I?ve always avoided Tumi. They seemed a little too expensive, a little too boring, and a little too? snooty? A Tumi booth at a conference I attended featured guards that didn?t let anyone inside to see the bags and, while I can understand the desire to protect against copycats, it was a bit of overkill.

So with that in mind, it was with some trepidation that I picked up a Tumi Aviano Slim Brief, a compact laptop bag with a front ?iPad pocket? big enough for a Kindle and a series of internal pockets that offer space for notebooks, cables, and pens. My final opinion?

This is a really good bag.