Laptop bag: STM Flight Messenger Bag Review

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STM-Flight-Laptop-Tablet-BagIntroduction:

We have probably laboured the point enough about the need to protect your laptop whilst out an about (and no we haven't changed our mind on the matter!) as replacing or repairing a laptop isn't cheap! The best laptop bags provide enough protection for your laptop (and/or tablet in some cases) as well providing enough storage for accessories and power adaptors to suit your usage and style. The STM Flight is the latest in a long range of laptop bags we have had the opportunity to review from STM and like the others it doesn't disappoint!

Specifications:

Sizes: Small (13" screens) and Medium (15" screens)
Main fabric: light weight water resistant canvas (Black or Olive)
Lining: 230g nylex / 210D water resistant poly
Laptop space: 13 x 9.1 x 1 in / 33 x 23.1 x 2.7 cm
External bag: 14.6 x 10.6 x 4.1 in / 37 x 27 x 10.5 cm
Weight: 1.3 lbs / 0.6 kg

Review:

The STM Flight laptop bag is apparently based on old school flight bags that pilots used to carry on board flights and as such the design is actually really smart and very functional. The outer fabric comprises a strong water resistant canvas material (we reviewed the black version) while the inner lining is a light grey waterproof polyester.

Pocketwise, the front of the bag has a large zipped pocket with multile compartments for stationary and larger accessories (small note pads etc.) as well as a key fob for securing your keys whilst on the move. The main inner compartment houses very well padded and soft lined compartments for both a large tablet and also a laptop computer or notepad, as well as a separate compartment of larger documents (Slim A4 folders or notepads). The back of the bag has an open pocket, which is split into a larger and two smaller pockets which again could fit several accessories or power supplies.

The bag comes with two standard handles that have their own small pockets which they can tuck away into as well as an adjustable shoulder strap, whichever suits the situation!

Every aspect of the Flight is as well designed and built as previous bags we have reviewed from STM, with strong clips and buckles and great attention to details which gives us confidence that the bag would last as long as the laptop or tablet it holds!

Price:

49.99 from Amazon (15" version) or Amazon (13" Version)

Verdict:

4/5 - Although not cheap, the STM Flight is built to last and offers enough storage to house both a laptop and a tablet whilst still leaving room for accessories and documents whilst travelling, definitely a thumbs up for us!