My laptop weighs half a ton. Â Because the battery only lasts 2 hours, whenever I travel the charger needs to come along for the ride, which weighs another 100kg. Â The bulk of the two means I need a whopping great laptop bag, which weights an arm and a leg. The end result is like travelling with an elephant.
So I have ordered an iPad.
Of course, the iPad is a magical device, and so requires an equally magical bag to carry it in. Â One a lot smaller than the old laptop bag.
The bags from temple bags are amazing, so I looked around on TradeMe for a bag the right size and with the right look toÂ re-purposeÂ into my own iPad-carryingÂ creation. Â I found a British ex-WWII pack designed in 1937 that will make the perfect base (’37 pattern webbing small pack, or haversack).