Slappa M.A.S.K. Custom Build 17" Laptop Backpack Review

The Slappa M.A.S.K. backpack is the only backpack of it's kind, offering nearly full customization from the outside in.  A backpack has never been so truly yours before now!


About Slappa

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SLAPPA was formed in 2002 and launched into the market in June 2003.

The concept around SLAPPA was based on the lack of top quality storage cases for CD's. Company president, Dominick Martinetti, created and patented the revolutionary d2 pocket system. The d2 pocket system is the first solution in home and portable CD storage that enables users to store discs and disc covers (liner notes) in dedicated layered pockets, and discard plastic jewel cases. SLAPPA HardBody PRO cases were designed around the d2 pages, with the intent of offering the ultimate protection for digital media.

When SLAPPA launched the HardBody PRO line in June 2003, it was met with great enthusiasm. SLAPPA was immediately adopted into niche audiophile circles and the DJ and Pro-Audio world. The company was winning praise from its first customers and audiophile publications, and it was at this time the company recognized it had a unique formula for success.

Since the launch of the brand, SLAPPA products-- from the HardBody CD cases to the new line of RoadWarrior laptop bags and cases-- have been recognized by more than 100 audio and gadget publications as a top quality range of products that offer innovative solutions to the otherwise mundane world of bags and cases.

In June 2008SLAPPA celebrated its 5-Year Anniversary. 60 months since the company launched the award winning HardBody CD line, the SLAPPA brand and the SLAPPA team still carry forth a primary focus of producing outstanding products with unique features and also providing a perfect customer experience for every individual who buys a SLAPPA product.



It took us 2 years to develop the M.A.S.K. and we've thrown everything we could at this to make it the ultimate backpack for "laptop + gear". M.A.S.K. is highly customizable, allowing you to choose (and change at any time) the outer face and to choose (and change at any time) the inner artwork of the backpack. In addition to choosing the design of the bag, it features a "quick-scan" laptop and peripheral section that allows you to keep your laptop inside the bag when you go through airport security. As if all this were not enough, we’ve teamed up with artists from around the globe to bring you a series of limited edition “custom-artist" insert designs, that provide highly artistic design choices.

M.A.S.K. is engineered from pro-grade 1680D Ballistix nylon, and features .5" super-cush padding in every wall of the backpack. The "quick-scan" gear section features a dedicated super-cush padded laptop compartment (that can store laptops up to 17”), a large zipper pocket for power bricks and cords, 3 pockets for handheld gadgets and a headphone strap. The large middle section is ideal for game consoles OR a small DJ mixer OR a full SLR camera lens set or our 240 d2i CD case. Each face has different pocket configurations and straps for MANY different needs. Overall, we believe this is the most flexible, customizable backpack in the world!

Here’s how it works:

1) Pick the inner lining of the backpack- There are 3 different inner lining colors to choose from, Red, Blue and Black. All of which are rip-stop nylon

2) Choose a “custom-artist” insert. With 12 different inner panels to choose from you can make the inside your own private expression of individuality. Our M.A.S.K. technology enables you to add/change the artwork any time you like

3) Choose a face for your backpack. You can choose between a number of faces that best fit your style and functional needs. Again, with our M.A.S.K. technology, you can choose to have more then one face for your bag, and change the face to change your moods/needs.

Product Specifications:
Outer Bag Dimensions 13"(w) x 18"(h) x 11"(d)
Laptop Compartment Dimensions 12.5"(w) x 16.5"(h) x 2.5"(d)
Main Compartment Dimensions 12"(w) x 15.5"(h) x 5"(d)
Weight (empty) 3.35 lbs


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