9.30.2015

What's In My OGIO Soho Backpack | Review

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I bought a backpack / work bag a couple of months ago and I thought I'd write up a post about it in case any of you are looking for something similar.  I spent a lot of time researching different bags before I finally decided on the Ogio Soho Backpack.  I tried some out in various stores, I searched every online retailer I could think of, and then I did a seriously thorough search on blogs and on YouTube channels the world over.  Ha ha!


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In order to narrow it down I made a list of criteria:
1. Backpack style
2. NOT super athletic looking
3. Professional-ish style
4. Accommodates a 17" laptop
5. Sturdy enough to hold lots of stuff without breaking
6. As slim as possible because I refuse to be the jerk on public transit who smashes into people with her backpack.


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The Soho backpack is literally all of those things.  It is marketed as a women's backpack so it's made to fit women comfortably.  (Women typically have more going on in the chest area than men do so uncomfortable straps can be a problem.)  Top to bottom it's pretty long/tall because it fits a 17" laptop but it stays slim from front to back.


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It has three main pockets, is super padded to keep a laptop safe and it actually has a second padded section in the front pocket to store a tablet.  It has a place for a power cable that doesn't get in the way of books and notebooks you probably have in there as well.  There is also a super slim separate pocket made for keeping file folders safe and flat.  See?  Totally professional and useful.


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briefcase, professional, organization, accessories, what's in my, backpack, style, fuction

I chose the black version and it has a black and white pattern on the inside.  There were other colors and some of them had a more colorful pattern inside.  I hope you found this post and these pictures interesting.  I also did a What's In My Backpack video, which you can watch if you'd like to see it in action with a bunch of stuff in it.  I thought I'd share because when I was deciding what to buy I thought that the promotional video didn't show it very well...although I still bought it! :)




Thanks for reading!
:) Alice

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. Thanks for the post!! I want this bag. But am stuck on the side pockets. I see that it doesn't work if the bag is full, but do they work at all? Will a bottle fall out? I want to take it with me on vacation. And then use it at home for my commute.

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  3. Thanks for the post!! I want this bag. But am stuck on the side pockets. I see that it doesn't work if the bag is full, but do they work at all? Will a bottle fall out? I want to take it with me on vacation. And then use it at home for my commute.

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  4. Thanks for the post! Will the side pockets hold a water bottle ok? I really want this backpack. For vacation and work commute. I don't want a bottle to fall out.

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    1. If you get a bottle in then I don't think that a bottle will fall out. They are definitely deep enough, they just aren't stretchy like the pockets on some other bags are.

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