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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

98%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not Adequate Protection for 17.3" ASUS G72 Laptop

    Posted
    Kvorkian

    My ASUS G72 with a 17.3" widescreen fits so snug that is has to be forcibly pushed into the padded sleeve, and the only reason the laptop came back out of the sleeve is the G72 has a 1/4" long leg I was able to hook my finger under to get a grip on the laptop. All the padding around the laptop is very thin and compresses very easily. The upper corners of the laptop extend slightly above the curved backpack design, so the zipper has to be stretched out and over the laptop; which leaves two corners of the laptop protected only by a thin layer of polyester. In addition, the laptop padded sleeve is about 4" short to completely cover the upper portion of the laptop, and there is a large metal zipper pull that is exposed on an inner pocket, so unless you keep something between the zipper pull and your laptop it is going to do some serious damage to the surface of the laptop's lid. The G72 17.3 Widescreen is exactly 16.5" wide by 11.75" deep and will not work with this backpack. I have looked at no less than 100 models of backpacks and cases around town, and of the few I found that fit the G72 I chose the Targus Travel Roller Notebook Case for 17" laptops. The downside is there is enough extra room around the laptop that I also bought a Targus Slipcase Notebook Sleeve for 17.3" laptops. With the G72 placed inside the notebook sleeve it slips snugly and securely into the laptop portion of the Travel Roller NOtebook Case. While I am quite satisfied with the double protection and added padding of this combination, I ended up spending $99 on the roller case and an additional $35 on the notebook sleeve (of course nothing was on sale). I recommend the Targus setup for 17.3" laptops.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    FX 6860 Will not fix right

    Posted
    drvudoo

    I bought this reading the review that a Gateway FX6870 user said it fit great. If you place the notebook in the Laptop Sleeve it will not fit correctly. Due to the extended battery of the FX it pushed the edge of the notebook past the point where the zipper will zip up correctly. If you took out the battery it fits fine. My old OGIO Metro and Logitech Kintex could hold 2 the FX and my work Sony BX without these issues. It looked big in the store but after you put everything in it's not that much space left. There is not outward expandability. Another annoying this that all bag mfg do is not tell you what the pockets they made are intended for. I had to look inside the second compartment to figure out how to run the headphone wiring. The outlet for the headphone is not part of the portable audio player niche. I hope someone out there makes a good sturdy bag for real 17" and not anemic 17"powerbooks. I'll have to see if the OGIO Politan will work.

    No, I would not 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: 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: 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: 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good...just not Great

    Posted
    kichaku
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    Decent backpack. The straps have elastic in them, and therefor bounce, which takes some getting use to. For such a large back, it fills up fast and is not easy to get in and out of. It does not fit under the seat on planes, and if it is full, it can be a challenge to get it in the overhead bin. It does not have great padding at the top for my 17" laptop, and it basically conforms to the shape of my computer and becomes square at the top when I put the big laptop in it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Product...Just One Small Complaint

    Posted
    Bucksterdude
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    The backpack is really put together well and this one is replacing a bag made by the same company that was 6 years old and really abused. The only complaint I have is the side pockets on either side of the bag that zip down to close and really are a pain to put my car keys in when I travel. Besides that this bag is really put together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not great

    Posted
    coastalclark
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    This is my 2nd Swiss Gear bag and this one is suppose to be bigger/better. My biggest complaint is the reinforced handle keeps sliding to one side or the other and will not stay in place. Also, I seem to have trouble sliding laptop into the sleeve the way the strap comes over it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks Nice

    Posted
    Rod1
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    I returned this, as the stitching failed. I suspect manufacturers defect. The layout is great and worked well for a short period of time, looked sharp!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    Posted
    Diane
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    I bought this backpack for my son to use at college. He carried his laptop to class a couple of times a week. After about a month the seems were ripping on the sides.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    hard to rate

    Posted
    miked
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    Laptop is 17.3 this will only fit 17. I didn't pay attention. Bestbuy employee helped me pick it. Quality just had to return it due ti being too small for 17.3 laptop

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Seems to be in style

    Posted
    Tinman
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    Everyone compliments this bag but I really am not a fan. Had my eyes on a leather Tumi, and wish I would have saved the $100 and put it to the $500 Tumi.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    looked and appeared great

    Posted
    Wouldhavelovedit

    Unfortunately, I had to return it because it did not fit my large ASUS laptop. In fact, you did not have a single bag that could, so I went somewhere else and purchased the bag.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Bag but could use more storage

    Posted
    TravisASUS

    i have an asus gaming laptop and it does not fit in the book bag very well at at... when it says it will fit a 17" they mean exactly 17" not a single centimeter to spare....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good bag

    Posted
    clyde
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    This is a good bag if you are going to carry a laptop however, if you plan to put many other things in it (books, notebooks, etc) it can be a little narrow.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    really too small for a 17.3" laptop

    Posted
    bigt
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    nice looking bag but returned it because I could easily fit my 17.3" dell laptop in the bag. however, it appeared to be otherwise serviceable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great but has problems.

    Posted
    Layne
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    This backpack is a good backpack as far as room but this is my second one in 12 months and the handle broke and last time the zipper broke.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average backpack

    Posted
    Stubleman
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    There is nothing better than the Synergy bag produced by the same company, Swiss Army. This backpack cost more and fits less.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bag is heavy duty

    Posted
    Benzawa
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    I would want this bag to hold up more seems with 2 laptops it would hold up. Overall like the bungee in the straps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend