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Thule - EnRoute Escort 2 Laptop Backpack - Black

Model: TEED217 BLACKSKU: 5096201

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews

95%
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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Handle falling apart 1 month in

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    Jordan
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    I really like this backpack, but its over $100 and the handle at the top should not be coming off already. This is a clear weak point in this backpack if you read other reviews. Its a large backpack so it should handle much more weight than I've been putting in it. 2 laptops, over ear headphones, charging cables, and some misc adapters. The other negative is that the pockets in each zippered enclosure are placed so if you try to slide anything in, it catches the pockets since they sag open. Cheaper backpacks include a small flap over the pocket so things wont catch it, or fall out of it.... Positives is that it has a lot of pockets and can easily/safely pack 2 laptops. The compression straps make it easy to strap up and slide under a plane seat, which is really nice on such a large backpack. The water bottle pockets are deep and haven't started to stretch out yet, they fit every bottle/coffee container I have. The hardshell pocket is nice, but its oddly shaped and I can't fit much in there. I use it for my mouse and some adapters, just so they're quick to access... But with the strap failing on such a high price backpack, I can't recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not as good as my Swiss Gear Synergy

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    LloydFittman
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    My 10 year old Synergy backpack served me well for more than 10 years but developed a small tear that could possibly allow rain in on my two laptops. I travel in planes and cabs every week and walk multiple miles each week with my gear, so my packs get a lot of use. The Thule pack looked like a good replacement bag, and a little smaller and lighter than my old one. The pros: * protective hard case for sunglasses. * interior material is light-colored for ease of finding things. * has a hydration bladder pocket with a hole for the drinking tube. * has a sternum strap. * will hold my 13 in. laptop and my hybrid tablet/laptop and all their accessories. The Cons: * will not stand upright when placed on floor. * Difficult to cinch up shoulder straps when fully extended. * not enough pockets (for my organized tastes). * some pockets are difficult to reach, even after fully unzipping them. * the zippers can catch on the material as it slightly overlaps the zipper to protect from rain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic tech backpack

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    Pbon
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    If you are looking for a great backpack look no farther. Click add to my cart and buy it!! I had incase backpacks before. The were great when I had less gear. Now that I have a MacBook Pro, a large and small iPad Pro, multiple connectors, mice, sunglasses etc.. This backpack is a vast improvement. It is made very well and has reinforced straps. It is very comfortable. I haven't run out of space yet and just keep piling on more stuff. It has met the need and really been a great way for me to stay organized and keeps my gear portable. Geat quality, plenty of pockets, massive storage, and great protection are just a few of the reasons to make this your next backpack. What if you don't have that much gear? No worries. It is still light weight and compact enough but gives you ability to expand as needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack I've ever owned

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    BiDu
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    After having a few backpacks rip apart or otherwise fail on me (with all of my stuff in it and at the worst possible times), I decided to get a more expenive one for the peace of mind. This pack is designed to expand to hold gear, has three minimalist but well-designed main pockets and deep side pockets for drinks. Additionally, it is made of tough materials and feels comfortable no matter how many textbooks, audio gear or whatever i happen to have crammed in it. The hard shell Compartment is extremely useful also for glasses or anything fragile. Let's be clear, while not exactly ugly, this is a stark no-nonsense backpack, not a fashion statement. But what it loses in style it makes up for in composition and utility.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Too many hanging straps.

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    bmper
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    Pro's: adjustable height chest strap, back strap that can be hidden, lightweight, decent padding for laptop and tablet compartments, good placement of top handle to allow stacking with roller luggage. Quick access pocket at the front of the backpack. Hard case storage space for cell phone/sunglasses. Cons: bottom of the backpack has 2 straps that can be used to adjust the width, sadly these straps get in the way and can't be hidden or removed, Side straps are complicated and get in the way. Lacks pass through for stacking with luggage. Conclusion, the backpack would have been much better if it didn't have all the hanging straps (bottom/side).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this Case

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    David
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    When I travel I carry 2 computers and 3 tablets. I need these for work. This case accommodated all of these devices with room to spare. There was enough padding that I was comfortable that my devices were safe. All my cords and mouses were in the bad as well. When I had the back pack on the weight was evenly balanced. Love this back pack. It is also big enough to hold a 17 inch laptop. I flew in a small comerical jet with a small overhead. I was able to get the back pack full of devices under the seat in front of mine and I sat in economy seating. Great purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great bag for all of your needs!

