I’ve blogged earlier about wanting to get a really nice carry-on bag for flights.
Before I went to the US this summer I found an awesome Samsonite bag that I bought and am absolutely loving. It’s just perfect and the quality is outstanding. I really believe I will have this bag (unless it somehow gets lost) for pretty much the rest of my life.
But I do feel that there’s been something missing to the equation. I’ve have had the thought to have a separate bag for my laptop, but it never really clicked with me until I saw that Emanuel had it.
To me it makes perfect sense, so I went out and bought this Victorinox bag with life-time warranty.
The reasoning goes like this: I can have all the things I want on the plane with me in that bag. And then in my rolling bag I can have everything else that I won’t touch for the duration of the flight. I can simply throw that up above (without even having to be particularly careful) in the stowage area and then put the laptop bag under the chair in front of me, where I’ll have easy access to all the important things.
Not only is that very convenient, it increases my total luggage capacity by quite a lot and it also leaves me free to check in my rolling bag if need be. Like if I find some sort of fluid that I simply must have with me home, it can theoretically be done without purchasing (or bringing from home) another bag.
Another added benefit of having a separate computer bag is that when I arrive at my destination and have business to do, I can bring my computer in a nice-looking bag instead of walking around like an idiot with my computer in my hand.
I’m very happy with the Victorinox bag that I found because it fits perfectly on top of my Samsonite and the whole back can be put over the handle of the bag so it sits very stable on top.
I can also fit an amazing amount of stuff in it, not that I plan on fitting that much but a perfect example is the stuff below. A bag filled with Apple’y goodness.
That’s my 15″ laptop, big fat book, headphone case and iPad, all the in main “pocket”. I also have a notepad and pen in the outer pocket.
I normally don’t travel with books that big, it’s either something small or I will have the book on Kindle/iPad for easier handling, so replace that book with a Kindle and the storage space is quite abundant.
With this I think I can be very efficient in security control, have maximum storage capacity and maximum convenience.
On top of everything, both my Samsonite and this new Victorinox bag look really awesome.