Speck Notebook Carrying Sleeve

While the tech world waits for third party iPhone4 case vendors to catch up with Apple’s latest must-have product, I thought in the meantime I’d review a lovely and functional laptop sleeve. Speck ProductsTuckPack is available in 13″ and 15″ sizes to fit most laptops.

Speck TuckPack exterior

What first drew me in was the soft, fuzzy microfleece interior. The lining is really plush and hugs the laptop. The bag is lightweight and available in both a checkerboard (Restart Greyscale Pixel) and pinstripe (Speakeasy Grey Pinstripe) pattern design. The TuckPack is a great way to pack just your laptop when a larger bag isn’t needed.

Speck TuckPack padding/stitching Speck TuckPack open bag

While the TuckPack will close with a laptop fitted into a case, I found that the case slid easier into the sleeve without. As well, closing the bag was a tad easier.

There’s an extra interior velcro pocket, perfect for holding a pad of letter sized paper or similarly sized items.

Speck TuckPack interior pocket

The TuckPack includes an adjustable, padded strap with Duraflex high-peformance buckles that click into two sturdy clasps, located on the back of the bag. The clasps are smartly tucked away so that you can easily remove the strap and carry the case under your arm.

Speck TuckPack clip detail

I’ve been carrying the TuckPack both over my shoulder and across my body (messenger style). Both are comfortable ways of carrying it. The 15″ model comes with a handle that hides inside a zipper at the rear of the bag. I hope to see the 13″ version include this feature in the future.

Speck has generously given me an extra (15″) TuckPack sleeve (with the aforementioned handle in a zippered compartment) in a pinstripe pattern to give away, so you can experience the TuckPack for yourself. I’ll do a random draw on Friday August 13th (!) at 5 pm, from the comments I receive on this post. Comments can range from your favourite tech toy to the most useful iPhone app so far this year. I’m not picky! Just be sure to include a contact email when you fill out the comment form.

You may also share this post on Facebook for an entry into the giveaway. Send me a comment to confirm you’ve posted.

Winner must be located in Vancouver, BC for delivery.

Speck 15" TuckPack giveaway

Good luck and thanks for reading!

I was sent two TuckPacks: one for the purpose of writing this review and the other to give away to one of my readers.

Update: I’ve just drawn a winner: @Kimli ! Congrats and thanks for all of your comments and entries. Hope to run another contest again soon. Stay tuned!


  • Comment by Kimli — August 10, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    I love Speck products, and I love pin stripes! Pick me! 😀

  • Comment by Scott — August 10, 2010 @ 11:14 am

    Sign me up, babe. That looks like a good minimalist bag, with space enough for charger and iPhone cable.

  • Comment by Jeff kew — August 10, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    I like computer bags.

  • Comment by Jeff kew — August 10, 2010 @ 10:34 pm

    I like bags too

  • Comment by arianec — August 11, 2010 @ 9:12 am

    Don’t forget to send me confirmation if you’re sharing this post on facebook. Thanks!

  • Comment by Michelle — August 11, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

    That is such a sharp case! And my macbook pro is my favourite tech gadget. I use it for everything: design, research, watching TV and movies. I’d be lost without it!

  • Comment by Mary — August 12, 2010 @ 8:39 am

    How fun and stylish!

  • Comment by photodreamz — August 12, 2010 @ 11:09 am

    Count me in. Martine might like that bag.

  • Comment by Karen G — August 12, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    Quelle snazzy bag! WOuld love something clever like this to lug my computer around.

  • Comment by Karen G — August 12, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    Posted on FB.

  • Comment by Lani — August 12, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    Oh, oh.. I like! And I need a cool laptop back, that can work when biking.

  • Comment by Julia D — August 12, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    Ooh! This looks lovely and my new MacBook Pro would definitely co-ordinate well with the pinstripes and my suit!! :o)

  • Comment by I Am Post Soviet — August 12, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

    Give me the laptop because I’m Asian and my people never pay full retail.

    I love you.

  • Comment by Jon Jennings — August 13, 2010 @ 1:38 am

    My favorite tech toy at the moment is probably my N900. It’s such a capable thing that I keep forgetting it’s actually a phone.

    The other day I was listening to music on it, and reading a book on it, and copying photos from it to my file server – all at the same time.

  • Comment by Frances Cabahug — August 13, 2010 @ 11:25 am

    Ooooh, my favourite tech toy would probably be my laptop, whom I named Deckard, after Harrison Ford’s character Bladerunner. Occasionally I’m suspicious my laptop is actually a cyborg.

    Yes, I watch too much science fiction.

  • Comment by arianec — August 13, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    Thanks for all your entries, Facebook shares, and tweets. I’ll be drawing the winner shortly. Stay tuned…

  • Comment by GusF — August 13, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    Me too!

  • Comment by Leona — August 13, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    ooh it’s soooo nice! nice laptop bag!

  • Comment by Catherine Winters — August 13, 2010 @ 4:03 pm

    My favourite tech toy? Probably Synergy. By splitting up my tasks between my aging laptop and even older PC, I can take advantage of all four CPU cores, a total of 3 GB of RAM, and use the same keyboard and mouse to control both, as if they were a single computer.

    Also, Dropbox is neat, am I right?

  • Comment by Katherine — August 13, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    I am just in the market for a snazzy new laptop. This would be the perfect compliment to it! Have not decided which to go with yet though … but will take advantage of the Back To School sales 😉 Have also tweeted about your giveaway for you

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