Thursday, 9 January 2020

O'Connors Irish Bodhran Drum Tipper Beater Stick

Tontojacks are now stocking the O'Connors Irish Bodhran tipper in a brush style, made from Pine for a softer tone.  Finished in traditional colours of Green and Gold with a rubber grip ring.

The Bodhran Tipper / Beater is 26cms in length with a width of 18mm
Irish tippper / beater stick for the Bodhran drum at Tontojacks plymouth

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tontojacks Warm Winter Beanie PomPom Hats

Tontojacks Bags and Hats Shop has just received some Corkscrew Bobble Pom Pom Beanie Hats finished in Lavender Fizz and winter berries design.  These Warm Winter Beanie Hats are Unisex hats ideal for ladies, women or men.

Heavyweight multi yarn knit
Luxurious Shearling Lining
Cold Winter Weather Warm Pompom Beanie / Beany Hats at Tontojacks Bag and Hat Shop Plymouth

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Best School Bag Backpacks - Top 5 Picks at Tontojacks

There are a number of criteria to consider when looking to replace or purchase a new school backpack.  Tontojacks has years of experience in selling backpacks ranging from school bag backpacks, military backpacks, ski packs, and large gap year / travel backpacks.  Having used these products for my own children, skiing in the arctic or travelling around the deserts of Oman we would like to share our best buying tips with you.

1.  Price.
2.  Quality
3.  Size
4.  Function
5   Materials
6   Tontojacks top 5 picks

Price:  Generally speaking price does reflect quality so it is always best to purchase the best backpack you can afford.  Be careful not to overspend just to obtain the latest fashion lable.  Paying a little extra can get you additional features with the backpack such as a lifetime or limited lifetime warranty.  This can cover zips and manufacturing defects for a number of years.  Dakine is one example of a sensibly priced brand of backpacks which offer a good warranty and quality to match.  A good backpack for school college or student can range from £20 to £50 or £60 pounds, anything more than this may be just impulse buying that is not strictly necessary.

Quality:  This links in with the previous subject price.  A totally unbranded product may be of good quality or it may not.  If no one is willing to put their name on the backpack then perhaps this reflects the quality as they nay not feel the need make the construction of the pack durable as their is no name or reputation to protect.

Size:  For the purposes of a school backpack then the average size is approximately 20-30 litres.  Anything less is too small and anything bigger becomes a bit of a lump for your child to carry around.

Function:  You should consider what is the backpack going to carry, a few books, a laptop perhaps, some stationery?  All of these functions should be in the description of the backpack.  One with a laptop sleeve should have a padded compartment that is also slightly raised of the base of the pack for protection if set down heavily.  In Function you may also want to consider whether waterproofing is important to you which is covered in materials.

Materials:  Backpacks and school bags come in a range of materials from recycled plastic bottles which feel just like polyester.  Then there is of couse polyester which is very hard wearing and can have a showerproof coating.  Canvas backpacks are stylish, durable very tactile however they can quickly soak up water and dirt if not treated with a waterproof agent.  Tarp material is a fully waterproof backpack construction usually canvas of polyester coated with a rubber feel type material such as polyurethane or polyethylene.

1.  Dakine Central Backpack Rucksack 26L Black.

The Dakine central is a sensibly priced backpack ideal for school, college, student or other everyday use such as the office or work. It has a 26 litre capacity with dimensions of  45 x 30 x 19cms.  Constructed from Durable 600D Polyester, with a Fleece lined sunglasses pocket, front Zippered pocket and a padded back panel and straps.  Finished in a Black.  Dakine offers a limited lifetime warranty so you have good protection should zips or materials fail.  However Dakine pride themselves on a well constructed durable product.

2. Dakine Campus Ventana Laptop Backpack Rucksack 33L.

The Dakine campus backpack is a slightly larger pack on the outer limits for practicality as a school bag.  At 33 litres there is plenty of room for a laptop, books and stationery.
The tried-and-true Campus 33L gets a passing grade as the ultimate back-to-school backpack. This roomy 33-liter backpack features four distinct compartments including a large top compartment with a padded laptop sleeve and room for books and binders, a top fleece lined sunglass pocket, a slim organizer pocket, and a handy insulated cooler pocket for lunch and snacks. The Campus is available in every one of our unique prints and colors to match your unique style.

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Fits most 15" laptops
  • Insulated cooler pocket
  • Organizer pocket
  • Fleece lined sunglass pocket
  • Mesh side pockets
  • Adjustable sternum strap

3. Athletic Backpack Rucksack Sports School College Bag Laptop Computer Compatible

The Athletic Pro backpack is a classic example of a good quality unbranded backpack at a very good price.  Highly visibible for those dark morning and afternoons on the walk home from school.

