I have a handful of bags and have been rotating between the Hard Case by Waterfield Designs and a 15-inch Thule Stravan Case. The thing is that I don’t carry around my 15-inch Retina Macbook Pro that much anymore ever since I got the 12-inch Macbook Retina so those two bags, although they do an excellent job regardless, are a little too big.
Carrying around a messenger bag is convenient going from home to office, or mainly anywhere local but for those who need to take their gear global from airport to airport, it can be a pain. So I was in the market for a good quality backpack that:
- Could take a beating
- Not weigh a ton
- Look good
It was a toss-up between Thule’s Crossover Backpack and the Waterfield Staad Backpack. I went with Waterfield because they had the thinner Slim version and I really liked the look of it.