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21 April 2015

REVIEW: Booq Boa Shift Backpack

Shifts a lot.

Earlier in the year we reviewed a messenger bag from Booq, the Boa Nerve, and were very impressed by both the bag's roominess and construction. Now Booq are back to grace these pages with another from their extensive range of carriers, and this time we're turning our backs on them. We got to grips with the Boa Shift Backpack.

Booq's bags look awesome. A quick glance to their site and you'll see that no matter the style, shape and function of the bag, it'll look like it came from the set of a Sci-Fi flick. In terms of good looks, the Booq Boa Shift is no exception, with a water-repellent ballistic nylon exterior and an open mesh back panel. We really dig the slit up the front, revealing a contrasting white panel that allows the outer pocket to expand. It's bloody light-weight as well.


The backpack is split into two main compartments, the largest of which zips open entirely and features a host of smaller pockets and a key fob. The rear area is designed solely to accommodate a laptop up to 15 inches and protect it snugly in extremely thick padding and a water-repellent zip. There's also a zipped pocket on the very front, good for loose change and other bits and bobs, and two stretchy mesh pockets on the straps themselves, perfect for sliding in your mobile phone or iPod while out trekking the city.


The interior of the Boa Shift is also a treat for the eyes and the gadgets, being lined with soft herringbone fabric that is both gentle on cargo yet tough and rugged in use. We get the impression that this bag is one you'll enjoy for years to come, even with a heavy daily commute.

£120

Visit www.booq.co.uk  


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