Keep the essentials in check.
If you're the type who'd rather check the majority of your luggage instead of hassling with trying to cram everything into an overhead bin like all the other jerks on the plane, then get the Nixon Small Shadow Backpack so you only have to hold onto the things you'd rather not trust in the hands of baggage handlers. It has a shock-resistant laptop compartment and tablet and media pockets to keep your electronics safe, and it's small enough to fit nicely under the seat on the plane.
- Durable ballistic nylon and tarpaulin fabric withstands abuse
- Side-access shock-resistent laptop compartment
- Micro suede-lined sunglass pocket and neoprene tablet and media pockets
- Removable tarpaulin accessory pocket