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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 1709 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop bag and more

    Posted
    Steve
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    After years of carrying a briefcase-style laptop bag, I upgraded to a 17" laptop that would no longer fit in my previous bag. I tried replacing the bag with a larger model that would hold the bigger laptop, but after a trip to China, I realized I needed more space than that bag would provided. Poked around and found this bag, highly rated, and also the same brand used by a colleague in China. After several more trip, I have to say I'm very happy with the bag, handles all of my stuff, including extra clothes for a short trip.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Backpack

    Posted
    Bret
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    If you're a gearhead this backpack has plenty of pockets to carry all your toys. The Laptop pocket is big enough for a 17 inch computer, and there's plenty of smaller pockets to carry all of your cables, power supplies, and hard drives. In addition there's plenty of other compartments for everything you need. With the adjustable straps and back pads there's also plenty of comfort. And with the metal supported handle you can lock this bad boy down to anything. All in all it has quickly become my go to for every project.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    relatable to hermonis purse from harry potter

    Posted
    Dyll
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    alright so only reason ...one and only reason i gave it a three star is because i bought this backpack for the intentions of the sale that was for it.....but it was a differnet sku (only differnece was color) and best buy wouldnt let me trade it in for the backpack or give me the discounted price) but honestly this backpack is freaking amazing, i was in the military and i have to say that this packback is way better then the backpack we get in bootcamp and those things can carry alot

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solidly built, spacious, lots of pockets

    Posted
    ChrisMeyer
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    This is my second Swissgear backpack and it's built well, sturdy, and strong. The first one had some zippers that failed after 4 years of use. This current model seems to have minor changes but only to add more useful pockets and space. The straps are very springy and cushiony, I have space for lots of gear, including using the front large pocket to make a mini drink cooler - do at your own risk, it's not insulated for that and will make your gear cold :) Great backpack - several of my friends have this brand too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looked great... didn't work for me

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I was assured by several employees at BB that this backpack would be able to handle my ASUS 17.3" laptop. It didn't. There was NO way the laptop would have fit in the designated carrying slot, so I had to return it. I wound up buying a Everki Beacon Laptop Backpack for about the same price, although I had to order it from Amazon. I really liked the styling of the Swiss Gear backpack and it appeared to be made well, it was just too small for my needs... I just wish the guys at BB would've held their tongues if they didn't know what they were talking about.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag love it

    Posted
    Bish
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    This is my second Swiss bag use it for work travel and play. Very sturdy and dependable. Lots of space and great for organizing wether it is work or travel or camping. Best of all it keeps my computer safe from being damaged traveling to work or on long business trips. While the price is a bit steep the reliability and usefulness is worth the extra dollars. I am never surprised when I see another person in my travels and in my field as an accountant using the same Swiss bag. I have recommended this bag to many of my friends and work colleagues.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag, Even for a Different Purpose

    Posted
    DallasCowboysFanZ
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    I really like this bag, I don't use it as a conventional back back. I actually have this with my DJ gear, and I carry a 17' and a 15" laptop along with several small and two larger desk top style drives and all the cable.s Believe it or not, it works perfectly for it. I still have room left over after its packed up. You couldn't ask for a better way to carry so much stuff around. Hard cases are more protective, but if you care for your gear and pack it right, this is a great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good backpack, my second one of this style

    Posted
    cowboybeliever
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    I purchased this backpack 2 years ago to carry my laptop and various personal items while traveling overseas for business. It was the largest size for the best price that I found. Last month it was stolen so when I went to purchase a new one I naturally wanted something different just for the sake of something different. I found there were no other backpacks for the value, size, and functionality that could compete with this one. I ended up buying the exact same backpack. I just wish I could have at least found it in a different color than blue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great so far

    Posted
    MKSilverSax
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    Purchased this to carry a 17.3 inch gaming laptop. So far it's been great and seems to protect everything well. I would have liked to find a backpack that has a harder shell built into the laptop storage area, but this one does a good job. Lots of storage space and many pockets. Almost a little too easy to pack it until it's fairly heavy... Have to remind myself to keep it light for the sake of my shoulder, and also not to put weight on the laptop if it sits on the back or front. Overall, great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Multi-Use Bag

    Posted
    VampyrateXD
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    I got this bag as a larger replacement to my old SwissGear bag to carry more tools with me (data center cable technician) as well as my laptop for when I need to use it. Not only was I able to carry my laptop, charger cables (laptop, tablet, and cell phone), Telecommunications Tools, tablet, and various binders, folders, notebooks, pens, digital camera, and various adapters for SD cards and USB drives, I was also able to carry it evenly distributed across my upper body. It doesn't feel like I'm lugging around a 40 lbs. bag most of the day at all!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not 17 inch friendly

