Gadget Bag Review: Olympia from Knomo
I’m enjoying the Olympics and the lovely weather in London. It finally feels a bit like summer! It’s the perfect time to go out and do stuff: go to Olympic events, have a picnic in the park or do a photo walk along the Thames. And what does every geeky girl need for that: a bag to hold all her gadgets!
For the past week I got to try out a limited edition Knomo bag: the Olympia tote bag. It’s specially designed to celebrate the London Olympics and Team GB, featuring the red, white and blue colours. Made from a “highly durable coated canvas exterior that is water/dirt-resistant”, it’s super light and so easy to bring along with you.
On the outside there’s large flat pocket that runs from the red stripe to the right end of the bag, with a smaller mobile phone sized pocket within it. It’s perfect for Oyster card and whatever gadget you need to access quickly. On the inside it’s pretty much one large zipped compartment with on one side a zipped pocket and some smaller gadget pockets. I love how Knomo designs their bags; the pockets and are always easily accesible and the right size. Rather than having the zipped pocket going down the entire length of the bag (and making you have to stick your entire arm into the bag to reach something), the pockets go about halfway down and are so handy to use.
For me it could easily hold the gadgets I normally want to bring along and usually struggle with in more petite bags: DSLR with 2 camera lenses, iPad, laptop (there isn’t a special laptop compartment, but I know there are people out there who prefer using their own sleeve and just want a bag that the laptop fits in). I wouldn’t suggest lugging all those around with you, but if you have to, rest assured that this bag can hold it all. I even tested to see if it would fit my picnic blanket and it does!
As I mentioned in a post last week, there’s still time to win one of these limited edition Olympia bags and it’s signed by Team GB Olympic Footballer Marvin Sordell! Plus you’ll also get £200/€250/$250 worth of products from the Knomo website. All you need to do is tweet a photo of your “Olympic London” to @knomo with the hashtag #MyOlympicLondon or upload the photo to their Facebook page.