aNewDomain — I’ve recently toyed with the idea of adding a laptop bag or briefcase to my commuter life. I was looking for an option that would be big enough, durable enough and light enough to take everywhere, while still looking good. I currently carry a backpack for my gear and laptop, but I’ve been curious about a more streamlined option. As of yet, I haven’t found anything to my liking.
Funny thing, though — I just received a laptop bag from Jill-E Designs as a review unit. Nice timing, right?
Sasha 13 Laptop Bag
Yes, that’s it: the Sasha 13 laptop bag. Thanks to Jill-E Designs for sending it to me — it’s a women’s laptop bag that looks rather interesting. Yes, I said “women’s” laptop bag. And no, I’m not a woman.
I took a look at this bag and found it to be sleek and well-designed. The overall construction is solid, and the leather smells good, which is always nice. Unfortunately, reviewing this product like I have reviewed past products seemed impossible — after all, I am not the target demographic. So, I decided to recruit a woman for the review.
Basically, the Sasha 13 is meant for 13-inch or smaller laptops and mobile devices. It includes plenty of pockets, which allow ample storage for items beyond the trusty laptop. It’s no secret that women tend to carry a lot of items, and the Sasha 13 can handle this without a problem.
Not only did my female reviewer (my wife) find the bag functional, but said it was quite stylish. It was just the right size and looked good on the shoulder. I was even told this bag could serve as a pocket-book.
Oh sorry, I mean “purse.” “Pocket-book” is a term used in the South. The bag looked so good, and was functional enough for everything a woman might normally carry, that you don’t even have to put a laptop inside to make it functional.
The only caveat from a purse perspective is the overhand flap used to close the bag — a simpler zipper or button top would be preferred by my reviewer.
All in all, the Sasha 13 earned passing scores in our review. The size is just right, the style fits into women’s fashion and its functionality has the essentials covered. The bag retails for $169.99 on the Jill-E Designs website. I would recommend giving this leather bag a look if you need a laptop carrying case, or if you just want an all-purpose purse.
All images: Ant Pruitt