  • 600D/420D Polyester Combination
  • Laptop compatible up to 15.6"
  • Padded laptop compartment
  • Media pocket & headphone port 
  • Wet pocket
  • Dual compartment design | Organiser section
  • Elasticated bottle loop
  • Authentic metal ventilation eyelets
  • Compression straps | Padded back panel
  • Padded adjustable shoulder straps
  • Grab handle
  • Dimensions: 31 x 44 x 16 cm
  • Capacity: 18 litres

4. Dakine 365 Ladies Women's Girls Backpack Rucksack 15" Laptop Computer Bag 21L.

One for the girls this backpack is not only perfect as a school college or student backpack but also for office or the workplace with a lovely daisy floral design.

Dakine 365 backpack 21L combines a classically simple form backpack with cool trendy colors and patterns. In the 21-liter main compartment, a 15-inch notebook is next to the leisure, school and universities Achen thanks built-in laptop bag Place. The large front pocket underlines in shape to classic retro look of Dakine 365 backpack and stowed little things like wallet and mobile phone very fast and convenient. The soft padded back panel and adjustable shoulder straps provide a comfortable fit and optimum support. For better shaping of the Dakine 365 backpack and is padded on the bottom part. The visual detail is decorated with a simple Dakine logo marks the front of the Leisure backpack and completes the casual retro look on.
Product details
Volume: 21 liters
Dimensions: 46 x 30 x 20 cm
Product Features
laptop compartment for laptops up to 15 inches
Breakdown Translated front compartment
Padded base
100% Polyester

5.  Vintage Canvas Backpack Rucksack School Student College Pack Bag Daypack Brown.  

This backpack would most likely suit the older school goer or for later college attendance with it's mature retro classic styling in a brown vintage canvas.

Quality you can feel!
Distressed Canvas
Antique Style Brass Fittings
Adjustable Padded Shoulder Straps
Zippered front pocket
Zippered internal pouch pocket
Two stud fastened side pockets
Padded Base Panel
Dimensions - 36 x 30 x 16cm

These are some of our top selling and favourite school backpacks.  Please check out the Tontojacks Website at for a more comprehensive range of backpacks, rucksacks and school bags in Waterproof Tarp materials, Canvas and polyester.


Sunday, 11 November 2018

Waterproof Breathable Winter Fishing, Sailing, Hiking Cap / Hat

Tontojacks have for many years been selling this Waterproof Winter Mountain Cap / Hat.  It is ideal for sailing, hiking, walking or fishing.  This waterproof Cap / Hat is 100% waterproof with a peak to keep out the sun or rain.  it has fold up or down fleece lined ear flaps for warmth.  It has an elastical drawstring and toggle to keep it in place in windy conditions.

Tontojacks Waterproof Winter Hat
For waterproof winter caps and hats of warm winter beanie hats take at look at Tontojacks Bag and Hat Shop Plymouth

Sunday, 2 September 2018

O-Range Messenger Shoulder Bags & Briefcases

Tontojacks Bag Shop Plymouth has just taken delivery of a range of O-Range Messenger Bags and Briefcases.  These messenger Shoulder bags are of a durable construction and are laptop computer  compatible with multiple compartments and pockets.  For more messenger shoulder bags take a look at our website. messenger bags

Friday, 31 August 2018

Nuhide Full Grain Leather Look Compact Messenger Shoulder Man Bag / Manbag

Tired of all those nick nacks in your pockets, phone, keys etc? Then take a look at our Full Grain Nuhide Faux Leather Look Messenger Shoulder Manbags in Black and brown. ipad compatible these Mens compact shoulder man bags are the perfect solution. Sensibly priced at £29.99 these are sure to please. Alternatively take a look at our other man bags on offer at Tontojacks Bag Shop Plymouth. nuhide messenger bag

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Expandable Black Briefcase Messenger Shoulder Work Office Bag Mens Mans

A great quality Durable Black Briefcase / work bag (as used by this store owner for years)Colour - Black
Zipped opening expandable section to increase storage in main compartment
Zipped main compartment
Zipped pocket on front flap
Zipped pocket on rear
Document pocket on front of bag under flap
Organiser section
Double buckle closing front flap
Adjustable webbing shoulder strap
Wheelie bag strap
Approx Dimensions:  41 x 34 x 10cm expandable messenger