Carry a backpack to classes or your job? Is the dress code for your job relaxed but you still want a stylish way to carry your equipment, paperwork, tablet, and laptop? Worried about carrying an expensive laptop that contains work product or coursework around campus or on your commute? Don’t resort to using a vinyl kid’s backpack to hold your laptop, gear and work wares or equipment, it looks unprofessional and can’t protect your electronic devices. Instead, wear the backpack of a grown-up: the Explorer Vintage Laptop Backpack by Yonder Bags. Stylish. Versatile. Secure. Discrete.
The Explorer Vintage Laptop Backpack by Yonder Bags has a cool vintage design that makes it suitable for classes, work, or just conveniently carrying your things during a day of errands.
SECURE PADDED LAPTOP COMPARTMENT
More discrete than a laptop case or bag, this backpack discretely holds a 15-inch laptop as well as devices such as an iPad or Kindle tablet, or a drawing tablet safely and discretely within the secure, padded main inner sleeve compartment.
MULTIPLE SMALLER COMPARTMENTS
In addition to the primary laptop compartments, there are multiple other compartments and a slit front pocket to hold devices, your phone, scientific calculators, wares, drawing and art supplies, a snack, a water bottle, lunch, etc. The multiple pockets are great for educators who have to carry various supplies with them throughout the day.
The vintage design backpack comes in three versatile colors: gray, black and blue. We chose the blue, it is vibrant but still professional looking and compliments many outfits. The gray is an attractive charcoal that is suitable for either gender.
A design element that particular sets this backpack apart is the magnetic latch closures. To attractively conceal the magnetic closures, there are decorative metal buckles. I like the modern urban yet vintage vibe of this look. It has character without being gimmicky.
I especially like that the Explorer Vintage Laptop Backpack by Yonder Bags is a laptop case that doesn’t really look like a laptop case. Carrying a laptop with work product around campus or to clients is an expensive but necessary risk, so I like that this backpack carries my laptop so discretely.
The dimensions are roomy but slimline at 11.4″L x 15.7″H x 4.7″W . Not too bulky or cumbersome, but big enough to hold all your supplies for going to class such as a laptop, textbook, moleskin notepad, pen, pencils, or materials for a presentation.
It is also a useful size for an artist to carry sketching materials such as a paper sketch pad or drawing tablet, pencils, charcoals, brushes, etc. The internal padded pockets keep all supplies and tablets safe and secure.
CONSTRUCTION AND MATERIALS
The was no loose stitching, the zipper and pull are sturdy and didn’t stick. The fabric is attractive but is strong enough to hold my gear, the straps are comfortable. The magnetic closures stay closed until I deliberately opened them.
TESTING OUT THE BACKPACK
I found the straps to be comfortable and to distribute the weight of the contents of my bag easily so that it did not feel too heavy on my shoulders or back. Not as large as a camping or weekend backpack, the backpack is just large enough to carry what I would need for a class or to carry my laptop and some supplies, so it is streamlined and easy to transport what I need. About the size of an oversized bag, the Explorer backpack kept my laptop and Kindle safely in place with no scratches or damage while I walked around campus. The magnetic snap closures are a nice perk, as I know my bag stays closed and the contents are safe. The shoulder straps are wide, so they distribute weight evenly which is a nice feature. If you attend a college where the campus is spread out across several blocks and much of your daily commute requires walking in a busy city, this bag can make you feel secure about carrying your expensive electronic equipment discretely.
A stylish, secure and versatile alternative to oversized backpacks worn by junior high and high schoolers, the Explorer Vintage Backpack by Yonder Bags holds my laptop and tablet securely in a padded compartment and comes with extra internal pockets to hold necessary supplies and equipment. I like that it is not too bulky so it is not obtrusive looking and looks sleek, yet it has a vintage retro vibe that works for the office or grad school classes. An attractive way to keep a laptop safe while in transit, at work or walking around campus.
WHERE TO BUY
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Style Chicks received the Explorer Vintage Laptop Backpack by Yonder Bags in exchange for our unbiased review and received compensation for our time and effort. However, our experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% ours.