Introduction The Taipan Shock is a lightweight backpack which has a generous storage capacity including an additional compartment to store a laptop. Booq definitely haven't gone for style over substance with this backpack; it has a simple and clean design which makes it extremely smart and it's clearly made of high-quality. Bag Features - 1680D Tri-Weave Polyester Exterior: This has a water-repellent coating making it weather proof. - YKK Zippers: These are high quality zippers. - Terrallinq Tag: Terralinq is a lost and found service. By registering your unique ID tag, it may offer a better chance to reunite you with your bag if you were to be unfortunate in losing it. Compartments This backpack has five compartments available: - Front Compartment: This one can fit up to a 7" tablet or other accessories, though in all honestly depending on where I'm going, I certainly wouldn't keep anything valuable as it's rather easily accessible. - Middle Compartment: This is the biggest and most spacious compartment throughout the whole bag. It measures approximately 17" in height, 11" wide & 5" in depth. There are a variety of other pockets available too: three pen pockets, one large pocket & three medium pockets. The overall amount of space in this compartment is more that satisfactory. - Rear Compartment: Apparently this compartment fits MacBook of up to a 15" or a laptop up to 16.4 inches, however my 17" laptop fits in there fine with space left. The best this about having a designated laptop compartment is that it keeps your laptop away from other items preventing scratches, plus you wont find it sliding around as much. - Side Compartments: Whilst both sides go up about three-quarters of the way up of the bags total height, they aren't really that spacious when closed. Though if kept open, you can easily fit a bottled drink where a meshed net will keep them in securely. Practicality & Comfort The backpack itself doesn't look overly huge but does offer a great amount of storage inside. There are various segments inside which are conveniently placed to allow for easy organisation. The shoulder straps are nicely sized and padded which definitely adds to the comfort, plus there's an adjustable strap linking the both together via a clip which securely straps across the chest if you wish to use it, this will keep the backpack close and snug to your back. Overall Opinion I honestly think this backpack is fantastic; it's clearly well made, it's smart, comfortable and has a tonne of space inside. Basically, if you're looking for a backpack that's spacious and want look suave whilst wearing it, you're looking at the right product.
Posted:  23/09/2014
Taipan Shock
RRP: €95
Pros:  + Premium quality.  + Water-repellent coating.  + Smart design.  + Very spacious.  + Comfortable to wear. Cons:  - Side compartments don’t    offer a lot of space.
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