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Posted June 24, 2014 in Gear Reviews by Jim Markel
It seems like every time you turn around some website has a new bag they are "shilling" about. But the problem is most of those sites don’t actually review a bag or even test one. everydaycommentary.com is not one of those sites. Indeed, everydaycommentary won’t even keep anything sent for review.
His policy is that if he decides to keep a product, he’ll pay the full price, just like the purchasing customer. So even though he didn’t have a huge blog with a gazillion followers, that and a few other cool reasons, are why we sent him a Metro Laptop Briefcase to review. We don’t just send gear to 'anybody' to review.
Everyday Commentary works by day as an Attorney, and Attorneys have to carry important papers. Papers that need protection. So how did he come to find Red Oxx and the Metro Briefcase?
One of my very favorite bag and pack sites is One Bag. Not only does it offer good advice on HOW to travel, it also offers wisdom on WHAT to take with you. Reading One Bag is where I was first introduced to Red Oxx… My aunt and uncle in law were true world travelers… They would pack very light and both were thrifty (which is how they afforded such awesome vacations), both had an Air Boss… I checked out their paired Air Bosses in silent reverence. I knew I was in the presence of great design.
Once the Metro arrived, everydaycommentarys first impression was:
The buckles and snaps look like they could be used to moor aircraft carriers and the zippers bear faint visual similarities to a chainsaw blade.
He rates his bags with this system, 0-2 points each. Here’s how we scored:
The Metro will probably outlast a dozen suits, but it may not look perfect being paired with one. I am more concerned with how it works rather than how it looks (and I like the looks), but again, keep this in mind.
A pretty thorough review if there ever was one on the Metro. 19 outta 20 is also a pretty impressive score, considering the massive competition out there. We love our Metro, and we’re pretty sure you will to. Read the entire review here.