I may have found a new satchel. This is a big deal for me: I've carried the same satchel since the fall of 1999 and I've repaired it, replaced the shoulder strap twice, broken the D-rings for the shoulder strap, ripped the replaced D-rings out of their loops and repaired those with JB Weld, etc. etc. This bag isn't made anymore, the two main zippers are failing, and I've had two different repair people tell me the way the zippers are attached it'd have to be disassembled completely to repair it and then they refused to take on the job. Wouldn't give me a price quote. At least TRY to scare me with an estimate. I've tried three different bags in the last two years and none of the three have worked, although I turned one into a backup BOB.
The old bag was a leather TUMI case that I think was intended as a legal briefs kind of shoulder bag. The new one is a black Oakley SI Computer Bag that M says looks as though I'm off to invade a small country somewhere while humming Warren Zevon's "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner".
The new satchel who I might nickname Roland holds everything the old one does, and while not quite as convenient access of the various contents I am willing to write at least part of that off to "new apartment syndrome". Unfortunately it's recently been discontinued for civilian sales, so if I like it I may have to track down a second one as a spare while I can still find them on the aftermarkets.
Note of further explanation: my normal satchel loadout on a given day is a) 1-2 laptops, b) 1 section of computer cables and adaptors, c) a toolkit (not a Leatherman, hand tools: pliers, crescent wrench, 12" prybar, a short claw hammer named "Stubby", multi-driver, small torch, etc.), d) medkit (former Emergency Medical Technician), e) at least 2 5"x8" pads, misc. pens, extra biz cards, cyanoacrylate, other small implements, f) at least 1 and sometimes 3 (normally hardcover) books.