Out of curiosity, which Imago color combination did you get? The Imago holds more, but I think the suggestions were trying to match your preference for a vertically oriented bag. Would love to hear what you like or don't like about your Image, and whether you're using a cache or other sleeve, plus pouches. Did you get one of the models with Hemp or Cork?
Originally Posted by OrionLethe
I went with the Black/Black, would have purchased a Cardinal if it was anything but hemp! Yeah, I a adjusting to not having vertical (which I DO prefer) but the versatility of the bag makes up for it. I am holding my MacBook Air in a BookBook case and my iPad has small sleeve plus the iPad2 smart cover for screen protection. I have a ton of small pouches and I ordered several more (can't get enough of these things, they are awesome!). I would love to see the Cardinal Imago with cork or another color offered.