Okay, confession time – if given the choice between browsing through a stationery store or a bag store I’d be in a real quandary to pick only one. I have a love of bags that given enough freedom with a credit card could easily become a real problem.
So you can probably guess my excitement levels when I recently had to start looking for a new work bag.
Over the last few weeks no local bag shop has been left un-browsed, and no online bag store has been left un-clicked. I must have looked at hundreds of potential work bags, trying to find the perfect one.
The thing was it couldn’t be too big, or too small, and it needed a padded sleeve for my tablet, plus enough room for my organiser and an A4 file or two, and I preferred a messenger style to a backpack, and the shoulder strap should be padded too, and no outlandish colours, and there was a price limit, but it still had to be quality so that it didn’t fall apart in the first week … a tough list of requirements.
Then I found it: on eBay, a simple little messenger, blue with a laptop sleeve and padded shoulder strap, neither too large nor too small, Samsonite brand.
And today it arrived in the mail
For those who like facts – it’s a Samsonite Offtread Laptop Messenger in Check Blue, and I believe it’s from their 2010 range. Approximate size is 43cm x 33cm with a 13 litre capacity.