Moleskine myCloud Smallpack Review

Not content with their mastery of whatever witchcraft compels you to buy one of their notebooks every time you see them on one of those spinning racks, Moleskine is starting to crank out bags to carry all those notebooks in. That includes their compact myCloud Smallpack, a backpack with two laptop/tablet slots and plenty of room for writing implements, which you also have too many of.

The myCloud Smallpack functions well enough as an organizer, too. Besides the dual 13″ tablet/laptop sleeves, there are pockets for a water bottle or umbrella, business cards, and a host of other zippered pockets—it’s small, but it’s not hurting for storage space. You can also collapse the whole thing to use it as a reusable shopping bag or use the top loops to hang it on a luggage cart when you’re hoofing it through the airport.

The myCloud part refers to Moleskine’s My Analog Cloud web app Pick a few essentials and your favorite Moleskine notebooks, and you’ll get a Moleskine profile that you can print out and stuff in the luggage tag slot.

Having spent a full week with the myCloud Smallpack, it’s now one of my favorite bags so far this year. Even though it’s not advertised to hold a 15″ laptop – it was big enough to hold my 15″ MacBook and some other essentials for a quick overnight trip. Yet it is small enough to not be a typically obnoxious backpack. It also does double duty as a compact tote, making it a perfect bag for professionals and students alike.

Moleskin has already mastered the notebook, and it looks like they are on their way to mastering the backpack. You can get the myCloud Smallpack for $150 directly from Moleskine.