Bluelounge offers a lineup of eco-friendly bags, ranging from simple iPad slings and laptop totes to full-fledged backpacks and messenger bags. I have been trying out the Bluelounge Backpack for the past few weeks, during my trip to International CES and as a commuting college student. And despite having a very active lifestyle, the Backpack has held up surprisingly well. While there are so many features about this backpack that I absolutely love, is it truly worth purchasing? Dive into the review ahead to find out.
Bluelounge’s Backpack is a highly versatile, multipurpose bag that is designed for the connected individual. Inside the bag, you will find a padded pocket that holds up to a 17-inch MacBook Pro or similarly sized laptop.
In front of the pocket is a neoprene sleeve that comfortably holds and protects an iPad, iPad mini or most other tablets. I have been using a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro and Nexus 7 in these pockets, with no issues whatsoever. The backpack protects these devices just great, even when I am in a rush.
The interior of the backpack has a nice cream color that offsets the outer black fabric quite well. On the inside of the backpack is also a zipper compartment for storing money, stationary items or other smaller things, and the rest of the backpack provides ample space for storing your books, clothes, travel gear or whatever you have packed. For more important items, there is a discreet zipper pocket on the back of the bag to store paperwork or other valuables.
What the Bluelounge Backpack is best at is meshing fashion and function together in one single product. This backpack is made of extremely comfortable, professional looking matte-finish fabric in your choice of black or rust color, with brushed aluminum carabiners and quick-release thumb levers. The entire backpack has a premium feel to it, despite being made entirely from eco-friendly materials that originate from post-consumer water bottles.
The backpack is easily customizable and can be worn in a number of different manners. You might choose to roll up the top of the bag, or perhaps you prefer folding over the flap and clamping it shut like I have done in the first picture of this review. The backpack didn’t put much strain on my back, despite having heavy materials in it on many occasions. If it feels uncomfortable, just adjust the straps.
Bluelounge’s Backpack doesn’t come cheap, retailing for a heftier price tag of $159.00. Nevertheless, if you have the money to spare, it is definitely worth investing into this backpack.
With a premium price comes a premium product, at least in this case. The backpack should hold up for years, and you can always gift it to someone else or resell it when you’re done using it.
If the price is still too steep to justify for you, the good news is that Bluelounge offers a myriad of other bags and sleeves at lower price points. The entire lineup of eco-friendly bags shares the same design qualities, just in different shapes and sizes. The other products range from $44.95 for an iPad and Laptop Sleeve to $139 for a Messenger Bag. Again, highly worth the investment.
Bluelounge’s Backpack was a product that I found to be virtually flawless, and for that reason I highly recommend purchasing one for yourself. I have used a number of different backpacks and tote bags by Hurley and Under Armour in the past, but this backpack sits on an entirely higher level. The only downside is the price, which is justifiable if you have money to spare.
iFans will be reviewing multiple other Bluelounge products in the near future, so keep an eye out for the latest products from this lifestyle designer. If you haven’t already, take a look at our review of the Milo Stand for iPhone. As always, I would like to thank Bluelounge for making this review possible in such a timely manner. Happy backpacking, everyone.