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The Bellroy System Work Bag, Casually Professional

The Bellroy System Work Bag, Casually Professional

It’s not often you see a messenger bag from Bellroy, but the reliable brand’s System Work Bag is no ordinary carry solution. Made from a non-toxic, venture weave polyester, the Bellroy System Work Bag is exceptionally attractive, bridging the gap between a functional cycling messenger bag and a sleek, minimal work bag.

Buy the Bellroy System Work Bag from Rushfaster Australia.

Bellroy has gone with a heavy duty, thick and texture fabric that has excellent durability and water resistance while also sporting a premium, head-turning aesthetic. Currently, the bag is available in either Black, Ink Blue or Charcoal with a recycled soft woven polyester, all featuring detailed environmentally certified leather accents located around the body.

The comfortable and easily gripped shoulder strap and haul handles feature a standard nylon webbing, reliable and sturdy so you can pick the bag up from various angles. With a volume capacity of 16L, the bag weighs at a light 1.05kgs, and features various compartments to offer flexibility and the versatility that Bellroy is known for. Here the highly respected brand practices many of its well-known signatures, including sturdy YKK zips and a neat, organised layout.

On the front of the bag you have two zippered organisation compartments hidden behind the front-facing flap, both with different features and layouts. The right compartment features a padded pocket made of a stretchy neoprene material, ideal for handling items like sunglasses and phones with a delicate touch. The left compartment switches it up with two pen slots, one bigger slot and Bellroy’s signature key clip alongside empty space for smaller accessories.

Flip the bag around and you’ll find a big zippered compartment on the back, deep and spacious for larger but ideally flat items like workbooks or folios so they aren’t poking out. This compartment also serves as the luggage passthrough, featuring an open slit at the bottom which leads to the base zipper. Unzip this and you’re able to seamlessly place the bag onto any other luggage.

Extra comfort comes from the adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, which features firm padding and both smooth metal ladder locks and metal clips with a matte finish. Leather detailing helps sync the shoulder strap with the bag aesthetically, creating one seamless look while the bag is being carried over the shoulder. Two heavy duty, soft to touch haul handles are also available for when you just want to carry the bag like a work brief.

The bag’s main compartment is protected from the elements with a Duraflex magnetic G-hook and well designed flaptop closure, acting as a lid so water simply beads off the sides and doesn’t seep into the bag and onto your gear. Additionally, the flaptop’s lip around the edge of the opening has a rigid backing, which prevents the flaptop from flopping around and makes sure it remains firmly shut with the assistance of two magnets.

This main compartment can be opened with a simple one-handed gesture, revealing a space that Bellroy has designed similarly to a typical workman’s belt, where everything is in full view at all times and is easily accessible. To do this, Bellroy has included two zippered stretch mesh pockets for smaller bits and pieces, as well as side pop pockets which allow you to easily tuck functional gear, like water bottles and spare shoes, away from the main cargo without them getting in the way. This is also a great solution for cable management, preventing your necessary power sources from getting tangled up with everything else.

Against the back of the compartment is a slip sleeve for a workbook or a small tablet, which sits in front of a dedicated laptop sleeve which can fit up to a 15” device and keep it safe and suspended about an inch from the strongly reinforced base of the bag.

Marrying the function of a classic cycling messenger bag with the casual and sleek design of a premium work bag, the Bellroy System Work Bag is a super convenient and highly attractive carry solution for the modern professional. Someone who cares just as much about style as they do about convenience will benefit greatly from the flexible layout and irrepressible fashion sense that turns heads as much as it makes being mindful and organised so much easier.

Buy the Bellroy System Work Bag from Rushfaster Australia.

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