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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 1878 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    Daniel
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    I was torn between two backpacks and bought his one based on a recommendation. I really like it. It holds enough school books for two classes without any problems, and the laptop with the mouse. (I never use the touchpad.) Easy to carry, and my back doesn't get hot like with other backpacks. It can carry two bottles as well. My only complaint is that it doesn't have pen holders like a some backpacks do, but that is not a big deal. This is probably the best one that I have owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looked like a great backpack until...

    Posted
    Phil
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    Backpack seem to have almost everything I wanted, enough pockets for my photo gear, laptop and some sailing gear, good padding and then I started using it. The Synergy does not have any sternum straps so the bag constantly slides off your shoulders and back making the backpack useless. Design should not come at the price of function. I'll have to find a way to rig a sternum strap

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tried & True

    Posted
    MisterC
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    This is the second time I have purchased this bag. The first one lasted more than 5 years before I decided to replace it. The durability and pocket layout are great. I do wish the side pockets were a little more roomy. This bag will fit under a coach air liner seat. On the first bag, after about a year, the shoulder strap padding was the first thing that I noticed was not perfect. Given how long this bag is practically useful, this is the number one item I would improve on this bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    What a disappointment

    Posted
    Biltmore
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    While I always heard that Swissgear had a stellar reputation. That doesn’t seem to hold true. Biggest complaint, this bag is supposed to stay upright; it falls over way too often. Too many of the zippers only open from one side, not from outside in; extremely inconvenient. Lastly, once the straps are set, within no time at all, they are slipped to their longest position. I ended up pinning them w/bobby-pins Boy, I wish I’d spent more time in research

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for the traveler

    Posted
    marvin9
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    The backpack is a bit expensive so was not sure I would like it. It did not have the back strap that I was looking for to hook over the handle of my suitcase for when I travel. The redeeming quality was the fact that there are pockets everywhere. The top smaller pocket is great for your car keys and chargers for your phone, etc. Side pockets for items you will need to have close at hand. Small pocket inside a larger pocket for anything extra. Pockets pockets pockets... Did I say pockets?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gives more than what I could have imagined.

    Posted
    JulsJ
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    I was looking for something for traveling abroad where I'd only have a suitcase and backpack and would otherwise be hands free for crutches. This is great choice. There are tons of pockets. This backpack takes advantage of every possible space, small and large, not wasting anything. I stuffed it full of a laptop, personal stuff, cords, computer accessories, camera and gear, thermos and more. There are mesh pockets on the side if you have anything that needs to breathe. I love this backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Durable, Versatile, and Stylish

    Posted
    AEPJR

    Swiss Gear has made a good one here. I use this bag everyday. I travel and this bag has withstood the banging, pulling, tossing of 2 years worth of road living. It has plenty of room for storage and the shoulder straps are very comfortable. The bag is sturdy and ruggedly stylish at the same time. It has been such a success for me, that three of my co-workers have purchased this exact bag.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The one for Me

    Posted
    simplythethruth
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    I use this Backpack for work, I put my 15.6in. laptop in it daily and assorted hand tools. water bottles and two cellphones. and snacks. power cords. its combortable to one strap or two. its durable and rugged. in fact its the second one I purchased. and I only purchased the second one, so I could give my son the first one for school and gave my self a new one. Once I cleaned the original one off, he couldn't tell which one was new....I am very happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent backpack to protect your laptop

    Posted
    ChetMcLazer
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    I had a few criteria when looking for a new backpack. 1) Protect laptop 2) Durability 3) Comfort. So far this backpack has met all the criteria; Plenty of padding surrounding laptop compartment, also in other compartments that I wasn't expecting...bonus! Material and stitching are of good quality and should result in a long service life. The cushion, around shoulder strap and back is very comfortable. Highly recommend this backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This bag has a place for everything!

