“ Brand: Roxy / Type: Shoulder bag / Size: 16 inch „
We bought our daughter a laptop for Christmas as our PC had finally died and she needs a computer for school work. I thought it would be a good idea to have some sort of sleeve or carry case for the laptop for both protection when not in use and transportation if necessary. The laptop has a purple lid and so I searched shops and online for a bag with a purple theme. There was much more choice online than in the shops and I eventually found the Roxy Laptop Pouch Sleeve bag in "Geek Purple Flower" design. We have had Roxy rucksacks before and always found them to be sturdy and of good quality.
**The Design of the Bag**
The bag measures 31 x 3 x 40 cm and is advertised to fit a 16inch laptop. My daughter's is a Dell Inspiron 15inch and fits the bag easily. The bag is black with large purple and pink flowers with large yellow stamens and white leaves. It is very colourful in the way that Roxy products usually are and in one corner it has the embroidered Roxy heart symbol just in case there is any doubt. The bag is made of polyester and, although this is a soft bag, it is nicely padded all round to protect the laptop. The bag has a zip at the top which extends to half way down both sides to create a large opening for the laptop to slip into without problem. There are two small carry handles, one each side, at the top of the bag and a detachable shoulder strap which is also adjustable in length to fit all heights of person. There are no additional pockets on the bag and with hindsight it might have been nice to have a separate pocket big enough to take the plug and lead if required although this does just about fit into the bag if needed. There is a label inside the bag stating that it can be hand washed which is useful to know if it gets grubby.
Whilst looking for a bag I found that they can be very expensive, even the soft ones like this so I was pleased to find this bag on Amazon for £14.99, recommended retail price £19.99. This was definitely one of the cheaper options but we have not been disappointed with it.
My daughter was very pleased to receive this bag, partly because it complimented her laptop in colour but more importantly because she had somewhere to store the laptop when not in use with the added advantage of being able to carry it safely to a friend's if required. It seems to be sturdy and suitable for the job and I imagine that to some degree it would be shower proof if she was caught out in the rain (although Roxy do not mention this).
A good value laptop bag that does the job it is intended for. I am tempted to give this 5 stars but have decided to knock one off for lack of an additional pocket which might have been useful. Not a major concern for us though.