When it comes to carrying any type of bag, I always go for the messenger bag. It’s hands-free and the weight of whatever you are carrying is distributed across your body, so one shoulder doesn’t feel all of the pain.
I am a mom on the go. While I have a home office, about half of my work is done on the road — and by on the road I mean in my car. When I am doing any graphics work, I work with a Macbook Pro. This Mac goes just about everywhere with me, so keeping it safe is essential.
OGIO sent me their Midtown Women’s Messenger Bag last month to try out and see how I like it. I now consider this bag an additional body part. It’s straps are the perfect length allowing me to sling over cross-body. It provides ample space for my Macbook Pro, Nexus 7, iPad for the kids, and my planner – plus various other motherly things that I have to carry – like Pull-ups and hand sanitizer. On top of all of that, it’s extremely stylish. I have received numerous comments asking about this and each time, I have to stop and explain it’s not only cute – check out all that this bag does!
There are numerous pockets, both zippered and open for all of your various needs. There’s a back pocket, specifically designed for a tablet. I can’t tell you how many times I have cringed because I’ve thrown this bag behind me in the SUV to only have a kid step on it. The padding for the laptop is super (plus, I have a Macbook case on my Mac which helps as well!). Despite all the kids stepping on this, it looks great and is extremely durable.
The OGIO Midtown Women’s Messenger Bag is available in 7 colors. (The color of mine is Tide.)
- Fully padded fleece lined laptop compartment with elastic closure fits most 15 laptops
- Back padded slip pocket accommodates most iPad/tablet/e-reader devices
- Fully adjustable shoulder strap
- Large main compartment
- Quilted back panel
- Fully padded base protects laptop
- Padded slip pocket doubles as pullman luggage handle port
- Two front zippered stash pockets
- Velcro flap closure for ease of use
- Three side flap pockets
- Fully featured organization panel with zippered stash pocket
- Padded grab handle
- High visibility liner
- Custom metal trims
- Laptop Sleeve: 15.25w x 10h x 1.5d