The Booq Taipan Shadow S is one of our favorite bags and has rightfully made its way onto our list of best iPad bags. The style and functionality of this bag, combined with its superior manufacturing quality and reasonable price tag have earned this bag a 5 start rating from our team.
The Taipan Shadow S is an iPad messenger bag which can accommodate the iPad, or a small notebook if you wish. Internal dimensions are 12.8” x 9.4” x 1.3”. The bag looks very compact, but you’ll be surprised how much room there is inside for all your iPad accessories.
The Taipan Shadow iPad bag is made from ballistic polyester, which makes it lightweight, yet very protective and durable. All internal compartments are padded and the interior is made of a super soft plush material, so no accidental scratches putting your iPad in or out of the bag. The adjustable shoulder strap is made from seat belt nylon, which is sturdy, comfortable and obviously very, very strong. Comfort is increased by the shoulder pad which is not fixed on the strap, leaving you the choice of setting it in the position that suits you best. Although the bag doesn’t have a classic handle, it features a recessed holder on the back side, which can be used as a handle when needed. Another cool feature is the zipper-opened luggage trolley pass-through which can be used as a pocket when you don’t need to attach your bag to a trolley. The two front pockets are in fact a single one, the separation being done via snaps. This is a very clever idea: the storage space converts from small to big by simply opening the snaps to allow the two pockets to merge into a single, bigger one. The interior of the bag is well-organized, with plenty of pockets, pen slots and other compartments that enable quick access to items such as your charger, phone, documents and pens. There’s even a handy keyfob available, in case you may want to use it to find your keys really fast. All zippers are YKK, the bag is durable and nicely finished.
The Taipan Shadow S from Booq comes in two color options: charcoal with contrasting blue accents and a very nice black with orange accents. It’s a bag that makes you feel ninja-like when wearing it, while still being incredibly functional.
The best price we found was at eBags for $79.99, with free shipping and a 5 year warranty you can’t go wrong. You can also find the Taipan Shadow S on BooqBags.com.