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Brain Bag with Swift or Large Cafe Bag

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    Brain Bag with Swift or Large Cafe Bag

    After many years of no flying, (the carry on personal items have been reduced, again!) I am going back to the joy of our crowded airports.

    The Brain Bag is going to be my carry on but I cannot decide which of the Swifts or Large Cafe Bag will be better as my personal item.

    Pros: It is wonderful
    can hold a tons of stuff
    can fit upright under the seat.
    things can be stashed in in a hurry

    Cons: It is an open bag, if security wants to rummage through my very organized stuff, it could be a pain to repack if I overload it.
    It is a one shoulder or handheld bag not that easy to deal with if I have to run.

    The Large Cafe Bag

    Can be worn cross body, free to run with
    It Closes perfect if I get rained outside the airport, secure,
    looks more like a purse so a less chances to have it looked into

    Cons:Not as roomy as the Swift
    I have to lay it down under the seat (I dislike messing up my TB bags)

    Suggestions, Please!
    I can't decide since I usually carry both bags and got used to have them with me everyday.

    Stupid bag rules (grumble, grumble)

    I am especially upset since the 3 bags take way less space that those monster wheeled "carry ons" that eat up the overhead bins real estate.