We get pretty excited around here when we have a new product to share—like, handing-out-cigars excited. So who’s the “new kid” that’s had eBaggers buzzing around the office for the past few weeks? Meet the latest addition to the eBags Brand family: The Professional Slim Junior Laptop Backpack. Of course, WE are required to love all of our eBags Brand products equally. But here are six reasons we think our customers are going to make the incredible Slim Junior the hottest laptop backpack of the year.
1. It’s Basically Perfect. Just Ask Our Customers!
Consistently one of our best sellers since its launch in 2013, the original eBags Professional Slim has enjoyed glowing customer reviews from more than 2,200 real travelers, with 96% of users giving the bag an enthusiastic thumbs-up. At first glance, you know you’re not looking at an ordinary backpack. Gone are the dangling straps and bright bungees you’d associate with an outdoor pack; also absent is the stuffy “company guy” vibe you’d get from a traditional briefcase. In the words of one customer, it’s “absolute genius.” In fact, one of the few critiques we heard was I wish it were a bit smaller—so we created a slightly more compact “Junior” version that’s ideal for smaller frames and lighter loads.
2. It Can Make Anyone an Organizational Wizard (Even You).
You know that feeling you get when you clean out your closet? No, not the one you get when you’re halfway done (despair), but the delicious sense of calm that descends when all your stuff is perfectly organized? You can get that feeling EVERY DAY with the Professional Slim Junior. Not only have we created dedicated pockets, sleeves and slots for your laptop, tablet, phone, wallet, headphones, chargers and more—everything is secured with high-quality zippers so it’s not sliding around while you’re running for the train. There’s even a zippered pocket for your water, a clip for your keys, and an AC Adapter Garage for your spare cords.
3. It Can be Toted or Towed, Vertically or Horizontally.
A few original Professional Slim reviewers thought it would be cool if the straps were disconnectable, essentially transforming the backpack into a briefcase. We thought: hey, great idea! So both the Slim and Slim Junior have vertical pass-through pockets, either for stowing straps or for slipping over a trolley handle as pictured above.
4. Brushed Indigo is the New Black.
If our Heathered Graphite color was enough to lure thousands of “basic black” loyalists into the gray flannel fold, we can’t wait to see how passionate people are about our newest shade: Brushed Indigo. It’s like your favorite pair of jeans—the ones that make your butt look really good—but somehow even better. Brighter than midnight and more sophisticated than navy, it’s both subtle and totally saturated…with a bright cornflower blue lining that will totally bring out your eyes. True story.
5. Designed by eBags. Perfected by YOU.
To create the original Slim, our resident gear-geek, Bernard Majeau, spent years obsessing over Every. Single. Detail. And, while most everybody seriously LOVED this laptop backpack, Bernard just couldn’t let sleeping dogs lie (see above—that’s B’s pooch, Haven). So he continued to obsess over those 2,287 (and counting) customer reviews. In all, customer feedback directly contributed to more than half a dozen small-but-important design edits as we created the Professional Slim Junior. See that cool bag up there? You made that. Nicely done!
6. It’s Already Got the Media Buzzin’.
Well, this is cool…we were all ready to drop the mic on this post when we found out that the Slim Junior has made a couple of late-breaking media cameos this week—including an appearance on ABC World News (where it was featured in their annual back-to-school product round-up) and a product spotlight by gadget lover The Giz Wiz (AKA Dick DeBartolo). It’s an auspicious beginning to what we know will be a long, exciting life for the Professional Slim Junior Laptop Backpack! Welcome to the family, Junior.
While pursuing her graduate degree in Creative Writing at CU Boulder, Staci took a part-time job crafting trip itineraries for an extreme travel company—and so embarked upon an adventure that continues to this day. In the ensuing two decades, her passion for journey and destination alike took her everywhere from the Far East (backpacking in Cambodia) to the Wild West (wrangling horses in Colorado). Work and family permitting, Staci is devoted to her ongoing quest to find the perfect taco and the perfect point break. Fair warning: if she finds them in the same place, she’s probably not coming back.