What about a rollerbag?
Or is that super-super-dorky?
North Face is no longer the company that it used to be. The company was sold several years ago (coorperate) and it no longer stands behind their product or their work. Their construction is carried out by un-trained, sweat-shop workers and for this, North Face lost all their support of the outdoor community. North Face is the laughing stock of the industry and most of the people that would benefit from this "level" of gear refuse to use NF.northface isn't crap. i've had the same northface for 9 years and it's still in great shape...no rips or anything.
I adore Tom Bihn! I used an Imago for about half of undergrad (after my Timbuk2's inner lining started to peel), and I just splurged a small portion of my tax refund on a Brain Bag and a medium cafe bag (both mostly for traveling).Tom bihn bags. they arent cheap but they last forever. you might actually pay your loans off before it gives out.
i have a super ego
cant say enough about them.
It really depends on how much printing you're doing. I printed everything (4 ppt slides per page); I could print about 4000 color pages on a set of cartridges. I replaced them twice during MSI and once during MSII if memory serves, maybe the black got replaced one additional time.how often did you have to replace them?
I got one of these for free:
They're more casual and sporty but they're specifically for laptops and books. Plus there's a waist strap so you can bike/run to class without your bag flapping at your side. Since I'm probably going to be stuffing my bag into lockers and carrying it all over I'll probably use this a lot as opposed to my nicer bags.
Timbuk 2's are awesome bags. Simple design, completely waterproof, big, sneaky pockets on the inside lining...perfect for a laptop, notebook and textbook (You'de need a backpack to lug around multiple textbooks). They started in San Francisco as bike messenger bags, and they are so durable... I've had mine for 8 years now and it still looks new...must have gone through 3 or 4 other backpacks in that time.
Just because your spending priorities aren't on bags does not mean you should flame someone else because either a) they can afford to b) they want to or c) they have diff. spending priorities/interests (WHAT A FASCINATING IDEA).
Similarly, none of you have thought of the AMAZING possibility that, I don't know, THE BAG IS ON SALE. I'm not flaming anyone for spending money on your dorky extra-curriculars that many pre-meds have like buying the latest Battlestar Galactica DVD the second it comes out.
Now, this is dangerously veering off topic, so if anyone has anything constructive to say about bookbags, please say it. Otherwise this debate about a stupid handbag is pointless and reveals your insecurities about money to say the least.
I'm getting a large in either dark coffee or the reddish color when I start. I've talked to two people with the bags. One raved about it, the other said that he thought it would last forever (he had it for 3 years so far) but that he might not get it again because it is very heavy for every day use. He still recommended it if you don't mind a really solid bag though, and that's what I want.This is coming from a guy's perspective, so for the people looking for those frilly ugly bags posted on the first page, sorry.
I carry a Kelty Redwing pack that I bought about 10 years ago and has been to hell and back with me.
The problem with that is on clinical days, when I need to dress up, I look a little silly carrying it.
I need to upgrade to something that goes with my nicer clothes, either I'm going to pull the trigger on a shoulder bag from Johnston & Murphy, or this in large and dark coffee brown...
I kind of want something that can take a bullet for me.
Damn I posted that like 3 years ago...and I still have the SAME timbuk 2! It's like a decade old...granted, I don't use it every day or anything.