Bag Review: Pijama
Jazz up your beloved gadgets with show-stopping cases from Pijama!
Vertical tote bags have been in the fashion limelight for the longest time.
Many renowned brands and designers such as Michael Kors, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Lacoste have also jumped on the ‘vertical’ bandwagon to produce simple and classy vertical tote bags to set our fashion-craving hearts aflutter.
Besides highly desirable vertical tote bags, how about nifty vertical laptop bags to protect our Macbooks too?
Anyone ever thought of that?
Well, Italian gadget accessories designer Pijama definitely did! Check out its latest Macbook vertical tote bag!
Famed for its scratch-proof and stylish soft cases for computers, iphones, ipads and other precious everyday objects, Pijama is the answer for city-dwellers who love their fashion and technology.
Pijama cases are easy and simple with no zips or handles, just a quick velcro closure. They are made of soft and durable neoprene, combined with a wide selection of fabrics, like classic dandy and tartan wool, vintage hand printed cotton and denim. Each case is carefully designed and made by craftsmen in the fashion city where every detail matters – Milan since 2006. So you know that workmanship and quality of the cases are second to none. 🙂
Okay. Here comes the exciting part.
Three weeks ago, I received an early Christmas present from Pijama and…
… it was the Vichy Multicolor Vertical Tote Bag!
The laptop case definitely scores in the aesthetics department with its bold and whimsical multi-colored checkers and cool dark handles.
Needless to say, the material felt as good as it looked and the soft interior cushioned my Macbook well preventing it from shocks and scratches. The sewing and seams were also very well-constructed which made me wondered – where are the threads??!
The dimensions of the bag are 36cm x 27cm so I guess any 13-inch laptop will fit snugly. After slipping my Macbook into the bag, you bet there were still plenty of room for an iPad or some pens and a notebook. It did not look overstuffed or bulge with these additional items.
Here’s a small downer though – because of its perfect fit, it is impossible to fasten the velcros. So to prevent your items in the bag from falling out, always remember to hold it up right.
I also noticed that the velcros are pretty strong. I slipped my iPad and Harper’s Bazaar magazine into the bag and flipped the bag upside down. The velcro closures did not give way and still held my items firmly.
The straps were thick and strong and they allow me to lift my tech essentials with much ease. Even though it comes with a rather hefty price tag (SGD106), its well-padded interiors, upscale design and durability have definitely won me over.
And I hereby pronounce it – Fall 2012’s It Bag!
4.5 Honeyz crowns!
The tote bag is also available in a horizontal format (SGD117) for your 15-inch Macbooks and in the classic dotty design.
Guess what? Pijama also extended its Christmas wishes to my boyfriend by sending him a Pijama iPhone case worth a whopping SGD34!
If you don’t like bulky plastic cases, then this little guy is for you. It is handy and fits the iPhone like a glove. Its sophisticated design also goes very well with the iPhone.
Like its vertical tote bag cousin, the material is soft and durable and the craftsmanship was top-notch – stitches and threads were non-existent!
Pijama has 24 fabric designs and the fabric of this iPhone case is Herringbone from the Dandy Classic series.
I thought the iPhones pouches from this series looked very classy, business-oriented and masculine, especially the Herringbone. The fabric itself reeks of class and it looked like it will complement any guy well.
The dimensions of this iPhone pouch is 11.5cm x 6cm so it’ll fit almost every iPhone except the iPhone 5. I reckon that it can also fit most portable cameras and iPods well.
My boyfriend thought the case is rather functional as he was able to slip it in and out of most of his pockets with ease. Even though he had minor difficulties pulling the case out of his jeans pockets due to the friction of the fabrics, he thought the case still deserved a huge thumbs up with its good protective properties, great fabric and long-lasting quality.
4 Honeyz crowns!
Pijama not only produces cases for your digital gadgets, it also offers sunglasses cases, sleeping masks, coasters and even slippers made from its iconic scratch-proof material!
For more information on Pijama products, consult their website at www.pijama.it
To get your hands on these amazing Pijama cases, you may also visit the following stores.
TANGS VIVOCITY 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-187 and #02-189 Singapore 098585 Opens daily:10:00am – 10:00pm
PROLOGUE BOOKSTORE (ION ORCHARD) 2 Orchard Turn #04-16 & #05-03 ION Orchard Singapore 238801 Opens daily: 10:30am – 10:00pm
PROLOGUE BOOKSTORE (ORCHARD CENTRAL) 1181 Orchard Road #06-01/02/03 Orchard Central Singapore 238896 Opens daily: 11:00am – 11:00pm
NBC STATIONERY AND GIFTS (RAFFLES CITY) 252 North Bridge Road Raffles City Shopping Centre S179103
Opens daily: 10:30am – 9:30pm
TIMES BOOKSTORE (PLAZA SINGAPURA)
68 Orchard Road #04-18 Plaza Singapura S238839
Sun to Thu: 10:30 – 21:30 Fri to Sat: 10:30 – 22:00
Pijama is seriously playing early Santa this October because it has also sent me an iPhone case from its new Dotty collection to give away to one lucky Honeyz Belle! Yay!
Polka dots are a hot favorite right now and this polka dot baby is definitely the most perfect accessory to elevate you to fashion royalty status!
To win, like Honeyz Facebook Page and share this photo on your wall.
Then comment ‘Shared‘ on this photo on Honeyz Facebook Wall. It’s that easy!
I’ll announce the winner on 22 October 2012, Monday at 10.30pm on Honeyz’ Facebook Page.
This is an international giveaway so readers outside of Singapore can take part too!
Finally, thanks Pijama and Elrica for this wonderful sponsorship!
Before I sign off, I thought you might be interested in some behind-the-scenes photos. 😛
I put the trusty handles to the test with my new ‘Swing Quality Control Test’! Haha!
Swing it like it’s hot!
Trust me, after all that swinging, the handles were still firmly attached to the bag and no loose threads were spotted either. It certainly deserves a top quality stamp.
Ending this post with a quote from Pijama:
When your laptop goes to sleep… put on your Pijama!
Your friend, Juliana
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