For years I carried around a thin, relatively small backpack. It was able to fit a surprising number of things in it, but it’s design left a lot to be desired. It was not a bag for someone looking to carry around a portable office – everything in there was muddled together in a heap. Eventually, the zips broke and it was time to move on. I then stumbled across a sample promotional backpack at work and was given the OK to claim it as my own. It looked promising. It was clearly design for a laptop due to the thick padding on its back and internal sleeve for a laptop. However, in an even shorter timeframe this bag also succumbed to wear and tear. The shoulder straps began to tear away from the bag itself. So what now? I had long had my eye on the Evernote Commuter bag. Was this the right time to invest in quality and design?