Knomad | Knomo21:52:00
One of my very first posts on my blog was a classic What's in your bag? post. I wrote about the items I deemed essential for my day-to-day tasks and what it takes for a bag to make it onto my must-use list.
When Knomo approached me with an offer to review a bag of my choice, I knew the time had come to refresh!
I opted for the Dale backpack in navy. A luxurious, buttery leather, the outer is contrasted with a vibrant yellow interior. The sleek chrome hardware and tough nylon shoulder straps contrast the smooth, soft leather beautifully.
While I'm all for colour contrasts as an aesthetic effort, a lighter interior also aids in locating all those small things you throw into your back but can never find!
You can register your Knomo bag so if lost,
it can be returned to you.
Inside the deceptively roomy main section is a padded pocket for your laptop or tablet. The front pocket is further divided with plenty of storage for your wallet, phone and accessories. For a man who usually has both a laptop AND tablet with him on the go, this is a boon. It means I can also bring all the little bits that I might need from stationery to a phone camera lens. The rear of the back has a discrete pocket, designed for storing the shoulder straps when using the bag as a tote, but this could also be used as for travel documents, keeping them relatively hidden but quick to access when needed.
Being tech-friendly without sacrificing on style is a rarity; most gadget bags look too utility and many fashion bags don't fit all the right criteria. (They even thought to include built-in RFID protection.)
Knomo have nailed this form meets function niche; creating a stylish but practical bag for the modern man.
I took my new bag on my recent trip to Berlin and was impressed with both the comfort and versatility of this relatively compact back pack. It also got its fair share of compliments with folks remarking on the colour and the minimal design.
Accessories such as bags are the areas men should feel most confident in experimenting with. While navy is not that left-field, it is a departure from the predictable black. Adding colour in any form can add a huge dose of personality to your look, without compromising on professionalism.
Thank you to Knomo for gifting me with the Dale bag for this post.