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SwissGear - Synergy Laptop Backpack - Black/Gray

Model: GA-7305-14F00SKU: 6564611

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1870 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comfy and Capable Pack

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    mcsenerd
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    I previously had a Ful Powerbag backpack that I really liked, but while I on a business trip a while back, the zipper for the laptop compartment of that bag completely ripped rendering the bag unusable. I stopped by the local Best Buy and after perusing through the available packs I quickly judged this one to rise to the top. Good: The suspension of the back pack straps really make loads tolerable. Lots of places and space to store way more than any sane person needs. The back side cushioning really relieves back pressure and allows air to flow keeping you cool. Bad: Unlike the powerbag, there's no stabilizer strap that can connect the two backpack straps. I really prefer two zipper arrangements for large openings and this pack doesn't use those for all large openings...only the laptop compartment. There's no dedicated tablet protection which is sad in today's day and age. It's popular, so you see them EVERYWHERE. Overall though, I still think this is a great pack and a worthy choice for purchase if you carry insane large loads like I do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Computer Backpack I have seen

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    AVEd
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    I carefully looked at each of the several computer backpacks at the Best Buy near me. Although I found a couple other attractive bags I liked, this one stood out as the clear winner. Others were either poorly laid out or made of inferior materials. It was a good looking bad with the most pockets, a well planned layout, and good materials and construction. It has pockets for a large laptop and accessories, an iPAD, pens, cables, smart phone, and drinks with additional empty pockets for other things. There is one pocket in which I can still fit a full change of clothes. Difficult to find anything wrong with the bag. I've had it for several weeks now and I like it more each time I use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang for the Buck!

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    AndrewL
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    My first impression was not to get this bag simply because it was talked up so much being the brand that it is. I had to make a trip to a rough area and carry a laptop with me. The bag I had was really only geared for carrying a laptop & some tech however I needed more compartments to separate not only the tech gear but also many other personal items. This bag proved to perform beyond my expectations and it’s loaded with compartments. I have owned it now for almost a year and have used it through brutal conditions and it looks as good as it did the day I bought it. I recently purchased a second one to give to my wife. On trips, it not only carry’s her laptop & iPad Pro but also doubles as her purse. I highly recommend this bag to anyone who needs something that is reasonably priced and will be hard on their bag because THIS ONE can handle it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    Jmandujano
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    I use this backpack for work and school. I usually carry two large books and my laptop. I enjoy using the laptop pocket, since it allows for a variation of different sized laptops to fit in it, and everytime I come home I literally toss this thing on the floor I'm but confident enough it will protect my laptop . It has a a good amount of pockets for school/work supplies, as I stated earlier I carry two large books, with a calculator and Ipad. I absolutely love that it isn't as bulky as the other SwissGear backpack Best Buy has. The backpack is super comfortable considering it weighs a pretty good amount, definitely more than average. I've also placed two large water bottles on each side, and fit snug. Thanks to the elasticity on the pocket. All in all, this backpack fits my needs and is perfect for my everyday use. I've heard these backpacks last for a long time, so I will be putting it to its test once, I start more classes in school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for international business travel!

    Posted
    IndyMediaGuy
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    I travel internationally once a month and this backpack has turned out to be a great change from my former traditional briefcase-style laptop case (also a Wenger/Swiss Gear model!). The pocket design and placement is very intuitive, offering a passport/document/cellphone pouch on top, side pockets for a power supply, water bottle, toothbrush, etc. The laptop area holds both a 13" laptop and my iPad, and internal pockets keep my power cords, earbuds, international adapters and cables well organized. The document area holds full size file folders, magazines and a mindless novel . And the main area allows me to throw in an extra shirt, snacks and necessities for long airport layovers. Its all padded well and easy to slip on, comfortable to wear and appears to be well built with strong materials, seams, zippers, and handles. My usual bags last only a year, but my guess is that this will last quite a bit longer!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value in a TSA friendly laptop/DSLR backpack

    Posted
    BobF
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    I use my backpack to carry my laptop, DSLR and accessories. This backpack has features my previous backpacks did not have. 1. Center section sized for DSLR with telephoto zoom lens. 2. TSA friendly section with expandable compartment to isolate my laptop 3. Plenty of compartments for accessories and batteries 4. Comfortable shoulder straps and ventilated/padded back 5 .Reinforced base with padding to protect camera and laptop 6. Easy access top loading pocket for watch, wallet, keys, makes for no hassle in the security line at the airport. Red tab zipper and orange lining make for easy access. I checked several brands including camera backpacks but they were all designed to carry cameras and lenses and not much else. I felt this was the best compromise in size and utility made with quality materials and components. I believe it's the best product on the market for my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I always hate new luggage...