    Posted
    LauderdaleJack
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    Overall, very pleased with this backpack. Great space for my laptop as well as tablet, glasses, phone, water bottle, wallet & keys, earbuds and everything else I've needed to stash so far. Haven't even used all of the pockets and pouches yet. Feels sturdy and reliable. Only thing I would change is the zipper on an inside pocket that winds up getting right under a key clip when closed. Small inconvenience, though. Worth the price when compared to other products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The epitome of organization

    Posted
    Janelle
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    I am an organizing freak. I LOVE to organize and I love for everything to have its own place. How I've never come across this brand before is astonishing to me, but this, by far it's the most thought out and organized backpack I've ever come across. I use it as a work bag now and I love that I have a spot for everything, including my lunch bag and jacket. Absolutely love it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    Blane
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    This pack does exactly what it's supposed to. It protects my laptop and has space for other stuff. I love the dual side cup holders, one for my morning coffee and one for water. It has pockets I still haven't put anything in. It's also tough. The handle is reinforced with a steel cable and rivets. The fabric is tough too. The pack cost more than I was planning to spend, but it's worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    TheCount345

    Would recommend this to anyone who needs a backpack. It really has impressed me, one of the most durable backpacks I have ever owned. You can fit almost everything in it but still find more room. Really light weight and comfortable even with everything in it. Took it with me over to Europe, protected my laptop and kept all my other things secure. If you want to protect your laptop and have lots of room without looking like your hiking a mountain then this is a great one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for large laptops

    Posted
    JTalley
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    I bought this backpack to travel with my 17.3" laptop. I originally had a sleeve, but found I could carry little else. It is hard to find a bag, any bag, bigger enough for a 17 inch screen, but this really does the job. It would also work with a much smaller laptop thanks to the adjustable pocket for the computer. It has room enough for cords, books, clothes, headphones and even a tablet. I would recommend this bag to friend or family, but I would shop around for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for frequent travel

    Posted
    BizTravlr
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    I've been on the road the last 10 years, and have preferred using a backpack for a computer bag instead of a traditional briefcase. My Targus bag was on it's last legs and served its purpose. I looked at the available backpacks on the market, and opted for the Synergy based on protection and comfort. It has really lived up to my expectations, though when I set out to travel, I can't seem to stuff the bag with as many travel accessories as I could before.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for anyone who travels frequently!

    Posted
    Jake
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    This is a great backpack for anyone who travels frequently. I flew up to San Francisco a few weeks ago with this backpack. I had lots of my stuff in it (a DSLR camera in a camera bag, a Macbook Pro, Mac charger, phone charger, battery for charging my phone, and a few other things.) It did a great job handling everything! The best part about it, is the shock absorber on the straps, this really makes the backpack feel lighter than it actually is, at least for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack for a techie or anyone else

    Posted
    Stubleman
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    This bag is actually a 2.0 edition. It has an insane amount of room, protects everything you could put in it and is appropriately priced. The first edition was a great bag as well but was missing small things like padding on the floor of the bag, all this has been corrected in the 2.0 edition. This bag has been extremely durable, my only wish is that it came in other colors as I have grown tired of the same backpack. Though, I would never abandon this bag! Perfecto!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I thought it would be

    Posted
    SonofKbay
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    I bought this backpack to use when I travel. It held all of my electronics and my laptop and cables and accessories and so many more things. I put in extra food to eat on the plane. There were so many pockets that easily held everything and the backpack was comfortable on my back. Can’t wait to travel again in a couple of weeks!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack

    Posted
    Zarkon
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    I upgraded from a thrift store $2 pack. I thought this one was a little expensive, but I really like it. Lots of pockets plus good protection for my laptop make it a really good choice for me. It's barely big enough for my lunch in the main compartment--it's a little small--but it fits. I like the shock-absorbing straps. It seems like really durable pack. Turns out it's very worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great look and very sturdy.

    Posted
    Julz
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    The reason why I didn't give 5 stars here is only because the rounded shape of the backpack and the very heavy support of the back is actually something that I found a bit uncomfortable when I placed something really heavy in it (like a laptop). Also, the only reason that I returned it was because my large 17' laptop couldn't fit in it. However, it is a beautiful design, very sturdy, and has a lot of compartments - it has a sort of an outdoorsy look. Great overall!

    I would recommend this to a friend