We finally have Bike Share Stations in Houston called B Bike. The city is getting so congested that it is actually a wonderful idea for getting around downtown. I was out in the heart of the city yesterday and I saw people riding around with several types of bags. It made me think about what the best laptop bag would be for a commuter because I saw people using laptop backpacks as well as messenger bags.
Simone F.-Chicago Simone lives out in the burbs but has an office in the heart of the city and takes the train in from Barrington several days a week. She works on her laptop on her way in and usually goes straight to a meeting where she carries not only her bag but portfolios to show clients. She prefers a messenger bag like this Jack Georges Leather Messenger Bag so that she can have her hands free, be able to move the bag around to the front when she is in a crowded space on the train and it also looks very chic when she gets to her meeting.
Zach M. NYC- Zach is a musician and lives in Brooklyn. He is working on an album and commutes by train and walking to get to his studio and to his gigs. His laptop is his lifeline so he always has it with him. He chose a Leather Laptop Backpack from designer Jack Georges. Leather because he likes they way it looks and feels and he really liked all of the pockets and organization spaces. He carries it on one shoulder when he is on the train and holds on to it for dear life.
Gary C. Venice California-Gary is a professional photographer is constantly traveling and commuting in whatever major city he finds himself. He ships his large hard shell camera equipment but he carries his basic DSLR and laptop so he uses a Leather Messenger Camera and Laptop Bag from Jill-e.
The interior can be rearranged for what ever he carries and it looks really sharp and professional when he arrives at a shoot.
I chose just a few out of all the people I polled. I would say Messenger Bags over Backpacks unless you are a student.