Solo - Urban Convertible Laptop Briefcase Backpack - Gray

Take your essentials on the go with this Solo Urban UBN310-10 briefcase that easily converts into a backpack for flexible use and features a padded compartment designed to protect most laptops with up to a 15.6" display.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Solo Urban Convertible Laptop Briefcase Backpack
  • Shoulder strap

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1537 out of 1566)

Features


Fits most laptops with up to a 15.6" display

For a proper fit.

Padded compartment

Helps defend your laptop against damage.

Zippered front pockets

Along with back strap storage offer space for stowing accessories. Zip-down front organizer section provides easy access to stored items.

Removable, adjustable shoulder strap

Allows easy personalization. Padded backpack straps enable comfortable carrying, and carry handles offer an additional transport option.

Polyester and nylon materials

For durability.

Convertible design

Enables use as a briefcase or backpack to suit your needs.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1564 reviews

99%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprised by the quality with a low sale price!

    Posted
    MLefers
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is EXACTLY what I needed! I sold off all my expensive leather totes after I stopped working in a corporate job. I had some Best Buy Rewards that had to be used up before expiring. Found this item at a great price point under the Black Friday sales. Being the only thing I could think of that I actually needed, that would be relatively cheap to purchase... I figured I wouldn't be out much if it wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I'm kind of a snob when it comes to travel totes/bags of any kind, and usually can be pretty picky. I was pleasantly surprised how nice & strong the fabric is, how strong the zippers are, and how well the design & construction of the bag really is! It’s just absolutely FANTASTIC and a fully functional laptop tote! It could easily be used for either corporate or casual use, and does not have a cheap appearance at all. I’ve had Solo products in the past, and they are always made with quality… and this one is no different… I’m very happy with it! Just to give you an idea of how roomy this smaller laptop bag is: I can fit my 13” MacBook Pro (up to 15.6" laptops), my iPad Air, Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, External DVD Player, Mophie XL battery pack, eyeglass case, a few cables, and still have enough room for a couple more small items if needed! Keep in mind that all my peripherals have cases as well. There is also some decent padded pockets inside to protect those devices you’re traveling with. I LOVE that there’s a separate smaller pocket for a tablet, as well as the bigger main pocket for the laptop! You can also tuck away the backpack straps in a clean pocket on the back if you prefer to just use the shoulder strap. The shoulder strap is removable if you’d prefer to just use it like a briefcase with the handles. The snaps on the handles are magnetic, so those are super easy to use as well. Honestly I cannot find one thing to complain about with this bag… it really is a terrific design and the functionality is perfect! I feel I got this bag for a super low price because the quality is much higher than expected! I would highly recommend this bag if you’re looking for a nice looking & simple design, made with quality materials, and has plenty of storage. The weight of the bag is very lightweight as well! You can't go wrong with this one because it sells itself!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stylish yet functional

    Posted
    JDtheJD1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    After having to upgrade to new 15.6" laptop for work, I discovered that I needed a new laptop bag to accommodate this larger computer. But because I wanted more of an attache/briefcase type of bag as opposed to the typical techie backpack computer bag commonly available, I felt that I was out of luck in finding a laptop attache that I could transport both my paper files and my laptop in while not looking like I was still in school. I have been a user of the Solo brand of computer bags for years, so finding this bag at Best Buy with the mature, i.e., business appropriate design and style was quite fortuitous. While the loading capacity of this bag is limited as far as packing papers, tablet, and laptop with accessories goes, this bag is more that able to carry a reasonable sized load. I can easily load my work laptop, two reasonably sized legal sized file folders and the charging brick for my laptop in this bag with no problems. Let's face facts, the bulk of your work product is going to be on your laptop anyway, so needing to have the capacity to carry a huge number of physical documents is not a priority. That having been said, I would refrain from carrying in this bag both your tablet and laptop with a substantial number of physical documents ( for example two or more books or really massive amounts of paper files) in order to avoid risking damage to the screens of your electronics. I have been able to use one of the exterior pockets to store my 8" Verizon Ellipsis tablet in its Zagg bluetooth keyboard case while carrying my 7" Samsung Barnes and Noble Nook eReader inside the designated slot on the inside of this bag and a reasonable amount of physical documents. Obviously when transporting my laptop I leave the Ellipsis at the office and place the eReader in the aforementioned exterior pocket. While this bag does not claim to be waterproof, it is durable and because it can be converted to a backpack, I have found it to be perfect for use when traveling by rail or air. Best of all, the sleek lines and minimalist exterior of this bag whisper "cool" as opposed to shouting "student/techie" when you walk into a business meeting. When carrying your laptop computer in this bag I recommend that you use a neoprene laptop sleeve for additional protection as the bag lacks a significant amount of padding inside and outside to protect against a dropped bag. I find this bag to be both stylish yet functional. Hip looking but with a measure of maturity thrown in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great lightweight bag, needs better QC

