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The Arcus backpack is a clown car for tech equipmentThe struggle to fit all your daily gear in one bag is real. Arcus wants to help: It has three main compartments, including one that can hold a 15-inch laptop, and a crushproof one for your phone.
With a lot of us having mobile workstations these days, the struggle to find a bag that fits all your equipment is real. In comes Moshi's Arcus bag. This is the clown car of laptop bags. Rather, a very organized clown car with compartments for just about everything you'll need. At least as a journalist on the road or at CES. The largest and most protected is the camera compartment. It can be accessed from the side. It can fit your camera, lenses, plates, cables, and then some. Any other large item left over can fit on the top. In my case, my tennis shoes, and they're not exactly dainty, so that's already fitting a lot. On the top of that is a hard-shell compartment with my make-up, wallet, and glasses. And plenty of hidden compartments on the back for essentials like passports and travel documents. And then there's the back compartment which managed to fit my 15 inch MacBook Pro, cables, old-school notepad, and then some. And of course, a hydration station on the side that hugs your water bottle tightly so you won't have any roll-aways. Sure maybe I could fit all this in a regular backpack, but it would literally be bursting at the seams. My dirty shoes would be all over my lens, and I would have to dump everything out to get something from the bottom. This is not the lightest bag I've ever packed, but it's by no means the heaviest on my back, and the weight seems evenly distributed. Plus, it looks good. The Active comes in gray or black, and retails for about $235 with the camera insert, which can also be purchased separately for $30.