so i'm getting a r.e.load. i 've been toying with the idea of a deluxe (cause it's a christmas present and i know i'll be able to get away with getting all the custom stuff i want, basically price is no big deal for this). but after seeing how HUGE the civilian is, i'm thinking a deluxe is too big for my needs.
mostly i'll be using the bag to go to carry my books to class. my timbuk2 is a bit too small for this, so i wanted a bigger bag, and the civilian's dimensions aren't that much bigger than my timbuk2 medium. i'm also gonna use this bag for weekends here and there. so i need to hold a laptop, jeans, t shirts, unmentionables, maybe shoes, and some booze / pot.
the civilian isn't that much bigger on paper than my timbuk2, but it looks like a black hole compared to it. can anyone advise me? will the deluxe be too big for me? i don't want to get the civilian and be dissapointed with it being too small, but i don't want the deluxe to be too huge. this bag's gotta last me a few years.