Stubble & Co The Weekender Bag
I love a weekender bag, and I much prefer men’s weekender bags, as I find they are much roomier than women’s versions.Why do I love a weekender bag? Because it holds a promise of being whisked away for a fabulous weekend! Sadly, the pandemic has more or less put a stop to any “whisking away” as such, however we did manage one wee sneaky staycation at my family holiday home. No rules were broken in road testing this holdall, we adhered to all the rules and restrictions of the pandemic.
I’m a sucker for a dust bag and this comes with one, which is extremely handy when storing the bag away. The bag has been crafted with premium waterproof canvas, and is made of natural full grain leather and has YKK zips. It has a 42litre capacity and as I am known as someone who packs everything and the kitchen sink, this extra space comes in handy. It has a high-density protection 15-inch laptop pocket and additionally a safe and secure inner pocket. There is also an outer pocket, perfect to have quick access to my smartphone.
This bag is the brainchild of Ben Watkiss who started the company through kickstarter. His goal was to create good quality bags to suit our needs for our busy lifestyles, I would like to say he has succeeded.
I loved this bag, it is durable, roomy and stylish and ticks all the boxes. I cannot wait until we can freely travel once more, as I am sure that this weekender will become my constant travel companion.
Pros: The interior laptop pocket is fab, my laptop has my life on it, and I like the fact that I don’t have to carry it separately. The pocket is very sturdy and I felt that it was quite safe from damage. I love the fact that it is a timeless classic and if looked after properly it is something that I will happily hand down to my teenage son or daughter if she gets to it first, she is already eyeing it up! It is also very reasonably priced.
Cons: It is quite a heavy bag, weighing an impressive 1.5kg, however the fact that it is sturdy makes up for that.
Available from Stubble and Co.com for £155.00.
HyperX Alloy Elite II keyboard
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Available from Currys PC World for £89.99.
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Available from Amazon.co.uk for £59.99.
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