View Full Version : messenger bag for 17" PB

05-03-2003, 05:41 PM

i see that you're making a brain cell case for the 17" PB but what bags will it fit in? i like the design of your products and i want a messenger style bag.


05-05-2003, 10:35 AM
Hey Zydeco,

The Size 1 Brain Cell (http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=001&Product_Code=TB0300&Product_Count=6&Category_Code=TBP) for the 17" Powerbook will fit inside the Empire Builder (http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=001&Product_Code=TB0730) briefcase and the Courier Laptop (http://www.tombihn.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=001&Product_Code=TR745B&Product_Count=9&Category_Code=300) messenger bag.

Both are great bags, but the Courier is a bit more like a messenger bag.

Tom is busy designing a large messenger bag, but that won't be available for at least 1-2 months - we'll keep you posted!

11-10-2003, 10:25 PM
Is there any chance of getting a midsize bag that accepts a 17 inch PowerBook?

The Empire Builder and Courier bags just look a bit too bulky for ordinary use. Perhaps there is a market for a mid-thickness bag, such as an Eclipse or ID, which accepts a size 1 Brain Cell.


Tom Bihn
11-13-2003, 03:37 PM
Good news and bad news:
good news is that we are going to make a new big messenger bag to fit EVERY Brain Cell, plus the prototypes of this bag look really cool.
Bad news is that it won't be done for perhaps another 2 months, maybe sooner.
Stay tuned

11-14-2003, 08:17 PM
Great! Sounds like just the ticket. Please post back when this product becomes available.


12-04-2003, 10:31 AM
Are you able to give us a sense of the likely dimensions of this new bag yet? I'm trying to decide whether to spring for a Courier bag for my 17" PB now, which is frankly a bit big for my needs, or whether to just buy a Bain Cell to cart the thing around in for a month or two until the new bag is released.

12-04-2003, 11:20 AM
Over-all it won't be a whole lot different in volume from Trager's Courier. Different features somewhat, different look. IF anything perhaps a little bigger.
A little.

12-07-2003, 10:11 PM
Any preview pics? I'mhoping it doesn't drop in January after I get an Empire Builder for Christmas and make me sad (relatively speaking) that i got the EB instead of the uberbag you reference.

Tom Bihn
12-08-2003, 11:33 AM
Opps, I responded last time from Sunga's computer, so that was me & not her above.
Sorry, no pictures yet - all the prototypes have been ripped apart for repatterning. Besides, they were pretty funky looking.
I can't guarentee that you won't prefer the Empire Builder anyway.
But don't you really want both?

12-08-2003, 11:47 AM
of no kids and no mortgage, shoooot yeah I'd prefer both :D ... I knew I was destined for bag addiction almost a year ago. However, I don't necessarily have the fundage on hand to feed the beast. That said, I'm sure I will dig my Empire Builder, due to come into my possession a mere 16 days from today. My question was more along the lines of "will the 'n-uberbag' offer the same (or similar) feature set and more space than the EB only in a messenger bag form factor? (sort of like if Timbuk2's Commute or the Bolo messenger with about a jillion pockets) Just curious. Also, any idea as to when said n-Uberbag will drop?