At first glance, the Sirocco laptop bag seems like a big and boxy tote bag. But sometimes big and boxy is just what you need and you didn’t even know it. It easily fits my 13″ inch MacBook with ease and room to spare. It can hold up laptops up to 15.4″ inches. The exterior is made out of a crinkly nylon material that reminds me of a ripstop material. It makes cleanup a cinch if you’re a klutz like me, should you accidentally spill something. The bag is lined with a nylon interior all around.
If you’ve read my past reviews, you’d know how much I love pockets; the more the better. I like everything organized so my items are easily accessible. I hate digging around trying to find something at the bottom. The front pocket has multiple compartments for your ID, cellphone, ipod, pens, etc. The pocket behind it is large enough to fit magazines. On the inside, a lined and padded divider splits the bag in two. I put my laptop in one compartment, and the power cord and accessories in the other. On the backside, there is another large pocket. Should you need more space, there is a side zipper that expands the main compartment by 2″.
The zippers and zipper pulls are a bit plastic-y looking, and thick at about 1/4″ wide. After first I wasn’t terribly fond of the chunky look, but then I realized that it would be unlikely to snag nor break. What I love best about the bag is comfort factor. I hardly carry my laptop with the handles. I seriously love the adjustable shoulder strap. It’s padded with a wide rubber material and makes such a huge difference. The shoulder strap is also long enough so I can carry it like a messenger bag across the chest. Everything is so roomy that you could hold a ton of stuff and it wouldn’t even give you shoulder strain like other bags. It makes for a perfect book bag actually.
While the bag’s main demographic is geared towards women, the bag has an unisex utilitarian and rugged look. The gray with the orange interior is shown. The color combination lends itself to an urban look and feel. It’s also available in blue, red, and black. You may purchase the Siroco at Ice Red for $69.95.
Pros: Spacious. Has lots of pockets and doesn’t even look like a laptop bag.
Cons: The bag is a bit large for my small frame. The padding is decent, but could be better.
17″ L x 13″ H x 4″ D
Laptop Compartment: 16″ L x 11″ H x 2″ D