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    JerryNS
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    I hate getting new luggage - I travel a lot, so i get very used to where everything is and it really helps me get though security quickly and make sure I don't leave things behind. I bought this bag with a bit of dread, but my old one had finally died after a couple million miles. I was able to find space for everything, and even prefer the arrangements on this bag. The best feature is that it stands upright on its own, so it's much more convenient to pull things out without other things falling out or flopping around. There are two water bottle holders on the side, and they also work well for a small travel umbrella. A convenient little pocket on the very top is good for passport, keys - all the things you have to grab fast while you're on the go. All in all I am pleased. I kept my old bag just in case I hated this one, but it's so convenient and attractive I won't be going back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of storage and pockets

    Posted
    Paul
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    The design and shape of this backpack is just what I was looking for. I keep my laptop and iPad in here, along with just about anything I might need for work or a getaway. I love the various pocket sizes, and the design keeps my stuff pretty well protected. The only things I'm not crazy about is there is not as much padding for the laptop on the bottom as my last backpack (I tend to be a little rough setting this down at times), and the zippers almost open too easily - if its left open a little, it tends to open more just from moving it around. All in all, a very nice design though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful backpack for a business traveler

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    IanAtFC
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    I bought this to replace a Targus Matrix RG0322 backpack that I've had for many years. This is even better (e.g. dedicated pocket for sunglasses, doesn't have a floppy handle, and can hold water bottles). This is roomy, sturdy, stands up, and has numerous compartments, which is great for organizing. This really helps when I travel, because I know that I will put my metal in a certain pocket. It's also great for other times, because there are places for my cell phones (test devices), USB cables and flash drives, chargers, snacks, etc. There were some other contenders, two of which my sons got (Targus City Gear and High Sierra Swerve). I didn't want to confuse us by getting what they had (though I like this one for me better). Another SwissGear was also a strong contender (Blue Ibex 17" I think). This one won out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Survived bike Crash

    Posted
    na97

    After the zippers on my old back pack gave out, I bought a another $25 bag from Walmart. However, after reading reviews on here and seeing the bag was on sale, I returned the Walmart bag and bought this one. 1. When loaded, the stiff base keeps the bag upright. 2. Padded back and shoulder straps are comfortable when walking or riding my bike to campus. The shock absorbing straps are great when my bike hits bumps, or when I'm walking down stairs. 3. Durable Design: The zippers are big and made well. Steel cable handle with padding. This bag took a beating when I crashed my bike and slid on the pavement... 4. Quick and easy access to compartments. One on top to store electronic devices. Organizing compartment in front for pens and stuff. Side Pockets can hold water bottles and my umbrella.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    SWISS SYNERGY BACKPACK is a mush have

    Posted
    Basic714

    I considered the Synergy Backpack or the traditional laptop suitecase and hands down I went with the Synergy. I love the design of the backpack; its really attractive. It fights my 15.4 HP perfectly and protects it well with good amount of padding. A drawback could be that it has too many compartments so it'll take a couple of days to get use to it. It fits all of my books and binder perfectly. It can also hold my water bottles very good. The Synergy BackPack also has a Stablizer which means that it can stand on it's own two feet. The backpack is a bit on the heavy side and kind of big. It doesn't bother me as much after all it fits all of my belongings so it's going to be kind of big and heavy. I like The Synergy backpack it's all-in-one. Some people may not like this type of style, however I find it that it suites me perfectly. I definitely recommend The Swiss Gear Synergy backpack. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good bag for a daily commute

    Posted
    CamdenTrapper
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    bought this back pack for 2 reasons: one was to use to carry my laptop for when I travel overseas as a carry on and then use it once I arrived at my duty station to carry my laptop in during daily commute. The primary problem I found was that although it had plenty of storage compartments they were not very big. I always carry an extra set of clothing when I travel in the even I get stranded somewhere for a few days I have a change of clothing that includes sock, underwear, pants\shirt, etc. With this bag having smaller compartments I was unable to carry many of those items and still keep the bag small enough to fit in an overhead compartment. However I was able to carry my computer and camera, headphones and other items so that they were well protected when moving around and fairly easy t get to when I needed them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best <$100 civilian packpack

