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Super Ego, we like your name, but we love your style. Cool, compact, and with plenty of room for flair (at least 15 pieces), the Super Ego will keep your gear intact and lookin’ good no matter where the day takes you.
The design of this messenger bag is fundamentally no-nonsense: A zippered compartment holds your notebook (padded sleeve sold separately) and little else. Or flip open the flap covering a second storage compartment to access additional pouches and pockets. A pair of water bottle holsters and a slim document pocket can be reached without opening the bag at all.
Don’t like the standard plastic buckle? The Super Ego can be outfitted with a hipper-than-thou seatbelt-style buckle ($10), complete with reflective strap. How sexy is that? The zippers are even covered with “splash-proof” rubber. Frankly, you might not be cool enough to pull this bag off.
Without the laptop sleeve, padding is minimal, but so is the size of the bag: It doesn’t take up a lot of space and it stands up well on its own. But it’s the looks—available in seven bag colors and 11 accent strips for the buckle—that really earn this bag top honors in our roundup.
Month Reviewed: December 2006