The Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag is a novel new product. It is a cross between a tablet sleeve and a traditional laptop bag customized for people who travel.
I used the Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag on a recent work trip to the U.K.
I have two challenges when choosing and packing a bag that fits the current “purse, briefcase or small tote” rules:
1. Selecting a bag that’s big enough for phone, laptop or tablet, charges and personal items (wallet, lip balm, hand cream and the like).
2. Selecting a bag that’s small enough to fit under the seat in front of me while leaving enough space for my feet.
[You’ll notice that I don’t include any reference to style. I appear to be particularly lacking in that area but the Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag is a smart-looking little bag.]
I found the Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag handy with respect to the challenges mentioned above. Everything I had with me fit neatly into the labeled pockets with plenty of room for my bits and bobs – and the labels gave me confidence that I hadn’t forgotten anything in my inevitable rush out the door.
On board my flight to Dallas-Fort Worth (Boeing 737-800), I used the Velcro straps to attach the bag to the seat-back table giving me easy access to everything in the bag and every inch of available legroom. Sweet! When the table was down the bag remained attached like a cushion on my knees.
Unfortunately, on my next flight (747-300) the tray-table was of an unusual half-fold kind that did not work for this bag. However the petit dimensions of the bag are such that I was able to place it under the seat in front of me but against the seat leg leaving a reasonable amount of legroom.
For me, the true proof of usefulness of a new product is if I find myself recommending it to friends and family. Here’s an interaction I had with a friend just a couple of days ago:
Him: “I’m off to Beijing Monday, got any tips for me to help me make sure I don’t forget important things – like my passport?”
Me: “You need a Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag. The labeled pockets are a lifesaver – especially for last-minute have-I-got-everything checks”.
The bag I used was provided to me by Genius Pack at no charge. All opinions expressed above are my own.
The Genius Pack High Altitude Flight Bag is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
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