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    urbanlbc
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    I bought the newer version of this bag and returned it immediately. They added some weird front pocket which folds forward and it is not functional at all and which impacts the function and appearance of the bag. This version is perfect in every way. Pockets where you need them, protection where you need it and everything has a place. It sounds stupid that this was actually the 3rd bag from Thule that I tried out before sticking with this one. It may be a little more expensive, but it is worth every penny. This is a bag that you will have for life!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Multipurpose Backpack

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    Cory31
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    Let's face it, we've all probably had between 5 - 10 backpacks by the time your out of college. I probably have 4 or 5 different backpacks that I still use. Ones for a hike, to take to work, ones with a soft shell, or ones with a more rigid shell. The point is that this bag encompasses just about every great aspect of each backpack I have bought in the past. Versatile, stylish, and well made!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks good and has enough storage

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    SrinivasRam
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    good: - has enough storage - well built and comfortable when on shoulder Bad: - very expensive compared to even swiss gear (I have tried atleast 10 different backpack before choosing this) - It doesnt stand on its own (has to lean on some) because of the top storage. It looks very awkward where it is top heavy. You will notice this when u access the first zip especially

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Backpack!

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    amcasper
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    I can't say enough good things about this backpack. It is the perfect size, has the best laptop compartment of any bag I have owned and looked at. The pockets on the sides for water bottles is deep and the straps allow you to secure all of your belongings on the inside so they aren't moving around when wearing the bag. The straps are great, quality is amazing, water repellant fabric is awesome. Seriously look no further this bag is the best out there and worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic backpack, but whatch out for the . . .

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    ShadSlayer
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    I have had this for three weeks now. It has been on 6 plane rides & carried every day for two weeks while in training at a college campus. I would give it 5 stars if the handle hadn't broke. The good: A great, well designed pack. I carry two laptops and several notebooks. The bad: The handle broke during the first two days of travel. I just returned it for a replacement. I am hoping that was a fluke.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for travel

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    Josh
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    This backpack is perfect for frequent travelers. I carry my 15" MacBook Pro, 13" MacBook Air, iPad, and a good amount of personal belongings with ease. It's a practical carry-on item, has plenty of pockets, and it's durable enough for the outdoors. I like that it has straps on the sides to cinch down so its never too bulky. Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable and convenient

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    Vlad
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    Just as I expected. Very nice product: comfortable and safe laptop department (with a nice fleece material), cool hard shell glasses department. Tons of other storage departments and pockets. The build is high quality too: durable materials and zippers are big and run smoothly. I only have it for less than a month but so far I'm very happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protection plenty of room

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    Grant
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    I got this backpack for work and school. The protective areas are great. The top area holds my sunglasses,glasses and phone. This area is a hard shell not your normal padding. My laptop and iPad fit securely towards the back. Storage area for chargers pens misc. The days I have school I release the adjustable straps on the side to fit my books and other days it is cinched smaller so it it not as bulky for office.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great and functional pack

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    Robby
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    I was surprised and a little blown away. Solid space for up to a 15.6" laptop. Not really a big spot if you have an iPad Pro 12" to go with it but it does have a spot for smaller tablets. The hard case area for glasses or electronics is convenient, and pockets for two water bottles for those long days at campus. I'm a law student and unless you bring a hiking backpack, this is definitely a great school pack

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome travel bag

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    iphoneguy
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    A great travel bag with three partitions to put laptop charger/adapters, documents, some clothes and also easy access iPad and laptop slots. Two bottle holders on the side and a hard shell place to keep your sunglasses. During my travel it housed all my important documents and gadgets needed for travel, with its strong rigid and robust design and material it is the best choice available in the market.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well made and well optioned

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    TheSig
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    Bought this as a carry on for a vacation to Panama. Mainly for the hard shelled storage area for my sunglasses and phone. I'm OCD and I love that peace of mind that they are protected. I'll use this as a carry on for work trips as well. Material is tough. Zippers are good quality. Enough compartments that I tend to forget where exactly I put something. I guess that means there are enough.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    PhotoDude76
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    I'm a semi pro photographer and have plenty of camera bags but desperately need one for my 15 MacBook Pro and my 9.7 iPad Pro to have access on the run. This pack works better than I ever dreamed. All the pockets are protected and well padded unlike others which just have thin cloth pockets. As a bonus you can really fit a lot of other gear in there too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    All Good

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    NickFolesIsTheMan
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    Shopped this purchase for some time, prior to buying... Lots of internal pockets, room, and pretty comfortable, regardless of weight. Granted it’s only been a month, it seems pretty durable (use it daily). Underrated feature is the hard case for glasses/sunglasses.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good backpack

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    Chaz
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    This is a very good backpack in general. It serves it's purpose and I like it very much. It is well design and provides lots of inside space. Good protection for my laptop and also my sunglasses. I was undecided between several other backpacks offered at Best Buy but I am glad I choose the Thule. Good product.

    I would recommend this to a friend