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Old Apr 4, 13, 7:21 am   #1
 
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Need Briefcase/Laptop Bag - Req: Bottle Holder/Slim/Pockets/Carry on Strap

I'm really not picky - I swear, and I feel like this isn't a huge thing to ask for... but I want a new laptop bag to replace the stock Dell bag I've been hauling for a few years now.

Requirements:
  • Slim - I don't carry much more beyond laptop, accessories, day-to-day doodads and a Kindle
  • Water bottle holder - FOR THE LOVE, WHY IS THIS SO DIFFICULT TO FIND?! Yes, I know the cliche Tumi has this but is that my only option?
  • Strap for roll aboard handle - gotta keep it attached somehow.

I feel like those three requirements are asking the world - at least the water bottle part. I love the T-Techs but, again, no bottle holders.

Thanks!
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Old Apr 4, 13, 8:54 am   #2
 
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Search is your friend ... lots of similar postings on this forum.

Try Tom Bihn, for starters.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 9:15 am   #3
 
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Search is your friend ... lots of similar postings on this forum.

Try Tom Bihn, for starters.
I like Tom Bihn, but don't love it.

I searched... nothing jumps out.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 5:00 pm   #4
 
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I really like this Targus and it has all of the features you want.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 5:29 pm   #5
 
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Check this one out

http://www.ebags.com/product/stm-bag...uctid=10154667
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Old Apr 4, 13, 8:02 pm   #6
 
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I have this one in black, although I don't use much.

http://www.truenorthgear.com/product...th=0_5&p_id=69

Never mind...it's not really slim.
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Old Apr 4, 13, 8:17 pm   #7
 
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I sympathize. I have been looking for almost the same thing as you for a long time. The only difference is that I need something that is a little wider as I often travel with multiple music scores and a couple of textbooks. It is amazing to me that more companies don't make a briefcase with a water bottle holder.

Here is one that I am considering. However, it is really expensive compared to others so either it is amazing quality or just overpriced:

http://www.guragear.com/chobe-19-24l-bag-only/

It has everything you ask for except it is not really slim. It also expands if you do have more stuff.
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Old Apr 9, 13, 1:30 pm   #8
 
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Old Apr 23, 13, 6:05 am   #9
 
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Filson 257?
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Old Apr 23, 13, 6:11 am   #10
 
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Filson & True North - No rollaboard strap, that's a deal breaker, both great looking bags though.


Gura - Looks like it may have a strap but maybe overkill. On the short list though.

Right now I'm pretty honed in on the Victorinox Werks Professional Exec 15.

http://www.moriluggage.com/werks-prof-exec-15-brf-blk
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Old Mar 2, 14, 7:47 am   #11
 
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Elux-tl14-cf

I agree that this is an unmet need -- except for a free bag I received at a conference several years ago that will wear out soon, which is why I'm looking. Perhaps the Eco Style Black 15.6" LuxeTopLoad Case Model ELUX-TL14 at $60 is more to your style and pocketbook liking. Model ELUX-TL14 or ELUX-TL14-CF (checkpoint friendly)

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Have you looked at Redoxx CPA or gator bags?
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Old Mar 2, 14, 6:25 pm   #13
 
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I sympathize. I have been looking for almost the same thing as you for a long time. The only difference is that I need something that is a little wider as I often travel with multiple music scores and a couple of textbooks. It is amazing to me that more companies don't make a briefcase with a water bottle holder.

Here is one that I am considering. However, it is really expensive compared to others so either it is amazing quality or just overpriced:

http://www.guragear.com/chobe-19-24l-bag-only/

It has everything you ask for except it is not really slim. It also expands if you do have more stuff.
augkor.. this bag looks like it fi the bill very nicely. Although its dimension is slightly bigger than that of the UA sizer, it seems malleable (from the picture and video) that it may fit after all. I am seriously considering it. Thanks for the tip.
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Old Mar 2, 14, 8:00 pm   #14
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Have you looked at Redoxx CPA or gator bags?
The CPA is a bigger bag than the OP is looking for I think the Red Oxx Metro seems ideal.
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Old Mar 3, 14, 4:37 pm   #15
 
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http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/tumi-alp...7-001b2166c2c0

the pocket on the right top (at 1:30 direction) is a water bottle/umbrella holder with waterproof lining and ventilation tap on the bottom. Why is it so hard to find?

or are you looking for a HUGE water bottle holder for say something like a 7 Eleven Big Gulp to perhaps climb Mount Everest? If it's a briefcase, I would think a narrow 14 ounce bottle would do just fine.
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