So I'm in need of a new bag and I have settled on Chrome because I have always wanted one. Most of it has to do with the look and the button, admittedly.
A little background: I currently bicycle commute between 5.25 and 8 miles to the Metra stations in Naperville (depends on which one I go to that day). I then sit on the train for an hour and walk about a mile and a half across downtown to my gym for a shower. I'll be carrying a change of clothes, possibly a pair of shoes, my ulock/cable, emergency toolkit, and the usual pocket stuff (phone/wallet/work keycard and keys/train ticket/headphones) while I'm on the bike. When I'm off, I leave my helmet locked to my bike and stuff my kit and water bottle into the bag. I may also occasionally haul my laptop (15 inch Vaio) and or Note tablet along with.
So here's the question: Should I get the Citizen model or the Buran model? Will either or both of these have enough room and pockets for all of the stuff that I need? Some things can get left off, like the shoes, since I would only need to carry those when I wear a pair other than my work shoes (I leave those in my office). Is the built in laptop compartment on the Buran worth the extra weight for the times when I don't have my laptop with me?