I recently got the chance to try out the Maddie Powers range of laptop bags especially made for us ladies by Mobile Edge. The entire range is gorgeous and retro, and features original covers from the pulp fiction novels of the 1940s and 50s. The bags themselves come in a few different shapes and sizes: Sheba is slightly smaller, the messenger bags are bigger.
It’ll be interesting to see how this compares to my previous laptop bag review of the Brenthaven Elite Sleeve – another very stylish bag.
The Maddie Powers laptop bag I chose was a purple messenger bag, large enough for a substantially-sized laptop (up to 15.4″):
My first impression of the bag was something along the lines of “OMG I love it”! The cover of the bag is really high quality and glossy so it seems tough, waterproof but most importantly, stylish! There’s a gorgeous purple velvet back on the bag and padded section on the robust shoulder strap too to add to that feeling of luxury and comfort.
Inside the bag is where things start to get impressive. There’s a specially-designed slot for your laptop that’s reinforced, not to mention a strap to hold it in place just in case.
The bag’s big enough for all my work bits and bobs (think cables, notepads and other smaller gadgets). They all fitted inside a dream with pockets for all the usual bits you’d carry like a phone, pen etc.
In fact, I’d say there was enough space to fit even more things in there!
My only complaint with this Maddie Powers Messenger Laptop Bag (and I had to search for one) was that it is a little bit heavy and quite boxy. That’s definitely down to the heavy duty materials gone into making the bag and that will keep it lasting forever. The size of the bag with very few items in is quite large – it doesn’t condense down very much. So, if you’re a small person and your laptop is 14.1″ or below then I recommend you go for one of the smaller Sheba bags to make sure you’re not drowned by the messenger bag!
Otherwise though, I adored this bag. More than I thought I could! Provided I don’t mind the weight and boxy size, I’ll be using it a LOT!