I've been using this backpack for a few weeks now. It is roomy and works much better than a messenger bag since it distributes the load a lot better. It has several pockets plus the cushioned laptop area. The front pocket is roomy but the zipper is a little bit harder to access easily. I have no real complaints.
I really like this backpack. i am a college student and it fits most of my books, if my laptop wasn't in there also then it would fit everything. Other than that i like it
- How accurate was the sizing? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Its nice quality, so far no problems
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
The pack only barely fits a 17.5-inch Dell Laptop, unless you don't use the padded insert, which is probably important to keep from jarring the thing when you set the back down, especially on the floor or in the car. Has adequate, but not excellent, extra pockets for the various items one might keep with a laptop, such as extra DVDs in xtal cases, places to stuff pens and papers and additional organizer features. It isn't too deep, so it keeps you from overloading it, that is for sure. It has adequate back padding and venting, but little other protection for your prized possession, unless you stuff the front of the pack yourself. A more protective case is made by *****, but not large enough for a 17" laptop.
I have to agree with the comments that I saw on here. I also thought that the 18" meant that it would fit 18" laptops. That however is not trus. I've got a 17.3" screen and ithe laptop itself is only 17 inches wide and it doesn't even fit in there. Overstock - you should REALLY consider making your descriptions accurate.
This backpack is really nice and of top quality, however, I would like to see it a little deeper in size. My son uses it for his school backpack and as everyone knows, nowadays kids have to cart around a huge amount of books and supplies at school and home and back. it could have used a little more space in the depth area. Otherwise, it has some wonderful features and is really well constructed.