Here’s another bag stated to be a good fit for Apple’s MacBook Pro – according to their marketing speak it actually fits the MacBook like a glove. Neat. I’m always struck by the strong visual statement that Booq bags make. With such understated styling, obviously the exact opposite to Timbuk2, you might expect them to go unnoticed in a sea of black laptop bags. While their backpacks are generally recognizable from afar the Folee is less so which though as they say it “exemplifies the ideals that make a BOOQ bag so special” may make it more acceptablee to those of us who have to conform to or want to conform to a certain look required for your place of work. This would be a good fit for the young manager in a strict corporate environment.
Booq’s Folee “gives you quick and easy access to some of your items like boarding pass and cell phone, while protecting others inside its fully lined, luxuriously crafted interior of zippered pockets and compartments. In fact, Folee has a variety of external and internal padded accessory pockets perfectly suited for your power adapter, iPod, tickets, folders, magazines, phone, cords, business cards, pens, keys and much more. Two external zippered side pockets, lined with non-scratch fabrics and equipped with a headphone pass-through, are convenient places to put your iPod or phone for easy access. Moreover, a large zippered back pocket is ideally suited to hold shipping envelopes or large magazines, while the external front flap pocket lets you keep your tickets and passport within reach.” I really like how they have implemented the side pockets – ideal for a iPod.
They state their strap is breathable – I wish that were true. Despite some companies including excellent shoulder straps I have yet to come across a shoulder strap that combined comfort, durability, and was truly breathable. It’s a really good bag. Available for $189.95US from booq.