Barely has the academic year drawn to a close than certain people are already thinking about the new term. In the case of peripherals maker Belkin this equates to announcing its new line-up of backpacks.
The £34 Belkin Laptop Backpack and Ceylon Messenger Bag are both finished in polypropelene and have padded shoulder straps and breathable mesh at the back to ensure comfort. There’s a mobile phone-sized pocket in the backpack’s strap.
Belkin Laptop Backpack
Separate compartments within each bag keep delicate, scratch-prone items such as laptop cases away from the sharp prongs of power plugs and keys. The Ceylon bag has an integral stand that means it won’t topple over with a laptop inside it.
Both the Belkin Laptop Backpack and the Ceylon Messenger Bag are intended as relatively bulk-free bags that nonetheless have generous amounts of space inside. Belkin doesn’t make it clear quite how it manages to conjure up as much space as bulkier backpacks though.
Neither bag comes with zips or buckles; instead, a magnetic enclosure is used to fasten away belongings and keep them out of sight.
Both bags cost £34.99 and are available now in a range of two-tone options. Belkin insists in giving the colour options fancy names. We prefer to refer to the Ceylon as sky blue and grey or grey and mauve and the Backpack as black and purple or brown and turquoise.
Belkin Ceylon Messenger Bag