This is a red Timbuk2 bag I bought three or four years ago to be my main work bag. It was great! That double zipper in the front was to hold a yoga mat (Or a 2×4! quipped Tim when I showed it to him. I never ever used it to hold a yoga mat or any lumber, but remembering his comment made me smile on multiple occasions.) It was roomy inside, had good pockets for my various things, I liked the color and plus…
It could convert into a backpack if the occasion called. This came in handy when I wanted to take a long walk. Despite washing, it’s pretty stained, and my new go-to-work routine calls for a real backpack, so this bag will be moving along.
I bought this bag in preparation for my Washington DC trip in 2009. It was exactly what I needed: a smaller bag that held a ton of things. And that’s what it has been. It’s pretty, and its faux leather and maybe partially suede exterior doesn’t show stains. It easily holds my cell phone, camera, a book (sometimes two) a water bottle, plus a small notepad and pens and pencils.
Those things on the side were manufactured to hold water bottles, but water bottles didn’t really fit. So I put a foldable bag in one and sunglasses in another. It was all very handy.However, it’s pretty worn out. It will move onto it’s second life. Originally I thought the second life would be to go to the Goodwill, but I realized at work today I need a bag to put bank deposits in. So I will bring it to work.