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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Review: Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag

I am totally ecstatic to share my high opinion of these great bags. Sailor Bags is a maker of premiere quality bags of genuine sailcloth with that fun and fashionable nautical theme. They are excellent for conveniently transporting everything from what might be needed for a short overnight at a beach resort to taking to school.

Their bags are truly beautiful not only in appearance but also in function!

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

Now in middle school years, our son has become a backpack expert, and he has chosen the Backpack / Silver Spinnaker Daypack featured here. Hubby has forsaken his other bags and briefcase for the Tri-Sail Messenger described in this post, and I am thinking of all kinds of fun places to take the Newport Square Duffel.

Their Silver Spinnaker Daypack is just one of the designs among many in their selection of backpacks and shoulder bags. It has three large compartments which are great for books, clothing and other needed items. It even has a built-in, soft-lined laptop sleeve in one that is fully-padded and should fit any laptop computer up to 17 inch size. The front compartment has multiple interior pockets, including a zippered pocket, for organizing all of those charging cables, ear phones, stylus pens and other accessories.

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

On the sides are mesh pockets for water bottles, sun protection lotion, or flip-flops; here in Florida such features are important! Also very much appreciated are the contoured, padded shoulder straps and back panels made of ventilated, moisture-wicking mesh, which makes this bag a joy to use.

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

This bag is made from the finest materials with top of the line trim. The outer fabric is made from lightweight and durable rip-stop which is both water and stain resistant. They use YKK zippers and hardware, super tough webbing, and meticulous construction which you will appreciate forever. They are so well made that Sailor Bags confidently offer a guarantee for life.

The outside dimensions are approximately 19"H x 13"W x 5"D, but somehow the inside seems even bigger!

The Tri-Sail Messenger, shown below, fits hubby's Apple laptop like it was tailor made for it. He especially likes the wide and comfortable shoulder strap with its non slip shoulder pad and the many extra compartments of different sizes for taking along charger, portable drives and other peripherals.

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

Hubby says the zig-zag sewing is first rate and I think the bright colors have that young and sporting look. As with the backpack, construction is meticulous, and has a guarantee for life.

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

In the photos above you can see that they have one zippered pocket inside and handy hook and loop closures for the many other compartments and also the cover flap which keeps things where they belong and yet easy to access.

For me one of the true pleasures is the impromptu overnight or weekend getaway. Our whole family loves them and living in Florida provides year-round opportunities to stuff a small bag with a couple changes of clothes, toiletries, maybe a camera, and enjoy another adventure. I honestly can't remember or imagine a bag that captures the spirit and serves the function quite like this smaller Newport Square Duffel. Like the others, it is made with their genuine sailcloth exterior, marine grade zippers, corrosion-resistant metal hardware, brightly colored and tough webbing with their signature sail maker's zig-zag stitching.

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

In addition to the spacious main compartment there is a very convenient front pocket for easy access to smaller items like keys and phone.

The outside dimensions are 9 inches high by 14 inches wide and 7 inches in diameter. I like the size which is easy to carry, holds what I need to take and still has some space for souvenirs. Whether for after school activities or a fun weekend this is a bag that we will use often!

Sailor Bags Backpack, Messenger Bag and Duffel Bag Review

Bags like these, along with many other styles and sizes can be found at the Sailor Bags website. I also want to mention that almost any product you find on at their site can be personalized using their custom embroidery option.

Sailor Bags are truly well made and we especially love that they are so lightweight and great looking!

Disclosure: Sailor Bags generously provided me with the items for review without cost to me. Other than receiving the items, I have not received any compensation to write this review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your great review, Rina! I'll have to look into the backpack for my kids, our BTS is next month.




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