Much like a rapper who gets to shout a closing line triumphantly, drop the mic and then swagger off the I really just want to type “I love this bag”, drop a microphone and saunter off into the distance. Unfortunately I’m expected to provide a little bit more content then that but the Booq Boa Squeeze is an amazing backpack. It’s light, and lacking in bulk yet has the capacity to carry the incredibly amounts of tat I haul around London daily.
Like most Booq bags, the Boa Squeeze has a strong denier nylon exterior with water-repellent coating and contrasting water-repelling interior with rip-stop lining. After a seemingly never-ending rainy streak in London I found this ridiculously comforting.
The ergonomically designed shoulder straps are great at distributing heavy weight. I’ve been using my Boa Squeeze to cycle across town with my absurdly heavy D-Locks and the rest of my biking supplies without noticing the strain. The air mesh back padding is also comfortably and allows heat to escape, although it won’t work miracles.
Booq have been generous with pockets and the Boa Squeeze has tonnes of the things. Two outer easy-access pockets are made from non-scratch neoprene and have little storage flaps so you can also keep things organised. There’s a zipped pocket up top designed to slip a smartphone into and a shallow pocket at the front of the bag, primarily designed to show off just how many pockets the Boa Squeeze has.
Once you delve inside the fun continues. The densely padded interior laptop compartment has been lined with soft Nylex to keep your gear safe and scratch-free. e interior’s main compartment zips open to allow access to four lining slip pockets, one zipper pocket, one stretch mesh pocket, and a Velcro flapped laptop compartment. The Boa Squeeze is specifically tailored to better fit Apple-specific products but obviously it can carry anything
The Boa squeeze comes in a smooth graphite colour with a soft herringbone fabric interior and is available for £113.95 from Booq.