Lexie Barnes is back with a new line of boldly feminine laptop bags. We reviewed the Echo bag last year with great applause and this year’s Echo bag does not disappoint either. Often times we find laptop bags being slapped into some awkward shade of pink like a tomboy shoved into a Sunday school dress. Lexie’s collections don’t follow suit. They exude a vibrant flow of style and color, while incorporating utility with ease.
The Echo bags come in 3 different colors- Utopia, Pacifica, and Diablo. We received the Diablo. Although this name may make you think of fiery red colors, don’t be fooled. It really should be named Diabla (with the feminine ending), to show its swirly daring scarlet and deep purple designs. It is bound to get some conversations started when you are out and about.
It comes with a matching detachable strap, 2 interior dual zipper large compartments, a hidden key/phone pocket, and one external slip pocket. It is slightly padded, but don’t drop it on the ground with your laptop in it. However, if you get caught on a rainy day without an umbrella, you should be fine. The fabric on the outside is made of a durable water resistant taffeta that slicks off water. The interior is a soft nylon. One of the interior compartments has a few slots for pens and other random items, but the real use of space in this bag is not divided into a million organized pockets. It’s a lot like most of our purses, open space to pile in loads of junk to fish out later.
Three sizes are available, that can accommodate a 13″ Mac / 13″ PC, 15″ Mac / 14″ PC, or 17″ Mac / 15.4″ PC. They range in price from $90-$100 and can be purchased on lexiebarnes.com along with many other types of bags that are practical and designed for female life. All in all, this is a great buy.
The Good: Feminine and stylish, waterproof, light-weight
The Bad: A bit pricey, not really shock resistant