The Slappa Bally-Hide Laptop Shoulder Bag is essentially a combination of a ladies purse and a laptop bag. Although this bag is designed for a woman it could potentially be used by a man as the design isn’t overly feminine. Highlights of the bag include a padded laptop compartment with a Velcro closure, leather accents, a shoulder strap and nine pockets.
Slappa Bally-Hide Laptop Shoulder Bag Specifications:
The bag includes a shoulder strap and carry handle, nine pockets, pencil placeholders, and a padded main notebook compartment. It is made of nylon and has leather accents. The bag includes a 1-year extended warranty. It comes in your choice of green and brown or orange and brown.
On that note, let's pause and consider the female audience. In my opinion the overall design isn’t particularly fashionable simply because of the color choices: military green and chocolate brown or burnt orange and chocolate brown aren't exactly as fashion friendly as classic black. Desite the odd color choices, the bag does have a professional look and feel to it; which is suitable if that’s what you’re going for. And, the leather accents add a distinct bit of elegance to the bag.
I stuffed my bag fully with an assortment of things to test the comfort level of the shoulder strap. I had no trouble zipping the bag even after it was fully packed. To be specific, my bag carried:
In addition to these items, this bag also has enough interior space to carry a number of things from your purse, eliminating the awkwardness of carrying both a purse and a laptop bag. The number of small pockets adds to this assertion nicely. There is also a key ring attached to the inside so you won't lose your car keys inside the large laptop compartment.
There are three small, shallow pockets adjacent to the notebook compartment on the inside; which is nice for small devices such as cell phone chargers, cords and cables, etc. Right next to these pockets there are two pencil/pen holders.
The micron plating on the buckles and zipper clasps will prevent fading and wearing; a very nice feature that greatly aids to the quality and longevity of the bag.
As a normal laptop Messenger Bag the Slappa Bally-Hide Laptop Shoulder Bag is a perfectly adequate solution to your notebook carrying needs. If not for the uncomfortable and unpadded shoulder strap I might even give this bag high marks. Unfortunately, as a ladies bag the color choice borders on hideous ... unless your goal is to look like a World War II Army combat nurse.
For the price of $129.99 (currently $116.99 during Slappa's holiday sale) you get a well-made messenger-style bag with lots of room for your laptop and accessories and even enough room for your purse items. The leather accents and metal hardware also add to the sense of durability and class. If you can get past the color choice and don't mind an uncomfortable shoulder strap this this is a pretty good deal.
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