It’s November and I’ve already pulled my luggage out of storage for my trip this December. I like to plan early and make a list to ensure I take all my necessities and important items. I’m also reflecting on my carry-on items and bag. Last year I used a large purple tote that I stuffed my laptop and a few other items in. It was not practical, it didn’t have a shoulder strap so my hands were not free to deal with airport issues, and not to mention useless in protecting my laptop. This year will be completely different, I will be donning an uber-sophisticated STM laptop bag.
STM Bags is an innovative company that designs comfortable, en vogue and pragmatic means of carrying and protecting our electronic and digital devices. They offer a vast selection of laptop bags, laptop sleeves, tablet cases, phone cases, accessories and more.
I want a bag that does more than house a laptop, it needs to be user-friendly, efficient and workable with other carry-on items. I found the perfect bag, it’s the Velo 2 Medium Laptop Shoulder Bag. It completely simplifies any travel issues you may have with its diverse construction. This laptop bag is so well thought out and beyond accommodating with its roomy compartments, pockets and partitions.
The Velo 2 is incredibly lightweight despite its substantial size, weighing only 2.8 lbs. You have the option of using this bag as a briefcase, a messenger bag, a shoulder bag, or a crossbody bag. The carry handle is a nice size that’s pleasantly cushioned so your grip is quite comfortable. The shoulder strap offers a 360-degree swivel so you don’t have to constantly untangle or straighten the strap. The straps are quite long and it has a wide cushioned pad (9 1/2″ x 3″) that bears the weight of your contests well, so no digging into your body.
The exterior of the bag is made from tough and durable 300D velocity polyester and the interior is lined with 200D water-resistant polyester. Starting with the outside attributes, there is a pocket zipper just below the handle. This is an awesome little fleece-lined pocket where you can access your boarding passes, cell phone, keys, lip balm, or tissues without exposing any expensive equipment you may be carrying in the bag. There are somewhat long and shallow storage pockets on both sides of the bag where you can carry a water bottle, an umbrella, sunglasses, or if you’re like me, I’ll be putting yarn and a crochet hook in there.
The back of the bag has a very large pocket where you can store more easy access items like a book, magazine or travel itinerary. It also unzips at the bottom and doubles as a sturdy strap that would go over your luggage handle so you don’t have to carry it.
The laptop compartment is hidden in a side entry zipper; it’s so well hidden I didn’t notice it at first. It’s lined with super soft fleece and has lots of cushioning so your laptop will be very well protected.
This medium-sized STM Velo 2 bag will accommodate a 13 – 15-inch laptop. It slides in and out easily. All the zippers are sturdy and well sewn so they offer abundant security.
Going back to the front of the bag there are two quick-release buckles that expose you to oodles of pockets and compartments.
With the flap pulled back, there are immediately two zipper compartments that offer plenty of storage for quick access items. There’s also a fabulous organizational pocket with slots for pens, cards, etc., and a mesh pocket for meds, chargers or even cosmetics. But it doesn’t stop there! There is another zipper that opens up a much larger compartment with two elastic cargo pockets, an elastic document pocket and a fleece-lined pocket for your tablet.
STM Bags has gone a little further by adding a small strap for a clip-on light and an adjustable buckled waistband for added stability for those who are cyclists.
This particular bag comes in three different colors and two different sizes, small and medium. They carry some fabulous laptop backpacks in many different styles, shapes and colors that would appeal to all needs and lifestyles as well.
The Velo 2 is incredibly versatile and would keep any trip organized and safe whether you’re traveling abroad or just to your office. Its generous pockets and compartments and secure zippers and buckles offer ease of travel, organization and extra security. I love this laptop bag. It’s perfect for any tech geek, busy mom or business guru. What a fabulous gift this product would make. Check out their selection, it might be hard to choose just one.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.