Solo Impulse Duffel Bag Review
Ryan Bloom / May 17th, 2017 1 Comment
Technology changes at a rapid pace, but other industries struggle to adjust to the updates in tech. Laptops have changed from large, heavy personal computers to lightweight machines while people have also turned to advanced mobile devices to do computing on the go. However, during that time, carrying these devices with you has become increasingly problematic. Can you stuff your Macbook into your purse? Is your briefcase too heavy when you account for a laptop as well as files and other work needs? Chances are, you’ve found your own solutions to these problems, but not because many luggage makers are providing the solutions for you.
New York-based Solo is changing that by providing bags of all sorts that delicately balance the line between function and style. The company creates totes, backpacks and basically every type of bag imaginable, with a unique focus on protecting your tech products. The Solo Impulse duffel bag is the perfect example of this, combining modern style with functionality that meets the needs of today’s traveler.
The New Classic
The first thing that stands out about the Impulse duffel bag is the simple, yet striking design. The bag features an elegant two-tone gray and black design that is somehow both modern and timeless. It is not too subtle, but it isn’t tacky or flashy. The sharp, dapper look is the type of design that could appeal to anyone.
An adjustable shoulder strap is available, but it can be removed in favor of the luggage handles if preferred. The Impulse is rather large for a duffel so it is more comfortable to use the shoulder strap if you plan to fill it with goods for your trip.
The biggest draw of the Impulse duffel is its ability to safely store laptops, tablets and any other device you want to keep safe and scratch-free. A padded compartment inside the bag hugs up to 17.3-inch laptops, and another internal pocket secures iPads or other tablets. In addition, the main compartment can be used to pack clothing and shoes. At first glance, it doesn’t look large enough to fit much, but the amount of storage is surprisingly abundant.
As a traveler, it is extremely convenient to be able to keep electronic devices in separate, secure pockets within the bag. If you plan to use your MacBook or iPad during or before flights, the partitioned compartment allows you to easily access your devices without having to fumble through your luggage.
Additionally, a front zippered pocket and a back Velcro slot keeps smaller items protected and handy, and the design makes perfect sense. These pockets are great for storing everything from airline tickets to sunglasses and headphones. Solo seemed to have all of a traveler’s needs in mind when making the bag as there is a dedicated slot for basically everything you need.
The combination of style and functionality makes the Solo Impulse duffel bag the perfect carry-on bag for flights and a solid weekender for road trips. The main compartments have enough space to pack a few days worth of goods, and the device pockets make it easier to store electronics on the way.
It doesn’t matter if you need to take along your work laptop while you travel on business or if you’re just bringing your iPad to binge on episodes of Flip or Flop, the Impulse has everything you need in a duffel bag in 2017.
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