I prefer backpacks to carry my notebook to keep the weight balanced on both my shoulders. After I downsized notebook, it made sense to downsize backpack.
The Booq Boa Squeeze is great. It is super light – 2.9 pounds – and very compact in addition to being well built, ergonomic and comfortable. It’s not very big, but can definitely hold a few magazines and a book in addition to the notebook and charger.
If you are trying to carry a lighter load, you can’t go wrong with this backpack!