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Targus - Mobile ViP Laptop Backpack

Model: TSB862SKU: 5009805

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 186 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feelings.

    Posted
    mnash3
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    Pros 1. Mega stylish! and very professional looking. 2. Sits upright - I love this feature as whether I am in class or in the library my bag is accessible. 3. Well designed compartments. I love the specific section for my laptop. I love that there is a space for my cables and a hard shell for my pens and pencils and miscellaneous items. I like the nice little compartment for my student ID which is a small zipper section on the bag in lined with all the other zipper compartments. 4. I have not traveled on a plane with it yet, but I like the convenience of adding a lock for my laptop on the zipper. I can go on with pros, but the cons are major!!!!! 1. It is one thing to be hot, but this bag is extremely hot!!!! Yes, the bag is black so it absorbs heat. Yes, I live in our great state of Texas and Houston gets really hot, buuuuuut this bag's hot is a different type of hot! The cushion or foam that rests on my back is equivalent to adding an actual heatpad as the foam just heats up and never stops heating up! It is extremely hot!!!! I know you are saying if it is that big of a deal why didn't I return it? For starters... I have a Targus shoulder bag that I love and I wanted to stay with the Targus brand as that shoulder laptop bag has been really good to me and I have been all over the United States with it and it is beyond durable so I was expecting the same thing from this backpack. I have returned to college and really needed a backpack for long walking distances as it is a far walk across campus. I wanted something that looked nice because I do have to return to the labor force soon and needed something that could double as a college bag as well as an office work bag. I also kept it because it is just starting to get cooler and I am hoping that the heatpads will come in handy as I tend to not like to wear alot of jackets. 2. Turns out... I have really wide shoulders. Soooo... if you have wide shoulders, you might pass on this bag as it just does not fit right. 3. I was disappointed in the shoulder clasp as I pulled on it to close the shoulder straps to hopefully have a better fit, one of the clasps immediately came off and I can not get it back on. 4. It weighs not a little, buuuuuuuut alot!!!!! If you add just one item whether a book or an umbrella, the weight increases exponentially!!! I know by now, you are still saying... Why did I keep the bag? Easy... I need to lose weight anyway! lol.... Sooooo.... Summary... If you are a small size person working in an office environment in pretty good shape, then you would love this bag. If you are a college student or older student returning to college, unless you need this bag for the aforementioned reasons, then you might want to look elsewhere. Soooo... would I recommend this bag to a friend? Not without a long conversation about understanding their needs and what they are trying to accomplish.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Laptop Backpack

    Posted
    DeeKay
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    I've owned A LOT of laptop bags and backpacks over the years. This one is by far the best of the field. Recently purchased to replace one with a broken zipper and took it with me to Europe a week later. Performed well, though fair warning, it does stick out a bit, while wearing it, but getting it under a plane seat in coach is not a problem. I travel a lot for work anyway, so this was a major concern, Other advantages: TSA compliant (unzips all the way to lay laptop out separately), though I use it as a pocket for a second laptop or my tablet, depending on my needs. Holds a large laptop (Dell Precision workstation) better than any other I've had with plenty of room - easily holds a 17" laptop. Best Feature: There is a dedicated power brick/accessory pocket in the bottom! That sold it. Second best feature: no matter how much is in it, the bag stands up on its own! The middle book pocket has slots for pens, cards, etc, a key leash, and a zippered mesh pocket, presumably so the hamster won't suffocate. The chamber can be expanded if necessary (but takes away the accessory pocket below it) however, I've not needed to do that. Upper lined pocket for glasses, and stuff, large front pocket for other bulky stuff - just more useful space. Highly recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Targus - Mobile ViP Laptop Backpack

    Posted
    whl2
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    Very nice travel and business bag. Well constructed and fully padded. The zippers are superior quality and they are checkpoint friendly if you do a lot of flying. I particularly like the bottom compartment for holding chargers and such because it doesn't add bulk to the sides or middle of the case. It has a document compartment which is the main reason I bought it as I do some consulting work these days and make short day trip hops around a four State area and I travel with sensitive documents that need to be protected from the elements and this compartment does just that besides keeping them nice and uncrimped. It has a strap to fit around the expandible handle on my roll on luggage that is very convenient. There are pockets galore to carry just about any business supply item you'll need and it fits well on the back without tugging that area between the shoulders where you get that paralyzing pinch at our age. 'She who must be obeyed' says it looks sharp and makes me look like a business man on the move in today's market. I'm very pleased with it. Any longevity issues and I'll come back and lower the rating. For now: I heartily recommend if you've got a fifteen inch laptop like mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Design Lacking Quality

