By Tom Roderick
The Setgo Jump Jet is a bi-fold “dual-mode” messenger bag providing a minimalist approach to both conspicuity and capacity. In other words, the Jump Jet is the perfect carrying companion for those who don’t carry much.
Upon arrival I was discouraged to find that my 13-inch Macbook Pro wouldn’t fit into the Jump Jet’s main pocket. Coincidentally, I was replacing my aging Pro with a new 12-inch Macbook. The slim, smaller laptop fits nicely into the same pocket, as do most tablets, which is exactly the primary cargo for which the Jump Jet was designed.
The bag’s “dual-mode” claim is a little misleading. In its folded “compact” configuration it looks to be the perfect sheath for transporting a custom pool cue. Certainly minimalist and covert, but because it is folded, only paper or the like will survive life in the Jump Jet’s main pocket. Otherwise, smaller items such as keys, gum, breath mints, etc., can reside in either the main pocket or the secondary, smaller pocket.
The adjustable shoulder strap features a smartphone pocket, but this too is limited in size. My iPhone 6 (with a thin protective case) fits snugly within, but any phone larger than this size will not. At least the snugness surrounding the iPhone provides a measure of confidence in the phone not slipping when wearing the Jump Jet, especially if you’re wearing it while riding. An added benefit of the phone pocket – having such easy access to your phone …read more