STM (www.stmbags.com) is showcasing its The Drifter “levitating backpack” at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. It conceals two floating sleeves crafted for holding a laptop and tablet safely.
If the Drifter is dropped, the floating electronics pockets will remain safely suspended inches above the ground, says Adam Ziegelman, vice president of STM. It’s constructed with water resistant fabric for the main body and reinforced bottom fabric.
The top loading design of the Drifter makes the bag easy to navigate through without dumping out all of the contents, says Ziegelman. The Drifter is 18 liters in volume and features an array of pockets, including a compression pocket on the side for quick water bottle storage and a zipped pocket on the opposite side.
At the bottom of the bag a pocket holds a form-fitted rainfly intended to go over the bag for additional water protection. The Drifter boasts three external zippered pockets containing panels for organization, and one fleece-lined pocket at the top of the bag for delicate items to help prevent scratching. The bag contains three more pockets in the main compartment: a meshed zipper pocket at the top, a document pocket, and a cavernous inner pocket to hold jackets, shoes, or any other large items.
The Drifter is designed for all types of situations. The bag has a pass-through attached to the back that allows users to securely connect the backpack to a luggage handle. The Drifter is designed to be worn for extended periods of time with a 3-D foam mesh back panel for increased air-flow.
The Drifter is available in graphite, navy, or green camo and retails for $149.