The Speck MightyPack is a slim and stylish backpack with the perfect amount of pockets and protection for your gear — and it includes small openings to run backup power so your gadgets are always charged. When you factor in the quick release straps and sunglasses holder it’s easily the best backpack for carrying around town or around campus.
After spending a month using the Speck MightyPack in a delightful blue, I’ve come to love that there are pockets of the right size for all my gear and I am impressed with what I can carry in the slim bag.
The Speck MightyShell is $79.99 and is available in black, blue or pink at Speck and at Best Buy.
This is the perfect size for an around town or around campus backpack, but Speck also sells the MightPack Plus which opens wide to be TSA compliant and offers more room.
The main compartment includes a padded laptop sleeve that can hold up to a 15-inch laptop. I alternated between carrying the 12-inch MacBook and a 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Just in front of this is a tablet holder that the iPad Air 2 fits into easily and at the bottom of this section are pockets for a laptop charger or similar gear. I was able to fit clothes for the gym in this section as well, but it would be a very tight fit to try to use this as my only bag on an overnight trip by plane.
On the iPhone 6s release date I traveled with the 13-inch MacBook Pro, 12-inch MacBook, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6 Plus and a camera adapter plus chargers cables and a shotgun microphone, headphones and a Sony RX 100 III in this bag without bulging. The only thing I couldn’t fit in was my tripod.
There are two sections on the front of the Speck MightyPack. The top is what the company calls a TechLocker.
It is lined with soft vegan fur and features a tough outer layer. I keep the Plantronics Sense Bluetooth headphones in here and stow my Sony Point and Shoot in a small webbed pocket.
Farther down on the front is a multi-use area with many pockets and a zippered pocket that is perfect for storing cables and spare in-ear headphones. I like the large amount of pockets here. If you store a battery in this front section you can run a cord into the main compartment to charge the iPad or tablet using a small opening.
Speck also includes a small pocket on the side of the bag where you can store a battery so that you can pull out the cord to charge your phone while you are walking around with the bag on your back.
On the left strap is a small spot to hook your sunglasses. Both straps also snap off so you can easily remove the backpack in a crowded area, like in the aisle of a plane.
The exterior of the Speck MightPack shows no wear after a month of use and it is great to see bright options that line up with the cases we like from Speck.
If you are looking for the perfect daypack for around town, around campus or to and from work, the Speck MightShell needs to be at the top of your list.
Speck CandyShell Clear iPhone 6s Case
The Speck CandyShell Clear is the first clear iPhone 6s case from Speck, and the first clear case from the company overall. This form-fitting, minimalist iPhone 6s case delivers a decent amount of protection with a military drop test 810G rating.
Speck assures us that the clear case will not yellow with use like many cheap clear case options. The clear finish is perfect for showing off your iPhone 6s color choice while protecting it.
Buttons move perfectly and are easy to find by touch and there is a raised front bezel to keep the iPhone 6s display off hard surfaces.
$34.95 at Speck