Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag
The one thing that college students like me could not go anywhere without is our laptop. With deadlines haunting us at every turn, we try to work as much as we can, whenever we can. Even when laptops are quite heavy, many will prefer carrying it around rather than waste time and eventually fall behind in class.
The problem, however, with having a laptop is that it just is not the only thing that we college students have to carry around the entire day. We also have to carry books, spare clothes, a decent camera, cellphones, mp3 players or any gadget that consumer electronics companies mass produce and market these days. Put all of them together in one bag, and you will be carrying a load that will surely make your back feel sore. Soreness, however, isn’t the only problem with laptop backpacks. Carrying a fully loaded backpack on your back is extremely warm. Within minutes, your shirt—the back part anyway—will be soaked in sweat, the claims of some laptop backpack brands to the contrary. That is why personally, I prefer a messenger bag for my laptop and other stuff. A Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag, to be precise.
Timbuk2 is a well-known brand in the laptop bag industry, known for its Commute line of bags. As the name Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag implies, it is an updated version of the Commute. It is just perfect for students like me for three major reasons.
First, it is a highly functional laptop bag, marked by a computer compartment that is lined by corduroy. When unzipped, this compartment lies flat so everyone, particularly airport security, can see what’s inside your bag, therefore eliminating the need to physically remove your laptop from your bag. Second, it is essentially a briefcase. Books, documents, papers and notebooks will fit snugly into the bag, and will not be crumpled the way they do in backpacks. Third, it is a classic shoulder bag, complete with all the pockets and compartments that allow you to bring along mp3 players and other types of electronic gadgets.
The best thing about the Timbuk2 Commute 2.0 Laptop Messenger Bag is it is it good for use even in stormy weather. It has a TPU front flap that protects the contents of the bags from water from a drizzle or even heavy rain. It also has a waterproof Hypalon rubberized bottom that keeps your stuff dry even when you accidentally put it on a wet spot.
This bag is just perfect for college students like me, and I couldn’t be happier with it.