Im back with another review of my second favourite tech accessory ( Laptop Bags / Cases )
The good people at Crosskase are back with a new version of their popular ULTRA LAPTOP BACKPACK V2 . The team at Crosskase have been kind enough to send me on a Ultra Backpack to review of the readers of www.irishappleblog.com
When you see this case for the first time u do get a feeling like you might get some strange looks from people in the street because of the unusual shape/design of the bag. It will come very clear to you once you open it up that the design its not for show but to complete the structural design that fulfils the main purpose of the bag which is PROTECTION. Protection for your valuable equipment that you are lugging around with you every day.
I managed to fill the Ultra with my 13′ Macbook (which is in a sleeve) its full power cable (slotted down in the base of the bag ) ,iPad Air which is in currently in Apple’s smart case and a number of chargers,cables,external hard drives, keynote remotes. Now……. that’s where you run out of space. You might just about squeeze your lunch in but it will be a squeeze. That said i never understood why people would mix foot/drink in with their electronic equipment. To be all it takes is a simple leak and its all over. So in my opinion this is the perfect case for carrying just your tech.
What they say
We have given our best-selling laptop backpack a face lift. The new Ultra V2 is now far lighter and more stylish. At just 800 grams, this spacious backpack provides you with all the space and protection you need for your daily commute.
The top entry zip design ensures security when travelling on the underground and means your laptop is kept from those pesky thieves. The laptop compartment is densely padded to deflect bumps and knocks whilst the ballistic nylon skin ensure durability. The wide shoulder straps are made from reinforced neoprene to ensure the weight spread across your shoulders and ultimately, ‘carrying comfort’.
On the inside you have a ton of storage options with room for your laptop, power cables, iPad, hard drive, mouse, phone, pens, lunch and pocket change. There is also a secure pocket on the inside of the main flap where you can store your passport or wallet. Finally, we have an integrated rain cover in the bottom of the bag should you be caught in a downpour.
As a backpack i really can’t fault it, i normally don’t use a backpack daily as i don’t have to commute far but if i did have to be this would be the only bag i would use and that is for the following stand out reasons
Secure Top Entry Design .You can never be too sure who is behind you, especially on the underground,bus,train etc. The Ultra V2 has a clever top entry system which your gear stays safe during your journey.
- Made from toughened, water-repellent 1680D Ballistic Nylon
- Integrated rain cover in the bottom of the bag should you be caught in a downpour.
Looking at the quality of the straps as well i think they will take a bit of abuse and will stand the test of time.
I have been using the Ultra now for about 2 weeks every day and i have to say its one of the best laptop backpacks i have personally used and as you can see in this picture i am speaking from experience. as i mentioned above don’t expect to get much more than you Laptop, Tablet and a few cables portable HD etc but as i said you shouldn’t be carrying your lunch with your electronic equipment anyway 🙂
Densely padded laptop protection.
Fits 11 -15.6″ inch laptops, macbooks, ultrabooks or notebooks.
Extensive internal storage options.
Intelligent top-entry design for security.
Stylish urban design with embossed CK turtle.
Made from toughened, water-repellent 1680D Ballistic Nylon.
Dedicated iPad compartment.
Cushioned breathable air-mesh back padding.
Neoprene bottle storage on both sides.
Available in Black / Grey.
12 month manufacturer warranty (24 months if you register your product at crosskase.com).
Irish Apple Blog Rating Out Of 5