I'm not convinced that there is one thing that ticks all these boxes, hence looking for two dream bags...
Bag 1 I've changed job and will be flying quite a bit, with only hand baggage, so I need something that holds a lot but is under the cabin baggage threshold. Haven't decided whether I want wheelie or back pack style.
Bag 2 For days when I'm not going away I want a bag that is big enough for the laptop (13"), plus papers, a bottle of water etc.
I want good quality that will really last. Wondering about whether I should go leather for Bag 2. Am ruling out messenger style for both bags. And I don't wear brown, so it needs to be black, navy or grey.
I've got a 10 yr old Tumi backpack which is fantastic for this sort of thing. Streamlined, pockets in the right places and laptop protect but omg the prices have gone mental. I think mine was about £150 which is high end for a nylon backpack imo. uk.tumi.com/c/bag-backpacks-and-slings