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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am hardly the authority on accessorizing, but a Faithful Reader wrote in to ask me what the best bag is for a screenwriter.

Personally, I'm fond of the Swiss Army Bags. They're lightweight and strong. If I'm going out with my iPad, I have an iPad bag for it. If I'm taking my MacBook Pro, then I use my Swiss Army computer bag.

Both Swiss Army bags do have an awful lot of pockets, and, I suppose, would be a tad lighter without them. But ballistic nylon is going to be much lighter than almost anything you might put into such a thing.

Lisa has just a padded sleeve for her laptop, with a shoulder strap. That's not so flexible, though. If someone hands you a script, or you have to bring your bike helmet with you (because you took a Bixi bike), there's no room.

I think if I were more of a hipster, I'd want this snappy, iconic, jet set bag:

What's your favorite bag, baby?

4 Comments:

which specific Swiss Army bag is that?

By Blogger Little Miss Nomad, at 1:26 AM  

That one is the Analyst 10 portable Device Shoulder Bag. I got it for about $35 on eBay.

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 9:14 AM  

Thanks!

By Blogger Little Miss Nomad, at 10:16 PM  

I have a minimal computer bag because I am always toting a handbag, which has plenty of room for scripts, etc.

Guys, however, need something roomier.

By Blogger Lisa Hunter, at 9:47 AM  

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