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Targus TBB012
9.2 out of 10

Targus TBB012

The Targus Checkpoint-Friendly Air Traveler Backpack is designed Read more

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Overall 8

TSA allowed it. Works well

Scott F., Newegg
4 July 2015
  • Summary: Bought this bag on sale. Feel I got a good deal. Bag construction feels solid. Meets my needs. Smaller size encourages me to carry less on trips, which is good as i used to over pack and then needed to drag it around.
  • Pros: Wasn't sure TSA would really allow this but had no issue with it in the USA. CA security questioned it but allowed it to go through without removing laptop. Huge time saver and confusion saver. Holds my HP ZBook 15 Mobile workstation which is a fairly bulky laptop. Thin design slides under plane ...
  • Cons: The center zipper opens like a pocket and i accidentally put things there. Always need to check before opening. Bag feels warm against my back. shoulder straps padding is okay, not great.
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Overall 10

Sturdy Bag

Marcus H., Newegg
5 June 2015
  • Pros: I'm a network engineer that carry multiple cables and devices along with a computer so a lot of weight and oddly shaped devices. The bag is made with good materials and has a lot of storage. The cheapest bag I have ever owned and I can honestly say the best.
  • Cons: No cons
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Overall 6


Anonymous, Newegg
27 May 2015
  • Summary: Catch on sale for the best value. At that price point, it is an excellent buy for a more compact bag.
  • Pros: Works as advertised. Laptop well padded. Caught this on the Newegg email blast for $30 / free shipping, and I like this bag A LOT better for $30 than $50. Back pocket has dividers for a touch of refinement and utility.
  • Cons: Not as large as you might think. Strap attachment at the bottom doesn't look bulletproof, but good enough for my use and price paid. Pockets are smallish... You'll get a 15" laptop, a 3 ring binder, a couple thin files, and maybe a thinner textbook to carry well. If you need volume or carry weigh...
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Overall 4

Not made for regular use

shashank s., Newegg
2 March 2015
  • Summary: I would not recommend this bag
  • Pros: Lots of compartments and pockets
  • Cons: Straps started tearing within just 3-4 weeks of use, I carry just a 15 inch laptop, charger and 1-2 books Just doesn't stand upright, keeps falling over Not expandable, a very compact bag
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Overall 8

Almost Perfect

Nick W., Newegg
25 May 2013
  • Summary: Really good bag for reasonable price. Traveling with it is easy, and just using it for one laptop>work is also a breeze. I'll have it for at least a couple of years.
  • Pros: Carries two laptops/power supplies easy; smart pocket sizes/placements; durable handles and straps; easy to carry/wear; easy to store (and access) under airplane seats.
  • Cons: The middle compartment (the one that splits in half when going checkpoint-friendly) needs a document pouch, and the front pocket needs a button at least; little stuff can fall out. Zipper would be perfect. These two additions would add an egg.
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Overall 4
Overall quality 4

Need more detail

shortstuff , Office Depot
3 January 2012
  • Summary: Anyway to see an actual photo of what the backpack looks like when "split" for easy airport check-in?
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Overall 8
Overall quality 8

Good for air travel

Anonymous , Office Depot
1 March 2010
  • Summary: No need to take your laptop out when going through airport security in the US. More than enough room for my macbook air in the laptop compartment. The main compartment is roomy. One small inner zipped compartment for things you don't want to slip out.
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