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REI Singular Sling Bag for Netbooks

1456109REI Singular Sling Bag 2.0 – Trendy shoulder bag perfect for the daytime commuter–with tech gear.

While not exactly a netbook-specific bag, this is a great pack that you can pack all of your daytime commute gear in–including your little computer designed to be on the go. While this bag doesn’t have a laptop sleeve, nor is it designed to be a laptop case, it seems like it would work well to carry your netbook and gear around while you travel or to the coffee shop–just make sure you buy a simple neoprene sleeve for your netbook to keep it from getting scratched.

Because netbooks are too small for traditional laptop cases and messenger bags, finding a good bag to transport your little computer can be a bit more of a challenge. But because the REI Singular Sling Bag 2.0 is about half the size of the the typical messenger bag, it makes a great bag for netbooks. The bags gives just enough room to store your netbook and a few other sight-seeing or daytime essentials without any problem.

Even if you don’t have a netbook, the REI Singular Sling Bag 2.0 still has plenty of cool features to offer. The large main pocket features a full-length zipper, making it easy to stuff the pack with your favorite daily essentials. The smaller front pocket of the pack is great for smaller items and even features an organizer to keep those smaller items secure, organized, and easy to find.

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Where you can get one: $74

Why they rock:

  • Airmesh padded single-shoulder sling offers flexibility and comfort while allowing full access to pack without taking it off
  • Extra-long, side-loading zipper allows easy access to main compartment
  • Panel-loading main compartment has space for files and books; sized to fit a laptop sleeve up to 14 inches, sold separately
  • Front zippered pocket with zipper garage features a tethered, removable organizer for storage of pens, PDA, business cards, keys and other essentials
  • Conveniently located for easy access, a waist pocket stores small items such as lip balm and spare change
  • Also features convenient cell phone/sunglasses pocket and music pocket with headphone port
  • All zippers are highly water-resistant, protecting the bag’s contents from extreme weather elements
  • Three-point suspension system includes a padded, adjustable shoulder strap and a removable stabilizer strap for a secure fit when biking or walking
  • REI logo functions as LED light-clip loop

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 8 out of 10

If you are into the whole sling bag thing, then you will probably appreciate all the small touches on the REI Singular Sling Bag 2.0 that have made it so popular. If you are a netbook user who is in search of a netbook cases that will actually fit their netbook without it getting lost in the bag, you will definitely love the REI Singular Sling Bag 2.0.

Looking to Buy? Check out these sites: $74