Hex Bags puts a unique twist on the classic laptop sleeve with their Cababa 13″ Convertible Sleeve. This distinguished and trendy looking protective sleeve is a minimalistic way to tote around your MacBook, iPad, accessories, and cables. The kicker is that it can be used like a briefcase with a handle, or as a cross-body messenger bag, or even like a backpack. Most importantly, it provides the cushion and protection your devices require, and it’s water resistant too!
We’re no strangers to Hex Bags and their water resistant waxed canvas finishes. We reviewed the Hex Free Wired Backpack last year and it’s still going strong. The material looks and feels canvas-y and it’s got a bit of an old-school, retro, look to it. Like the other Hex Bags, you could say the design is somewhat untraditional, and it’s no stranger to attracting attention.
The convertibility aspect of the Hex Cabana Sleeve is wonderful. In its most basic use, it’s just like any other laptop sleeve, except it has a handle. Fiddle with the straps and you can easily turn it into a backpack or messenger bag. The strap is strong and comfortable enough, but it’s not padded. There’s four pockets: laptop, iPad, accessory, and back pocket. It can safely fit a 13″ MacBook Pro, Retina, or Air. The iPad pocket will fit iPad Mini or a full sized iPad, and it can even fit a full-sized iPad with a sleek case. The iPad and laptop compartments are padded and lined in fleece. The front accessory pocket chunks out a bit so it can fit all of your chargers. The back pocket is just a sleeve and stores the straps when you’re not using them and/or flat documents.
If you’re a techie and prefer toting around the essentials, then the Hex Cabana 13″ is a great and stylish way of doing so. It’s plenty protective and can fit a surprising amount of tech in such a sleek body. The water resistance and cushion makes it a better option than stuffing your gear into a backpack or bag. The Hex Bag is currently available for $59.95 from ShopHex.com or Amazon.com.
Good: Sleek, Great Design, Waterproof, Padded, Handle, Convertible straps
Bad: Straps could be more comfortable