READER’S SUGGESTIONS: Need a new Tech Geek Gadget a-go-go Bag

I am in the market for a new tech gadget/Moleskine carry bag. My Targus backpack is to small and unwieldy, and frankly a little unprofessional even for me.
I am looking for a bag that can:

  • Comfortably handle 2 wide-screen laptops (don’t have two now, but that Powerbook can’t be too many eons away…)
  • Can easily carry a Rhodia notebook, a couple of Moleskines, and a Hipster PDA
  • Room for two books for reading
  • Room for a digital music device, iPod-sized (someday I will have one…)
  • Many pockets for G2 Gel Pens, business cards, wires and stuff
  • Possibly enough room for a change of clothes

No leather. I want something that is as low maintenance as possible. Possibly capable af absorbing the blast of a hand gernade, or the contents of a bottle of micro-distillery tequila without noticable damage.
Let me know what you use, what you lust after.


 
David Parmet points to my dream bag in the comments: The Waterfield Cargo


Oooooo….Ahhhhhh! Michael Hyatt introduces me to a possible candidate in this process: The MegaMedia Bag.


Brian Mitchell suggests the Timbuk2 Commute XL…looks yummy!

10 Replies to “READER’S SUGGESTIONS: Need a new Tech Geek Gadget a-go-go Bag”

  1. I agree with Brian. I’ve been using a Timbukt2 Commute XL for about a year now with my Toshiba M200 Tablet PC (12.1″) and Moleskine and it has stood up very nicely. Taken it on a number of flights, drives, etc. and everything has stayed snug and dry inside (it has these little “ears” that seal the top of the bag against moisture when you close it) . It’s not too big but has a substantial amount of room. Very sturdy construction too – still looks essentially brand new.

  2. Marc:
    This post suddenly got resurrected this morning (Thanks to Cameron!).
    My preference (if I ever discover the secret to disposable income) would be to go with either the Waterfield or the Timbuktu. David Parmet (http://parmet.net/pr/) swore off the Timbuktu after it failed miserably on him.
    Until then, I lug the Inspiron 8500 (Sexy…NOT!) around in a Targus laptop backpack…
    I am such a dork.
    smp

  3. I agree with Brian. I’ve been using a Timbukt2 Commute XL for about a year now with my Toshiba M200 Tablet PC (12.1″) and Moleskine and it has stood up very nicely. Taken it on a number of flights, drives, etc. and everything has stayed snug and dry inside (it has these little “ears” that seal the top of the bag against moisture when you close it) . It’s not too big but has a substantial amount of room. Very sturdy construction too – still looks essentially brand new.

  4. This post suddenly got resurrected this morning (Thanks to Cameron!).My preference (if I ever discover the secret to disposable income) would be to go with either the Waterfield or the Timbuktu. David Parmet (http://parmet.net/pr/) swore off the Timbuktu after it failed miserably on him.Until then, I lug the Inspiron 8500 (Sexy…NOT!) around in a Targus laptop backpack…I am such a dork.smp

  5. Well, I’m not especially hard on my bags but my Timbuk2 Commute has begun to display some premature wear:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgallagher/46134222
    a large hole and some ugly separation of the rear padding lining and the embossed pad. Just cosmetic I know, but still annoying for an expensive bag.
    Bad day at the factory maybe since my daughter’s oh-so-stylish blue and white Commute of similar age is hanging like a champ, but Like David Parmet above, I’m severely disappointed with the glacial speed of my RMA.

  6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markgallagher/4613…>a large hole and some ugly separation of the rear padding lining and the embossed pad. Just cosmetic I know, but still annoying for an expensive bag.Bad day at the factory maybe since my daughter’s oh-so-stylish blue and white Commute of similar age is hanging like a champ, but Like David Parmet above, I’m severely disappointed with the glacial speed of my RMA.

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