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Today I am giving away a lovely Laptop Messenger bag from Estarer, a perfect Christmas gift for any commuter in your life.  Read on to find out what I think of this bag, or scroll down to the bottom to enter the giveaway.

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Some of my regular readers may know, that when I ‘m not sitting at home blogging, you can find me in London, singing with the English Chamber Choir.

This means that once a week on a Tuesday night, I schlep up to London for rehearsal, with a shedload of music.  Then on concert days, I have all the music, plus a folder, a change of clothes, and plenty of gadgets and gizmos to get me through boring waiting times and train journeys…

music, folders, headphones, laptop, water and throat sweets – all essentials

Finding a bag to contain all this lot can be a bit of a problem.

I’ve broken the zip on a couple of bags that I have used, and the shoulder strap on my recent bag came off just a couple of weeks ago. The replacement I had been using, just wasn’t quite big enough for my choir folder, and I was starting to think that I was going to have to go out on a bag buying spree.  

And then the lovely people from Estarer contacted me.

They originally asked me to review this bag:


Estarer DSLR Camera Laptop Messenger Bag with Padded Insert for Canon Nikon Sony Olympus Fujifilm Panasonic Lumix, Large Canvas Shoulder Bag

It looks like a really lovely bag if you are a camera nut, but I’m just not. I snap all the pictures I need on my trusty iPhone and leave complicated photography to others.

But when I took a look at the Estarer site on Amazon, I noticed that the same bag is available in several different sizes:

Estarer 15 – 15.6 Inch Laptop Messenger Bag for Macbook Pro / HP Pavilion / Dell Inspiron / Lenovo / Acer / Asus,Mens Large Canvas Work Shoulder Bag Briefcase Grey

Estarer 17.3 inch Laptop Messenger Bag, Mens Water Resistant Canvas Satchel Briefcase, (17.3 Inch with Buckles)

I asked my contact if I could review the 17.3 inch briefcase instead of the DSLR case, and all my prayers were answered.

The bag sucked up all of my music including my folder, and had a padded section for my laptop. 

It has lovely pockets on the outside of the bag for water, coffee or a brolly 

The zipped compartment in the front of the bag (just under the flap has a very handy eyelet in it.  I will use that bit for my tablet (with my headphones coming out of the hole and also for my phone battery – with the charging cable coming through the hole.

It also has a few pencil holders in it, which is the stock tool of any musician. I am rarely seen without a pencil in my hand and it will be great to stack them up here so I can find one easily

On the front flap, there are two more pockets, one at the top and one facing sideways. These will be perfect for my phone, keys and purse.

The grey canvas fabric is just the perfect balance for me between smart and casual.  This bag could be used as a business briefcase-the colour and style are fine. But it is also a very good slouchy casual bag, and I think I’m going to become really fond of it

So there you have it – this laptop messenger bag comes in three handy sizes and would make a great gift for that hard to buy for person in your life.

Or alternatively, if you would like to win one (you can choose the size), then please fill out the form below. This competition is open to UK residents only

Unfortunately, I have become aware of a serious failing in my Competition widget that means that not all eligible entries were counted in this giveaway. Because of this, I have decided to run the competition for one more week, this time using Rafflecopter.

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I apologise for the failure in this competition, and for wasting your time, and I will not be using the faulty widget again.

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