It's a Man-Bag - Muzetto Laptop Messenger Bag Review
Yes, this is a blog post about a Purse. I mean, a Murse, er, a Man-Bag. It's manly and I like it.
It's probably best you stop reading this now, as this post has no code. You've been warned. (This means you, Jeff.)
I like nice shoes, and I like nice bags. I'm always replacing whatever bag I have with a new bag, usually one that I get from a conference. Unfortunately these bags are often cheap nylon and they only last for a few months and they rarely look nice.
I was in the market for a great messenger bag, but one with a tech-person in mind. I wanted separate pockets for my laptop, my Moleskine notebook, USB keys and a few magazines. I shopped around, looked at LOTS of backpacks, then messenger bags. Then I remembered the bag company that I got my Amazon Kindle Sleeve from, SFBags.com (Waterfield). They just came out with a new vertical messenger back for laptops.
It's called the "Muzetto" and comes in a 13" and 15" size. They've got a Laptop Sizer that will tell you what to get, given your Make and Model of Laptop.
I got the one with the back inside trim and dark brown leather. It holds my Lenovo T60p or W500 perfectly. I also put my Amazon Kindle and Moleskine in for the perfect hipster bag.
The only downside is that the bag bulges just a little bit when I add my laptops AC Adapter, which was a little disappointing. Just like laptop manufacturers always seem to design the AC Adapter last, and least, so do bag manufacturers. This bag would have been perfect if it had a little AC Adapter "side car" or something.
It is expensive, ranging from $179 to $259 for the largest size, but the quality is clear as soon as you touch it. It's made locally and it shows. I took the bag with me to Norway and it worked great at every point. It's looking a little weathered, as leather does, but it's still the best looking laptop bag I've ever had. Even Scott Bellware thinks it's fabulous!
This is my second item from SFBags/Waterfield and I've been very happy. If you're not into the whole leather/suede thing, they do nylon and more traditional bags for geeks as well.