I’ve had the perfect one for my needs for years. It’s a cheap American Tourister that I was issued by my IT shop once upon a time. Unfortunately after years of faithful service the canvas is beginning to tear. I’d hate for it to completely open up in the middle of a two week trip.
I carry a Lenovo Thinkpad X200s with the extra light casing, it’s a small machine but works for me as my main machine and for travel. So I like a laptop bag that itself is rather light.
The biggest non-negotiatiable is that it has to have the pouch that’s open on top and bottom for easily slipping onto the handles of a carryon.
My current bag has a front pouch with netted/zippered pouch inside of it, I’ll throw my keys and my airport parking stub inside, along with SIM cards and various other cards that I don’t put into my wallet or elite card/travel wallet. The main front pouch includes my travel wallet, pens, digital camera, and some loose (wrapped) cough drops at the bottom. Hah!
It also has a zippered area behing the laptop pouch, and I throw all the papers I’m working on in it along with perhaps a book and a magazine and a folder with itinerary and other papers related to my current trip.
All in all pretty basic, I suppose, but since I haven’t been in the market for a laptop bag in a long time and even the one that’s beginning to fail me was given to me by IT. So I don’t know current educated opinions on laptop bags.
Any thoughts or suggestions out there for me? Thanks in advance!