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Targus - Drifter II Laptop Backpack - Gray with yellow trim-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 55 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Backpack I've Ever Owned

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    mikepas
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    I've had my Targus Drifter II backpack since mid-2012 and it has been my faithful travel companion for over five years and counting. The bag has held up much better than I had any right to expect when I first got it. Because my job requires me to travel several times a year for a couple of weeks at a time this thing has been hauled many thousands of miles and crammed into many an overhead airplane compartment and other than a few smudges you can't tell it's five years old. One of the things I love the most about this bag is the many, many zippered or velcroed compartments and pockets. The laptop sleeve is very spacious with with a very secure strap to hold your laptop in place. The next two compartments are rather large in and of themselves but offer mini-compartments to stash various accessories (chargers, battery packs, cables, head phones, etc). A few times a year I might have to take a three day/two night trip and this thing hold three days worth of clothes, my laptop, my iPad, chargers for everything, and a few other nicknacks. The most telling aspect of how much I like this bag is the fact that the company I work for provided me with another brand name backpack that costs about $20 more than the Drifter II retails for and that other backpack sits in a corner of my closet. The Drifter II is that darn good. Pros: Side water bottle pockets A ton of other pockets and pouches Sturdy zippers! Solid material (well built and resistant to damage) Excellent waterproofness Cons: I honestly have no cons to list for this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Backpack I've Ever Owned!

    Posted
    Jake
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    I've used this backpack for years (it was originally called the T.A.N.C.), and it's beat out Osprey, North Face, Samsonite, and SwissGear/Wenger when I've compared them. I travel a lot, anywhere from 2 nights to 2 weeks at a time. And I've used this bag the whole time. Whether I'm going to a client's house or on vacation in Mexico, this bag has never let me down. It easily holds at least 3 day's worth of clothes, along with a laptop, power cord, cables, notepads, etc. When flying, I've never had a problem storing this in the overhead compartments. Moreover it doesn't collect dog fur, like most other backpacks do. When I was replacing my T.A.N.C., I bought (and then returned): Osprey Nebula Samsonite Paracycle North Face Surge SwissGear Synergy They all failed in comparison to this backpack! The attached pic is the T.A.N.C. next to the Samsonite and North Face. My ONLY gripe is, I don't like the gray in the new design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite backpack ever!!

    Posted
    Miller
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    I purchased a Targus backpack in 2005 when I first moved for graduate school. It was my first laptop backpack and had all the pockets and bells and whistles I desired. Flash forward to 2018, when I realized that carrying my now tattered backpack through an airport or down the street was getting me some strange looks. The thing still worked, but I needed something new. And, I found something better in this Targus Drifter II. It is lightweight and ergonomic. It doesn't put pressure on my back in weird places. There are a multitude of pockets. Some, I haven't even used yet. It is great for plane travel, as it isn't bulky. I can carry a change of clothes, books, sundries, etc without overfilling it. And, it distributes weight evenly, so again, nice and balanced. The look is a bit rugged, but still subtle enough to take into a professional setting. I love everything about it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Targus backpack for laptops & tablets

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    TechieGuy
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    What can I say this backpack is obviously made with quality materials and the handle on top is extremely well made. The entire bottom side of it is made of a good quality waterproof material, and so no worries if you had to put your backpack down on a wet surface for some reason because at least you know the items inside will get wet. The main area has an excellent wide opening to easily slide in/out your precious laptop, and another large designed to accommodate tablets too with both main pockets being well padded. Also, the other smaller pockets give ample room for other items too. Quality is excellent and worth the extra amount to make sure my items are well looked after, as this backpack should last you a long time...!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This Bag is a Warrior Workhorse

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    Gabriel
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    I had an extremely similar Targus bag from 10 years ago that my wife, reluctantly talked me out of some 6 or so years ago. She still uses this bag daily and has ever since I let her "borrow" it. This style Targus bag is a warrior workhorse and I have zero doubt that my new bag give me a decade + of service.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag

    Posted
    bugsmom
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    We bought this for my son to transport his new laptop to school. At first glance it seemed kinda small to me however it is sufficiently roomy for his 15" laptop as well as basic college necessities. It has a wire reinforced handle and overall seems to be made to be quite durable. It has plenty of pockets for organization as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Bag

    Posted
    BrentM
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    There was nothing wrong with this bag, but I ended up purchasing something that was more comfortable on my shoulders due to all the weight I carry in it. Gave it to my son and he loves it. The headphone jack in the strap and the phone pocket are his favorite features. Has lots of little pockets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic backpack

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    Dsnymom
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    I have had this backpack for several years now. It holds up wonderfully. I really like the double strength strap attachment. The bag hold a lot of stuff without feeling bulky. I just purchased a second one for my daughter to carry her belongings in middle school.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great back pack for school and overnight stay's

    Posted
    Exodus
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    My son is a gamer, he uses this bag for school to carry books, his school issued laptop, and other supplies. On the weekends when he goes over to a friends house uses this for clothes, his personal laptop, and accessories. Plenty of space, fully padded for protection of all equipment, and comfortable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag

    Posted
    Mary
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    This bag is amazing! This is my husbands second bag but his first one is still in good shape. He just wanted a newer looking bag. Highly recommend this bag - very durable and has plenty of room with lots of pockets for organization.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great long lasting backpack

    Posted
    ottereboxhappy
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    This product has all the space you need to carry almost anything with you. The only downfall for this is that the straps stiching will unravel and the stitching comes out. When this happens have it repaired immediately and the backpack will last a very long time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super handy backpack

    Posted
    KMO75067
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    My fiancé needed a new backpack for work (old one wa stalling apart). Bought this one and it is great! Plenty of room, sturdy and well built.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Backpack

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    applelane
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    I bought this backpack to replace an older one for my laptop. I can fit my laptop, scanner, mouse, plus my paperwork with space to spare. So far it is holding up great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great back pack

    Posted
    Gdad914
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    Love it, it has enough pockets for what I want and even a pocket for hiding something. It is made of very durable material and holds shape very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bag holds everything, but needed more room

    Posted
    Allprois1
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    Got this to hope all the gear I needed to go on certain trip, but after packing it, I still needed more room. Great construction, but not correct size.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rugged and versatile

    Posted
    Jeff
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    Great backpack. Holds a lot of books. Tons of pockets. Made very well, has reinforced straps and waterproof bottom

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is a good sturdy backpack. Love it.

    Posted
    Beautiful
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    I love this backpack computer bag. I purchased it at a good price. It works perfect for my laptop and to carry my study materials.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Holds a lot

    Posted
    Cary
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    Lots of different pockets. Especially like the pocket on the back that is secure place to put my wallet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good backpack

    Posted
    Blazer72
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    Good backpack, wish it was a little bigger, use it for work and its stuffed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I bought it for my wife

    Posted
    Donnie
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    I bought it for my wife. She hasca 17.3 inch laptop. It accommodates the laptop as well as her charging cable

    I would recommend this to a friend