Timbuk2 Blogger Laptop Bag

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Blogger Bag by Timbuk2 is now available in the Philippines for a list price of PhP 5,390 pesos

I finally saw and felt the [tag]Timbuk2[/tag] [tag]Blogger Bag[/tag] Made by Bloggers, For Bloggers . What a creative way of branding a bag. Bloggers create buzz which creates viral marketing. Naturally, since it’s a blogger bag, invite bloggers to the event spearheaded by Geiser Maclang .

( at the second batch of the Blogger Bag launch : Aside from myself, Lauren, Jayvee, Shari, Rick, Karla, Luis, AJ, Riz, Anton (came late)

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(The 3 ladies in BLACK and WHITE: Alma Buenviaje, Logistics Manager of GeiserMaclang, my daughter Lauren and myself)

Toby, a Travel Writer showed us his 10 year old messenger bag. And no, he is not an endorser for Timbuk2. He swears that his classic messenger bag is so multi-functional that it is used as his carry-on bag travel bag, a football bag for his son and for his biking needs.

I believe Toby’s testimonial because a quality bag can last for years. I tend to use a bag till it rots so I really go for excellent craftsmanship .

Jose Leonarda Tañada, brand manager of Timbuk2 explains the features of the most tech-savvy laptop bag The Blogger.
jose lenoardo tabada

See. the bag is super versatile and possesses the same quality craftsmanship that Timbuk2 is known for. Made of ballistic nylon, the Timbuk2 Blogger is a vertical shoulder bag featuring a built-in padded laptop compartment (fits up to 15″ laptops), two exterior pockets, a padded shoulder strap, and a rubberized bottom. The corduroy lining is a nice feature to ensure our laptop is free against scratches from harsh cloth material. I checked the bag’s design and the quality is excellent. My experience with my kid’s backpack is limited to the Jansport brand which has lasted for 9 years now. Really durable. The Timbuk2 blogger bag looks like it will really last for years and years to come. It feels a bit heavy for me but Jose mentioned something about the materials used. I will ask him again for the reason. I was just too overwhelmed at the features .

Look at the Features:

  • Unique 3 panel design
  • Ballistic nylon exterior
  • Exterior zip pocket with secured organizer pockets, ticket pass holder, cell phone pocket and key ring tether
  • Main compartment with MP3 pocket
  • Built in padded laptop compartment
  • Padded handle
  • Quick-adjust cam shoulder strap
  • Timbuk2 Quality Guarantee
  • Much as I believe in the quality of Timbuk2 workmanship, the blogger bag looks too rugged for my taste. Definitely, it doesn’t suit my lifestyle. As he talked more of the bag’s features, I was hoping they would offer something more chic when I need to wear slacks or a business suit. No problem, Jose adds that Timbuk2 carries ladies laptop bag called Marina . But they didn’t bring a sample! What! Okay I will need to see it for myself if it is worth the purchase. Maybe I should design my very own chic ladies’ laptop bag. My daughter Lauren has a review of Timbuk2 bag. You might want to read it to see both sides of the picture.

    ladies laptop bag
    Photo from Timbuk2 site

    View photos of the Timbuk2 Blogger Bag launch at the Outback Restaurant in Glorietta Makati City.

    View the Timbuk2 Video

    (Timbuk2 Youtube video through AileenApolo.com)

    Timbuk2 bags are available at BratPack (owned by Uniglobe Travelware Co. Inc., ) branches in Robinsons Galleria and Robinsons Place in Ermita, Manila. Also sold at Travel Club, Powermac, and in a new store at the Bonifacio High Street.

    Timbuk2 is the leading independent manufacturer of authentic bicycle messenger bags. The company’s signature three-panel, multi-color design and distinctive swirl logo are recognizable worldwide. Founded in 1989 by a bicycle messenger, Tmbuk2 still manufactures its custom messenger bags in its own factory in San Francisco.