I have finally found the work bag I’ve been searching for. I’ve purchased laptop totes off Amazon, used regular large purses, even tried out canvas bags for my work stuff before I found White Elm. I could never fit all of my stuff in either of those, but with White Elm, I sure can.
My 17” laptop, my thick planner, another spiral bound notebook, wallet, and everything else that would normally go in my purse. I love the outer pockets for my water bottle and a back-up drink or a quick place to stick my phone. The inside pockets are great for keeping my chargers/cords in check, or a place to stash some snacks. My bag has the travel pouch on the back that you slip over your suitcase handle. I have it zipped up, and it’s turned into another pocket that I can slip loose receipts or papers.
With how heavy my bag is after it’s packed, I’m impressed with the way White Elm handles it. It’s so sturdy and self-standing. It really irks me when the top part of my bag just flops over and I have to try to fix that before I can dig through it, but no problems with this one! I love the material it’s made out of. The outside is so soft and supple. It’s easy to clean with a plain damp cloth. Just give it a few swipes and it’s brand-new. I also really like that the inside is water-resistant material.
If I could, I’d buy a handful more of these just to swap out designs and colors.
10/10 would recommend. You can stop looking for the perfect versatile everyday/school/work bag after you get the White Elm.