    Posted
    Bert
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    I have a Swissgear Laptop Backpack for my smaller laptop and love it. I snapped this one up without a second thought as the tag said it fits 17" laptops. I was disappointed to find that it was a tight fit for my new 17" Dell with no room for padding at the zipper. I was also bummed to find the two side pockets are not as deep as my other Swissgear bag and will hold nothing more than a couple 3' cables. I gave it a 3 star rating only due to the Swissgear quality. I would not recommend this bag for a larger laptop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    km1212

    This was a present for a network engineer who never leaves home without his laptop... he loves it... it has all the different pockets for organizing as well as a large enough space to hold a widescreen computer. His old backpack was from the same company but from about 5 years ago, and he remarked how much lighter this one was. This brand has had very good luck with him before and has withstood daily abuse commuting for many years... this one is made even better from what we can tell, and I'm sure it will last for quite some time. I highly recommend this backpack!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Large size, Durable

    Posted
    RMTexas
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    I use the backpack as a carry on for airline travel. It's large size lets me take a couple days clothes and numerous sections and pockets let me keep everything in a separate place. Clothes in one, computer, headphones, tickets, keys, power cords all can have their own zippered section and there as still some left. Only disadvantage is the brand and design is common enough the putting something to easily identify it as your bag is a good idea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to do

    Posted
    Mbharr
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    I bought this bag because it was one of the few that I saw that would hold Dell Precision M6600 17.3" laptop (that .3" sure makes a difference with these bags). It does just fit, but not in the padded pocket it's supposed to. Bag seems well made, should last long time. Plenty of pouches and compartments. Zippers are heavy duty. One downside, when I brought this home and looked up on Amazon, they listed it as a discontinued model, replaced by a newer model from Targus. Oh well, isnt that usually the case? (no pun intended)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag, Great Service

    Posted
    Hammi
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    This laptop bag has been great since I bought it in April of 2016. The Strap started to pull apart last month, 2yrs and 10 months later. I sent pictures to the Swiss Gear customer service and they automatically apologized and sent me a new bag since it was under 3 yrs old. I have never dealt with better customer service! These bags are worth every penny with a 3 yr warranty with a great company.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a really great bag!

    Posted
    NikkiStixx
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    This bag has room for a large, wide-screen laptop, and a whole lot more. It's got a LOT of compartments! The only drawback is that there are so many compartments, I sometimes can't find something in the bag right away because I forgot what compartment I put it in. But really, you can put a LOT of stuff in it. The shoulder straps have really good padding, so that when you do put a LOT of stuff in the bag, it doesn't cut off the circulation to your arms. And the color is nice. I had this bag at a previous job, and I purchased it again for my new job!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good backpack

    Posted
    Chuck
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    I use this backpack for work. I travel about 30 percent of the year, all over the world. This backpack has a lot more room than my laptop briefcase so its much easier to bring all of the essentials along as a carry on especially for long international trips. I can get this bag (pretty much fully loaded) underneath the seat when used as a carry on. It will even fit on small commuter jets, but with less comfort (get on early and throw it in the overhead bin on the small jets) I wish there were a few more smaller pockets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay for sale price

    Posted
    SafetyDave
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    I wanted to replace my backpack with one that has a strap to put over my luggage handle. This one was one of the few available at my Best Buy store. The strap is a little too high for my taller luggage (shorter handle) but works well for my carry on luggage. I don't like that the side net pockets don't accommodate a larger water bottle, or that the zippered side pockets are not deep enough to put my compact umbrella in. Other than those complaints, it seems to be sturdy enough for years of service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    Posted
    SteelCityRulesIndy
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    I recommend this product. I spent more than I wanted but after purchasing and using it I was very very satisfied with the value. There was nothing comparable available. I have traveled with it carrying a laptop, a personal cell phone, a work cell phone, a GPS for my rental car, my Verizon jetpack, and still had room and compartments for miscellaneous chargers and other accessories. I spent more than I wanted, initially, but got every penny of the value in what I spent and am satisfied with the quality and utility of my purchase. Good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SwissGear IBEX Laptop Backpack

    Posted
    Doons
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    Owned my bag for two years and used on average 5 days a week, (sometimes 6 days), but anyways it has served me well before one of the arm straps started to rip. But then it was probably because I was overloading it six packs of 16oz beers Fridays. No problem though, I just cannibalized the excess strap material and used my sewing awl to make a stout repair to the affected arm strap. Dam good bag for my now obsolete Dell Studio 1737, has plenty of protection for my laptop. Would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend