At home or on the go, Scout by Bungalow’s Instant Messenger Bag – Review

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We are a tech savvy, on the go society.  Even many of today’s stay-at-home mom’s consider their cell phone’s and laptops must-have items.  With all the gadgets we have to cart around it is nice to have something both fun and functional to cart them around in.  That is exactly what the Instant Messenger Bag from Scout by Bungalow has to offer.  With their chic and bold prints you’ll be making a functional fashion statement…or would you be making a fashion statement with functionality.  Well, you’re sure to make a statement. 😉

Priced at just $22 the Instant Messenger Bag is an affordable accessory for the student, the professional, and the mom.  The bag itself is made from 100% coated cotton twill making it waterproof and easy to wipe clean.  The inside of the bag features ample room for my 13″ laptop or my husband’s 15″ laptop, books (it would probably fit a laptop plus 2-3 textbooks), and whatever else you might need to have handy.  There is an inner pocket that will hold your phone, pens, cords, and more.  On the outside ends of the bag are two elasticized pockets perfect for carrying drinks or baby bottles.

My thoughts:

I LOVE the size of this bag.  It is absolutely perfect.  I’d previously been carrying my laptop around in my husband’s old college backpack.  It was large and cumbersome.  This bag is streamlined, looks wonderful, and I love that it is so easy to clean.

The website doesn’t give much info on the inside of the bag so I was pleased that it had adequate organization with all the pockets.

Plenty of space for my 13" laptop, my son's favorite book, my computer cord, and the Hammer of Odin (what don't you have one of those?)

Love the organization!

Plenty of room for your various media cords.

One thing you’ll need to keep in mind about this bag, if you’re planning on carrying around your laptop in it, is that there is no padding on or in the bag.  Given the price that is not too surprising.  Scout carries some really cute laptop sleeves that come in coordinating or complimentary patterns.  The laptop sleeves will protect your hardware while in your bag. Oh, and they’re only $12!

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  1. courtney b says
    i love this! would make a great diaper bag for my hubby!
  2. THAT IS SUCH A CUTE BAG!!! And the price is not bad either, I thought it would cost more because of how cute it is.
  3. I love that style i love the beach it has the beach look to me perfect to take my gadgets to the beach or anywhere love all the storage it offers
  4. This is such a nice bag. I am going to look at this for my teenage daughter.
  5. This is just what I need for my shopping trips. I go several places on the same trip so I need organization. This will hold all my individual shopping lists, the ad sales papers and my coupons for each store. Thank you for the suggestion.
  6. It's nice that its waterproof. that would come in handy!
  7. Cute bag, looks very spacious!
  8. I like that it is water proof. It would make a perfect pool bag during swimming lessons this summer. I have several tote bags we use all the time but none are water proof and while at the local pool for summer swimming lessons many of days the clothes and towels get wet from all the fun. Thanks for sharing this review.
  9. Everything is very open with a clear description of the challenges. It was really informative. Your website is useful. Thank you for sharing!