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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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost there

    Posted
    BREITLING
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    I've owned this pack now for over a month. I do LOVE all the different compartments within the pack. There's a place for everything, but the kitchen sink. LOL There are a few drawbacks to this pack of course. One being that with its thickness, it's in need of longer shoulder pads. As the pack is weighted down it seems to drag, which pulls on the shoulder straps on top and the front. This plays a special part in discomfort around the under arm areas. Again, a longer pad on the strap would be great. The other thing that would help would be a chest strap option, to hold the two shoulder straps within proper width. This is especially helpful for long walks, hiking or commuting.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A good back pack for travel with electronics

    Posted
    Bill
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    This bag was bought with international business travel in mind, although it has been used for everything lately. The pocket for the laptop holds my 17" MacBook Pro securely and the padding surrounding it gives me a great deal of confidence. The pack stands upright on its own, but I had to "train" it by stowing items in the bottom for a couple days. This bag was bought in part using rewards points, so it was much less than it would have been on Amazon. The style is good and it looks different from many other packs I considered and have seen in my travels. I do wish it had a chest strap as I often need a bag to be secure when climbing ladders or other steep terrain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack!

    Posted
    BestBuyGuy
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    I'm a financial executive and always carried my PC and work documents in a PC carrying case. Its much better using a backpack and throwing it over my shoulder. Its easier to travel with too. I carry my Surface, my Ipad, work folderrs and several other smaller items in this backpack and it has plenty of room and many compartments. I also like the way it stands up on the floor when fully loaded. I looked at the higher priced units by other manufacturers ($200-$300) and I can wear out 2-4 four of these backpacks for the cost of one of those. Being the practical finance guy, I didn't see the cost / benefit. I've only owned this unit for a few months but it hasn't yet shown any wear. I recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing backpack!

    Posted
    Wiaa

    I've found it has been able to fit everything I might need while in class or visiting my parents. You can fit your laptop, the cords+mouse, any of your text books + calculators, pencils and everything else. It also stands on its own eliminating the issue of having to lean it on something or set it on a chair. Unfortunately it was quite expensive (90 dollars) and tends to feel quite large on your back. It is something you would get used to after using the backpack for awhile. I would only recommend this to someone who really needed to haul their laptop and text books around due to the inconveniences of the size. But if that's you and you're willing to spend 90 dollars on a backpack than this just might be the backpack for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Replacement for Same Backpack

    Posted
    Blair

    My SwissGear Synergy of 15 years finally bit the dust, so I decided to get the same backpack as the replacement. Overall I'm pleased with the bag, but the one I received does not have the chest strap as pictured and is mentioned as part of the features. I walk 4 miles a day and really like the chest strap for comfort. I did not notice this when I first purchased the new bag, I did notice when I had packed the bag and set off for the office to make the load more comfortable. Would be nice to get a bag that has the features that are part of the buying decision.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but versatile

    Posted
    IndyMike
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    My High Sierra computer backpack was falling apart after 20+ trips to Asia - hole wearing through bottom and splitting seam on side. I looked at an office store and found this backpack, but at the Best Buy right next door to the office store it was $20 less expensive for what appears to the be the exact same thing. Lots of storage places for keeping different things separate, and extra room if needed. It's a bit big and deep which can be an issue in crowded (Asia) or tight spaces (like in the aisle of a 737), so tightening straps on either side to make it less deep when lightly loaded would be nice. I see a lot of these in my travels, so a lot of frequent business travelers seem to like it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great sturdy bag

    Posted
    MiamiBert
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    What can I say about this bag. Lets begin with appearance, it looks modern and rugged, yet conservative enough. It offers plenty of storage with its many compartments. It has dividers and zippered pockets inside of the large compartments. The main laptop compartment has a padded sleeve with a large velcro strap to secure your unit in place. The bottom is well padded as well. The shoulder straps are wide, well padded and have elastic at the top for shock absorption. Overall, I am very satisfied with this Swiss Gear bag from Swiss Army. I will defiantly look at their products again when the time comes. Which by the looks of the quality of this bag, won't be for a long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect design

    Posted
    Bdcahill
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    The swissgear synergy bag is very good quality. It has very soft padding for keeping your laptop safe and other pockets that work great for safely holding other devices you might have. The main storage compartment has a lot of space. There are pockets all over this bag for organizing your stuff. The carry handles and zippers are very strong. The bag feels comfortable on your back and the shoulder straps dont dig into your shoulders. I am impressed with the design and layout. Overall the bag has plenty of space, feels comfortable, is very sturdy and built to last. If I lost it I would buy it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for the money

    Posted
    Cinnamonoct

    I have purchased three of these bags now for all three of my kids for when they went to college. They are super durable and strong and the laptop compartment really does a fantastic job for protecting your investment. My son has just completed his fifth year of college and his bag still looks like new. Definitely would recommend this bag to anyone who wants to spend a little more money now rather than buying 3 cheap bags that won't last. Keep an eye out because I got this bag on sale on the bestbuy.com. It was not in the circular. So keep an eye out in both areas!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack I have ever owned

