A Laptop Bag For The Urban Adventurer – Cotopaxi Kpong 15L Satchel

The Kpong 15L Satchel by Cotopaxi is a rugged canvas shoulder bag perfect for the daily commute, travels abroad, or shooting vlogs on the go. Let’s explore my new go-to laptop carry bag. And no, it’s not a purse…

Stylish, burly, and holds A TON

Cotopaxi continues to expand upon their impressive line of backpacks and lifestyle bags, and the revamped Kpong 15L Satchel is no exception.

The Cotopaxi brand is known for a few different things, among the list being their iconic llama logo, their impact-driven philanthropic corporate culture, the popular Questival events, and of course, the eye-catching inspired and multi-colored pack and apparel styles. Some gear though, like a few travel duffles, laptop sleeves, and day packs, feature a more muted look—urban earth-tones if you will.

If simple and understated but stylish is your jam, that’s great. If you want outrageously bright colors that seem like they shouldn’t go together but surprisingly look awesome, that’s great too. It’s nice that you can find both within the Cotopaxi line, because personally, I enjoy the balance. Bright for outdoor pursuits, and a little lower key for everyday wear.

When it comes to packs, I do prefer the shoulder bag for everyday life and carrying my laptop, but when I’m traveling and working I generally opt for a backpack that can hold all my camera gear, laptop, cables, hard drives, snacks, etc. It’s a different story with the Kpong 15L Satchel.

This thing has really held it’s own with what I’m able to carry around. Here’s what was in the bag on this shoot:

  • 15-inch MacBook Pro
  • MacBook Pro charging cable
  • External hard drive
  • Assorted USB cables and adapters
  • MOVO Wireless Lavalier Microphone System
  • Sony a7Riii Camera
  • Sony 12-24 f/4 G Lens
  • Sony 24-105 f/4 G Lens
  • 2 spare camera batteries
  • Spare back of AA batteries
  • A few Clif Bars
  • Notepad and pens
  • Business cards
  • Earbuds
  • Peak Design Capture Clip (on shoulder sling)

The satchel has a laptop sleeve, a top zip spacious main compartment with internet separators and a water bottle holder, an outer zip compartment on the fold of the bag, then another sleeve and another slim zipped compartment underneath the flap pocket.

Curious what my brother and I were filming? Check out some of the Trainual promo videos on Facebook here.


“Sleek, timelessly styled, and equipped with an adjustable shoulder strap, the Kpong offers you the best of both worlds when it comes to hauling around work or school necessities. The rugged, yet dapper canvas material provides a polished look and safeguards your valuables, while the host of pockets keeps your peas and carrots separate and impressively well-regulated.”


  • Durable cotton/polyester canvas shelll
  • Zippered main compartment with file organizer and water bottle pocket
  • Padded laptop sleeve with external quick access–fits most 15in laptops
  • Front flap pocket and underside zip pocket
  • Padded back panel
  • 800 g (1 lb 12 oz)
  • 15L Capacity
  • 29.2 x 41.9 x 13.8 cm (11.5 x 16.5 x 5.5 in)

The Kpong 15L Satchel in that sweet red Brick color I have is brand new, and available on the Cotopaxi website alongside two other new colors—Raven and Shark—for $89.95.

Or get last season’s colors—Olive, Gray, and Black—for $59.95 on Amazon while supplies last.

For every sale of a Kpong 15L Satchel, Cotopaxi donates to help provide a new building for students at a school in Kpong, Ghana.

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

Founder & Host

Founder, Explore Inspired | CMO, Trainual | Co-Host of The Stokecast Podcast | Mountain Athlete | Award-Winning Adventure Filmmaker | Keynote Speaker

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