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Compact, yet holds a week's worth of clothes for traveling + big laptop
I travel for business and I wanted something that maximized the amount of gear I could carry on, with the additional desire that the bag be able to fit under the seat. Chrome bags are carried at my local bike shop, and after spending a lot of time vacillating among several choices, I bought the Pawn.
My first reaction was that it seemed smaller than the Wenger Pegasus bag I have been using and I was concerned. However, I was able to get the following items into the bag comfortably, while still being able to roll the top down once (i.e. make one fold and then attach Velcro).
5 pairs of socks
5 boxer shorts
1 pair khakis
1 collared shirt
TSA toiletries bag
laptop (HP EliteBook 17" - it's a beast)
laptop charger (also a beast)
Beats Solo headphones
I haven't taken it through the airport yet, but this is a load that is essentially identical to what I was carrying in the other bag. I like the fact that it is slimmer at the bottom than at the top, a fact that should make under-seat stowage a little easier. I also like the fact that the space is very well used: no useless (to me, anyway) space-reducing organizers for the pens and pencils I haven't carried since school.
So, I am pretty happy with the bag. The only thing I have had a slight amount of trouble with so far is engaging/disengaging the stainless steel buckles, and I worry that I'm going to tear the Cordura loop if I don't do this exactly the right way. Otherwise, I am quite satisfied with the choice so far. Four stars.