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This Bag’s a Valuable Travel Companion

March 8, 2013
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Drake Messenger bag

It’s 5 a.m. and I’m getting ready for my first flight of the day. What do I want to wear? Black. What do I want to be? Comfortable. And what do I need to access during the entire flight? My iPad, since I can’t bring myself to put it down. So for the past two months, my Hex Drake Messenger bag has become almost as important as my passport.

On a recent flight, I used the bag’s PadPort (a transparent slot that allows an iPad to be used without removing it) to reassure a flight attendant that I had indeed turned it off. The bag also offers 15 inches of space for my laptop, an organizer for cards and pens, and an exterior pocket for my iPhone. The bag is padded and water-resistant for those beautiful — and wet — island getaways. $79.95, shophex.com

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