One thing about commuting with a backpack to work daily, or traveling, in general, is overall comfort. There are plenty of bags on the market that promise you the ability to carry multiple items but at the expense of feeling as though you have textbooks weighing down your shoulders. That’s not the case with the eBags Professional Slim Junior Backpack.
Slim in virtually every way is the eBags Professional Slim Junior Laptop Backpack, which is currently on sale for $109.99, I picked up the solid black color that has orange accents, and it’s slowly becoming one of my favorite daily bags. Granted I’ve said this about other bags in the past, and trust me, I’ve reviewed plenty, but what I’ve noticed from eBag’s bag that I didn’t really receive from others is not only is the bag not attempting to be overly bulky or feature friendly, but in person, the bag itself doesn’t scream “I have a lot of valuables in this”.
From the low profile stitching of the company’s logo on the front to the streamlined look of a bag you’d casually see out by tourists and passers-by, the eBags Slim Junior backpack is pretty much everything I could want or need from a bag at this price point. There’s a larger model of course that I haven’t had the opportunity to check out personally, but if it’s anything like the Slim Junior, it’s safe to say I’ll be using that one next.
Nevertheless, this particular backpack is certainly for someone who is a minimalist, but still has enough items that they don’t want to carry in their pockets. On an average day I carry with my 15-Inch Macbook Pro, my iPad Pro (for drawing, ’cause yes, I must have both with me), and since my MacBook Pro isn’t friendly enough to just have all of the necessary ports for day-to-day use, I’m forced to carry dongles with me in a bag that I purchased directly from Amazon that houses things like SD cards, USB-C and lightning cables, and knick-knacks”. Inside of the eBags Slim Junior, they not only are organized but fit in their own separate compartments courtesy of separate zippered compartments.
One concern I have about any bag when seeking them out is the compartments. I dread having my most-used things compartmentalized with things I’ll use sparingly, and eBags actually does a pretty good job with this.