ASTRO Gaming and Timbuk2 have teamed up to create a set of gaming bags, and I think I need one right now.
The BP35 Gaming Backpack and the CS03 Crossbody Sling are designed to protect critical gaming components and equipment with heavy-duty fabrics, padded pockets, and – with the BP35 – an element of water resistance.
Overengineered, bespoke gaming accessories are nothing new in 2021, and Timbuk2 and ASTRO are two of the biggest names in durable, sleek bags and gaming accessories (respectively). It’s also nice to see a headline about a gaming bag that doesn’t have a designer logo on it that I (hopefully) won’t have to use bots to actually purchase.
The BP35 backpack features two sleeves that can accommodate a pair of 16″ laptops, as well as tons of pockets and compartments to hold a variety of accessories and pretty much anything you’d need to game (or write about games!) on the go. Of course, there’s also dedicated pockets specifically designed to hold ASTRO accessories, including an ASTRO headset, MixAmp Pro, and two additional gear pockets for cords and a controller.
The CS03 Crossbody Sling is essentially designed for Nintendo Switch, and features 14 game cartridge slots, as well as a padded pocket with brushed tricot liner to protect your Switch or other mobile gaming devices and smartphones.
Both bags are incredibly sharp, and feature the sleek design you’ve come to expect from both companies. Now that we’re getting back out there in the world, why not treat yourself to a new gaming bag for your next trip? Shit, I may book a flight right now just to make use of one of these bad boys.
The Timbuk2 x ASTRO Gaming BP35 Backpack will run you $199.99, and the CS03 Crossbody Sling clocks in at $79.99. Both are available right now at www.astrogaming.com and www.timbuk2.com.