    Posted
    Zeer0C0ol
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    This backpack holds a lot of stuff in a very organized manner. Its very large on the inside without looking bulky. Im very picky about my laptop bags so I was excited to find this. The problem is the handle on the top of the bag ripped half way off at the seam within the first 24 hours of use. In looking at it closer there is nothing more than a standard stitched seam holding the handle on. They should have known this was not going to be sufficient. Nylon stitched to nylon is not durable enough for a bag handle. Look at other well designed bags out there. They all have some sort of a reinforced handle on the top. Also the fake leather is very flimsy and will not last. They should have used real leather and charged a bit more. I would have happily paid for more for better quality. So unfortunately i had to return it. Still looking for a quality rigid laptop backpack that looks professional but is durable and well organized.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for traveling techs

    Posted
    JimBravo
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    This backpack has everything I was looking for in a bag, without breaking the bank. #1 on my list was a bag that had plenty of padding for my laptop, which this does. The front and back are very well padded, and there's a "sling" of sorts at the bottom that prevents the laptop from slamming into the bottom of the bag if dropped straight down. Plenty of storage area for my gadgets (multimeter, VDV tester, mouse, chargers) and enough room left over for a weekends worth of clothes. I did have an opportunity to use the "TSA Approved" feature for my laptop. I was thinking I just unzip the laptop portion and fold it open, but there's one extra step; move the laptop from it's travel spot to the TSA part that folds completely open. More than I expected, but it still made the process really very easy compared to moving everything to a bin. I would buy another if I needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Backpack

    Posted
    DonB
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    I provided only 3 stars because it didn't quite serve the purpose for which I had intended. It was my hope that there would be sufficient room in the backpack to also act as a very small overnight bag (including my laptop). While I originally felt it was large enough for that purpose, upon arriving home I learned that there was not sufficient space to use it as I had planned. However, the backpack works wonderfully for what it was actually intended. Not only carries my laptop but there is enough room for other peripherals (i.e., optical mouse, external dvd players). And, I believe that it provides sufficient cushioning to protect your valuable equipment from minor bumps and bruises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    INKBBRev
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    1st let me say that I reviewed and looked at a ton of backpacks before purchasing this item. Each one I looked at prior had one thing or another that did not fit my needs list. This one checked every box and is perfect. There is a spot for everything in it to stay very organized. It is very professional in appearance making it a great alternative to a shoulder bag or briefcase for the modern day business need. However, I think it is not just good for business, I'd have zero hesitation using this thing as just a techy bringing all my geek gear to anything, even a gaming convention. My primary purpose for this is travel including air then visiting high profile customer offices. I can't think of one complaint I have about it. If this fits your budget and purpose do not hesitate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Bag!

    Posted
    Rey13
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    I recently bought this bag to go alongside my 15" HP laptop. I was a bit worrisome that it might be a lil too snug since it was the larger laptop, but low and behold it had plenty of storage for the charger as well as my misc items such as my iPhone,charger, game boy, its charger, my iPad as well as a change of clothes and a pair of Sandles. It's compartments do feel like they are meant for specific items but none the less it did what it was supposed to. The bag states that it is TSA certified but I still had to remove my laptop per their rules. They stated only laptops 13" and under we're safe in it? That is the only reason I've scored it a 4 out of 5. Otherwise it's just as comfortable and sturdy as you'd want a backpack to be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Travel Backpack EVER

    Posted
    TheaterGuy80
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    I’d been looking for a new backpack to use, in general, but also one that would be more convenient to travel with. Look no further than this awesome product! It’s SUPER spacious, with lots of pockets to store your stuff. Even better though—the laptop section has a protective barrier in the bottom of the bag: it’s a super stretchy material, with empty space below, in case you accidentally drop your backpack. The stretchy material has just enough give to cushion/protect your laptops/tablets from crashing down with the bag! Very satisfied with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looked great, feels great but bad quality

    Posted
    Rekay
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    Was looking for a shell backpack that would protect my stuff, this one looked perfect, lots of storage, good padding , looks great, unfortunately about a week ago it started to tear on the zipper and strap, so far it is just small and cosmetic but i have removed most of my books out inorder to keep the weight down incase it causes further ripping. For now the tearing is just cosmetic but having only had it for about a month i cant recomend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Size is my biggest )concern

