After funding the Lanier KickStarter in November, it came this last weekend. I have been leaning towards brighter colors that pop out when digging in the dark recesses of my backpack. Neither Lanier color, black or olive, was too bright but I chose olive. It does have a bright lime green interior. Lacking time on Sunday to figure out how to pack it, I just slid it in my backpack and figured I would play around with it at work.

Nock Co Lanier in Olive
Nock Co Lanier in Olive

So I get to work and settle in at my desk. Usually I would check my calendar before leaving home or at least as I am walking in. But this day, largely because it was Monday and partly because it was drizzling, I waited until I sat at my desk. Not the best day to procrastinate. I had a customer meeting in the next building over!

Well at least it was a chance to try out the Lanier. The Lanier consists of an A4 case with an outer zippered pouch and an A5 case with two interior pockets. Being mostly an observer for my customer meeting, I wanted to be sure I had enough stuff to keep me busy. I slipped my iPad and A5 notebook into the smaller case along with Sinclair and AuxGear cases filled with pens, more pens than any sane person would need. In other words, a standard number of pens for me. In the large case, I slipped in the small case and my MacBook Air. I even managed to get the power supply for the the Air in the outside zippered pouch. I now had enough analog and digital supplies to see me through the day.

Nock Co Lanier Loaded For the Day
Nock Co Lanier Loaded For the Day

The Lanier was pretty full but handled being stuffed very well. It was compact and certainly heavier than it looked. Since I had limited space at the meeting, the small size worked out really well.

Since this is a software company, nobody commented on the case. Besides they were all in awe of my new computer decal.

MacBook Air Darth Vader Decal
MacBook Air Darth Vader Decal

You don’t need the dark side of the force to make use of the Lanier, but Darth Vader keeps people from messing with my stuff. And the Nock Co Lanier gives me a good way to carry my stuff.

p.s. Load up your favorite case with letter writing supplies.