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.