    Posted
    HeyRollie
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Needed a lightweight bag to carry my work laptop and occasionally my power brick. My old leather bag would rub and stain my pants, so I was looking for something nylon or canvas. The leather was also too heavy, especially with my hefty laptop. Found this Solo bag in store and it really fit the bill: big enough for my 15.6", lightweight, enough compartments for accessories, and not a generic-looking black bag. I really like the "business suit-grey" color; great for my professional job. My negative (and minus 1/2 star) would be the inconsistent quality. My bag had a few minor stitching issues, but I looked through 10-15 bags in the store to find one that looked near perfect (as a designer, I notice all the little details). Some of the faults I found were poor stitching around the zipper, shoulder strap, & handle, crooked placement of the reinforcement/protective material, and even the logo was not aligned well. Yes, these are all minor (except for the stitching), so if you're not AR about things like that, ignore that and get this bag. Even with the issues, I would still recommend this bag. So far, despite the cosmetic issues, the bag has performed well out in the field. The other minus 1/2 star is that there is no side padding for the computer compartment...so be careful not to bang your bag on doors, walls, etc. Overall, a great light bag but would've been better with extra padding for the computer (as well as the handle, which there is none, ugh) and better quality stitching. Lucky to get it at a good sale price to make up for its shortcomings. Pro: lightweight, roomy & not bulky, subtle style, separate compartments for brick/tablet/accessories. Con: stitching varies from bag to bag (some good, some miss); thin padding for computer, no padding on handle, would've liked a water bottle compartment and key holder. Meh: converts from briefcase to messenger bag to backpack. Not sure if I'll ever use backpack mode, so the fact you can't remove those straps is a bummer, but not a deal breaker. Guess it may serve useful someday. Verdict: good buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just What I Was Looking For

    Posted
    DCLeviathan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Simplicity and versatility. I hate bags that have too many pockets and slots. This one has just the right amount. Main compartment with padded sleeves for both laptop and tablet, and enough room for a couple books or thin binders. Two outer compartments: one small with a secondary pocket, and the other larger with a few slots for cards and pens. The bag is designed so it can be carried as a briefcase, messenger, or backpack; though I prefer using the bag as a sling pack by attaching the messenger strap crosswise. While its primary uses are personal, the design is nice enough that I have no issues using it for work when I need to. Thus far, the bag has proven very sturdy, carrying as much as forty pounds without breaking (though this was only for the few minutes between the house and the car and then another short walk from the car to the office). I can see where the price might be an issue for some people. There are other bags with more capacity, or organization, or durability, or more pleasing aesthetics. I just happen to find this bag has the right amounts of all those things for my needs, so I had no issues with dishing out $50 for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfespectacularious-ly-o...with a few drawbacks.

    Posted
    FannyPakLuvR
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    This is a very well designed bag. It's compartmentalized, comfortable, modular and it looks good. Also configurable to either be an over the shoulder backpack or a single shoulder messenger bag. Three major compartments, just enough room for a laptop, some notebooks, personal and electronic accessories. You can even fit a lunch in there if you are judicious with your space. And, it's water resistant inside and out, which means, if you spill a drink it won't seep through the pouch dividers. The caveats are space and zippers. Space is limited, it will be a challenge fitting a laptop, notebook, a medium sized textbook and lunch; unless you dedicate the large outside compartment to it. As for the zippers, you have to be strategic in where you leave the zipper pull handles (I don't know what you call them). Because of the zipper alignment with the messenger bag configuration, rotating the bag into backpack mode makes the zipper run underneath the bag. This can cause some embarrassing spills. Pros: Functional, stylish, comfortable, and of quality manufacturing. Cons: Space, and spilling risks from zippers

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what I needed

    Posted
    Komarovsky
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    So to make my story short, my 10 year old (The North Face) back-pack's zipper decided to retire and hit the road. So, yesterday I decided to search for a new pack. One of my biggest needs was a compartment for an over the ear headphone i recently bought (at BB), another compartment for my mini tablet and enough space for my books and folders from college. Since I recently bought an iMac I would not be carrying any new laptop with me. Yet it has the compartment for a 15 inch laptop (obviously fitted to carry my future acquisition...an iPad Pro, plus a Wacom Tablet). So to answer my needs, Yes! It has all the compartments i was looking for. Yes, you may put luggage locks on the main and secondary zippers. And yes, it can be carried as a regular back pack (around the shoulders), or across the chest backpack, as a briefcase, or carry it vertically as carry in luggage (sorry, unfortunately it got no wheels). Two thumbs up!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So many awesome!

    Posted
    Ruprecht
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    This bag can be summed up in one single adjective: greatastic. I consider myself somewhat of a laptop satchel snob, having carried only two such contraptions daily for the last five years, a Timbuk2 and a Lowepro, five consecutive years each, merely because I hadn't found another in the sub-$150 range that was worth my time or money. So whilst perusing the large selection of lappy bags I deemed inadequate, I stumbled upon this gorgeous specimen of a transportation device. With the elegant look of grey denim, the versatility in the backpack option, and the sheer computer girth this thing can handle, it was want at first sight! I purchased it right away and have never regretted it. From the superb stitching to the elegant lines to the zippered pockets perfectly made for your computer's power cord, allowing your beloved lappy to say "Get outta my compartment, power cord! You work for ME now," this laptop holdall certainly hits the mark, whichever way you look at it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the Job!

    Posted
    mikeusmc1371
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    Not much to say about this product except for a couple things: Pros 1. Modern Styling=great looks 2. love the versatility of the backpack/briefcase ability 3. very affordable 4. sturdy design Cons: 1. If you have a slim laptop, such as the HP Envy x360, or similar, the Velcro retaining strap is never going to get you a very secure hold on your laptop. 2. Padding is decent, but I still would not want to drop the bag with laptop inside. 3. Got caught in some heavy rain for a very short amount of time from car to hotel, and the outside of the bag was quite saturated, although the moisture did not reach the inside. 4. Storage space is slightly minimal, BUT, as non-bulky as the bag is, it's acceptable for majority of stuff you'll need. Overall, I'd recommend it to someone that is looking for a sleek, non-bulky, modern bag that can be used as either a briefcase design or backpack!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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