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Introducing the HAWQ High-Flyer Backpack

This past week we’ve been testing out the slick laptop backback from new brand HAWQ. Their brand ethos is ‘Functionality without compromise on style. Delivered to men with class.’ It’s true that many men are opting for a permanent timeless style with comfort and functionality being essential traits. This bag ticks all those boxes with a versatile design that will compliment both smart and casual attire – from airport to coffee shop, to boardroom, to bar - and is full of useful features and compartments to carry all your gadgets.

It’s rare you will find a rucksack that satisfies all your needs when it comes to packing away laptops, tablets, and notebooks. But this one certainly raises to the challenge with its bespoke storage system, as Founder Dr Vishal Kumar explains; “This is something that I realised myself while doing long shifts as a doctor on busy wards. I struggled to find a backpack that had all the right features but looked great. That sinking feeling you get every time you wear your backpack, and it feels like you’re going to school, not your job in the city! I knew that were many young men like me out there who wanted to go out and have their laptop in a suave looking sleeve, know that their bag is rainproof and comes with an expandable feature in case of last minute trips. After a long period of researching, testing, and executing, The High-Flyer, our first product was introduced.”

Although busy launching this new brand, Vishal has continued to work as a doctor during our current time of crisis. It’s a tough job with long tiring hours but he assures us in this line of work there’s a feeling of reward like none other. With HAWQ he is hoping to deliver value in a different way. “I am working hard to deliver quality to professional, hard working men out there like myself and give back in a different way to what I do most days. This has very much been a grind in the sense I have learnt most things on my own. From how to find the right product to how to set up a website and everything in between.”

Some backpacks can make you feel like a kid going to school, whilst a briefcase can look a little dated. You need a solution that is reliable, functional and convenient. You want to reach for your notepad, your tablet, or your glasses without breaking eye contact with an important client you're pitching. Priced at £199, The High-Flyer comes with one-year warranty, premium polyester, and leather with a weather-proof finish, padded back panel and straps with breathable mesh inserts for comfort. RFID-blocking passport and cards pocket, fold away straps, and an expandable compartment giving 45% extra space from 13.3 litres. 


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