I just traveled with the muzetto and it seemed "heavy", so now I'm wondering if I should have gotten the vertigo. I know it's only 1lb difference, but....

gquiring
Jun 23, 2011, 12:44 PM
I made a video of the Kenneth Cole R-Tech bag I picked up at Staples yesterday. $25 for a local retailer is not a bad deal for a quality case.

Oopps just noticed you need a 12" bag, this one is only 10".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UApT0mXC65I