Bag maker Booq has a new line of gear aimed at the high end — you know, business guys who want understated black stuff but don’t want to be a Samsonite guy. I really like the look of the shoulder bag above, the Cobra Courier XS ($145), for when I want to go around with just my iPad and a book or two.
The others — from left to right the Cobra Case L ($345), Brief L($255), and Slim L($155) — aren’t quite as cool-looking, though if they’re anything like the bags we’ve reviewed, they should be high-quality and full of pockets for your gadgets.
You’re probably wondering why these things cost so damn much. Well, they’re mainly composed of water-resistant ballistic nylon, the buckles and loopholes are all metal, and they’re trimmed out with Nappa leather. The bases are rubberized, too, which is nice in a muddy city like mine.
I’ll see if we can get one or two of these to evaluate, so you we can do more than say “hey, if you feel spendy, go for it.” In the meantime, the bags are available at Booq.