Hands on with Villager Supplies’ 3UP Nintendo Switch Bag
It’s not often we cover Kickstarter items here on Vooks, but for this one, it’s actually a really super nice product and it’s being launched by some fellow Aussies so had to take a look!
The Villager Supplies 3UP is a bag for the Nintendo Switch, now there are many bags for the Nintendo Switch, some of them are made specifically for it, and some of them are not. This one, however, has had a little more thought put into it, and not only fits a Nintendo Switch (and accessories as well) but looks stylish doing so.
So what makes the 3UP different from any number of other bags out there? It’s the thought that’s been put into it specifically around the Switch itself. There are three main compartments to the bag, the main one fits in a Switch console with the Joy-Con attached to the side. The main compartment has a really heavy duty zip on it as well, your Switch isn’t going anywhere.
There’s also flap in there as well not only protect the screen but also store up to 10 game cartridges, I only have the one really so you’ll just have to imagine it filled. The cartridges fit in snugly too so they’re not going to go missing. On the back or rear of the bag, there’s a zipper compartment for a phone, even large phone like an iPhone Plus would fit in here. The zipped pocket also lays flat as this would be against your body when you hold or wear it.
The real interesting part, however, is the front three pouches, and where the 3UP gets its name. Behind a heavy duty zip on the front is three separate pouches in the front compartments. These can fit an extra set of Joy-Con, a battery for your phone or Switch and some cables. The great part is that between the main compartment and the front one is a cable port hole. This means you can charge your Switch on the go without having a cable hanging out.
So from the pictures, you can see the bag has a strap, and its got a pretty stylish and secure construction – but it also serves different purposes. You can quickly loosen the silver “button” and change the way the bag hangs on you. It can go either portrait or in a landscape orientation against your body. If you’re really able to pull it off, take off the strap and wear it like a clutch.
Probably not something I’d do myself, but if you can pull it off – all the power to you. While the green isn’t probably the colour I would pick (it also comes in a grey), the material its made out of feels strong and is well padded. You won’t need another case or protector on the Switch inside, it’s soft in there.
The 3UP bag Kickstarter is up now and while the bag isn’t the cheapest out there, the sample we received is really well made. What sets it apart from a lot of other Switch bags is that it doesn’t specifically look like it was made for a gaming console. It looks more stylish and professional, and sometimes it can be good to have a bag not brandishing a Switch logo.
Villager Supplies’ 3UP Nintendo Switch Bag has just under a week to go on Kickstarter check it out now.