Your precious technology is only as good as its protection. For phones and tablets that means protective carrying cases but for laptops and other forms of mobile personal computers that means carrying bags.
The Radial Laptop Messenger Bag from STM Bag’s new range stands out from the competition thanks to what manufacturer STM’s calls SlingTech Protection. It’s a dual protection system designed to safely transport laptop and tablet personal computers.
In the case of the Radial Laptop Messenger Bag a padded sling in the main compartment suspends digital devices with screens of between 14 inches and 16 inches from the floor of the bag. The bottom corners of the sling come wrapped in additional padding to add extra protection and stop your device being thrown around inside of the bag.
As well as holding a laptop in the main part of the sling there’s a suspended pocket for a tablet, regardless of whether it is an Apple iPad, running the latest version of Google’s Android operating system or a Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 tablet. On the other wall of the main compartment is a pair of hand sized pockets in which you can slip your smartphone and charger. One pocket even includes a Velcro-fastened pocket in which to store USB thumb drives or SD cards.
A zip open front pocket reveals another zippered pocket inside which is ideal for the bulky transformer that usually comes integrated into a laptop charger cable. Opposite, in the same zippered compartment, is another pair of decent sized pockets with further stepped pockets. There’s no way you could run out of storage with this bag.
On the outside of the bag is a pair of pockets, one at either end of the bag. At one end the zip up pocket would easily hold a large smartphone, complete with a CableReady port to charge it.
A pair of clips hold the main flap in place when the bag is closed. That flap includes another zippered compartment with another pair of pockets. These are perfect for microfiber cloths, essential if you have a touchscreen laptop or tablet computer whose screen you want to keep grease free.
There’s also a slip pocket on the back of the bag designed to take papers, magazines or even books.
There’s a carry handle atop, an adjustable carrying strap that cannot be removed and a luggage pass through which enables the bag to be secured to wheeled luggage.
A nice feature of the Radial Laptop Messenger is its CableReady Organisation system which allows you to charge your laptop or tablet while still safely zipped away in your bag. It’s a proprietary cable routing system built around especially built pockets which port between the different sections of the bag to the outside.
STM Bags even makes its own sync and charge braided cables, sold separately, using aluminium tips and designed to be tangle free. You can also get a cable wrap from STM Bags.
The Velocity Messenger is just one of many new products from STM Bags in the Velocity range, so you can accessorise.
The Velocity Messenger is made out of what STM Bags calls “durable water resistant fabric”. And it must be since the company is promising a lifetime warranty on the bag.