That requires a different kind of bag. I now have the bag for that trip: Fūl's PaulRevere eReader Messenger Bag (hereafter known as PaulRevere).
The stylish and functional $80 PaulRevere canvas bag exudes an urban coolness from its top quality canvas to its red accents and stitching ready for tablet, pens and trinkets, cables and cameras (a small camera). Put bigger "stuff" in the large pocket in front of the tablet, pens in the pen pockets and that leaves the Velcro and zipper secured pockets for your imagination. One side of the bag can hold a water bottle (or small umbrella) once you deploy a hidden mesh bag from its zippered restraint
Maybe a spent too many hours with Army surplus toys as a kid, but I really like the nickle hardware, the flap with its magnetic lock and the quilted flap hinge (do the parts of a bag have real names?). That same green quilting is echoed internally on the tablet sleeve flap.
The bag is roomy enough for up to a 7.5in x 9.5in x .5in eReader or tablet–and at only 8.25in x 10.5in x 2.75in overall, the total package doesn't feel large or get too heavy as long as you don't stuff it with ammo or field rations.
And Fūl bags always include that little extra hint of caring and quality: heavy cardboard, multilayered product tag attached with an old fashioned metal keychain, and the bag sports a very substantial metal Fūl logo on the front flap.
Fūl has created a handy little back that doesn't shout geek or business. It doesn't shout at all. It just hangs out with you looking cool. You don't need that at an airport because face it, everybody has a bag and nobody looks cool. Cruising the street is different and I'm cruising Vegas with this bag next week. Now I just have to go find some shoes to match it. Is that too metro?
Regular price: $80 (as of April 6, 2012 on sale at Fūl.com for $39.99)
Adjustable shoulder strap
Dull nickel hardwear
Hidden Water Bottle Pocket
eReader sleeve: 7.5in x 9.5in x .5in
Dimensions: 8.25in x 10.5in x 2.75in