We designed this bag with the busy convention attendee with a hectic schedule and a crowded hall in mind. Why’d we do it? Because we attend cons, too, and we know how crazy it can get. You already know ThinkGeek has a booth at around 8 conventions a year, but we also spend a lot of time at cons as attendees, and we’ve spent plenty of valuable minutes looking for someplace to sit so we can check the map or schedule or hook up a charger. Inevitably, we end up wandering away from the convention floor, and once we find someplace to sit we really DO need the map because we have no idea where we are.
This Con-Survival Edition of our ever-popular Bag of Holding is slightly smaller than our traditional Bag of Holding to make you more maneuverable in crowds. The front pocket is hinged and has a clear vinyl pouch for your tablet or iPad so you can check your map or schedule one-handed. Lost? A quick tug of one of the double-zippers on the front pocket will let you get your bearings quickly without hassle. The vinyl’s thin enough to allow for capacitive touch so you don’t even have to remove your touchscreen device from the bag. And a pass-through grommet between the main and front pockets allows you to run cables between the two compartments for more convenient charging. It also has all the sewn-in pockets you’ve come to expect from a Bag of Holding, but this version of the bag has one final con-specific feature. There are two side mesh pockets, which you traditionally see used for water bottles. One of these side pockets has a toggle pull at the bottom, as well, so you can open the bottom to hold a poster, your zombie-prevention spear, or a lightsaber. It may not keep your poster from being munged in the mass of people, but it will keep you out of that frustrating situation where you leave your poster in a booth because you had it in your grubby little hands and had to put it down. On which note, the carabiners are a great place to snap a little bottle of hand sanitizer so you can avoid the concrud. We like you healthy.