I mentioned about this new find I have last week while traveling to Pakistan. My usual problem when on a trip is that I have a lot of bags in tow — one bag for the camera, another for the laptop and of course a big one for the clothes. Well, that’s what I had when I first went to Taiwan a few months back.
So, my quest for an almost all-in-one backpack was answered last week when I found this really nice Samsonite laptop bag. Pictures below:
It’s a layered backpack with the outer layer for the laptop and the main layer has room for clothes and my Rebel XT camera. There are a lot of compartments for documents too — 3 for the detachable laptop pouch and 2 more for the main bag, excluding the 2 side screen pockets.
The laptop layer case can be detached from the main backpack with its own carry-on handle. Two belt-clips and a zipper around the sides re-attach them back firmly. I reckon this could hold laptops with up to 15″ screen sizes (or prolly 17″ too!).
There’s not much padding on the inside but the back side has two sturdy strips of plastic to protect your shoulders against the laptop when holstered.
All in all, I think you can carry as much as 2 pairs of jeans, 3 t-shirts, a medium towel, your dSLR camera and lenses plus the laptop with a little more room to spare.
The damage? A bit pricey at Php4,200++. Hey, it’s a Samsonite.