ECBC Poseidon Messenger
WHAT WE LIKED:Lightweight, Durable, Stylish, Warranty and Compact size
WHAT WE DISLIKED:None
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At a glance the Poseidon looks much like the Spear we reviewed a few months ago, but upon closer inspection the Poseidon is very much its own bag. It stands up to its bigger brethren by offering a style of its own and offering features not seen on the Spear. The larger padded shoulder strap, the strap adjustment buckle and the passed carry handle are welcome additions to the ECBC line of bags. The comfort and ease of use actually surpasses the Spear in some ways. The front flap on the messenger bag not only secures what you hold inside the bag but offers an additional outside cell phone or ticket pocket and a simple yet sophisticated styling.
There are more than enough pockets to store everything you may need for work or travel including a water bottle pocket on the side. These are secured with some very strong Velcro or heavy duty YKK zippers with a coating to decrease any chances of slippage. The backside of the Poseidon doubles as a padded area to protect your thighs and hips and a luggage trolley handle pass-through.
The chosen materials for Poseidon are some of the toughest and most durable materials outside of Kevlar or ballistic nylon. Korda provides abrasion resistance and is water repellant for the main body and base of the Poseidon. The inner lining and pockets are constructed from Double Diamond Ripstop to prevent tearing and excess wear from items being put in and taken out over the life of the messenger bag.
ECBC has priced the Poseidon at $99.99 which some may balk at. Yet, if you are in the market for a solid messenger bag then you will find that $99 is actually very competitive. With the quality, features and strong durable woven materials the Poseidon is made of, it is one of the better values you will find. You can locate some bags that offer a better price but they will lack either quality or features. You may find some that have the quality and features but will be priced a lot higher than the ECBC Poseidon. After everything ECBC offers with the bag itself, they also backed it will a full three year warranty. All and all ECBC has a sure winner with this messenger bag. If I had a smaller laptop I may have made another switch. ECBC has again showed us why they are market leaders. The ECBC Poseidon is stylish and offers outstanding quality just like ECBC’s other laptop bags, totes and backpacks. It easily earns a PureOverclock Editors Choice Award.