I'm planning on replacing my standard backpack with a messenger bag for commuting to school. (about 40 miles a week) I've read a lot of reviews (thanks especially to FGG) and have decided that a Chrome bag is right for me in regards to features, price, useability, style, etc. Oh yeah and the burning desire I have to be a wanna-be hipster
Anyways, I'm not sure if the Metropolis (L) or Citizen (M) would be the better size for me. I am 6'0", 185lbs, pretty average male build. My routine load would include:
- 1 or 2: 600+ page texts
- 2 or 3: 1-inch, three-ring binders
- the required assortment of pens, pencils and calculators
On inclement weather days, I would also like to carry a change of clothes (including shoes) and rainsuit, that my current back pack is too small for.
I'm thinking about the Metropolis - even if it was a bit too big, the extra space would be good to have for running errands (grocery, UPS store, etc).
But in pics like this one:
the bag looks really freakin' huge. But the guy in the pic could also be 5'4", on the other hand.
I'm confused. Can anyone comment on which size would likely be better for me and my needs?