A travel-friendly option for all your essentials.

Traveling these days seems to be an epic feat. When I leave the house, I have no less than two bags — my laptop bag and my purse. That said, it’s much more of an event when I leave the house for more than just work. I know that moms of young children can feel my pain because it just never seems like I have everything I need. It’s even worse when I fly somewhere because I want to make sure that I have essential items with me in case something happens to my checked bag. For me, I really like to try and eliminate hassle by having one bag that I can use daily and will also translate to travel use. I think I’ve found that ultimate travel companion in the Moshi Costa Travel Satchel.

The Costa is a gorgeous over-the-shoulder bag that is tailored for business as well as personal use. It has a wonderful executive feel to it and ample room to secure all your precious belongings inside. Costa is offered in four different colors — Bahama Blue, Granite Gray, Slate Black, and Sandstone Beige. Being a fan of blue, I selected the Bahama Blue and couldn’t be happier with it. It’s got a great classy look to it and it’s almost like a cadet blue color. Costa measures 20.08″ x 5.91″ x 11.81″ (51 x 15 x 30 cm) and fits well within the TSA standards for airline carry-on bags. The bag weighs 37 ounces when it’s empty and is very easy to carry.

Moshi Costa Travel Satchel REVIEW

The bag is made out of high-resilience polyester and PU leather. The exterior fabric has been treated to be splash-repellent and I can attest to the fact that it works beautifully. The first morning I took the Costa to work with me there were thunderstorms in the area and I ended up getting rained on as I walked into the building. The water that was on my bag brushed right off and everything on the inside was dry.

Costa has a padded pocket on the inside for a laptop or tablet and can accommodate up to a 15” laptop computer. Moshi added the ViscoStrap to this highly-styled accessory to alleviate shoulder and back pain. The strap helps absorb the weight and can reduce shoulder strain up to 30%. I have actually experienced first-hand how nice the ViscoStrap helps. Last week, I attended a volunteer fair for work. I was the only person manning our table so I ended up carrying all the items in one trip. I had a nylon grocery bag and the Costa. Inside the Costa, I had stowed away my 13” MacBook Pro, 12” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard, a notepad, power cables, and other necessities. The bag wasn’t light, but since the weight was dispersed evenly and I had a nicely padded shoulder strap, carrying the bag wasn’t difficult for me and for once, my back wasn’t killing me by the time I finished the rather long walk to the event location.

Moshi Costa Travel Satchel REVIEW

There is plenty of room in the main compartment for your laptop, tech gear, and even some clothes if needed. I have to say though, that one of my favorite details of the Costa is the exterior, crush-resistant pocket. It is the perfect size for smaller items like smartphones and sunglasses. I personally used it for my iPhone 7, keys, and little knick-knacks that would otherwise get lost in the abyss of the main compartment. I had very easy access to the items inside this pocket but felt that they were plenty secure inside because it closes with a magnetic button fixture.

In addition to the ViscoStrap for the shoulder, Costa also has two beautiful hand straps that clasp together with a snap fixture. I really love that this bag has these easy-to-use handles available and that they can carry the weight from a fully-loaded bag. Even though I haven’t had the opportunity to take my Costa on a flight yet, I do appreciate the trolley strap on the back of the bag. It’s there when you need it, but out of the way when you don’t.

Moshi Costa Travel Satchel REVIEW

I’m a fan of the Costa. I feel that it is ideal for professional travelers and professional executives alike. There is ample room for any type of assignment you can give it and it makes a great first impression to anyone who sees it.
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