Travelling is a nuisance especially when going away for a few days and you need to take good stock of what your needs are and ensure you have enough supplies be it with clothes and food. For me though the most important requirements are my tech needs. I carry alot of tech and perhaps too much but for attending events and doing presentations and with work, I do need something to put it in and something that is sufficient not cumbersome and can carry everything in one unit..
Mostly I do use a shoulder bag but it does not cut it when it comes to spaces to store things in order as with a laptop bag depending on the type you are limited with compartment space especially for all the little bits and pieces like USB keys and cables etc.. I have been trying out this bag from STM bags for the last few days and given it is a smaller bag for my needs it packs quite alot into it with plenty of pockets and compartments it would be ideal for someone who carries a limited amount of tech with them..
STM’s cushioned back panel design features 3D foam cores with soft mesh and a central air channel to provide extra ventilation and comfort where you need it most.
First thing to notice it it has good padding which is important should you drop the bag or have a habit of just slinging the bag down,something I must admit I do at times and forgetting the expensive cargo on board but the accident can happen when you drop it,it happens to us all….Padding all round and corners included this is quite good and with extra padding on the back with a hardened wall if you will ensure the the back does protect the equipment you might have inside,Given this bag is rather on the small size for me I was limited as to what I can carry ,but it still takes quite a bit,especially the small bits n bobs…
- Water resistant fabric for years of durable transport
- Front overflow pocket for quick, easy access to travel docs, reading materials, etc.
- Stretch side pockets for a water bottle or umbrella
- Contoured main zipper allows easy access and storage of your digital and daily essentials
- Dedicated internal pocket for cables, chargers and accessories
- External quick access fleece lined pocket for sunglasses or phone
- Elastic power pocket for stowing your laptop’s charging bricks and cords
There is plenty of compartments on this bag which for me is vital,I can store cables,pens,charging devices USB cables devices and more and I know exactly where they are when needed so bag makers,compartments are a requirement but not too many.. Again externally this bag hosts more compartments which can either hold drinks bottles or cans and perhaps magazines and papers or similar too with a compartment with no pocket they just slip in which is good. Three zips also available a the front which can be all tied together if you will for some extra safety for me its a must because pickpockets lurk and with the three zippers locked together I know im ok and would feel anyone making an attempt to gain access. As mentioned in video the front compartments are always kept free or with magazines,the non valuable items…
Overall this bag would suit anyone to be honest and perhaps just the right size,Preferably I like the shoulder bag type but would not let that discourage me due to its build quality,comfort and protection level. It is robust tough and with the sling tech built in you can drop it safely knowing the goods will be protected inside,something which I have done on a few occasions is just drop my bag and end up with damaged goods unfortunately.. The bag is not cheap but considered the goods carried which would vary per person for me its a worthy spend due to what its intended purpose is for, This bag comes in several colours – Black – Frost Grey – Steel and Moroccan Blue so there is a choice there to pick from,the bag will cost you $79.95 and you can see the full range over at STM
Note,contents may vary depending on the situation at hand this is selection of goods that I personally use and different combinations of goods with similar capacity are at hand. Goods chosen for this review are a random section. .