Those of us who spend any time traveling realize that there are few decisions in life as important as deciding what you pack into your carry-on bag. Of course there are life decisions that are more important – who you are going to marry, your major in college, and of course what TYPE of bag you will use for holding all of your carry-on goodies.
The Cobra Pack by Booq should make this decision easier due to its quality construction, ample space, and the overall James Bond-esque coolness. The Cobra Pack offers several types of pockets – some for tablets, some for computers, and others for possibly transporting ferrets (preferably red).
– The first thing you notice are the two seat belt straps across the front. These straps are spring loaded so you can store a jacket or coat across the front of the pack. They also conceal two zippers which is the entry port for two separate pockets. These pockets are designed for some of the basics… pens, USB drives, chargers, and (of course) ferrets.
– The top of the pack has a non-zippable pocket designed for tablets. This is an idea storage area for use on airplanes since it allows you to slide your tablet in-and-out of the pouch without lifting the entire pack from under the seat in front of you.
– The next layer is the main storage area and includes a nice-sized zippered pouch. The sides have a solid frame which completely protects this layer from collapsing. I use this pocket for my headphone, speakers, toiletries and other sundries
– Finally, we reach the spot where you can store your (up to) 16″ laptop. This pocket is padded on both sides to help protect your equipment.
– Others – There are water bottles storage areas on both sides, cell-phone holders on the shoulder straps, and a small polecat holder across the very back.
Other Notes –
– The Cobra Pack is water resistant, but it falls short of being waterproof. If you fully submerge the backpack… your ferret may drown.
– The reinforced frame means that you are carrying a little extra weight. I would say that the additional weight is noticeable but not to the point that it becomes burdensome.
– This pack is designed for business travelers… not school children, mountain climbers, or action figures.
– The bottom is solid which allows the product to sit flat on the floor without tipping over.
– Of course, it is rather expensive for a backpack ($265), but it does offer features that are not found in some of the cheaper alternatives, and for this kind of product build quality is very important if it is to survive being thrown around on trips.
Summary – While the Cobra Pack by Booq may not be suitable for Batman (or Robin), school children, or mountain climbers it is ideal for business travelers who regularly juggle a variety of gadgets with their main laptop and files.
For sale on Amazon.com for $265