STM Bags has been around since 1998. I had no idea up until a few weeks ago. I’m ashamed. I’m a bit of a bag-hoarder and I have owned a number of backpacks and messenger bags (much to the chagrin of my wife) ranging from Timbuk2 to Wenger. However, I have never tried STM Bags. Admittedly, I had never heard of this company up until a few weeks ago at CE Week. On any given day, during my daily commute, I see a wide range of bags – mostly Timbuk2, a good number of Wengers and a few high end messengers like Ferragamo and Gucci – not many STM Bags. After using the STM Bags Medium Drifter backpack for about two weeks, I can’t go back to any other brand. I have to wonder how many people on that train would feel the same once they strap it on.