Bag Week: Booq Boa Squeeze


Short version: Like lots of pockets in a laptop backpack? I count 27 on the Booq Boa Squeeze and wouldn’t be surprised if there are some hiding.



  • Crapton of pockets
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Feels durable


  • The small, rounded bag looks funny on this guy

boa-squeeze-2This bag can be summed up in the amount of pockets it has: 27. That’s a lot, friends. But don’t expect to use all them at the same time. Most of the pockets are laid on top of each other, limiting their use. You could probably use all of them if all you wanted to carry was pocket-sized Moleskins, but each one won’t hold anything with significant volume.

That’s fine with me though. The small bag is perfect for a netbook, ultra-portable, or 15-inch Mac. The main flap unzips in a somewhat strange manner, but it allows full access to the computer compartment and reveals even more pockets on the backside of the flap.

The bag is attractive. Its outside shell is made out of black, water-repellent ballistic nylon, while the inside is lined with a soft, fleece-like material. Needless to say your gear is probably safe in this bag. But if you happen to lose it, Booq has you covered there too.

boa-squeeze-5The Booq Terraling serial number is engraved on a metal plaque attached to the inside of the main flap. This plaque has a website URL on it that will help good sameritains return your bag. Of course a GPS sensor and a remotely-activated ink pack would be more effective, but you can’t really expect that for under a hundred bucks.

The only thing I don’t dig about the bag is how it looks on me. I’m not a big guy, but I think the small bag looks somewhat funny on my back. It’s almost too small. Maybe I’m just vain.

I can find no real fault in this bag besides my little fashion thing. It’s solid, can hold a surprising amount of crap, and only costs $99. Recommended.

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