Reviews Summary

70% of the Booq Boa reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (60%)
Good (10%)
Average (11%)
Poor (12%)
Bad (6%)

Here's what the reviewers think about the Booq Boa:

Reviewers like these things about the Booq Boa

  • Many users find the side pockets very useful for quick access items.
  • A lot of users find it lightweight yet very roomy.
  • Many owners agree that it's comfortable to wear, has plenty of interior pockets, well padded laptop compartment, well made and looks great.
  • Some users are pleased to find the main compartment is large enough to hold a couple of notebooks, a textbook, a binder, an iPad, and a few other small items in some of its pockets.
  • Others chose it for its generously padded laptop compartment.
  • Some reviewers thought it looks cool and professional at the same time.
  • A number of owners thought the bag is very sleek with high quality materials throughout.
  • many users thought it has solid, quality construction and good organization.
  • Some reviewers like how the main pocket zips all the way down each side for easy access.
  • A number of owners find it great for students who need room for a couple binders, in addition to lots of smaller pockets for electronics, cables, books, and more.
  • A lot of users describe it as extremely comfortable to wear and extraordinarily protective of their valuable electronic gear.
  • Others find the detachable key fob a nice plus.
  • Some users find the mesh foam at the back of the pack very comfortable.
  • The mesh-like, flexible fabric pockets on the straps, which easily hold a cell phone is one of the favorite features of this bag.
  • A lot of users thought the comfort level, design, functionality, quality, look, and weight of the Booq Boa makes this the best backpack.
  • many users thought the multiple pockets are functional and not overly designed.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • Some users said the price is too expensive for the provided features.
  • Others thought the bag is too large for their petite frame.


Crowdsourced specs across all Booq Boa models and sizes:

Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Popular Models

Booq Boa Flow

43% choose the Booq Boa Flow

43 %

Booq Boa Nerve

29% choose the Booq Boa Nerve

29 %

Booq Boa Shift

29% choose the Booq Boa Shift

29 %

Weight iconWeight3 oz (1.4 kg)
Length iconLength14 in (36 cm)
Width18 in (46 cm)
Height8 in (20 cm)

Booq Boa flow vs Boa nerve

The two most popular Booq Boa models are the Boa flow and the Boa nerve, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

In total, 72% of the people interested in the Booq Boa bags choose one of these two models. The most popular choice is the Boa flow which is choosen by 43% (1.5 times as many as the 29% that choose the Boa nerve).

Boa flowBoa nerve
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Features and Colors


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The Booq Boa ranks #2 compared with the other Booq bags.

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Selected Reviews

The Gadgeteer

There is no doubt, the booq Boa Flow Graphite is a premium backpack designed to securely carry your tech-gear around safe, sound and organized.

Posted 12 November 2014 by Dave Rees - Read full review

The Gadgeteer

The quality and comfort of this bag are a valid trade-off for me. The handle on the top makes it easy to grab and run out the door, and it is comfortable enough to sling over my shoulder for long periods at a time.

Posted 23 February 2014 by Steve Holt - Read full review

The Gadgeteer

I’m not much for using my iPad without a case, but this sleeve seemed to do the job well. I could fit it into any satchel I wanted to use when it was inserted, and the knit kept my precious iBaby safe no matter where I tossed the bag or what rough areas I rode over.

Posted 7 October 2010 by Smythe Richbourg - Read full review

The Gadgeteer

This backpack is well made with high quality materials. It has a good amount of space to carry your laptop and gear around. booq has put a great deal of thought into the Boa Flow’s interior layout with protecting your laptop as this backpack’s primary concern plus a specially engineered compartment for your DSLR camera.

Posted 27 May 2010 by Dave Rees - Read full review

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Last updated on February 10, 2019