on May 10, 2012
- general design is clean. Good fit for non fancy business use or just for school.
- the internal mash pockets are pretty comfortable - easy access for your stuff
- internal iPad/tablet padded pocket can fit a MacBook air 13" snugly.
- external laptop compartment is interesting and easy to use
- the bag can easily fit 2 laptops
- the zipper handles can support a lock
- the bag is comfortable
- the edges of the straps are folded in a way that don't let them dangle, looks less messy
- good size: not too big and bulky and not too small and slim.
I don't like:
- the bag somehow looks a bit simple or cheap, hard to explain why.
- there are no fast access pockets/compartments for stuff like: keys, phone, money, credit card. The external pocket seems to be a better fit for left handed: when I want to reach the pocket, I usually bring it to the front through my right shoulder (since I'm right handed), however the zipper for that external pocket is on the other side - making it hard to get thins out.
So if you are a business traveler - I wouldn't recommend this bag, but if you are looking for a day to day bag for work, or for school - it's a nice looking, nicely sized, bi-sexual backpack.
on April 23, 2013
I received my backpack 2 days after I ordered, with prime membership...
I was between this one and the Microsoft Rainer, so I ordered both, but the material from Microsoft wasn't as resistant as this one.
I bought it because I was going in a tour to different schools and I needed something were I could fit all my belonging and it wouldn't make me tired when carrying it.
I was able to fit
transformer laptop 12.1"
magic wand portable scanner
all the respective chargers (camera, phone, nook, scanner, laptop)
bottle of water
pen, pencil, whiteout, highlighter, tape, mini stapler, microsd adapter, keys, calculator.
and some extra space was stiil left
material is very resistant and extra comfortable.
the only problem was they only had it in black and gray, but other than that this backpack is amazing!!!!!!!!!
This laptop backpack has quite a lot going for it, especially when it comes to the pockets and the streamline design of it. It's exceptionally slim for a backpack, much more so than its competitors, which is both a good and bad thing. Let me say it does look perfectly sophisticated, and I can see using this in a business situation where I only needed my laptop, Ipad, notebook, and writing tools. However, I wouldn't recommend this for college. I don't know about most people, but I walked a lot on campus, and ultimately had to carry at least two pretty thick books, and this backpack is not up to that particular task. I could see carrying one slim textbook, but that's about it. This is basically a straight up laptop backpack.
That being said...it's pretty darn nice. Completely black, slim design, no bulky compartments anywhere, and the zippers are even black and long/slim, which makes for a very stylish, but simple, backpack. It has four zippered openings. The first, and smallest is the very outer compartment that has a zipper sideways. This is perfect for keys, cell phone, gum wrappers, etc. The next compartment can house a smaller notebook, or book, and it has a zippered pouch at the top, plus three pockets, one with two pen holders. These are perfect for your MP3 player, calculator, cell phone, etc. The next to largest compartment has enough room to stick a regular sized notepad, book, etc. in it. It also comes with two mesh zippered compartments, one at the top of each side of the opening, and it has one large pocket that easily fits an Ipad with cover. Very nice touch. The last zippered area is where the laptop goes. Now this is the area that actually gave me pause. The zipper happens to be under the straps. This really makes it difficult for me to get my laptop in and out in a jiffy. Add into the picture that the zipper does not open all the way, but only partially down one side, and it just made it a little more complicated. I, personally, would have preferred the laptop zipper to not be underneath the straps, but it does give the backpack a better appearance as you don't honestly see the zipper from the front. So it gives the illusion that there are only two zippered compartments. (I say two as you don't really see the zipper for the smallest area in the very front of it).
There is also a mesh back to this, which helps vent air plus it adds a nice cushion for your laptop. As a side note the underside of the straps are also mesh. But I do have to say when I first put it on and toted it around; it was very tight on my shoulders. And I'm a very small person. I had to adjust the straps, but even then it still felt tighter than I would like. There isn't a ton of cushion, but it does provide the necessary support to where I feel safe carrying it around. I do recommend this for business use, and some campus life, but if you have to carry around a lot of supplies, then I wouldn't suggest it.
on January 7, 2014
I was looking for a backpack that could carry my 15" MacBook Pro, my iPad Air, and at least 1 textbook and 2-3 notebooks. I got this backpack after careful consideration and I must say I am very pleased. It's quite slim and can securely hold all of the things listed. It's very comfortable to carry and has some Velcro that holds any excess strap so that it doesn't dangle around which is an added bonus.
on March 10, 2014
For its slimness, it has more padding than I would have expected. The organization slots are padded. The exterior is padded. The laptop compartment is heavily padded without the bulk. There is an additional pad bar on the bottom interior and exterior of the laptop compartment. The tablet sleeve is made of some sort of soft material. It's not plush soft, however, so there is a chance of minor scratching if the tablet is caseless. The sleeve is padded as well.
Roomy: I was able to fit a huge Glasslock Tupperware in the organizational compartment.
A 24oz Contigo water bottle.
Pens and pencils, etc.
A soft cover textbook.
A padded, leather portfolio.
iTouch and headphones(plus carrying case).
First aid pouch.
iPad and charger.
13" laptop + charger and mouse.
With all this in the bag, it is pretty heavy, but compared to my old Jansport, it is more comfy to carry.
I travel light most of the time, though, so I can maintain the slim profile.
Beware of rough surfaces because you can scratch the nylon exterior and since the exterior is all black, scratches and dust may be visible.
Overall, I recommend the bag. It feel more than it is listed here and has a lot of space for things.
I chose this over equivalent bags from Targus, Incase, Belkins, and North Face (too pricey).
on January 22, 2013
This is the best laptop bag I've ever owned, and I've owned / received about 10-12 in the last 3 years. It easily fits my 15.6" Lenovo Thinkpad as well as an iPad with room to spare. The 2 best features are: No dangling straps, and no protruding tortoise-like shape even when it's fully stuffed.
on April 18, 2015
Day one of owning this backpack.
First impressions, the backpack is very tall & big enough to fit a 17inch laptop. Yea it has many pockets for my USB cable, lighting cable, Ps Vita, JBL Charge, and 13inch MacBook Pro & there is still a lot of space.
on August 28, 2013
I searched high and low before I settled on this bag. I wanted something to carry work folders, writing utensils, my iPad mini, pipe kit, and a book but not something that was so big I would fill it with junk. This fits the bill perfectly. I got everything in it I need for the day, plus a little room to spare. The fact that it is sleek and clean looking is great, it's professional enough that I don't feel like a school kid when I walk into the office but it's casual enough that I can wear it with jeans at the airport. Excellent bag, I may buy another for when this eventually wears out.