If there is one item that can make travel, commuting or any life lived on the go easier, it’s having a really great backpack. Whether you find yourself in busy airports, packed train stations, sprawling campuses or crowded city sidewalks, carrying a safe, comfortable backpack is a lifesaver. The problem? Safe and comfortable is usually synonymous for boring. Not anymore! We’d like you to meet Bobby: a fashionable backpack loaded with awesome features that will keep your valuable safe and sound.
As you know, at Zeitgeist Gifts we love modern and cool stuff that makes your life easier, more fun … or both! XD Design, creator of the Bobby, is a Dutch design brand with the motto of creating functional products with Affordable Uniqueness. That’s something we at Zeitgeist Gifts happily support.
The inspiration for the Bobby came to designer Thomas Droze while walking in Shanghai. He noticed people wearing their backpacks in the front - not for comfort, but out of concern for theft and safety. He knew there had to be a better way for the modern commuter, traveler or student to carry their valuables safely, and he believed he could design a unique backpack that would be functional and stylish. The Bobby was born - a backpack that functions as if were protected by its own personal police officer and cheekily named after the nickname for London’s police force.
Available in black and grey, the Bobby is for the savvy commuter, traveler, or student who wants a minimalistic, well-designed backpack that doesn’t skimp on looks or safety features. When you carry the Bobby, be prepared for people to stop and ask you where you found your amazing backpack!
The Bobby features a cool, streamlined design in fun, fashion-forward colors. It’s theft-proof features include cut-proof material, hidden zipper closures, and secret pockets. The hidden pockets allow you to keep your valuables safe from thieves yet easily accessible to you. Quick access pockets keep things like public transportation cards easily at hand for commuters in busy stations.
You might think all that safety comes at a cost to storage and practicality, but that’s not the case! The Bobby conveniently opens in 3 different ways, depending on your needs, while securely accommodating laptops, tablets, cameras and water bottles. Designed for comfort, the Bobby balances weight in an innovative way, providing relief from the usual backpack burden on your shoulders. It’s made of water-resistant material, which comes in handy on rainy days.
Frequent travelers will appreciate the elastic strap on the back, which easily attaches to suitcase handles for smooth traveling through busy airports. As anyone with long commutes knows, the struggle to keep devices charged is real. The Bobby’s unique integrated USB charger port allows you to connect to a powerbank inside the backpack and easily charge your device externally. Add our Lucina Wearable Light to your backpack to keep you visible during your early morning or evening commute.
Need all these wonderful features in a smaller size? Try the Bobby Compact. Available in navy and pastel blue, it can hold up to a 14” laptop or tablet. It also comes with an integrated rain cover that’s easily stored on the bottom of the backpack, as well as a matching mini Bobby that contains a shopping tote and can function as a small wallet.
The Bobby and the Bobby Compact are perfectly suited to so many everyday needs: travel, commuting to and from work or school, or as a stylish and practical alternative to a diaper bag. We really can’t think of a situation where you won’t find this backpack useful. And with graduations, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day right around the corner, you won’t find a better gift for the grad, mom or dad in your life!