I came across this nifty invention while browsing the ScotteVest website (really cool gear on that site too btw) and thought, this Grid-It is some seriously some cool piece of shit! Unfortunately it was out of stock so in my urgency to get it ASAP ended up buying it from Flight 001 Australia. Took 3-4 days to arrive in the mail, and here I am with a quick review – this is for you HJ.
Note: I ordered the Medium Grey version (had enough of black for everything), measurements are 30.5cm x 20.5cm x 1cm (according to the Flight 001 product page).
How it looks like with all my work stuff on:
Here’s a full list:
- 2 Philips screwdrivers
- 1 Cisco console rollover cable
- 1 serial-to-USB adapter (allow laptop to use rollover cable)
- 1 pair of small pliers
- 1 Ethernet cable
- 1 Apple power adapter for work iPhone
- 1 flash drive (hidden near the Apple cable, see if you can notice it)
- 1 pen
- 1 paperclip
As you can see there’s plenty of straps left to stuff other bits and pieces, not to mention the big unused zip compartment on the reverse side. Figuring out how to best efficiently stick all your stuff into the Grid-It is oddly enough, kinda fun in itself.
Post Grid-It: I would say the medium Grid-It is good enough for a typical laptop bag. My bag is currently left with many empty pockets which feels a bit weird, but I guess that’s the whole point! Very convenient if you are looking to switch bags since you can empty most of your stuff by removing the Grid-It. Also prevents all that conventional digging around in the bag for that thing you know “must be inside.. SOMEWHERE“. Make life easier for yourself, use Grid-It.
Might post a more detailed review after a few weeks of use if anyone’s interested, but this is it for now.