    Posted
    Glenn
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    This is my third backpack of this same model. I travel extensively to very austere and challenging international locations that take a toll on my stuff. I do not want to look like a military wannabe. This backpack is the best non-military backpack in existence for a reasonable price. I have found what MIGHT be better backpacks but they always cost several times the price and are not laid out quite the same. Don't let the fact that I've had to replace the backpack twice turn you off. The thing is quite durable and takes a licking. I'm just extremely hard on my stuff. This is my backpack and I use hard side Samsonite luggage (that also gets killed by my travel) for my luggage. There is a reason that Swissgear has not needed to make any significant changes to this backpack model in years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent combination of space and protection

    Posted
    Andrew
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    At first look, I didn't think this would work for my uses. I needed a bag that would protect my gaming laptop, yet serve well as a carry on and hold lots of other things. At first look, it doesn't look too large, but after I started packing things into it, I was surprised how stuff just kept disappearing into it. There's a strap on the top, behind the main handle and above the main back straps that slides over the handle on my roller bag perfectly. When wearing as a backpack, it's great too. Wide straps are comfortable and there's plenty of slack in the lines if I need to make them longer to fit over jackets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a great backpack

    Posted
    Ekmike

    I had an older version of the synergy and it served me well for several years. It's a sturdy, well made backpack - great for travel and for business. I looked around for a replacement and honestly, even way more expensive backpacks didn't have the features this one has. So I just bought this new one. I love the durability, the space, the padding, the comfort. Style is okay. My only downside is that I tend to stuff too much into it since it's so spacious and then it's too big to slide under my seat on the airlines. I think that's a me problem though. And the other downside is that I see these everywhere. I guess I'm not alone in concluding that there is no better backpack for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My second Swiss Gear back pack

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    cnyoung
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    This is my second Swiss Gear pack in 5 yrs. 1st bag is still good but a little worn and wanted to upgrade. The Synergy improved upon it's sturdiness and functionality. Great bag for everyday use yet large enough to meet the needs for travel as well. There are plenty of pockets and sleeves throughout to keep things organized and you prepared for any endeavor not requiring a suitcase. I highly recommend. There are cheaper packs but none that match this one in quality. Versatile enough to be used for work, school, day pack, light camping and carry on for plane trips. So many pockets and sleeves it'll keep the TSA inspectors challenged at the airport foIr sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The perfect "personal item" for flying

    Posted
    Michael
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    I love this backpack!! I travel for work a lot and the last thing I want to do is check a bag. I can fit all of my essentials between my carry on luggage and this backpack. It fits under the seats in front of me in the plane every time. Use caution when "filling" all of the pockets, as the depth may prevent under-seat placement. But I've had a laptop, two tablets, full size headphones, CD book, small toolkit, long (and dense) HDMI cable, 8x10 brochures, some small parts, remote controls and my other work essentials and all of this fits under the seat with no issues. Plenty of specialty pockets for glasses, phones, laptop, books and such. Well worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing backpack from SwissGear

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    Presupremacy
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    I purchased this backpack with a new laptop that I purchased about 4 months ago for school, needing something to carry the new laptop and all my books and other stuff for school. I have had nothing other than a great experience with the backpack thus far. It offers tons and tons of carrying space, not only for your laptop but for your books, folders, binders, and any accessories you can throw at it. Not only does it provide excellent padding for your laptop or other devices, it offers great back padding to make it super comfortable for days when you will be carrying it around for an extended period of time. If you are looking for a backpack to carry all of your devices, their accessories, and more, I highly recommend this backpack for you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally found what we were looking for

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    BESTshopper
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    My husband has used the same Swiss Gear backpack for work for over ten years. He uses it for the office commute, for travel, for a mini home office. It was showing wear and needed replacing. We had looked online to find "just the right one" and even considered a different brand. Imagine my delight to walk into Best Buy [looking for something else] and find this Swiss Gear backpack almost identical to his old one. Minor changes that he will have to get used to with how the pockets and inner pouches are set up. Sturdy, dependable, professional looking. I am hoping it will be his LAST work backpack. Would like to think he will retire before it wears out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for light travel

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    jimmychaos
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    This is a great backpack for someone who like to carry stuff with them (laptop, tablet, books, notebooks, etc.) all the time. I take the bus, walk, and ride my bike a lot and this backpack is great for it because it has terrific padding and back support. I also like to have my laptop, nook tablet, a notebook, a book, water bottle, coffee mug, and various other little things with me everywhere I go, and this backpack fits all of it, as well as having some extra space left over for random things like a sweatshirt. It protects everything, especially my laptop, very well. It's tough and durable as well. I'd recommend this backpack to anyone on the go... although it's a little pricey (i paid $79.99), i'd still consider it to be worth the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend