Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"Necessity is the mother of invention" is literally how I founded O Yikes! As a first-time parent, I discovered short falls within the market. The needs of active urban parents had not been addressed, specifically with bags. The two areas that needed the most attention were both form and function. Being from the San Francisco Bay Area, I needed a bag that fit my active urban lifestyle. It needed to be durable, versatile, organized, and most of all stylish.
After two years of searching, I decided to design and create the O Yikes! Slingback with the form and function necessary for an active urban parent. He's the dad that takes the toddler out for a bike ride between conference calls. She's the mom with the full schedule of balancing board meetings and soccer games.
With the launch of our initial products, we have gained a large following of non-parents who are also looking for products to meet the demands of their active lifestyles. With their interest, we’ve developed products to meet their needs from work to play. In 2007, we launched the O Yikes! laptop totes and active high performance sport wear. These and our future products are designed to be versatile and unique to the lifestyle of active people everywhere while simply staying true to our mission of creating products for "active people" on the go with the focus on ease, functionality, and versatility, without losing site of the undeniable need for style.
O Yikes generously sent me their Slingback X Bag to review.
The versatile Slingback X is the perfect multi-use bag. It is ideal for those who need multiple bags to fit each occasion. The Slingback X is literally two bags in one, a backpack and a shoulder bag.
The Slingback X is the ideal convertible laptop backpack bag. It can be worn as a single strap laptop backpack bag or as a nylon shoulder bag with the detachable seat belt type strap. This nylon shoulder bag backpack is designed to fit up to 15.4” notebook.
As a single strap laptop backpack bag, the wide padded strap rest on your shoulder and across your chest so the laptop backpack bag can sit comfortably on your back. The laptop backpack bag allows you to be hands free to ride bikes, take the subway, or just walk across town. The laptop backpack bag has a padded compartment to protect your 15.4” notebook.
The laptop backpack bag can easily convert into a nylon shoulder bag with two quick steps. To transform the laptop backpack bag into the nylon shoulder bag, you first, conveniently tuck in the backpack’s wide single strap into the back pocket, then attach the nylon seat belt type strap to the two brushed aluminum rings on the sides of the laptop backpack bag.The nylon shoulder bag can be worn over your shoulder or across your chest, whichever is convenient.
I totally LOVE this bag. I live in Philadelphia and need to take the train and or subway system a lot and it’s so much easier to have a bag like this rather than your typical lap top bags. And you don’t have to worry about your lap top rattling around in your bag because there is a padded section on the side closest to your back. This bag is truly perfect for those who lead active lifestyles and need a good bag for on the go. I love mine and use it constantly!
Lisa from O Yikes has provided a COUPON CODE for you to use on ANY bag of your choice. The coupon code is Blog10 and is good for 10% off.
But wait! If you purchase the 24.7 Slingback or the 24.7 Messenger you can get 50% off! Simply use the coupon code 247Blog50. How AWESOME is that! Hurry up and use the coupons soon because they're only available until June 5th!
Disclosure: I received a Slingback X to review for free. No monetary compensation has been offered or accepted. The opinions above are my own.