Hey folks, Valkor here. TOV is kicking it into overdrive as I'm nearing the end of clearing out all review products for 2010, making way for what's to come in 2011. So the folks over at Speck have once again dropped by the Val-Cave with a cool new bag that's perfect just for you netbook/tablet owners. It's the CorePack Fly 10 and it's actually pretty sweet, plus its TSA friendly, check it out.
The CorePack Fly 10 is a mini messenger meant simply for those who are tablet/netbook owners (I said that already didn't I?). It's made of a sturdy fabric on the outside, which is good for keeping out the harshness of Mother Nature. The main pouch has that flannel print lining and has just enough storage space for books, documents files whatever. Inside are two netted pouches for additional items, plus you have two more pouches in the front for items such as business cards, mp3 players, pens, pencils and more.
However it's the second pouch that's the heart of the bag. The inside is made of a soft micro-fleece, which will protect your tablet/netbook from any severity you may put it through while you're on your travels, protecting it from scraps and scrapes. And like most security bags, it separates from the main pouch so you won't have to remove your netbook or tablet from the pouch. Just be sure there's absolutely nothing else inside along with it. If you're in a rush, the lengthy strap is perfect for "grab and go", so there's no worry in having to gather anything, especially when the clocks ticking.
Finally the bag itself acts as a workstation. You just flip it over, spread it flat across your lap and voila! Instant work area! Now if only this baby came with an instant coffee cup holder and pencil sharpner and we'll be in business.
As a travelling bag, I give big props to the CorePack Fly 10; the size is just right not only for carrying your netbook or tablet, but for casual needs as well as business. Having used the bag at several past events, I found the CorePack Fly 10 to be non-intrusive and very lightweight, with no issues in gaining access to my cards or other documents that I needed. The security-friendly feature is a definite plus, especially if you're a mover and you need to go-go-go. Finally the workstation feature does come in quite handy, most definitely when you're waiting at the gate and you wanna get some work done. And even if the pouches are kinda lumpy, the flat area stays flat.
It could have used a few designated areas for pens, rather than having to toss them in one pouch or inside the bag itself.
The CorePack Fly 10 is a definite winner in my book and if you're looking for a messenger that's light, easy to carry, plus security friendly then look no further than Speck. I'd highly recommend it. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give the CorePack Fly 10 a 4.5 and it's been Valkor tested, TOV Approved.