TheDangerZoneParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 16Joined: 12/23/2018
I am taking my stuff to a medical office not a warzone. How durable does it have to be? I know we discussed over engineering in the car thread but it seems to apply here too.
Eh, I bring mine on both personal and work trips and I like a bag that holds up well and looks better with time. It’s not too formal to look weird casually but good enough to work in a more formal environment. I’ve definitely had a fair share of bags over the years that have broken zippers, torn fabrics, ripped straps, etc. I don’t think you can really over engineer a zipper. It’s either solid and durable or it’s cheap and more likely to snap. Work gave me a Sierra backpack for Doctor’s Day, it’s a nice pack but the zipper broke within a handful of uses. Maybe I’m harder on my bags than you.August 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm MST #238328LordosisParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 1666Joined: 02/11/2019Maybe I’m harder on my bags than you.Click to expand…
I am quite gentle with my stuff. My kids on the other hand…
I am all for durable stuff at a reasonable price. I feel that some items are marketed to be able to withstand way more then they ever will be asked too. And some people will pay out the nose for a backpack that can stop a bullet.
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”August 12, 2019 at 1:17 pm MST #238348I Find This HumerusParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 243Joined: 12/02/2017
Timbuktu bag.Click to expand…
which one? those can get priceyClick to expand…
its a messenger bag. bought it new 9 years ago for 107. at the time was a crazy amount to spend.
its still my daily bag through med school, residency, work, all airplane trips, multiple states/countries, etc.
ranks in the top 10 of single best purchases ever made.Click to expand…
which bag was it? amazon link?August 16, 2019 at 7:59 pm MST #239416Michael ScarnParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 21Joined: 12/09/2018
Here is what I use:
I have only had it a few months, so I can’t comment on durability. However, it is a very nice bag for the price. It was $120 on Amazon when I bought it.August 17, 2019 at 8:51 am MST #239467RetiredERdocParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 132Joined: 01/08/2016
Got to have that briefcase available for when that special patient comes in.afanParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 82Joined: 05/07/2017
Backpack. My laptop goes everywhere with me. Room for other computer equipment and as many documents as I care to carry. Got it at REI, I think, years ago. Looks like it will last me forever.
Functional appearance. Not trying to impress anyone.
Briefcase would be a hassle and not offer as much protection for the laptop.August 21, 2019 at 5:40 pm MST #240543fatlittlepigParticipantStatus: PhysicianPosts: 1153Joined: 01/26/2017
Looks like justice Ginsburg is a backpack person just like Fatlittlepig.August 23, 2019 at 1:59 pm MST #241097