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SwissGear - IBEX Laptop Backpack - Blue

Model: GA-7316-06F00SKU: 8483036

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1699 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2nd backpack from Swiss

    Posted
    emilyrosie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This is a 2nd backpack from Swiss that I purchased. The first one is still in use and this is used for business. The first one was purchased in 2000. This backpack has a lot of compartment and storage space. It is really easy to use and I really like the way the company built this product. They have the end user in mind as I have had no problems with the workmanship or quality. It holds a 17" laptop a professional binder. pens, pencils, medicine in the front compartment, Allen wrenches, Tape measure, Mouse trackpad, Ipad Mini in small storage area at top. Lighting cable, Android phone cable, Mini Stapler. Auto manual. The straps on this backpack support it extremely well. I gave it a 4 on ease of use because the side zippered compartments are small. They hold a round pencil sharpener. On the 1st model it was big enough to hold a bi-fold wallet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic backpack, Fatal flaw in plastic clasp

    Posted
    shopper46

    I loved everything about the backpack; It's roominess, it's many pockets, and it's outward tough shell and comfortable handle. This, however, is the 2nd purchase of the same backpack in a year. The reason I purchased this backpack and thus am writing this review is due to the plastic shoulder strap clasp, which after 8 months of service from my purchase in January, shattered while on my shoulder. This is the weakest link of this otherwise nice backpack, and it is a fatal one. You cannot have the clasp replaced, as it is sewn in and above a plastic end pull which is heat welded on. This clasp breaking on an otherwise solid bakpack has thrown 99$ down the drain. I purchased another, as Best Buy has no warranty program beyond an inadequate 90 days for what is a serious defect. Kepp this in mind when pucrhasing this backpack end expecting longevity

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gr8 backpack, lots of space

    Posted
    thegr8dane
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    Huge pack with perfectly spaced compartments . We'll balanced with stay flat bottom. I use this for international travel. Works gr8 for keeping all your stuff organized and ready for long trips, business or school. Each compartment is double zippered with high quality metal zippers. Heavy-duty grab/carry handle with shock protection. Comfortable back straps distribute weight evenly. Sub-pockets inside are well organized for class or flight access. Rollerboard usable luggage strap to allow it to fit on luggage extension handles for long terminal or class walks. Appealing colors yet durable construction will deliver years of quality use that I have come to expect of SwissGear. You'll wear out before it does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So glad i splurged a lil for this

    Posted
    Jeni
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    This swiss gear backpack was a lil more money than others but very high quality and excess space. I needed something for the plane to carry my laptop and camera equipment. This backpack has a padded section for the laptop and tablet. Then a wider section for large items (which i put a foam block into containing my camera and camera accessories), another smaller pocket after that. Then the smallest pocket with 4 pen sleeves, a pocket and a hanging clip for your keys. The handle for carrying is corded wire with a vinyl covering. Super heavy duty. The shoulder straps are padded and have loops on them for attaching caribean clips or key rings. Also has a water bottle pocket on bith left and right sides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun while it lasted.

    Posted
    Deemo

    I purchased this after being told by an electronics associate that my ASUS G74SX would fit inside, but to my dismay when I got it home, I found the contrary to be true. It fit width-wise but not lengthwise. I did however give the bag a nice looking at. It seemed of solid construction and with my laptop inside, being as heavy as it is, was still very comfortable. There was also plenty of room for the charger ( a real brick on this model computer), my turtle beach gaming headphones, wireless mouse, air card, external speaker etc etc. with room to spare. Instead I wound up with a crummy Targus bag with a painful shoulder strap and no room for my paraphernalia. That is the reason I knocked off a star.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Backpack for Laptops!

