Make a Pit Stop at F-Stop
The more involved I become in design, the more gear that I seem to accumulate. It seems like every time I go on a business trip, I bring more and more gear with me. For instance, on a typical trip to New York I’m likely to bring a laptop, a mouse, 2 cameras, large noise reduction headphones, an iPod, various chargers and connector cables, and of course a very large bag of Peanut Butter M&M’s. In the very near future, I’m hoping to upgrade to a 17 inch MacBook Pro and possibly even purchase a new Wacom Tablet. This means that very soon, the amount of gear that I bring with me will surpass the amount of items that my current bag can handle. That’s why about a month ago; I decided to start looking for a new courier bag to replace my old one. This article is a review of my experience looking for a new laptop bag.
I decided that I would need a bag that was not only large but also sturdy. After a bit of research I came across a website for F-Stop; a company that builds camera bags and accessories for adventure photographers. It seemed logical to me that a company that designs bags for adventure photographers would also have bags that met all my criteria. So I decided to do a bit of research on F-Stop. I looked at the bags on their website, Googled them for reviews and even visited their Flickr page. As it turns out, all the info I needed was on their website. They have a host of very informational videos (Maverick, Satori, Bard) on their site that really helped me in deciding which bag was right for me.
After a bit of thought, I chose the Maverick; their largest courier bag. I went ahead and ordered the bag and about a week later it arrived on my doorstep. When I first opened it up, I realized how nice the bag actually was. It had tons of compartments, pockets, and zippers with tons of room for all my gear with room to spare.
So far, I’ve been very impressed with the bag. So impressed that I decided to write a quick review of the bag and share it with you guys. If you’re looking for a nice bag to haul all your equipment around, take a look at F-Stop’s line of high quality bags and try them out for yourself!