Reviews and Problems with Targus XL Notebook Backpac
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This backpack is HUGE!
Dan the IT Guy, B&H Photo
16 September 2014
Excerpt: We bought this backpack to hold our engineering laptop as well as an assortment of cables and other misc tech items. The previous case was about to burst at the seams, but this bag is so large it almost seems empty. Now we have a lot more room to carry extra gear with us to remote sites, and wearing 30lbs of tech on your back is much easier than carrying it in briefcase style cases.
Summary: I bought it full price at about $80 three + years ago. On sale now for less than $60. Great buy.
Pros: Huge. Takes everything but the kitchen sink. Great for long haul travel to Asia and Europe. Carries one 17 inch laptop and one 14 inch laptop at the same time. Plus all the chargers and extra batteries with room for extra clothes, paperwork, toiletries, a snack and a water bottle.
Excerpt: I use this backpack for work. I hall my laptop and any other IT equipment I can fit into it. I was even able to fit a small battery backup inside and carry to location. Has big compartments and organizing pockets within them.
Pros: Adjustable Harness, Comfortable, Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
Summary: Thanks to the previous owners of the ASUS G7(x) for sharing your reviews, I would of never try it. Just what I was looking for. Not even an $80.00 backpack was doing it's job as stated.....Stay away from the Rosewill 17' size backpack. I try it & is a buffle bag size...lol..
Pros: This backpack is a great fit for anyone looking to carry their ASUS ROG 17.3" Gaming laptop. After a few review from the previous owners I read on Newegg reviews. I gave it try & is a perfect fit. Not to BIG no too SMALL. Not even my local retail store had one. And it's a Navy blue color.
Summary: I was looking for a good bag to replace my 15" Targus sport, since it's not very good with a 17" laptop. It was bulging at the seams and the zipper was coming apart. Price was great and shipping was fast.
Pros: This bag has lots of pockets and space in the zipper pouches. Very nicely carries my HP EliteBook 8770 Workstation and charger brick. There is enough space for gym clothes which means one less bag to drag along to work. The lower torso strap feels secure and all straps are in good location. Confident enough in this bag to pack the laptop for commuting by motorcycle.
Cons: Not sure why the smallest pouch is on a flap, latched to the main backpack. Haven't found a use for the mesh pockets under this flap yet, not sure I want anything unsecured in them when I commute by motorcycle. May try them for water bottles later on.
Pros: This is a very durable bag. I've had it for 6 years now. Originally bought for a 17" laptop which held it comfortably. I then started using it as a day pack for hiking in the mountains. Its been through quite a bit. All the zippers are still functioning. There isnt any tears or fraying anywhere. Its a very well used bag.
Cons: None that i can think of. Does everything I wanted it to do and more!
Summary: You may find this nit picky, but I just came off a 5 yo wegner swiss gear backpack that I LOVED, and I almost went back to that brand, but this one "Looked" like exactly what I wanted, as I wanted a bigger laptop folder, and a kangaroo pouch. It was close, just frustrating that I have to mod it when my last backpack just worked. That's why I'm writing the review, you may find this perfect? Thinking I may put a light strip on it for when I cycle to work.
Pros: Backpack will fit Darnn near any reasonable item in it, including some monitors. I'm not talking about ATX cases or anything, just laptops and peripherals, maybe a lanboy? Lots of room for modifications.
Cons: The extra storage ares are not configured well. The cellphone/MP3 pocket won't hold a note3 w/ otterbox, but it's close, I'm trying to stretch it out now. There is a part that looks like the "Kangaroo Pouch" I had on my Swiss gear MAXXUM, but it isn't a pouch at all, it folds open wide for? IDK? there's no full pocket on the long side. Luckily I have a friend who can rock a sewing machine. I also grew use to a mesh pocket above where the laptop goes, and this one has ...
Excerpt: This backpack is such a great way to transport all my tech gear when I go somewhere. It allows for me to bring the following comfortably with extra room to spare: 17" Laptop External Hard Drive iPod (3rd Generation Large Version). Sony Handycam Kodak Digital Camera Logitech HD Webcam Samsung Galaxy Note II (Phone) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Tablet) Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard There's extra room left over for some spiral notebooks and a place for pens as well.
Pros: Easily Accessible Equipment, Roomy, Strong Construction
Pros: Big, solid and with a reasonable price. Well build, comfortable to carry, many pockets.
Cons: Not quite good looking? I like it though, some of my friends thinks otherwise. Maybe offering more colors (black/red, all grey etc) would be a good idea. And not checkpoint friendly, I mean the 180 degree flipping open function. But seriously, how many times do average geeks like I am travel a year?