Since my initial post earlier last year on taking my then new iPad on the road (LINK), I've covered in excess of 200,000 flight miles worldwide with it. Along the way I've decided I needed a more iPad centric bag that can hold the stuff I bum around with.
As such I'm working on a new bag design and wanted to solicit ideas and suggestions from you (moderator, hope this is OK). I'm not one of those who carry anything and everything in my bag so right now, apart from the iPad, I've restricted it to the following (my personal essentials):
1. Seagate GoFlex drive
4. Reading glasses
5. Pen, mechanical pencil, highlighter
7. One or two magazines
8. Surefire light
10. Thumb drive
12. Cards and IDs
The design I have in mind would be as compact as possible with a single handle and an adjustable shoulder strap, and well padded all round.
I've tried a number of bags including those from Patagonia, Tom Binh, etc and see some great ideas from these brands but thought it best to go directly the source of end users
So I'm open to ideas, suggestions, etc and don't hesitate with any Qs.
PS My background is in product development but mostly gear for LE & Mil. Thanks.