The black Emissary Messenger Bag from OGIO should not be judged by its name since it's not just for diplomatic couriers but rather for anyone who needs a well-designed, sturdy shoulder bag with a host of storage features. For openers, your 17" laptop is tucked away in an isolated compartment. The advantage here is that when you go through airport screenings, you won't have to open the entire bag to remove your computer since it's readily accessible, away from everything else. The bag can also accommodate your iPad/tablet or eReader in another sleeve located within the bag itself.
The main zippered compartment is large enough for your support material-binders, files, documents or spiral book. Unzip the full length front pocket and there's your organizer panel complete with zippered stash pocket, pen slots, mouse and DVD pockets. The bottom front of the bag has a zippered fleece-lined pocket for your digital point/shoot camera. A side water bottle holder will keep you refreshed while commuting.
Durable padding is provided by OGIO's iFOM panels that cushion the bag against bumps and drops. The back panel has been compression molded to help extend the life of the 420 dobby nylon bag that is always rubbing against your side. It also adds another level of protection to the computer. The Emissary is carried by its adjustable, removable and padded shoulder strap or its very convenient reinforced top grab handle. For the frequent traveler, the bag comes with a rear trolley sleeve that will allow you to thread the bag over your optional rolling luggage cart. Consider how much easier it will now be to make your way through crowds and up ramps.
This is a lightweight, 3.0 lb bag designed for "stow and go" functionality. Backed by its limited lifetime warranty, the Emissary delivers capacity, protection and ease of use in a well thought out package.