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BBP Hamptons Hybrid Messenger/Backpack Laptop Bag Obsidian Black Large

33 customer reviews

Price: $99.99 & FREE Shipping. Details
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  • Award winning ergonomic design - Laptop Magazine's Editor Choice
  • Bak2Pak Carrying System converts between ergonomic low riding backpack with Lumbar Bum Pads and convenient single strap
  • Top-loading laptop compartment with heavy duty padding and snugfit adjusters
  • Tons of pockets to store all your Gadgets - Cell phone MP3 player PDA Power cords Cables Etc
  • Additional features include Luggage handle pass-through Umbrella
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Product Description

Messenger + backpack + laptop protection = BBP Hybrid Bags. BBP's Urbanomic (urban + ergonomic) designed bags feature the revolutionary Bak2Pak carrying system that lets you convert from ergonomic dual strap backpack to a convenient single strap messenger bag. The Hamptons style is multi-functional with a hipster edge. Three usable pockets for all those things you have to carry but couldn't with your old tired bag. Fits the Macbook, MacBook Pro 15, & MacBook Pro 17. Fits up to 15.4" PCs. Bag Dimensions 18"L x 15"H x 6"D. Laptop Compartment Dimensions 15.5"L x 11.5"W x1.5"D

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 6 x 15 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000GHED96
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 4, 2006

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jeff is Rad on August 22, 2007
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PROS: The Hamptons bag is very roomy and has good quality stitching and finishing. I especially like the external pockets for easy access to smaller devices like PDAs or cell phones. One clever feature is the use of an orange interior. The orange reflects light and makes it easier to find things inside the bag.

CONS: The bag is advertised as being both a backpack & messenger bag. But the shoulder strap is designed in such a way that it makes messenger bag carry very cumbersome and uncomfortable. When shortening the strap as instructed, it leaves slack that's either left dangling or bunched up. It not only looks bad but also gets in the way. What also gets in the way is the big plastic buckle & button strap (used for back pack mode) on the strap that is also left dangling. Also there is no padding in the middle of the strap, so when you carry the bag messenger-bag style, the strap bites into your shoulder. The padding only works when you carry backpack-style. This problem would be solved if BumBakPak had two separate straps instead of one "all-in-one" strap. Speaking of straps, contrary to the company ads, this bag WILL bounce against your bum when wearing it as a backpack...unless you also use the included hip & sternum straps. I also noticed that some of the smaller pockets on the Hamptons bag have thin nylon and are unlined on the inside. Over time these pockets will wear out faster than the rest of the bag. Finally I have a minor beef. BumBakPak went cheap and only put zipper pulls on the zippers on the outside of the bag. The interior zippers have no pulls, it's up to you to make your own with paracord or shoelaces. Come on BumBakPak! These pulls cost less than $0.10 a piece! Cheapos!

The Hamptons Hybrid (L size) is a decent big bag with lots of room and pockets. Carrying your junk in an organized way is a snap. But bottom line with the included strap makes the Back Pack mode good, Messenger Bag mode bad!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Smith on May 8, 2007
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I got this bag finally after a long time of thinking about it. I could never bring myself to get it based on how much it cost. But I finally broke down and treated myself to it and I have not been disappointed.

I love the "backpack" type of double shoulder straps. I'm a golfer and have had a similar setup on my golf bag for 10-15 years. It's a very comfortable way to carry weight for a long time period.

I think this bag would be perfect for people that live in a city and walk to work, or to a college student that needs to walk around campus carrying a few books and their laptop.

The bag is laid out very well and the buckles are very easy to use.

Only two things I'd "complain" about the bag:

1) I do not believe it's the end all be all of bags that some online sites will tell you it is. That's just my opinion and perhaps that's because I'm not the target audience for the product. However, I still think it's worth the money if you have a heavy laptop and want a more comfortable way of carrying it.

2) There is no dedicated pouch for the laptop power supply other than the main compartment. This makes it a bit awkward to put the power supply in there when you have a large notebook and some other items, but it will fit. Would have been good had they been able to figure out an external pouch specifically for the supply. But again, this is not a deal breaker for me.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kagiguy on April 15, 2014
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Overall I love this bag and would highly recommend it. It's made with an attention to ergonomics that makes it very functional. I wanted something I could ride my mountain bike with and wouldn't fly around and then convert to a messenger so I could get into it without having to take it off and put it back on over and over. This does all that wonderfully. It's also stylish and different looking from your typical bag.

The Good:
The bag is weather resistant. From the covered smaller teeth on the zippers to the rubberized lining on the outside pockets, this bag will keep your things dry in the rain long enough for you to take cover. The orange lining on the main pocket makes it easy to find things in the bottom and a mesh zippered pocket inside the main pocket will keep all your small things from rattling around the larger main pocket. The bag's lower positioning works; it distributes the weight in a way that is much easier on the lower and upper back. Also the way the bag straps fit I find it easier and more comfortable to shrug into and out of this backpack then most. I'm 6'4" and the straps on the Large size bag are long enough for me with plenty left over.

As stated in other reviews this bag is made extremely sturdy from top to bottom. The strap clips are thick, metal, and durable. The buckles are made out of a high grade plastic and contrary to some of the reviews I really can't see someone accidently unbuckling them, nor is it even possible for the entire bag to fall to the floor if one buckle or strap fails. The bag does not bounce all that much without the hip strap unless it is near empty or you are jogging/running.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. K. Arnold on September 7, 2012
This is my third BBP Bag. i already have the Hamptons Hybrid in Orange/Grey and the Hybrid Hauler in green. So why get another one? The Orange/Grey one is good for riding my bike around, but i needed something more professional/businesslike. also the black color is more stealth when i'm carrying my photography gear or traveling. (I have the DSLR insert, which turns the HH into an excellent camera bag.)

Of the three bags, i think i like this one the best. the material is a little different than my older HH, which had a ripstop pattern on the interior. Still, the construction is bomb. Another major difference, other than the color, between this and my older HH is the front pockets; the older bag has a long zip, but this one has a magnetic-clasp cel phone pocket on the left, a larger zip pocket in the middle big enough for an mp3 player which also has a mesh front, and a small vertical zip pocket on the right which can hold tickets, change, chapstick, gum, etc. There are 4 d-rings on the front for lashing gear. The middle and right pockets have PU backing, while the cel pocket has double-backed ballistic nylon. i can't tell for sure, but the flap probably has PU backing too. There's also PU backing on the under-flap pocket, which is actually two pockets, one vertical and one horizontal, with a pen holder next to the vertical pocket. Just behind that is a large horiz zip pocket with two nylon pouches for internal organization. The pouches are tipped with elastic ribbing. The large main compartment has a mesh zipped pocket. Underneath the top flap is an umbrella holder, which could also hold a monopod. In the back, there's a rubber-coated laptop compartment and a pocket with an open front and zipped bottom, which can either hold magazines or slide through the handle on a wheelie luggage bag.
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