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My stance on backpacks has always been buy a good one, and use it for as long as you possibly can. I always buy quality and return what doesn't meet my standards for functionality, quality and rugedness.
I have nver been so pleased with a backpack as I am with the Wenger Ibex 17" Laptop Backpack!
The quality of all the fabric, panels, stitching, and most importantly the zips, is outstanding! Along with the quality of the bag, the design is highly adaptable and sectioned so to accomodate anybody's need for segragating and organising their lifeline bag.
Have a look at the features list for yourself and know that I have used every single one, if for no other reason than to test it out, this bag is fantastic.
I'f you have a little cash to splash, this bag will be with you for years and backed by an excellent brand with integrity to boot.
I had purchased the same bag 10 years ago for work and it has travelled with me everywhere and serviced me well so I decided to replace it with the same bag because of the service the original gave me.
Bought this to house a bigass gaming laptop, and honestly if I crashed my car into a fuel truck and there was a huge explosion and lots of destruction and general carnage, this thing would still be totally fine. Never in my life have I owned something as simple as this which is so expertly made. This is the backpack you need if you're planning on enduring a post apocalyptic scenario, I've had mine for 18 months and I kid you not, I could return it as new tomorrow and they never know it had left the packaging.
Buyer beware! Great backpack if you are not planning on using it as a schoolbag. (Why else would you use this type of Laptop backpack?) After one year of normal 'heavy use' for school, the case base platform rubber has perished and split with the fabric underneath tearing along the whole width on one side and early signs on the other. See photos. Consequently the case is unusable now. Initially they stated it was due to misuse which I strongly challenged and then they stated that although the warranty is for 3years, the damage related to 'wear and tear' and heavy use is not covered under the warranty. So pointless warranty then. Will look for alternative that can stand up to 'normal' school usage.
Purchased in the last few days, and using it as an office daypack. First impressions are that it looks good (rich dark blue colour), feels sturdy, is spacious and material looks waterproof. The measurements are (roughly): height - 46.5cms excluding top handle, base width - 34cms, base depth - 20cms (base here meaning the bottom area on which the backpack stands). Outside it has 5 zipped compartments, and a bottle holder and small zipped pocket on either side. The first compartment includes 3 pen-holders, 1 zipped pocket, a hook hanger and 3 contiguous vertical small open pockets on the LHS, and 1 'velvet' lined open pocket on the RHS. The second compartment includes 1 zipped pocket, and the third compartment a cardboard document partition. The fourth compartment includes 1 open pocket. The fifth and final compartment includes 1 laptop partition on either side of which a laptop can be placed, 1 open pocket and 1 zipped pocket. The inside of the shoulder straps have decent padding. The backpack also has a top horizontal strap at the back which can be used to fix it on one's trolley luggage handle. The top handle is soft rubber and so nice to hold and the zips are some kind of metal.
Hard-wearing, loads of zips, pockets, pouches, compartments, zipped pockets, velcroed pouches, zipped & velcroed pouches, zipped & velcroed pouched pocketed compartments... it is like the TARDIS. Seriously, allow plenty of time for looking for items you have loaded into this as it is definitely the 'Swiss Army knife' of bags.
I have had mine for three and a half years now and it has been on international flights and domestic flights, sometimes in the baggage hold (with laptop removed ...) and it is only just starting to get a bit bobbly on some of the patches. I suspect that if I used one of those shavers for removing bobbles from jumpers to tidy it up, it would look brand new again. There are no broken zips, fasteners, poppers, straps, clips, buckles or other allied fixtures and fittings, no fraying (other than the aforementioned bobbling), no tears - it is still in really good condition after almost daily use.
I have lugged a 17" mobile workstation around in it before now and currently I use it for a more bijou notebook, 10" tablet, rain coat, lunch bag, and sundry adapters, leads, chargers and headphones. When I have been on business trips, with careful packing and selection of what to leave behind, I have been able to fit in a pair of trousers, a jumper, three shirts, three changes of underclothes, pjs, airport security-friendly toiletries, electric toothbrush, A4 notebook and a notebook computer (no power supply though - I have used a spare at the destination office).
All in all, I am well pleased with it and I'm looking to get more of Wenger's backpacks for relatives who seem to get through a bag every eight or nine months.
Just been packing my new laptop bag after deliberating which one to get. It's always harder when you can't physically see it and understand it's dimensions. I haven't used it yet but so far I'm very pleased.
I have a Dell Precision 7510, which is a 15.6" laptop and an iPad Pro with its own case. Both of these fit into the rear pocket designed for the laptop without trouble. The Dell comes with a very chunky power supply, which fit into the second pocket from the front nicely; along with a bunch of travel adapters. The very front pocket had plenty of space for pens, business cards, USB sticks and other little knick knacks. There's a zipped pocket so that you can separate these items and keep them safe.
What was missing from my previous case was a place to put the A4 paper catalogues, books and expense reports. The third pocket from the front had enough room for all of this and another divider to separate your paper.
The side zipped pockets I found useful for small USB cables and adapters. The quick access pocket on top is perfect for your passport and wallet. I like the way that it does stand upright by itself and doesn't fall over.
The material feels like it's well made. I'll soon find out how long it lasts up to the rigors of travel.
I have not been displeased with my choice and I don't think you will be either if you pick this bag.
If you are looking a laptop bag that provides incredible capacity, many separated compartments and is built to last - no need to search further. I read all the reviews on Amazon before buying this bag 6 months ago and it lives up to all of them. What do I carry in this bag - two 15" laptops with power supplies, a Kindle, noise cancelling headphones, power pack, kensington lock, bag of cables for all eventualities, pens, travel documents and one set of spare (lightweight) clothes when flying ... total weight usually over 10kg. In 6 months I have travelled internationally, using this as hand luggage (don't check the valuable stuff :-O ) and the same number of internal flights - this bag works fantastically. What is so great? Organisation - with all that stuff I can still find every item easily, there are 4 main compartments, 2 internal zipped compartments , +3 external 'small' compartments and 2 elasticated side pockets. The main laptop section secures two laptops and Kindle and PowerPack - at airport security they slide in and out really, really easily, which makes a big difference in that queue. There is a net pocket here that will hold power supplies and stylus so they are 'to hand' but won't fall out at security. The array of smaller zipped pockets ensure that I can drop my other valuables into the bag knowing they won't fall out whilst I am pulling the laptops in and out. There is one 'top' zipped, mid-size pocket that will hold passport, wallet, watch, security pass, shades, small cable, loose change, etc. that is incredibly useful. Downsides - it is a little heavy, I would not want to weigh this bag at check-in; when I pack all this stuff in it would probably not fit into those 'carry on bag gauges' (but might with a squash) but have never been stopped; there are a couple of zipped pockets so small I have never found a use for them, and the elasticated side pockets are not big enough for Camelback water bottles (my go to hydration packs) but many of the new aluminium, insulated drinks bottles fit perfectly. After 6mths - I have no serious complaint, nor are there any problems with zips, stitching, or material - simply the usual scuffs of daily use. Would I buy again - Yes - there is no doubt I would buy again, but not expecting to require that bag for many years! After 12mths of regular office use and four business trips there are no signs of wear, everything works just as day one, the plethora of zipped pockets and slip in pockets continues to amaze me, and organise as many as three laptops plus PSU, cables, mice, USB Power pack, etc. Copes with 15kg+ of bits and pieces.
Lasted me coming up for a year now and still going. The tiny side pockets are poorly made as no real seam allowance so the moment they frayed the pocket failed. The back support took a fair amount of getting used to as it is designed to give some air down your back but in reality gets squashed and you get more pressure where the pads are. The main failing for me is the lack of a front strap to stabilise the straps. This is a BIG bag and I will have laptop, tablet, papers, paper notepads, lunch etc in it, and I often have to hold the straps together to avoid them riding unevenly. The next bag I buy will have to have the front straps.