Skooba Design today announced its V.3 flagship collection, a series of six new laptop and tablet bags and accessories. Skooba focused on comfort, style, and keeping electronics safe while traveling in the V.3 collection. Its V.3 Laptop Sachel features up to 20 pockets and other compartments. The series includes two laptop bags, a tablet messenger bag, a revision of a popular shoulder strap, and two neoprene laptop skins.
The Skooba Satchel V.3 is the big ticket item: it features a dedicated laptop section, padded layers, 20 pockets and other compartments, and a mesh bottle holder that can be hidden from sight. It also features a weatherproof main zipper, a removeable section divider, and the company’s “Superbungee shock-absorbing shoulder strap.” The standard-sized V.3 Satchel bag weighs in at 2.6 pounds and can hold 15-inch notebooks and up to thinner 17-inch notebooks. The larger-sized V.3 Satchel weighs about 2.8 pounds and fits 16 and 17-inch notebooks.
Also new are the Skin Neos for laptops and tablets, made of stretchable, oil-resistant neoprene material. The skins can be converted into a standard envelope style bag, a carrying tote, or a shoulder bag with a strap that can be removed. They are airport security checkpoint compliant.
According to Skooba, all of the compartments in the V.3 Sachel are padded, and the whole collection is made of micro ballistic nylon. The company states that this material provides stability, durability and water resistance.
Shipping begins for the V.3 collection during the week of Nov. 2. Prices range from $27 for the Superbungee strap and $179 for the large Satchel. The convertible Skin Neos are priced at $49.95-59.95.