After getting the new iPad, one of the first things I wanted to do was to get a carrying bag so that I could take it with me. I didn’t want to get one that was too big but I needed space for other items other than the iPad. The STM Stash Shoulder Bag looked pretty good and I found it on ebags.com for $38.50 as shown below:
Unfortunately, I looked at the price more recently and it has gone up to $44 on ebags.com but you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.
As usual, I digress.
This bag has a padded compartment for the iPad with a zipper, and 2 other zippered compartments in front, as shown in the STM promo picture of their product below.
The larger of the 2 compartments have smaller pockets for pens, thumb drives, and a clip for your keys. The zipper for this pocket goes all the way down so you can open it wider than the front pocket which is smaller. It’s supposed to be used for your iPhone (according to STM) but I think having to unzip the pocket to get your phone is inconvenient at best.
The shoulder straps rotate so they don’t get tangled and the padding is nice, although the iPad is not so heavy that you need padding. You can remove the shoulder straps and use the handles or tuck the handles away if you don’t want to use them.
Here is STM’s promo video for this bag:
The quality is very high with this bag and so far, I’ve been very happy with it. However, it is very thin and the pockets do not expand. With my thick wallet on the inside pocket, it restricts items in the outside pocket to very thin items. If I try to put anything in there that’s thicker than an iPhone, it does not fit properly. I wish they made the pockets expand like some bags that I’ve owned in the past.
If you have a thin wallet, and don’t plan on carrying around anything thick, this is a good way to carry around your iPad.
Next time: My solution to carrying my phone with this bag