    Posted
    MAHNYC
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    An all around great backpack for the busy professional on the go. As a radio reporter I am thrilled to have a bag with more than enough space to securely store my laptop, iPad, recording equipment, microphones, extra batteries and much more. I have used several other backpacks and briefcases, all of which fell apart within the first few months. Kudos to Wenger on the outside pockets, which not only provide easy access to all of my equipment, but prevents things from falling to the bottom and getting lost or damaged. I have had this bag for just over a year now and it still works just as well as it did the day I got it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    built to last

    Posted
    Rook63

    I bought this bag when they first came out 8 years ago and only now getting ready to buy my second one. I'm an aircraft mechanic who flies all over the world on both large and very small aircraft. This bag has been a trusted durable friend with well over a million miles traveling. The backpack has been soaked from rain ( Yet kept everything dry ) from Typhoons , beat up by baggage handlers and taxi drivers. I carrier with me to work daily. After 8 years the threads are finally showing wear and its time for a new one. Trust me, the old one will not be thrown away and will remain in family use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for travel

    Posted
    JaxRa66it
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    This backpack's pockets and compartments are setup as if I special ordered it for my needs. Pockets for my electronics, whether its for my laptop or tablet, my two smartphones, my power pack with cables (that also can start a dead battery for a car or truck), my small tripod for a small camera AND a full change of clothes, light jacket or sweater and travel size toiletries and more. I also made a couple small add-ons that allow me to lock the zipper tabs for low to moderate security. I mean everything fits perfectly in their individual pockets and compartments. Love it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for city commuter!

    Posted
    iamnotpretending

    I love this backpack. I live and work in a large downtown city area and this backpack has enough space to carry everything I need to bring with me to work everyday. It has a ton of pockets and areas for anything I might need. I can easily carry a laptop, books, folders, a padfolio, bluetooth keyboard and mouse, laptop charger, power strip, mobile device charge cables and umbrella with room to spare! I've had it about a month - seems very durable and well made. I'm proud to sport this backpack in the city. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Back Pack with Many Pockets!

    Posted
    shark615
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    It was hard to decide which backpack to buy to replace my old one, but since I was almost 8 out of 10 happy with my old bag, I decided to choose another one by the same maker...but with an extra pocket. I also wanted my smaller pocket at the top. It handles my larger laptop (17') and has two sturdy handles as well as back straps to grab it with. The only downside is things in the Main Pocket, even when reasonably packed, push to lessen space in another pocket. I wish there were an expansion option. That would give an extra inch of width needed when putting files and cords for all the electronics we travel with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag with lots of easy to get to pockets

    Posted
    ocdlabelfreak
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    I've had a Swiss bag for almost 15 years now. My older one was amazing and it really lasted. I knew I wanted another like it and found this one. On my old bag, I loved the pocket up top to easily access gadgets like chargers, pens and adapters. This bag has that same pocket and it has two other additional mesh ones inside. I love it! I hold two laptops, Mac, PC and an iPad mini all in this bag and still have room for tons of cables and full sized headphones. It really a great bag! It weighs a ton due to the contents and its held up pretty good so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Our Go To Travel Bag

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    JustAnotherITDude
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    In the commercial services world, air travel is a constant. We frequently have to travel with little or no notice. These bags are our go to for quick trips, whether hopping on our plane or grabbing a commercial flight. They fit our gear, usually a Surface Pro, some random paperwork and clothes & gear for an overnight stay. The fit perfectly in the overhead bins or under the seat in front. They last forever and are usually value priced, especially when on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent laptop backpack with plenty of pockets

    Posted
    jhaanti
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    My old jansport student pack gave up the ghost finally, so was looking around for a replacement with a laptop compartment. This fits the bill perfectly. There are many pockets, in fact many more than I know what to do with. This could be a bit bulky for daily trips to the office, but for short trips, a couple of nights at most, this can't be beat. I also like the fact that the laptop sleeve is not on the back face, but is on the front face of the back compartment. Has two nice sized water bottle holders on the side.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This is it - the true backpack

    Posted
    tenderloin1
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    Have you ever carried all you stuff in your arms and wondered “I wish someone made a bag or something that would help?” Are you tired of dropping things? Do you like having a monkey on your back? Wait no longer. Get this backpack. It will solve all you problems (as long as those problems fit). Pockets - many Zippers - best quality Heavy - yes (and that’s without a load)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works well

    Posted
    jimmycck9
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    my only complaint is the strap that goes around the handle of your luggage so you can wheel it around the terminal. After one trip, the strap managed to stretch just enough so that the backpack can shift around and slide around and to the ground. Which me I have to stop walking, readjust the backpack and then make sure I hold on to the strap looped through the handle of the luggage to keep it from falling off. There was one other backpack I saw that had a lower and an upper strap to hold on to the backpack. That would have been the better way to go!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent backpack

    Posted
    JLBeck
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    I bought this backpack to replace another SwissGear backpack that was getting a little long in the tooth. Spent more than I would have at Sam's but I think that this one is a bit more functional and of better quality (looks cooler, too). Very light. There are tons of compartments to store stuff and forget where you put thing when you need something ;) Easily handles two laptops (Lenovo 15" and MacBook 13") and my iPad Pro. Comfortable (although it's not like I'm hiking with it). Quality appears to be very good. Overall, I am very please with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend