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Belkin Messenger Bag for Notebooks Up to 15.6 inch
Of all my laptop bags, and I seem to own quite a few, this is by far my favourite. I bought this when I was looking for something practical and looked nice. I also choose this bag because it doesn't weigh too much and has lots of pockets that are easy to access. The pockets are relatively small, very handy for things like keys or your phone but there are only so many things that can be stored in this bag.
Despite the picture above I own this in the jet/cabernet colour, in other words a very nice black and red. The inside of the bag is red, as well as the strap and a bit around the outside.
The bag is padded with a separate compartment to keep you computer secure and protected from scratching, however, I would still be careful not to throw it around or drop it. It isn't a hard case and you could still damage your laptop. There is enough room in the bag to pack the laptop, cables, a mouse, pencil case and a small book and some notebooks. Overall, there is enough room to use this as a substitute as a handbag (bare essentials only) and still manage to carry your laptop and other papers securely.
The bag comes with both a handle and a shoulder strap, neither of which can be removed. Generally, I have found this bag rather comfortable to carry round, the shoulder strap doesn't seem to dig in too much, but it is like every laptop bag it does start to feel heavy and uncomfortable after a while because let's face it laptops are heavy.
Product Dimensions: 47.1 x 11.1 x 37.8 cm and weighing in at 1.1 Kg - It is best to always check the dimensions of your laptop so that it fits.
Even at the full recommended retail price of £29.99 I think this bag is rather good value for money, but at the moment it is retailing on Amazon for £19.43. I've owned this bag for several months now and it is still serving me as well as the day I bought it.
I am going to give this bag a glowing four out of five stars, in theory I might be tempted to give it a generous four and a half out of five. This bag does exactly what I want in a laptop bag and it does it while being practical and pretty.