What's in My Work Bag: The Superior Labor Edition

After a long search for the perfect work bag, I purchased the Engineer Shoulder Bag by The Superior Labor in early December last year (I bought mine from Nomado Store for your reference). Ever since then, I have been carrying it with me to work nonstop. Since I'm enjoying having it as a work bag so much, I thought it would be great to share what I carry inside and discuss how it has been holding up!

Without further ado, here's what I bring with me to work on a daily basis.

Tech Essentials


Analogue Essentials


Other Daily Essentials


Structure and Quality

One of the first things I noticed about the bag when I first held it in my hands was how sturdy it was. The brass parts look practically indestructible and will age well without a doubt.

The leather shoulder strap is wide and comfortable, and doesn't slip off even though I have narrower shoulders than most. The only caveat I'd like to point out is that it squeaks a little when the bag gets heavy, but I expect it to improve or go away entirely as the leather softens over time.

The back pocket of the bag is large enough to fit my iPhone 8 Plus horizontally. The inside pockets are great to keep smaller items that you don't want floating around, such as a cardholder, chapstick, keys, and such.

The canvas is durable and doesn't attract dust as much as I thought it would. However, I experienced an instance of denim transfer when I wore my relatively new black jeans and the bag brushed against my leg as I walked. The denim transfer came off easily when I used a wet wipe to clean the surface of both the leather and canvas. I don't see this situation as a huge problem since most of my jeans are either lighter washes or have been washed multiple times, but it is something to note if you want to keep the beige canvas clean.

Lastly, both the leather and canvas are softening considerably. The leather handles don't stay up straight as much anymore and I can see that the bag is starting to slouch a bit. If you enjoy that type of look in your bags, then great! But if you like your bags to stay structured through long-time use, then you might want to consider something else.


Overall, I have been thrilled with my purchase and expect it to last for many years to come. I hope this post was helpful for those of you who have been thinking about buying this bag! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them below.

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