Knomo Lincoln briefcase bag review

Luxury accessory specialists knomo have produced a fine selection of laptop bags over recent years, many grouped under themes. The latest collection is something of a novelty for the designer brand, a collaboration with globetrotting DJ, producer and all round good guy Erick Morillo. The DJ has many fans and is regularly in demand across the world and even has his own iPhone app. Endless travel requires good quality durable bags, which is where knomo comes in, with this stylish yet sturdy new collection.

The range of 15 bags, which vary in price, colour and styles are named after towns and cities where no doubt Morillo gigs or frequents. We'd be foolhardy to try and review them all in one go so we've made a beeline for the Lincoln briefcase bag. Apparently named after Lincoln, Ontario, home to Canada's finest wineries, vineyards and orchards, the bag is as bright and warming as Van Gogh's Sunflowers on a bleak mid-winter's day.

Weighing in at a slight 0.8 Kg (1.8 lbs), with an outer size of 39 x 28 x 3 cm (15.4 x 11.0 x 1.2 in), the Lincoln will fit a 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook. Made from wet-look durable waxed coated canvas, the Lincoln is water-resistant and comes with some solid zips to keep everything secure. The interior is equally lush, a quilted computer pouch is soft to touch and well finished with some attractive stitching. A modest front zip pocket is sufficient for your MacBook's power supply and comes with organiser pockets for mobile, keys, pens and the like. Two padded handles ensure a comfortable carry, while the Lincoln also comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap with 64 cm drop, which may be overkill for such a lightweight bag.

At £70 this is towards the cheaper end of the knomo Erick Morillo collection, which ranges from £35 for the Manhattan to £195 for the Lisbon. If the flagship "yellow shiny" briefcase bag is too much of a beacon for dirt and ne’er-do-wells, then the more subdued black matte, grey matte and dark brown are also available to order. The range is available from www.knomobags.com and www.selfridges.com.

OUR VERDICT

Another winner from knomo then, with some additional cool from Erick Morillo, ensuring the Lincoln is a sound choice even if your DJ skills are more suited to your bedroom than all night superclub. Sleek and stylish, the knomo Lincoln is also practical for everyday use, although the yellow shiny design might be too bling for some.

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