I recently moved from being right by my school's campus and my work to a place a few miles away. The backpack I've been using in the resulting commute (http://www.ebags.com/product/kelty/r...ductid=1240806) isn't cutting it, and I want to get a replacement. I've been looking into messenger bags and cycling-specific backpacks, but I'm just getting more and more confused. Can anyone offer me their advice?
The bags I've looked at the most are the Chrome Citizen, which seems to be held in high regard, and the Ortlieb Messenger Bag Classic (http://www.ortliebusa.com/CartGenie/prod-53.htm) -- though I'm also tempted by Bailey Works and Mission Workshop...
I just want something comfortable and waterproof that can handle large-ish loads.
Edit: I should add I'm only looking at backpacks and messenger bags because I will have to lock up the bike unattended while I'm on campus.