Way back in the days of my first "tablets" -- one of many Apple Newton MessagePad models -- I found that the most convenient way to carry them was with a bag with a shoulder strap. At that time, the computer and tablet bag industry wasn't in full swing as it is today, so I ended up carrying a small black (and rather plain) Eagle Creek bag with a shoulder strap with my Newton, an extra battery pack or three and a spare stylus. Fast-forward to 2014, where we not only have bags and cases galore to protect our iPads, but they actually look good as well. The Waterfield Designs Outback Solo (US$89) is designed for Apple's newest full-size tablet, the iPad Air, and as you'd expect from Waterfield Designs, it's rugged and good-looking.
Dimensions: 10.5" wide x 8.7" high x 1.0" max thickness (26.7 x 22.0 x 2.54 cm) (bag comes in two sizes; one to fit a "naked" iPad Air, the other to fit an iPad Air with a third-party slick case)
Weight: 14.85 ounces (421 grams) with strap
Material: The main part of the bag is made of a tan waxed canvas, while the top is made of premium leather. Inside is lined with cushioning neoprene. Brown nylon shoulder strap ($19 extra).
If Indiana Jones had an iPad Air and wanted to carry it, I think he'd own an Outback Solo. The waxed canvas and leather will age nicely, ensuring that the rugged style of the bag gains even more character over the years. The neoprene lining cushions your iPad Air from bumps and drops, while a magnetic closure on the leather top keeps the bag shut. Two exterior pockets provide space for charging cables, pens and styluses.