Booq Taipan Slimcase laptop bag


The Booq Taipan Slimcase is an amazingly trim and lightweight laptop computer bag with plenty of thoughtful design features and a sense of style. This is the bag I carry when I want to keep bulk and weight to a mimimum.

Made from sturdy, water-repellant polyester, the bag has a messenger-style flap with a zippered boarding pass pocket and two velcro fasteners. The inside of the flap is a contrasting color – light green for the black bag and slate blue for the brown bag.

Inside is a padded zippered laptop compartment, a more lightly padded notebook pocket and a gussetted, divided front pocket with organizing pockets that folds flat when not in use and snaps open if needed to make more room.

The laptop compartment has a plush velvety interior and nylon zippers on flaps that fold out of the way so nothing scratches your computer. Fold-away briefcase-style handles and a removable shoulder strap give a carrying choice.

The case comes in sizes for the 13” MacBook Air, 13” MacBook, 15” MacBook Pro and 17” MacBook Pro. Most highly recommended.

– Elsa Travisano

Copyright ©2009 by Elsa Travisano. This review appeared in the March 2009 issue of Newsbreak, the newsletter of MUG ONE - Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY.