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I want to confirm what others have said about this product: I bought a few over the years and quality seems to have gone down. The main issue for me was the seams on the straps, that started ripping after only a few weeks of usage under medium load. Being the stubborn type I ended up using this anyway, while the backpack slowly degraded under my eyes day after day: I'm now at the point where the top and bottom parts of the padded straps are completely disconnected and only the "shock absorbing" middle strips are keeping them from getting them loose and the backpack unusable. I'm now looking for alternatives from different brands.
I really like the design of this bag. When I received it and opened it up, it looked great. There are pockets everywhere, and it has a really good finish and smart appearance.The whole bag has a definite quality feel to it.
I basically transferred the contents of my old bag to this one, and was immediately struck by how heavy and bulky it was. With my previous backpack, I didn't really notice the weight, but unfortunately with this one it was really noticeable. So much so, that after about 10 minutes of walking with it, my shoulders were aching really badly. It seems to distribute the weight so that your shoulders take the load.
The bag is big as well, and even when it's not even half full, it is quite awkward to fit it into tight spaces on public transport. It definitely also has the 'turtle effect' - whereby you often find yourself clouting someone who happens to be stood nearby, if you turn round with it on your back.
I tried to like carrying it as much as I like the design of it, but sadly, after a few days, I just didn't feel I could go on using it. My shoulders were aching well into each evening, and it was a huge relief to just take it off and put it down rather than lug it around. I had to reluctantly send it back for a refund. There is no doubting the quality of Wenger bags, but this one was just too heavy to comfortably use.
I am now on my second swissgear ga7305. The first one was returned after about 8 months use. The plastic connectors that allow you to adjust the strap lengths snapped. I have had the replacement bag for over a year and guess what? Yup, yesterday the same connector snapped. Everything else is fine about it in relation to functionality and build quality. But the plastic connectors cannot take the strain of putting a loaded bag on your shoulder. Surely a normal action for a rucksack? Now then off to Swissgear in an attempt to source a replacement connector / bag.
I've only used this bag lightly even since purchase and straps are already coming off at the seams, its not very durable really, well thought out design but its more or less as durable as a knock off made in China, your better of looking for something else from a different brand for the money because the quality is shocking
Lasted less than 3 years daily use. For the high price I expected a longer lifetime for the bag. The zipper (longest one, of the pocket that holds the laptop) broke. I lost the original attached warantry/guarantee information. Does anyone know what the guarantee details are? Or whether I can get the zipper repaired, as the rest of the bag is in good shape and it was comfortable to wear on my back even with a heavy laptop.
No la he probado todavía pero he visto las imágenes de la página oficinal de wenger y la mochila que he recibido por este vendedor parece de imitación no tiene nada que ver con los materiales y la calidad de las imágenes de dicha página, el color es distinto incluso el bolsillo delantero está en otra posicion. La probaré y si resulta que se rompe en las próximas semanas o meses la devolveré ya que la marca indica que tiene 3 años de garantía.