    Posted
    diablopablo

    I purchased this about a week ago to protect my new laptop, and have used it every day since then. I spent about an hour testing out different cases and backpacks in the store, and this was by far the most comfortable. Though it is a little on the expensive side, I find it to be well worth the price for a number of reasons. There is plenty of space for your laptop, accessories, books, notebooks, and miscellaneous supplies. The front-most compartment is very well organized, so finding pens and such aren't a problem. Additionally, the back of the bag has some great cushioning that prevents your back from getting too hot while adding some extra padding for the laptop inside. Overall, this bag is extremely ergonomic, spacious, and functional.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best daypack and desktop replacement bag

    Posted
    Anonymous

    Most backpacks aim for a price point of about 65-80$ but actually rely on the laptop for support. The added pockets, padding and support of this backpack make it worth flipping an extra 30 bucks in the long run. It has 3 main compartments and then some. I have a TV tuner, Xbox 360 controller, a 25 pack of dvd-r's, os restore media, a Cisco hardcover book and a huge sennheiser headset. With the laptop in the sleeve I'd say its at about 1/2 capacity. It's a little bulky, but to take my entire desk with me it's worth it! The placement of the straps and padding make it double as an excellent daypack for hiking and you could easily store a rain cover in the top compartment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Backpack!

    Posted
    acadman

    All I have to say is Pockets! I bought this backpack to carry my HP Pavillion dv7 17" widescreen computer and it fits perfect. After buying this backpack I didnt realize how many pockets this thing had until I brought it home. It's got plenty of organization for pencils, power cords, calculators, water bottles, and the main thing the computer, you name it and it will fit. The overall size and design of the backpack is appealing, the fabric is appears strong and well made, the shoulder straps are soft and very comfortable. I like the fact that the back is vented, and has a cable for a handle. The only thing is this backpack is expensive!! I paid $100 for it but for a well built bag im willing to pay for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Backpack

    Posted
    Johnny
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I purchased a blue Swissgear - Ibex Laptop Backpack to fit my 17'' laptop. It is a bit of a squeeze and although it does fit, it is only in the portion of the back of the backpack that does not have the safety padding. So I have to knock it a bit for that. To be fair, my laptop is a beast of a machine (MSI gaming computer that I bought for school...yeah right you say). Otherwise, it has been an excellent backpack. I have used it for school for the last 1.5 years and it has held together famously. There are plenty of pockets to stash stuff and keep organized. If your laptop is 17'' standard or smaller, this is the backpack to buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bag - stands upright!

    Posted
    DeNae

    This is a great bag. I find it very comfortable to wear, with one strap or two. The comfortable carry handle on the top works very well, and it actually contains a braided wire cable, so I feel confident it is going to last. My 15.4" laptop fits very well in the laptop sleeve. I really like that the strap on the sleeve has a click-lock instead of just velcro. The nicely padded compartment on the top is great for my phone. The center compartment is roomy and easy to access. I really love how well this bag stands up. Even with only the laptop in the back compartment, it stands up with no tipping or slouching. I am very pleased with this bag, and I anticipate being able to use it for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Backpack for Laptop or general use

    Posted
    MontyMarl
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This backpack has everything the others do not. Besides the top quality zippers that will almost last a lifetime, its design fists my wish list of options perfectly. With the top "Quick Pocket" for small everyday items to the office on the go flap with its pen holders etc. Don't forget about the padding on the straps or on the back of this backpack. This rear padding is great for back protection for us middle age people! With its reinforced metal handle, (designed for lifetime use), this backpack has it all, its even designed to hold a laptop too....I probably didn't mention that.....oh well....this is the IT backpack for all your I-T needs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Avoid Like the Plague

    Posted
    MyKidsMom
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After only 6 months of normal student use, the black material frayed and pulled from the seams all around this backpack and the straps. Over the course of three weeks, I wrote twice and sent pictures to SwissGear customer service, asking them to honor their 5 year guarantee and send a replacement. They have yet to respond. This backpack is too expensive for this type of nonsense... save yourself the time, trouble and expense.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Only bag that fits my 17 inch HP

