[Discussion] What's Your Loadout? - Portable Tech-all

That GoRuck is pretty, but it's pretty expensive too.

I thought about getting the Timbuk2 as well, but I'd heard mixed things about their quality.

Yeah, it's definitely not cheap. They do periodically run some discounts, but not a ton. The advantage is that they come with a lifetime repair guarantee, so could very well be the last bag you buy.

Chaz wrote:

so could very well be the last bag you buy.

I like the sound of that. I'll have to keep an eye out for the discount days. Maybe black friday will have something.

Celine luggage or Coach saddle bag for day to day, and a random tote for gym class days

My everyday go bag is a Tumi. It’s the perfect size. Big enough to hold a Surface Pro plus the occasional gaming system like a Vita or these days a Nintendo Switch. Plus room for cables and a Kindle etc. Can even shove workout clothes as well since you can expand it to make it larger. It’s just the right size neither to small or to big.

https://www.tumi.com/p/medium-travel...

Skiptron wrote:
Chaz wrote:

so could very well be the last bag you buy.

I like the sound of that. I'll have to keep an eye out for the discount days. Maybe black friday will have something.

If I see something, I'll let you know. Usually the biggest discount you can expect to see is 20% off.

If the GR1 is too expensive, you can also look at their Rucker line. The big difference is that the Ruckers don't have the nice zippered laptop pocket on the back. If you can live without it, then that'll save some money, and I think everything else is mostly the same (it might be missing an interior pocket too?). But if you're carrying a laptop regularly, the laptop pocket is a really, really good one.

TheGameguru wrote:

My everyday go bag is a Tumi. It’s the perfect size. Big enough to hold a Surface Pro plus the occasional gaming system like a Vita or these days a Nintendo Switch. Plus room for cables and a Kindle etc. Can even shove workout clothes as well since you can expand it to make it larger. It’s just the right size neither to small or to big.

https://www.tumi.com/p/medium-travel...

You all have such nice bags. I need to up my game.

I carry a Fendi leather tote usually, fits my 13" Macbook Pro, Switch, various cables, Ipad Mini if I'm going to the office. Kindle Paperwhite. If I need to carry more stuff then it's usually a Mismo briefcase.

Chaz wrote:

Of course, the next step of this thread is "What bag to you carry all your stuff in?"

I just bought an Everki Titan a couple of weeks ago. Took it to a summit last week in Florida. It's like an orange black hole. I put all the stuff in my old pack into it, plus a second laptop and more cables and adapters, and it's probably only half full. It fit under the seats on a CRJ-900 just fine. I didn't use the checkpoint-friendly feature. I've seen other people in airports with similar bags told to take their laptops out regardless, so I always do the same.

Wow, that looks like a truly excellent gadget bag.

That's one swank bag.

I'm OK with this shift to bags to carry our tech in. I've now got like 5 bags I want though.