Thursday, 06 June 2019 19:31

Kipling’s Tamiko Laptop Backpack

On first sight the ‘Tamiko’ is unassuming and the Jersey Grey colour makes it versatile enough for most outfits. The medium backpack doesn’t completely give away it’s well thought-out design and functionality straight away. This well-design item makes it a perfect everyday work companion for college or work, with its two buckle cinch straps fastening, laptop protection and a neat pocket for your mobile or e-Reader. 

Carrying a lot of equipment on most occasions this bag perfectly accommodates for laptop, phone cables and even a change of clothes, bottled water and a spare pair of shoes. Multiple compartments and pockets allow me to keep things fairly organised. Padded back, and backpack straps make for a comfortable experience for back and shoulders when wearing the bag pack.

The beauty of the bag is while it is expandable and has quite a bit of depth to it, when you are carrying less tightening the straps ensures the bag remains aesthetically pleasing and doesn’t take up much room when standing or sitting on the busy tube during rush hour.

The waterproof interior ensures the back isn’t ruined in case of any spillages and also protects your clothing from any spillages in the bag. Ink, Drink, body oils, creams are all kept at bay and as someone who has experienced each of them it is a nice touch for those of us more inclined to experience those mishaps.

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The Tamiko bag comes in colours, Jersey Grey, Brave Black, Brave Black C, Cool Moss C. 

Features:
• Water resistant
• Lightweight at only 660g
• Top grab handle
• Zipped front compartment with
• Zipped pocket
• Two open top drop pockets
• Pen pocket
• Zipped rear compartment with:
• Padded laptop section for up to a 15” laptop
• Side zipped pocket on the back for phone or eReader
• Two cinch straps to secure the contents of the backpack
• Ergonomically padded back for comfort
• Adjustable, padded backpack straps

Specifications:
Height:  45cm
Width:  30cm
Depth:  15.5cm
Material:  100% Polyamide
Volume:  21 litre
Weight:  660g
PC size: 15”
MAC size: 15”

Priced between £96,- to £116,- is on the dearer side for the cash-strapped student but on the more affordable spectrum with good value for money. There are other brands offering the same and more in terms of organisation at much lower price points whilst embracing tech and security a little more such as USB charging port and antitheft facilities.

As with most purchases the buyers preferences regarding aesthetics, level of organisation, quality, functionality, and space required or desired, perceived value and their emotional connection to the brand may be a bigger deciding factor than budget alone. 

It’s a good bag pack practical enough for working and outside of working hours. Personally, if I considered using it for work alone my preferences would include better facilitation of tech that we all use on the move and higher level of organisation and security.  But an overall it’s a great bag that I will use frequently. 

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 18:49

How to Choose the Perfect Bag for Your Body Type

A fashionable bag that can easily transform a plain outfit into a cute and trendy ensemble is every woman’s favourite accessory.

However, a stylish bag can do much more than just turn you into a trendsetter. The right choice of bag can visually change your body proportions and balance out your figure, making you look thinner or even taller. Therefore, if you want to create a fabulous outfit, it’s essential that you know which bag will flatter your figure the most.

Short And Petite

Proportion is everything when it comes to tiny ladies. If you are short and petite, you should always go for small bags that won’t hide your body. If you carry a large bag, it’ll only make you look shorter than you actually are. A small, stylish bag that goes over the shoulder or over the arm should be your number one choice. However, keep in mind that over the shoulder bags should sit above or at your hip, never below it. Avoid slouching, big bags, and choose a vertical-shaped bag, an oversized tote, or a clutch instead.

Short and petite

Tall And Slender

If you’re tall and thin, you’re in luck, because almost any bag will flatter your body type. From clutches, through shoulder bags to handbags, your figure will look amazing with any bag. However, you should be careful when choosing the perfect handbag. Stick to midsize or large handbags and avoid small ones, because you may appear too tall while carrying them. Bulky and floppy handbags are also a good choice, so feel free to invest in them as well.

Tall and slender

Athletic Body

If you have an athletic figure, never choose bags of rectangular shape - rectangular bags will add roughness to your body. Rather, you should go for bags that will balance out the angles. Plump, rounded bags such as backpacks are the perfect choice for you. Consider bags with embroidery or studs on the straps or handles.

Athletic body

Apple Shaped Figure And Big Bust

Women with large bust should try to draw attention away from their upper body. Therefore, consider investing in trendy Italian leather handbags with long handles, messenger bags, or even elegant bags that will look amazing over the arm. Tote bags and bowling purses are also great choices that will balance your figure out. Cross-body bags and clutches on the other hand won’t flatter your shape, so it would be best if you stayed away from them.

Apple shaped figure and big bust

Wide Hips

If you have a pear shaped figure, shifting the attention away from your hips should be your number one priority. Bags with adjustable straps are the perfect choice, because you’ll be able to set the right length for your body type. In case of pear shape, the bag should fall between your hips and waist. You can also add clutches that you can easily slip under the arm onto your list of perfect bag choices. In addition, consider shoulder bags and satchels - they’ll flatter your figure too.

Wide hips

Plus Size

Once again, proportion is crucial, so if you’re a plus size, you should only look for bags that won’t work against your body. Too small a bag will only make you appear even bigger, so invest in well-tailored bags that are proportional to your body and have short to medium straps. Consider large bags with bright prints and oversized clutches. A large satchel or bucket bag will also flatter a plus size figure.

Plus size

Just as each body type requires different wardrobe to look amazing, they also need different sized bags that flatter their figure. Aside from complementing your outfit, a stylish bag can also help you balance out the proportions of your body, so choose wisely next time you go shopping for the perfect bag. Keep the previously mentioned tips in mind, and you’ll never have to worry about looking too short or too big because of a wrong handbag choice.

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