    Posted
    MissLady07
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    Purchased a couple of bags that said they fit most 17" screens. Unfortunately, ended up returning both of them because they were too small for my large HP screen. I read the reviews on this one and someone specifically mentioned their 17" HP. It is a little more expensive than the other bags, but well worth it. The bag is perfect for the larger screens and has a lot of compartments for when I travel. I LOVE this bag and carry it back and forth to work even if I don't have my computer in it. I would buy this one even with a smaller laptop because it has so many different compartments and it is lighter than other bags I purchased.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just perfect for all needs

    Posted
    ArtStudent
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    I'm a 6.5ft and 250lbs guy! I use this backpack for everything. I put my laptop, textbooks, tablet, pens, wallet, glasses, cables, and so much more and I still have space. I knew I needed a very sturdy and solid backpack to hold everything I carry, and it can be extremelly heavy! That is my personal decision of course, but this thing can hold everything I need and its durability is beyond AWESOME! not to tell you that its got so many pockets and a handle that is composed of wires!!! I love this backpack and I hope it last me a long time (no doubt it will). Definitely worth the investment. I highly recommend it!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect fit for gaming laptop

    Posted
    LiveNLearn
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    This is a great bag that has no trouble fitting the Asus Gaming laptop FL 752VW. It is well padded and protected. I actually had to take the laptop into Best Buy and try different bag to find on that fit without stretching zipper seams. This one fit the bill for everything I wanted, including storage, water bottle holders, and protective padding. The biggest plus a bottom that keeps if from falling over when loaded. The old backback took many tumbles from the desk or even just on the floor. Not happened once with this backpack. Worth every dollar!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome BAG!!!

    Posted
    Bella
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    I wanted a book bag for school that will also have a slot for my laptop and this one came with much more then I anticipated. For one the laptop department was humongous and came with Velcro shutting thing so my laptop never falls out and the entire book bag came with a whole bunch of open slot for other things as well such as my books for school and all these inside zip pouches for like wires and things. I got it over a month ago and this book bag is still in tact almost as if I just bought it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    answer to everything i needed

    Posted
    mheller
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    I take a backpack with me to / from work to carry my laptop, lunch, exercise clothes, work shoes, etc. I also use it as my 'personal item' in lieu of a purse when flying. I can put everything I need in it; my laptop and all accessories, my kindle fire, toiletries, travel blanket, snacks, anything I want to put in it as a carry on. This way I use the small carryon 'suitcase' for more room for 'girl stuff'; i.e. extra shoes for the business trip. This backpack has a pocket for everything. my VPN token has a small secure hiding place, my water has an outside mesh pocket. Earphones can even be threaded through it. It's the best purchase I've made in ages!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent everyday work bag

    Posted
    Glenn
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    I work from home most days, so I have to bring everything with me when I do go to the office. That's two laptops, assorted notebooks and writing instruments, a wireless mouse, water bottle, a phone, etc. This bag is large enough to hold everything I need while not being overly bulky or difficult to carry. The straps are super strong but padded so you can carry a surprising amount of weight comfortably. Seams are super strong, I've had it for almost a year and a half now with no signs of wear at all. Excellent bag. Would absolutely buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great backpack

    Posted
    peterperrinez
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    I purchased this backpack to accommodate my 17.3" MSI gaming notebook. it fits snugly under the zipper, and the security elastic/velcro, barely fits with some effort. I not only carry that notebook, but also my 14.1" dell work notebook, ipad, paper notebook, Corsair over-sized, gaming headphones power adapters/cables, etc. you can fit quite a bit in the bag. Doing so, makes it a bit unwieldy, and I think that a smallish person may tip over if its overloaded. That being said, I am not smallish, and as such it works well for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Highly recommended bag

    Posted
    ThomasH_BBYStaff43
    • Best Buy StaffStaff

    I bought this bag for my Sony VAIO Vpcf115fm laptop (17") and have been really happy with it. It fits under the seat on the airplane easily and is just a solid design. The handle is reinforced with a steel cable similar to what you would lock your bike up with. The section for the laptop has a dedicated padded section with a Velcro strap to keep your laptop stabilized. I wish there was a black version available as blue is not my favorite color but overall it does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend