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Samsonite - Laser Pro Laptop Backpack - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 437 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent business and travel backpack

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    azalea
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    I searched in stores and online for a backpack that would meet my needs to carry my laptop to work and on business trips. This backpack has everything I was looking for, as outlined below. The exterior is sleek and smooth, meaning it does not have lots of flaps, pockets and straps that would make it look like I was going camping instead of to the office. The side pockets are made out of the same material as the backpack and expand out with elastic to handily fit a water bottle and a small umbrella. When not in use these side pockets sit flat against the backpack. There is a sturdy padded handle at the top to lift the pack up, and the pack rests standing up on the floor (even empty) without collapsing into a heap. The back has a solid strap that slips over a luggage handle when traveling with other suitcases. The straps are padded and comfortable and the whole pack fits nicely on my back. The interior is divided into two main sections, separately zippered. The back section is padded for a laptop, but still has enough room for other papers or books. The second main section has a smaller pouch to separate papers, a larger section for things and two webbed pockets that nicely fit my charger in one and a wallet in the other. The outside is divided into two pockets. The top pocket is lined with a soft fleece fabric, intended for those large headphones. I do not have headphones but use this "fragile" section to carry prescription sunglasses, wireless mouse and my cheap earbuds. The lower section expands outward for easy access. It has one main pocket and several small pockets and is the place to put keys, pens, gum, and a small pocket nicely fits my iphone 6. This backpack has just the right amount of space. Everything has a logical place and I always know where to find my things. My old backpack has so many pockets I could never remember which random pocket I had put something. Overall this backpack is well constructed and looks neat and professional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Business and Travel

    Posted
    OneNoGirl
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    I did no research whatsoever but my husband did, and absolutely insisted on buying this for me to replace an old, non-laptop backpack I was using to tote my laptop to and from work. I'm so glad he did! Though the padded structure is soft, it's enough to keep it upright when placed on a flat surface; when empty it's lightweight (YMMV depending on what you stuff it with). I love the TSA-compliant laptop sleeve that facilitates going through security at the airport without having to unpack everything. Also appreciate the loop on the back that I can slide the bag over my wheeled carry-on's handle. It has just enough compartments to fit what I need (and not so many that I forgot where I put what) while protecting my laptop and iPad. Exterior fabric is durable and easy to clean (wipe with a damp cloth - sometimes I use a Chlorox wipe to disinfect) and straps haven't frayed, though the sid epocket elastic is only just starting to stretch (I've had this unit for about 3 years now, I've put some large, heavy tumblers in those pockets). My husband has been wanting one for himself since he bought this for me, so this is on my gift list for him. Even though I'm not taking a laptop with me on our next vacation, I'm using this backpack as my carry-on, it's that good. I only wish it came in more interesting colors so it would stand out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic backpack for work

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    byrddog123
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    I've looked at probably hundreds of backpacks trying to find a good fit for my use work. My criteria were #1# it needs to stand up by itself and not roll over on the floor every time you set it down #2# needs top access zippers so you can access contents easily without picking up the briefcase #3# Be just big enough to carry 2 laptops, cords, a notepad, and other essentials.... don't want one that's oversized and #4# look professional. A tactical or gym style backpack will not work for my work atmosphere. I got so frustrated looking for something that would fit these criteria that I was prepared to pay $200 if that's what it took. I found reviews for the Samsonite Laser Pro and bought it at best buy and it's great... exactly what I was looking for. This backpack is very professional and sleek looking. Even though it looks small, I can easily fit a 13.5 and 15.5 laptop in just ONE of the padded zipper pockets that has a divider in it and still have the other divided large pocket for cords, binders, tablets, whatever. I love the fact that it stands up by itself either loaded and unloaded and it's easy to reach over and grab things out of it with the top loading zippers. There are also 2 front loading zippers for admin section which I was very happy to see drops down where you can actually see all the contents in it, and a smaller one at the top that's lined for sunglasses and phone etc. Side pockets are large enough and I carry bottle of water in one and glasses case in the other. Very happy with the purchase and value for the $.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for daily work use

    Posted
    wganspud
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    I have been using this bag for work and part time classes. I would recommend this bag also for a personal item on an aircraft to stow under the seats. There are plenty of pockets for chargers, battery packs, headphones, and pens and a notepad. There is a nice pocket for up to a 15.6" laptop (it is a little tight for this size). In addition the zipper for the laptop or tablet is nice for going through airport security. Once adjusted properly I found it comfortable to wear as long as the bag is packed as flatly as possible against my back. What this bag is not great for is carrying clothes, or a ton of books. I have only had this bag for a month, and a flight from Iowa to Nevada so I can not speak to durability much other then the seams seem sturdy enough with some reinforcement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just Right

    Posted
    Mocktwo2
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    I wanted a backpack primarily for my 15.7" laptop and a Microsoft Surface Pro 3. I wanted the right size, not one of the monsters which get over-stuffed. Also this is primarily for work so I wanted something that looked sharp and professional ... not to look like I was heading out on a wilderness hike. Samsonite materials hold their shape and look trim & tailored. Just enough pockets for the right things in the right places. When I have to travel, the middle zipper space provides lots of storage and the backpack expands naturally. It's like the side material knows there is more stuff. I also like that the front pocket has side cloth to control the amount it opens and not feel like things will fall out. A carrying handle (padded) and a hanging strap to take the abuse. Well thought out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great computer packpack

    Posted
    BobCT
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    I really like this backpack. It has great pockets for various storage needs and a nice pocket for a laptop. I keep a 15.6 inch laptop, tablet, notebook, power supply, usb hard drive, and more in mine with plenty of room. I like that the backpack is stiffer than most so that it maintains a nice shape to protect items inside without collapsing like softer, less structured backpacks. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the shoulder straps could be a bit more padded. They aren't bad for shorter walks, but if you are walking a long way and have the backpack filled, it would be good if they had more padding. Otherwise it's a great backpack, well made and sturdy. Especially at the $55 sale price I paid.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy but bulky

    Posted
    Lefty
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    This is a good backpack for when you need to travel with your laptop and it has the space to carry plenty more essentials (or non-essentials). It's very sturdy, and the padded compartment is nice, though I still prefer to keep my laptop in the middle zippered compartment just to be safe. Just keep in mind that it is a BIG BACKPACK. It's completely understandable, and I appreciate that it needs to be large to carry a large laptop, but you'll have to accept that you're going to have the "freshman backpack" if you need to carry this around campus. Be sure to take a break from having it on your shoulders if your laptop is heavy like mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Slim and Protective

    Posted
    Noir514
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    I had written about the other Samsonite backpack a while ago, it was definitely a decent bag but fell apart at the seams after a year on the road. So I went to another highly recommended bag with the LaserPro. It holds everything I need for a day trip, or all my gadgets neckpillow and extra blanket for a longer trip. The pocket for the headphones needs to probably stiffen a little more, i ended up using a case for my Samsung Levels and putting them in my main compartment. What you need to know is the bag is not meant to be stuffed, it is meant to maintain a small amount of gadgets and computer in an elegant way. Just got back from a week in Japan and the bag was crucial to my existence there. Really nice bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Backpack

    Posted
    Pancho
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    I had been searching for a backpack to fit my everyday items which include my macbook air, tablet, charges, GoPro and basic accessories, headphones, battery pack, and paperwork. I searched for weeks!! lol.. I watched YouTube video reviews. And I finally decided to go with this backpack. This backpack happened to be in stock at my local Best Buy store so I opened it up and looked at all the room there was and how it had plenty of pockets for all my stuff and then some! I knew this was the one! I bring this with me to work every single day and most of everywhere I go. I love it. The quality is just perfect.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack I’ve ever had

    Posted
    Mike
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    This is by far the best out of the dozens of backpacks that I have had in my life. I needed a compact backpack that could fit everything I needed with the minimum space. This worked phoenomebal. I can fit my 15.6 laptop, 2 binders, water bottles, cables, pens, everything I need with the minimum space. I like that because I didn’t want a huge backpack that has infinite pockets that I’d never use. No. I wanted one to fit all with the minimum and this was the perfect one. Stylish. Very comfortable. And overall great purchase. Love Samsonite. Totally recommended

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better Than Imagined. Very Good

    Posted
    Databyter
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    This bag is fantastic. Very tough which was a key requirement in my case where it has to be crammed into tool boxes and lockers and exposed to sharp edges and weather. The bag is comfortable to wear when I do that. Breathes sweat well and absorbs the weight evently. The compartments are very well thought out and seperated with various methods for each sub compartment which is very nice and well thought out. The exterior is very tough. The bag is very light but can carry alot. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect size and holds a ton!

    Posted
    Xerophile1
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    Bought this replace a messenger bag that I had been using for years that while it still in is one piece, just didn't hold enough and I needed more space, but still be small enough to fit into the increasingly smaller spaces that airlines give you these days. I can easily fit my 15" Macbook Pro, an iPad Air, 2 notebooks, a paperback book, chargers, pens, water and snacks and still have plenty of room left over. Just wish the straps were a little more comfortable and that it included a sternum strap, but at this price, they nailed everything else.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Have laptop must travel.

    Posted
    BITopGun54
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    Have laptop must travel. As a long time BI Top Gun my skills are in demand everywhere. I added this bag to my set of traveling tools over six months ago and I travel almost every week. The strap in the back to connect to my roller bag is a key component! Very convenient. The bag has plenty of pockets and high quality zippers for all the accessories. The shoulder straps are as comfortable as needed when not on your roller bag. When you are limited to 2 bags this one carries its share of the load!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Handsome and sturdy

    Posted
    Luigi
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    I was at a BB store just looking around when I noticed these backpacks in the back part of the store. This one in particular (Samsonite) caught my attention as it looked handsome, light but sturdy. I took it with me when I travelled overseas recently and I was glad I had it with all the stuff that won't fit in my suitcase. The compartments were well defined and retained their original shape despite being jammed with all kinds of things. The straps made it very comfortable lugging it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TSA Laptop Travel Protection

    Posted
    Ronn
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    This is exactly the type of laptop computer backpack we were looking for! Didn't want a full size backpack - just a TSA check approved laptop backpack that can hold other items for a short trip or just to transport a laptop and ipad. Has excellent storage for other items without being too bulky. Didn't want Samsonite since our luggage didn't hold up but this backpack was perfect for what we needed and the handles, straps, zippers all look like they will last for lots of travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superior Backpack for even heavy loads

    Posted
    Rocky004
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    This backpack has become a workhorse for me, and has never been a disappointment. When traveling by air, I typically carry two laptops, a tablet, noise-canceling headphones, powers supplies, a wireless mouse, a handful of other cables, and a couple inches of paper files. I feel like a pack mule, but this backpack performs! And it's easy to open up for inspections. I love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bag of Holding

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    Upstec
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    While it's not the ultimate bag of holding an explorer like myself likes to equip in the dangerous expanse, it is more professional looking than the generic packs with more straps than sense that are also available and that allows me to blend in better with the sheeple while commuting the Metro or walking the halls of power searching for success while dodging trolls trying to steal my mana. Seems fairly sturdy and looks like it may last more than a year.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Would be the perfect bag

    Posted
    dabrot
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    If it was durable and waterproof, or at least water resistant. I wish I got this back to Samsonite before my warranty expired, The bag completely started to fall apart after 2 years. It's designed very well with great compartments, but it's not built very well. It's literally falling apart on me. It's my hope that they make this exact bag in a way that lasts...

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great bang with a lot of space

    Posted
    mbudden
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    I was looking for a bag that could hold a lot of things and this is the bag that could do it. With the dedicated laptop compartment and a very large accessories compartment this bag has transformed how I carry all my things in one bag. The headphone compartment at the top is also a nice addition. It holds my large noise canceling headphones just fine. I wish there was a little more room in the smaller zipper compartment however it still holds quite a bit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Backpack for Work

    Posted
    Zelmo
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    I needed to replace my old work backpack. I read multiple reviews online and found this one to be the best value for the money. I'm very pleased with it, as it has a dedicated, well-padded space for my laptop, as well as plenty of room for other items I need to schlep around with me. Though I'm not going on long hikes with it, I'm sure I could since the straps are very comfortable, and sturdy, as is the entire construction of the pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend