Once you’ve got your nice shiny new laptop, or in fact your old battered, but nevertheless well-loved laptop, it’s important to keep it safe and in one piece and as I can tell you from experience it is definitely worth making sure that the bag you use to carry yours around it is a good one.
Enter the STM JET Laptop Backpack, the latest release from STM bags who specialise in these kinds of things, and it really seems to be the epitome of practicality over that of the style that you find with laptop bags for girls.
For starters, there are 2 areas within the main area of the backpack offering space for folders and books along with your laptop.
The laptop itself is housed within a padded section of high-density foam which is lined with ‘soft brushed nylex’ and there are two front quick access pockets to house some of the things you will use more often (pens, diaries, USB drives etc).
There are also a couple of other neat features such as the protected neoprene sunglasses pocket – which is a bit of a stroke of genius – and an integrated phone pouch on the shoulder strap for easy access; if you are lucky enough to own an Apple iPad then within the front-inner pocket there is an organisational panel which includes a nice lined pocket to keep said iPad safe and scratch free.
Finally, the straps include two waist ones to help stabilise the load; this does look like a very sturdy well-built backpack, and although only time and some good old testing will tell just how versatile and strong it is, it certainly looks good on paper. The STM JET Laptop Bag comes in two sizes: a medium sized one for up to 15″ laptops, and a large one for up to 17″ screens which cost a reasonable £64.05 and £69.95 respectively.