Originally posted by colin:
I have a tan bag with a shoulder strap that I use to carry my laptop, sketchbook, notebook, various papers and junk, and new copies of Spook Country from time to time. I find backpacks overkill (I don't usually have that much stuff, or have to carry it very far), less convenient to dig around in, and a poor fit for my laptop (although I did have a backpack with a laptop pouch back about 10 years ago).
We just bought a couple of backpacks, and I'm in love with mine.
It's just so damn useful
. It's got a laptop compartment, not that I need one right now. And lots of places to stash...you know, stuff
. Things. Odds & ends. Whatever.
And to top it all off, it's comfortable when you're wearing it.
Ain't gonna buy no manbag. No way, nohow.