I have the Bleeker Duffle and do not find it heavy at all. It is a great bag! I run around NYC all day with it and it is not heavy at all compared to my Alis. Please see pictures below. I would not mind at all if Coach made a Canvas Version of this bag for the Spring 2008. I love it so much that I would buy it a second time.
I don't own a laptop so I cannot tell you that it fits a laptop. Katrynar has a small Macbook though and she said that it fits in the Bleeker large Duffle which she is considering buying in Magenta. I am 5 ft 2 inches and weigh 118 lbs. I love this bag though and would recommend it highly.How tall are you? It doesnt look as big as I thought it would. I do not know if it would fit my laptop:s