Originally Posted by mtommis
Just picked up on this thread, i am looking to buy one of these great looking bags. I know there is some guidance on sizing on the manufacturers website but anybody got any advice on which size to go for. I am about 5'10 and 190llbs
Gotta carry a tosh satellite, digital slr & loadsa stuff (read junk)
Not sure it'll help, but I'll try.
I have a size large (i.e. the "middle" size) breifcase/messenger. I am 175 lbs and 6'. I carry around a 17" Toshiba Satellite, a full-sized text, a few charts, and a few power cords every day. The bag accepts these things with a bit of room to spare for random junk.
Theoretically, I could carry my laptop and my Canon 40D (without battery grip) and any walk-around lens in the bag; personally, I wouldn't ever do this, but it could be done.
For me this size is perfect; moreover, this bag is perfect. I would suggest the bag in a heartbeat and I'd suggest the size large as the default "best size" - unless it was for a girl or a particularly small guy.
Keep in mind, the bag is heavy!! (People will tell you this over and over as the only potential negative of Saddleback bags - be sure you realize this as it is very true.)