Contest: Win a Skooba Design Tablet Courier v3 Bag!!


It’s been awhile since we’ve had a good old fashion EM Contest. Courtesy of our friends at Skooba Design, we’re kicking off 2014 giving away this pretty awesome iPad/Tablet Courier V.3 messenger bag!

I’m fully on the Twitter bandwagon – I know, I’m late to the party but I’m here now and I want followers darnit! So here’s the deal, winning this amazing bag, valued at $90 smackeroos, is painfully EASY. All you have to do to qualify is follow us on the twits at #EclipseMagazine  (or  For extra credit like our janky  facebook page at or give us a retweet. You can also leave a comment below.

This contest will run January 30th – Wed, February 5th.  During this time send your full name and mailing address with iPad Bag in the subject to co******@ec*************.com. I won’t hunt you down, so be sure to include your full contact info. One winner will be chosen at random.


Skooba Design has launched a new tablet bag that boasts plenty of bells and whistles, yet weighs less than most of the compact devices it carries. The iPad/Tablet Courier V.3 — perfectly timed for the release of the comparably lightweight iPad Air — is an urban-inspired “north/south” messenger bag, 2 inches slim and vertically-oriented for low-profile space efficiency.

The Courier’s main compartment has a fully padded tablet sleeve that’s suspended on the back wall so it doesn’t touch the bag bottom, adding a measure of drop protection. There’s additional space in the main section for a few files, magazines or snacks. A separate, zippered accessory compartment on the front of the bag has padded pockets for gadgets, and other spaces for cords, keys, business cards and other small items.

Both the main compartment and accessory section are covered by an oversized weather flap, which secures with a one-handed clip, hidden under the flap for streetwise security and a clean, uncluttered look. The top flap also features a covered top zipper that allows quick access to the tablet without having to open the main flap. On the front of the flap, a gasket-sealed, waterproof zipper opens a small compartment for phone, glasses or similar need-at-hand items.

The Courier has a wide, seatbelt webbing shoulder strap with matte black finished metal swivel clips and a grippy shoulder pad. The shoulder pad can be slid off the strap for cross-chest carrying.

The iPad/Tablet Courier is the latest addition to Skooba’s flagship V.3 collection, and like the other bags in that family, is made of tough but lightweight micro-ballistic nylon that’s water-repellant treated and massively reinforced at all stress points. The front flap is trimmed with a sleek Hypalon panel (the stuff Zodiac boats are made of), and the bag is lined in Skooba’s distinctive, Atlantic Blue lining for a touch of color as well as easy visibility inside the bag.
Other high-end hardware and trim – down to a machine-bolted logo plate — round out the detailed finishing touches. Yet with all its features, materials and durability, the bag weighs a scant 20 ounces

The new iPad/Tablet Courier V.3 will start shipping in early December, at a suggested retail price of $89.95. Pre-order information, full specs and other details can be found at