Apologies if I misinterpreted

Grad student bag x2

My current laptop bag is thin, not comfortable to carry, constantly falls canada goose outlet sale over, and has the most GODAWFUL ANNOYING two velcro straps on the inside, which are I buy canada goose jacket guess supposed to protect your computer or whatever, but have a terrible habit of linking together mysteriously inside my bag, and then when I try and put something in I am subsequently blocked until I canada goose undo the straps. It’s also ugly. And it doesn’t hold a lot. Since I have multiple days where I’m on campus from 10am 8pm, I need canada goose outlet to be able to carry everything I’m going to want for that time.

I’m looking for a bag that:

Stands flat on its own without falling over. God, am I sick of my bag flopping over on its face. I understand this probably isn’t possible if I have a heavy laptop in the bag, BUT I want it to be able to sit upright when all I have is some notebooks and a three ring binder.

Fits A LOT. Things I will want canada goose outlet parka to carry: 1″ 3 ring binder (if I could carry multiple, that’d be ideal, but not required), notebook, folder, pens/pencils, some snacks, a ball of yarn + needles, a standard size novel. I’d also like to be able to fit in my laptop (12″ by 10″ and about 2″ thick) and its cord occasionally, but since that won’t be official canada goose outlet regular it’s okay if that’s a snug fit. I would also be amenable to, like, some sort of snug laptop case I can clip to the back of the back canada goose outlet online uk (if such a thing exists?) or something.

Pockets! At least one front pocket for pens and such, cheap canada goose more is https://www.nationaalzweminstituuteindhoven.nl great. I get more use canada goose factory sale out of exterior pockets than interior ones but both are good.

Shoulder or cross body straps, shoulder preferable to cross body. Yes, I know it’s not good for my back, but since I walk with a cane backpacks are extremely annoying to get on and off, and hard to access quickly. I also am not going to be carrying heavy things often (textbooks aren’t required in class) and only for very short distances (into and around one floor of a building, rather than across campus).

Bonuses but not required:

Straps for BOTH shoulder or cross body. I’ve seen a couple like these and I really like them because while I prefer the shoulder uk canada goose outlet strap, if I’m carrying other things I like the cross body strap for security.

Pocket/holder for my 32oz water bottle

Clasp rather than zipper, for easier access but still some security.

Things I canada goose outlet black friday don’t want:

Velcro ANYWHERE. It’s annoying and I hate the sound and ugh just please stop. If it’s only in one little pocket I’m not going to use, then canada goose outlet uk sale maybe? But otherwise please avoid.

A backpack unless canada goose outlet canada it can Canada Goose Online also be converted to cross body or shoulder

Metal studs, fringe, any sort of excessive little decorative add ons. I just want it to be simple so it’ll pretty much go with everything

This bag was close to perfect, and I ordered it, and realized I am not good at turning numbers into a proper conceptualization of space, and it is not nearly as large as I had hoped. It can kind of fit my laptop and 1 inch binder, except they both stick out above the top of the purse, and the laptop is kind of finicky to get in. So, definitely something bigger than this.

1) Something cheap that hits at least a couple of my needs canada goose black friday sale to use while I save up for something more expensive. I just want something better than the bag I have right now, which mostly means: more space, doesn’t fall over, isn’t ugly. I’m looking for something under $50 for this.

2) Something durable that I can save up for that I can expect to last me a long time. Budget for this is about $100, but I’ll go up to $250 if it’s really fantastic and you can give canada goose outlet store uk me a spiel with which to explain to my very frugal partner why this is a good idea. 😉

posted by brook horse to Clothing, Beauty, Fashion (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

I should clarify: I am using a Canada Goose Jackets laptop bag right now because that’s all I have, but I am not specifically looking for a laptop bag, because I won’t actually need/be bringing my laptop most days. I want a bag that I can canadian goose jacket also put my laptop in, on occasion.

posted by brook horse at 2:38 PM on August 30, 2017

Hi! I was you a few months ago. I’m guessing from the two that you linked and the stuff about cross body/shoulder bags, rather than “messenger bags,” that you are ok with feminine reading bags. Apologies if I misinterpreted.

But I just bought this and kind of love it. Whatever the opposite of buyer’s remorse is, that’s how I feel about this bag. There is a small decorative tag (no name) which is pretty unobtrusive, and the cutwork detailing is not gaudy. It is quite light and roomy, but I’m not sure if the dimensions are appropriate for you. The same company has other sizes, like this one or this.

Other bags I looked at online when trying to decide:Brinch tote style, with clasp closure on laptop compartment

But honestly, the suggestion to try bags at TJ Maxx or Marshall’s or something is a good buy canada goose jacket cheap one. Laptop fit can be weird and hard to tell from the listed dimensions alone.

posted by basalganglia at 3:28 PM on August 30, 2017

Can’t link right now and these are higher end but look at Patagonia and Filson. My Patagonia messenger style bag canada goose outlet store is tough, comfortable and has many storage options.

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