RRP: £250; US$295
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Maker of superior laptop bags Booq addresses the painful issue of over-packed bags with its latest Saddle Pro – a super-expandable laptop briefcase that is built for the well-equipped traveller. At £250 (US$295) it’s not cheap, but then this laptop bag is built for serious business.
The Saddle Pro oozes quality of design and engineering, and gives you that extra bit of storage when you need it most.
The Booq Saddle Pro is compatible with 12in to 16.4in laptops, with plenty of storage capacity left for a tablet, smartphone, books, folders and water bottles (via neat zipped mesh side pockets). If you frequently carry around lots of documents and magazines you’ll love the easy-access compartment at the back. There are plenty of handy zipped pockets inside, too.
The Pro’s expandable zip adds another 3.5 litres of storage capacity, which won’t test those YKK zips too much. The only problem will be angry looks as you squeeze the bag into the overhead compartment on boarding the plane.
Whatever you cram into it the Saddle Pro is lightweight in itself, and feels extremely durable with its ballistic nylon exterior. It boasts oversized and rubberized zips for easy access to the pockets and compartments.
The leather handles give it a sense of luxury, and there’s also a detachable, comfortable shoulder strap. When you’re travelling with a suitcase the Saddle Pro easily riots most luggage trolley handles.