    Posted
    DonB
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    I purchased this bag thinking that ti would be the perfect size for traveling and holding a few personal items in addition to the laptop. The other items would be things such as multiple headphones (one for traveling partner), a GPS navigator (TomTom), a bean filled travel pillow for the neck and a book for reading. I was surprised how fast the compartments filled up. In truth, the book and travel pillow are the two bulky items. If you plan on traveling with fewer bulky items in the bag then this may work out very well for you. I'll make it work but I wish it was SLIGHTLY bigger.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good but not the best

    Posted
    leagriffin
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    I purchased this bag while I was traveling. I was stuck in between a rock and hard place. The quality of the bag is great. It has lots and lots of storage and can fit a ton of things in the bag while keeping you very organized. This bag even has a water resistant bottom section that would be perfect for storing a lunch or something like that. The thing that I don't like about it is the front pocket. It is virtually unusable because of a poor zipper function. It regularly gets stuck and jammed. For the price that I paid for it, it literally should carry me around.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really Good Backpack

    Posted
    Prp6040
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    I did end up returning this backpack, but not because it is a bad product. I actually loved it. It looks very stylish, seems very durable, and it has a lot of storage. Not to mention that it is TSA friendly. I travel a lot for work, so my issue is that it does not stand up on its own. It falls when you just look at it. And that is because of the accessories section on the bottom. It has no reinforcement, so it just falls over. If this kind of thing does not bug you, then it would be a great backpack for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bag ever

    Posted
    Money
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    I work on film sets and I have to have a backpack that can neatly place all the things I need at any given moment and this one is the PERFECT backpack. I love the sling protection and the easy airport zipper, even though I don't have to take the laptop out of the bag cause I'm tea precheck, I love the feature and wish I had it when I was constantly traveling before precheck. I use the airport zipper to keep documents and things. But it has a nice neat place for every single thing and I couldn't be happier with the back. It even stands up on its own. It's fantastic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Backpack - Simple Design

    Posted
    Chris
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    This backpack is great! I'm so glad I purchased it. I usually carry 2 tablets, a 15.5" laptop, big headphones, and a few other bulky items. The pockets are all large enough, and I'm especially impressed with the bottom pocket and the front pocket that is expandable if desired. I'm not sure what the total point of the ability to open it up all the way is about since your laptop is meant to go in the other pocket. This purchase felt pricey at first but I'm sure it will last a long time. The simple design is understated and professional without being boring.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for the Business Professional

    Posted
    Maqlover
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    I have never been that big of a fan of Targus products until this bag. It is made absolutely perfect for the traveling professional. It has just the right amount of pockets that are necessary, and usable. There is a pouch on the bottom dedicated to your cords, plugs, etc. so that it doesn't take up valuable space in the main compartments. The size of the bag is great with very strong, comfortable straps. This is such a great bag that it caused me to stow away my much more expensive bag and now this is my daily driver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Targus - Mobile ViP Laptop Backpack

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    swordofgidion
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    Targus - Mobile ViP Laptop Backpack Make your way through security with this Targus Mobile ViP backpack, and be on your way to the gate with its thoughtful design. This backpack features a sling drop pocket to keep your 15.6-inch laptop secure, and forward-thinking pockets provide space for the extras. Lockable zippers on this Targus Mobile ViP backpack keep your belongings secure wherever you roam.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid backpack

    Posted
    Nishtai
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    It's a solid backpack, with plenty of room for keeping all my stuff. It even has a "hidden" compartment in the main pocket where you can keep your most valuables from sticky fingers. The only downside, the laptop pocket it's kind of a pain to put the laptop in without kind of tossing the laptop in there. PS: Although convenient, the airport scanner-friendly zipper is no good, since they still make you take your laptop out

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great backpack for the traveling tech

    Posted
    JimBravo
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    I travel quite a bit, usually with a 15.6" laptop, an iPad, various electrical test meters, tools and cables. I needed a backpack that would fit everything, had plenty of padding on the top, bottom and back, and would fit into the overhead or beneath the seats on a standard airplane. This backpack has fit the bill perfectly. Plenty of storage, comfortable to strap to my back for hours, and it keeps everything fairly safe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop backpack for travelers

    Posted
    gw00dy
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    I got this backpack when I purchased my new Asus 15.6" laptop. It fits perfectly and I love how it has the drop protection in the laptop section. The split open airport security is great as well and keeps me from having to take my laptop out. Also has the strap on the bag to attach to your roller bag handle. Would recommend to anyone that travels with their laptop and also needs a decent amount of space for accesories.

    I would recommend this to a friend