Booq Boa Courier 13″ Review


I’ve had high praise for pretty much every booq bag I’ve had the pleasure of playing with. The privately held family company somehow manage to get it right and make some of the best laptop and camera bags on the market. So I was delighted that I got a chance to play around with the booq courier, their new premium messenger bag.

Available in tablet, 13″ and 15″ sizes, the courier is as you’d expect a cycling-style messenger bag, that can be quickly slung over either shoulder and quickly swung to the front for more detailed access. There’s a tiny extra strap you can clip in that goes under you armpit that keeps things in place – overkill when you’re strolling down the road but perfect for cycling through town.

The exterior is pretty understated – no garish logos or bright colours and the graphite colour is complemented by water-repellent ballistic nylon that was able to withstand everything London’s weather threw at it. There’s also a reflective night-time binding – impossible to notice unless you know it’s there but sure handy when you’re cycling in the dark.


On the inside there’s a densely padded section for your laptop and a handful of pockets for miscellaneous – I put a battery pack and some coffee bags. There’s a zipped pocket at the front that’s more of a catch-all and then an open pocket at the back if you want instant access to documents, keys or your phone. All Boa courier messenger bags are tagged with a Terralinq serial number. Once registered the booq Terralinq service may help reunite you with your lost & found bag.


“Too many bag companies compromise function for style. The Boa courier accommodates the various working environments and ever-changing requirements of the creative professional. We gave it a simple, yet elegant design that fits any meeting scenario from the board room to the coffee shop. By far one of the most comfortable bags we’ve created to date and with the reflective lining, it’s perfect to carry all day and night.”

booq’s Lead Designer, S. Kema Subsomboon.

Boa courier is available for £83.29 (10” iPad or tablet), £99.97 (13” Mac or PC), and £108.30 (15” Mac or PC). Now shipping, booq’s Boa courier is available at booq.