Home Reviews Peripherals Hands on with STM’s Drifter notebook/tablet backpack: Review

Aussie brand STM has announced the new Annex collection of laptop and tablet bags in three colours – olive, charcoal and red.

The bags include a ‘Drifter’ backpack (up to 15” screens), ‘Sequel’ satchel style (small for 13” and medium for 15”), ‘Trust’ – a tote style (small and medium) and ‘Link’ – for 10” tablets.

I spent some time with the Drifter and kept discovering additional nooks and crannies that met my needs for high tech travel.

The top of the bag zips back to reveal space for a 15” notebook, a padded sleeve for a 10” tablet and room for flat items like paperwork, shirts or books. Under the top flap is a storage compartment that fits a charger or two. This entire area is extremely well protected.

On the outside are three medium sized zippered pockets (one with a key clip). Underneath is a rain shield compartment. Side pockets hold a drink bottle or two.

It is made from 320D (denier) and 640 Cottna with a 200g Nylex and water resistant polyester. The Zips are all oversize for durability. It holds 18 litres and weights 1kg.

Comfort is important and the sculptured, foam mesh back padding and straps take care of that placing the backpack at the correct height to minimise back issues.

RRP is $169.95. Stephen Fenech of Techguide has an overview of all models here

I use STM products and you would be hard pressed to drag me away from my incredibly versatile Convoy backpack, nor my wife from her Maryanne Tote.

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Ray Shaw

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

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