Astro launches new gaming backpack and Nintendo Switch OLED Crossbody Sling


Astro Gaming has designed a new version of the popular Scout Backpack, in collaboration with bag manufacturer Timbuk2.

Astro Gaming is a brand that is primarily known for its peripherals, a favorite of the esports crowd. The vast majority of its products are electronic accessories, Like high quality headphonesSpecialized consoles and customizable technology mod kits.

While that scout bag It (designed to hold laptops and game consoles securely) has long been one of the company’s best-selling items, and lifestyle clothing isn’t its specialty. However, the brand aims to move into this soft goods market and start off by redesigning the popular backpack.


To do this, it partnered with Timbuk2 to leverage the manufacturer’s expertise in a “carrying solution.” Over the course of 18 months, two San Francisco retailers have created a brand-new bag from the ground up, one perfect for those who tend to carry a lot of gear, such as e-athletes and gamers focused on travel. .

Astro Gaming has been invited! NEWSWEEK To a presentation to show the result of cooperation with Timbuk2. Here’s what they revealed.

Backpack BP35

BP35 Backpack and CSO3 Crossbody Sling Bag.
Astro Gaming

Listed as ‘BP35’, the new backpack is clearly designed to hold and protect gaming gear.

It has a volume of 35 liters, with special compartments dedicated to things like tablets, consoles and headphones. For example, the inner sleeve is capable of holding two 16-inch laptops.


It is made of completely waterproof fabrics, which will protect your devices from splashes and light rain. According to Astro, you’ll even be able to put the backpack in a puddle of water without damaging any of its contents.

Meanwhile, it’s built with non-abrasive materials, which means you can confidently store your Nintendo Switch or Steam Deck (When it is finally released) there without worrying about scratching the screens.

The specifications of the BP35 are as follows:

Front panel specifications:

  • Color: jet black
  • Material: 600 denier polyester with water repellent coating
  • Water Resistant Zippers

Back panel specifications:

  • Material: EVA mesh and jersey foam package
  • Utility sateen belt

top pocket:

  • Made of non-abrasive material to prevent scratching the screen

Front pocket:

  • Material: Ripstop 210 denier nylon with water repellent coating
  • pleated magnetic flap

Side pockets:

  • Dual water bottle pockets on both sides of the bag

tapes:

  • Fully adjustable air mesh shoulder straps
  • Adjustable sternum strap

sleeves:

  • The back cover and inner case are able to hold two 16″ laptops

Interior Specifications:

  • Vista loop to secure headphones
  • Expandable padded pocket
  • Additional pockets and sleeves
  • Large clamshell opening.

The factory recommended price for the BP35 is $199.99. It is available on all Astro Gaming And Timbuk2 sites.


Backpack BP35
The interior of the BP35 backpack has a “Vesta Loop” for mounting headphones.
Astro Gaming

CSO3 Crossbody Sling

In addition to the backpack, Astro and Timbuk2 are also releasing new crossover slings that are specifically designed to carry the Nintendo Switch.

Talking to NEWSWEEK, Astro representatives confirmed that the eldest OLED version of the handheld console It will also be able to contain it.

The winch, known as CS03, has a volume of 3 liters with enough slots to hold 14 SD cards. The front pocket is secured with a magnetic fold, but Astro confirmed it NEWSWEEK This is too weak to cause any damage to your electronics.

The specifications of the CS03 cross crane are as follows:


Front panel specifications:

  • Color: jet black
  • Material: 600 denier polyester with water repellent coating
  • Water Resistant Zippers

Back panel specifications:

  • Material: EVA mesh and jersey foam package
  • Utility sateen belt

External pockets:

  • Front flap pocket with magnet
  • Back zip pocket with tricot brush lining

Other external specifications:

  • vista episode
  • Adjustable strap with side release buckle
  • d ring
  • Quick access magnetic fold securely on the front pocket
  • Key holder in front zip pocket
  • daisy chain

Interior Specifications:

  • 14 cartridge slots to hold SD cards
  • Dedicated padded pocket with brushed tricot lining
  • Two expandable mesh pockets
  • Back zip pocket with tricot brush lining

The factory recommended price for CSO3 is $79.99. It is available on all Astro Gaming And Timbuk2 sites.

CSO3 Crossbody Sling
The image shows a Nintendo Switch held in the CSO3 Crossbody Sling.
Astro Gaming

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