Although the company was founded in 2016, Code Of Bell quickly gained a reputation as one of the most innovative brands in storage solutions, with the Los Angeles outfit producing an impressive range of “Carrywear” as rugged and utilitarian as it is. beautifully designed. And while CoB’s bags so far have all consisted of different versions of the shoulder bag, the company is now branching out with the release of its first-ever line of messenger bags.
Named APEX LINER PRO and APEX LINER MAX, these shoulder bags were designed from the ground up to meet the needs of your average worker in a post-COVID world. As such, both messenger bags are designed to serve as both office and everyday briefcases while allowing their wearers to work from virtually anywhere with a laptop compartment that opens at the 110°, which allows it to serve as a personal workstation. The design also includes organizers for mobile power banks, charging cables, and other tech accessories built into its sidewalls. Offering up to 8 and 12 liters of storage space respectively, the APEX LINER MAX and APEX LINER PRO weigh only 1.9 lbs and 2.4 lbs.
In typical CoB fashion, the Southern California-based company crafted the bags entirely from ultra-rugged, fully waterproof X-Pac sailcloth before fitting both items with water-resistant YKK zippers. , a contrasting orange lining and a suite of FIDLOCK buckles. Able to be carried like a briefcase, carried cross-body or over the shoulder, the MAX and PRO spec APEX LINER bags also feature a luggage handle pass-thru, padded back panel, magnetic coupling quick release key hook, a multitude of internal organizers and a quick-access zipped back pocket. Additionally, the bags feature a trio of main compartments, including a padded laptop sleeve (capable of accommodating MacBook Pro models up to 16″ on the PRO model and 14″ on the MAX version). CoB also produces a BACKPACK HARNESS KIT (sold separately) which allows both bags to be carried as backpacks.
The Code Of Bell APEX LINER PRO and APEX LINER MAX shoulder bags are available for pre-order now, with discounted early bird prices set at $169 and $199 (before MSRPs jump to $189 and $219 , respectively). Deliveries of both bags are expected to begin in February 2023.