Overall I'm very happy with this bag. It's a little larger than I had expected but it works well for me. It holds my 17" lap top without issue. It has two "large" interior compartments. One side has a divider and velcro for holding your lap top - you could also fit thin documents or a folder on this side. The other side is also divided into two, has a full around zipper, and one side of this section has several smaller pockets. A good place for cords / mouse / etc.There is one larger outside pocket (I have a spiral notebook in it but you could probably put quite a bit more in it) that side is "open" and closes only with velcro. The other outside pocket is smaller but has a zipper (good for keys, cell phone, pens, calculator, etc.)The fabric, pulls and straps seem to be of a nice quality that will hold up well. Note that the straps and trim are chocolate brown (not black as it may look on some monitors).
I'm retired so will use it mostly on occasional road trips. Actually, I kinda like the colors--funky red color and brown handles. There is no padding on the bottom so I put a strip of bubble wrap under the computer to ensure soft landings. I did a lot of online shopping and this bag best fulfilled my needs and wants for a modest price.
- How accurate was the sizing? Fits my 17" Dell Inspiron along with power cords, mouse, mousepad and other miscellaneous items..
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Stylish and functional for my needs.
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Quality is good but, as others have noted, there is a bit of a smell from inside the bag.
I looked for a big enough bag for my 17 inch for quite a while. I even purchased and returned 3 other bags. I was looking for serviceable, but didn't want boring black. This bag fit the bill. The straps are long enough to wear over the shoulder with ease, and wide enough to prevent discomfort. Unlike other reviewers, I have no problem getting my machine in and out, did it several times at airport security last week with one hand. The color is vibrant, and there is ample room for paperwork, books, dvd, earphones, etc. Only downside is that putting in the charger makes the bag bulk up a bit more that I like. Also, while I do realize that this bag was cheap for a laptop bag - particularly one for a 17 inch - it was still more than I wanted to pay.
I bought this bag because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews. I must say, I was not impressed the minute I got the bag. The bag itself is fine, but the "leather" straps are stiff and never sit comfortably on my shoulders. Now, four months after my purchase, the straps are ripping and are probably a week away from tearing completely. Since the bag does not have alternate carrying straps, this will render it useless and I will be forced to throw it away. I contacted the manufacturer. We'll see what sort of response I receive.
I was looking for a laptop bag that wasn't a backpack and this one fit the bill. I like the red color and the texture. I was concerned about how much it would actually hold in addition to the laptop, but as it turns out there is plenty of space for notebooks, as well as pens and other things that one would typically carry in a purse. The only concern I have is the quality of the "leather" straps. The straps are definitely not leather. I have been using this bag everyday for work for the past 3 months and I'm already seeing the strain on the straps. It looks like the straps are slowly ripping away from the seaming that is attached the bag. I'm concerned that the strap will just rip off one day, so I check it all the time. If it wasn't for that flaw I'd probably give this bag 5 stars. It really is a great buy for the price, but buyer beware if you plan to use this often because the straps are probably the cheapest part of the bag.
- How accurate was the sizing? Fits my Apple laptop
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great bag/ Poor Handles
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Finally a great looking bag that can hold my 17" Dell studio. The compartment inside holds the laptop nicely and the first compartment holds my folders and papers. It has sleeves in the front and back to hold the wire other stuff. This is a great travel bag. Not only it holds my big laptop, but also papers and accessories. Beautiful color and strong leather straps.
- How accurate was the sizing? true to the size
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. strong, and good quality leather straps... good material
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
This product was much more than I expected. As a matter of fact, I will be ordering another for the other laptop in the office. The tote is of excellent quality and holds so much more than just the laptop itself. The leather handles add the extra "professional quality" that looks great, no matter where your seminar is !! You can't go wrong with this item or the price either!!
Great size, fits 17" hp pavillion perfectly with room to spare. Lots of compartments for all your needs. Exceptional price - I've researched bags and there aren't many that will fit the larger laptops and those that do are very expensive. If you're on the fenc e about this one - go for it! It's well worth the money. I got the red with brown handles. Love it!
I am so pleased and satisfied with this purchase. The straps appear black on the site, it is in fact brown. Nonetheless, it is a strong and very fashionable bag for a 17" inch laptop. Christmas is coming, this is a perfect gift. Simply awesomeeeeeeeeeeee. Thank you Overstock.com Happy Sumdex Owner
I've been using this bag for about a month now. I have been very happy with it and the width of the shoulder straps makes carrying my 17" MacBook Pro a real comfort. The only drawback I see with this bag is if you're a smaller women it's a huge bag...I'm 5'10 so it works perfectly for me. Also, it would be nice to have more padding on the one side you slide your laptop into, there's really no protection if it were to fall or get banged at that one side. All in all I'm quite pleased with my purchase.
I read the reviews on this red tote before purchasing and I was so pleased and relieved to see how pretty it is. The laptop brief is very well made, sturdy and very attractive. It has ample storage compartments and is a beautiful shade of red, not too bright, just Right!!
This has been mentioned before, but the color of the actual bag is more of a cherry red and not the hot pink shown in the picture. I would have liked it to be a bit more pink in reality, but I'm willing to cope (the brown trimming isn't so bad either). Aside from the color, it is very roomy with several compartments, both on the inside and outside, for quick access. Me personally, I plan on using it to lug my MacBook, anything I would need from my regular purse and any work back and forth to school; it seems to be well constructed for everyday use. The straps are comfortable on the shoulders, the fabric seems to be thick and durable, and the overall price can't be beat. Overall, it was a sensible buy.