i'm a grad student, so i need something to hold: my laptop (soon to be lenovo x230...12.5" laptop) a binder (I use a 1-inch binder, and sort documents at home to limit how much papers i have) maybe a book. some pens and a calculator. for the past semester i've been using a REALLY crappy messenger bag. I've gotten sick of it, i need to replace it. my main frustration with it is it has no rigidity. it is completely floppy. some flop is fine, but this is just a fabric bag. it has 2 exterior pockets, neither of which can close. it has an internal pocket where i keep pens/pencils, the zipper is now broken on. it has a single large internal compartment where documents, books, and the laptop (in a neoprene sleeve) are kept. I don't want a backpack. what I want is another messenger, but one a little better built. so it needs a padded laptop pocket, somewhat appropriately sized to my laptop, along with an unpadded document pocket for carrying binders/books. I wish i had gotten in when timbuk2 was having their sale. could have gotten a really good bag for ~$50. and I don't want it to look like a laptop bag. so targus is pretty much right out. anyone have any ideas?