Laptop bag reviews – Krusell Gaia 15.6″
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Helping you to carry all you need for a day working away from home – laptop bag reviews by busy home workers.
The Krusell Gaia laptop bag
The Krusell Gaia, in a cheerful winter-beating bright pink, has character. The Swedish design is attractive and it’s neatly styled. I think this would easily pass as a good sized handbag, so if you don’t want to broadcast that you’re packing a laptop this could be a great bag for you. Think professional – but not stuffy.
Inside, the bag has a padded section for your laptop (up to 15.6″), a card holder, a section for notebooks with a useful Velcro closure plus a zipped net pocket that’s useful for cables and plugs. Outside, the bag has a large Velcro’d side pocket on one side and a smaller zipped pocket with inner pockets for phone, pens and other bits and pieces.
As someone who can’t bear to carry a handbag and a laptop bag at the same time, I was easily able to fit in a big purse, lippy, tissues, mirror, three notebooks, a paperback and my phone as well laptop, cables and a few other bits and bobs.
The Krusell Gaia is of good quality polyurethane and polyester but its subtle grain could pass for leather. Zips are strong and smooth. The handles and strap are a polyurethane/canvas mix, the cream canvas strip adding a jaunty feel. All the stitching on this bag was neat and tight.
Does your laptop feel secure? ****
It wouldn’t be necessary to use a sleeve in addition to this bag. The bag’s padding should be sufficient to keep any laptop safe.
Easy to carry*****
The bag has two short handles and an amazingly comfortable adjustable strap. I loved how comfy this bag felt when it was full, thanks largely to the cleverly designed curved strap that fits neatly on the shoulder – and the strap is long enough to cross the body. It’s probably the best shoulder strap I’ve come across in 20 years of carrying laptops around.
At £59 I think the Krusell Gaia is a very good buy. It’s by no means expensive given the sturdy construction and handbag styling. I would definitely buy this bag.
Overall score 4.7 *****
Definite feminine appeal, and the black version might suit a chap wanting a neat, unobtrusive carrier for days on the run. This is a good all rounder and would make an ideal gift.
Thank you to Krusell for supplying us with a Krusell Gaia bag for our laptop bag reviews.
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