Case Logic LoDo Satchel review

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I simply love nice bags almost as much as I love technology.  I need a good bag for work, but also for the weekends, since I love to load up my Macbook Pro, a camera and various notebooks depending on what I’m working on.  I had the opportunity to review the Case Logic LoDo satchel, so let’s take a look.

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The Case Logic LoDo Satchel is quite a big bag.  It has a padded compartment that fits a 15″ Macbook Pro or similarly sized laptop with room to spare.  The dimensions of the bag are 17.3 x 8.3 x 11 in, and weighs 1.83 pounds.

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There is a small brand logo at the lower right hand corner of one of the pockets.

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The material of the bag is cotton and nylon. The color I received is a warm grey with tan leather handles and zipper pulls, which gives it a nice look and blends in with anything you wear. The strap is adjustable and padded.

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The back of the bag has a cotton strap useful to loop into a luggage handles when traveling.

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On either side of the bag, there are nice sized pockets that are large enough to fit a standard water bottle. This is pretty useful when traveling.  There is a removable and adjustable shoulder strap, which is comfortable.

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There are front accessory pockets that have a magnetic snap closure, which is great for a mobile phone, random gadgets, pens or small notebook.

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The inside one of the pockets there is a key clip, and an extra pocket.

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Here’s a closer look at the nice leather handles and zipper pulls. Case Logic pays attention to detail.

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The dark metal clips feel rugged and strong. There is no worry that your strap will come undone and drop your gear!

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The zipper on the main compartment of the bag opens up very wide, which makes it very easy to access your gear.

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I was able to tuck my 15″ Macbook Pro, iPad, notebooks, and extra small items in the big internal zipper pocket.

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On the inside of the bag, besides the laptop compartment, there is another protective pocket for a full iPad or iPad Air. There’s a small netted side pocket good for another bottle, or something like a phone or battery pack. There is no padding on the bottom of the bag.

I really enjoyed using the Case Logic LoDo satchel, but wish it was a little bit smaller. It’s great for travel, but I wouldn’t recommend it for everyday use unless you are very tall/and or can carry a lot of gear. I’m only 5’4″, so it was a bit wide for me to carry, plus I didn’t fit everything I own inside of it. 🙂  The quality is top notch, and the pockets are a plenty, so if you need a workhorse of a bag, give this a try or check out the huge selection at their site!

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Case Logic. Please visit their site for more info and Amazon to order.

 

Product Information

Price:$89.99
Manufacturer:Case Logic
Retailer:Amazon
Requirements:
  • lots of gear!
  • Macbook Pro 15" or similar
Pros:
  • Very well made
  • roomy in size
  • lovely colors
  • sturdy construction
Cons:
  • not much padding at bottom of bag
  • material might not hold well in rain or snow
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