There are at least two of us on the TUAW staff -- myself and Megan Lavey-Heaton -- who have a serious computer bag addiction. There may be more on the team who hide their "problem" more successfully than we do. When Megan and I saw yesterday's news from Minneapolis-based Pad & Quill about its new line of leather gear bags, the phrase "OMG" was on our lips almost immediately. The company is taking pre-orders now for the first batch of these bags to be delivered in time for St. Nick to put them under the tree.
The line is made up of The Satchel (US$309), The Field Bag ($329) and The Messenger Bag ($369). While these aren't exactly inexpensive, they're probably the last computer bags you'll ever need to buy. All three have a 25-year leather warranty and a 30-day, no-questions-asked return policy. They're made with full-grain American cowhide leather, use a twill woven waxed canvas in one of three colors (charcoal, navy and olive) and are even signed by the artisan who created your bag. Inside areas are lined with a soft orange, suede material, while each bag has a special tag crafted of cherry wood.