You Should Buy STM BagsJanuary 25, 2008
Almost two years ago, I bought a 15-inch “Cargo” bag from the University Village Apple Store in Seattle. It was for my 13-inch MacBook, but I needed a bag right away and there wasn’t a good 13-inch bag available. So I lived with a slightly too-big bag, and it was quite satisfactory. I loved the look of the bag, the functionality of it, and the really smart details like an easily accessible iPod holder and an extra removable pouch for keeping cables.
The only complaint I had was that the thing really needed a handle like my old Tom Bihn Grand Central had. Picking it up, especially off of the car seat, was a real pain. I found the STM booth at Macworld 2007 and told them what I thought about the bag. When I mentioned the handle, they fetched the lady who designed it! She agreed and said they were planning on adding a handle to the next version of the bag.
At Macworld 2008, I went by their booth to say hello again. I talked to the same person as last time; she mentioned that they were working on a nice new bag for my MacBook Air, which sounded quite nice. She mentioned, “of course it’ll have a lifetime warranty just like all of our bags,” which made me run to get my own Cargo and show her the disintegrating fastening strap. Within two minutes I was transferring my stuff out of my old bag and into a brand-new 13-inch Cargo with a handle, totally free.
I already really liked STM, but now I’ll be even more evangelical about them.