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SwissGear 1775 Black Laptop Backpack with Red Accents

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  • Padded Laptop Sleeve: Adjustable Velcro strap accommodates most 15" laptops. Elastic mesh pockets hold accessories.
  • Airflow Back System: Multi-panel airflow design provides extra padding for comfort and maximum back support.
  • Shoulder Strap System: Specially contoured shoulder straps are ergonomically designed with added padding for comfort and control.
  • Water Bottle Pocket: External dual pockets feature elasticized mesh, which expands to secure various size water bottles.
  • Audio Interface: Internal pocket includes a special pouch for MP3 players and headphone plug connects with external headphone port
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SwissGear 1775 Black Laptop Backpack with Red Accents + SwissGear SA1908 ScanSmart Backpack (Black) Fits Most 17 Inch Laptops
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 8 inches ; 2.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002WC7RI2
  • Item model number: 17752115
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (321 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 30, 2009

Product Description

Product Description

SwissGear SA1178 Black Backpack with Red Accents

From the Manufacturer

From the maker of the geniune Swiss Army Knife comes a durable backpack by SwissGear. This versatile backpack is made for convenience and functionality, and it's loaded with features like a padded laptop sleeve. This backpack also has a large packing capacity. The main pocket provides protected packing for multiple binders, gaming peripherals, and other accessories.

Other advanced features include contoured shoulder straps and airflow back system for enhanced comfort. The interior pocket organizer provides divider pockets for pens, pencils, cellphone, and anything else you need. And the water bottle pocket provides a convenient place to store your bottle. There is even an elastic tab on the shoulder strap that keeps sunglasses secure and conveniently accessible.

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Key Features

  • Large packing capacity to fit binders and anything else you need
  • Audio interface
  • Padded laptop sleeve
  • Contoured shoulder straps provide extra comfort
  • Airflow back system
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Durable fabric

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

On sale it is a great buy.
Jeff
Tons of storage compartments, plenty of space and built very well.
Bear
The quality of the bag is very good.
Sandhya Kshirsagar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

65 of 67 people found the following review helpful By buyaclue on November 11, 2011
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This is a very reasonably priced backpack. I got it to replace another SwissGear laptop pack that was 5-years old.

Pros:
- Padded laptop pocket, which is in separate compartment. This compartment has mesh pockets to store other electronic gear.
- Main compartment has an audio-player pocket near the top, and the pack's upper wall has a hole for threading through your headphone cable. There's a flap covering the hole, but it looks like rain could get in if it rains very hard - never had this happen though.
- Durable outside side pockets (for things like water bottles). These seem a lot more durable that my previous pack, where the pocket mesh gradually detached from the elastic.
- I like how there isn't a firm sheet of plastic inside the back wall. My previous SwissGear had this, and the (sharp) edge of the sheet eventually started cutting through the bottom of the wall.

Cons:
- This one is major - the so-called air-flow design does absolutely nothing. When my back is sweaty, I feel the whole back of the backpack pressing against me. No air flowing permitted. My previous SwissGear was far better, because it had two semi-firm foam protrusions running along the height of the pack; these protrusions lined up with my shoulder-blades, and would keep the middle vertical line of my back clear for the air to flow. Don't advertise airflow if it doesn't work!
- compartments are sometimes hard to zip because the pack's material is somewhat limp.

Other thoughts:
You probably shouldn't lift the pack by its top handle unless the two zippers on either side of the handle are closed. This seems to put strain on the strip of material the handle is on. If the zippers are closed, the rest of the pack can support the weight.

EDIT:
I bought this in June 2011 for less than 35 USD, but now in November, the price is almost twice as high.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Sky TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 14, 2013
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So, just what exactly can you load this sharp looking, black with red trim SwissGear backpack up with? Let's break it down compartment by compartment....

First, the outside of the backpack has a small slot that could fit a cell phone, an iPod or perhaps some business cards; I think that the idea for this compartment is that it be used while the backpack is sitting next to you on the train, plane or bus. If you put anything in here of value while you're carrying the backpack, you're a pickpocketer's dream come true. The outside of the backpack also has a mesh slot for water bottles on both of the lower sides. There's a little slot on the backpack strap that is intended for you to slip an arm of your sunglasses through, but that seems like it's inviting a broken (or stolen) pair of glasses.

Small compartment with zipper, outside front - Just big enough for your glasses or sunglasses with case; I use it for stowing Purell, Chapstick & gum.

Medium sized compartment with zipper (moving from front to back) - Includes: 1) a space large enough for a hardcover book; 2) an open flap that could fit a short stack of 4" x 6" napkins (or whatever); 3) a small slot that could fit an iPod or cell phone; 4) a business card holder; 5) three pen/pencil holders; 6) a small netted business card flap (where I stow some earbuds).

Large compartment with zipper - large enough to vertically hold several 8" x 11" folders/documents/items. Includes another cell phone / iPod holder that hangs near the top of the pocket with a small throughway slot to the outside of the backpack that you can thread your headphones through in order to wear the backpack and connect to your media device that is securely within the pack.
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45 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Stockholder on November 1, 2012
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Initially, I really liked this bag. Nice and roomy, yet still fits under the airline seat. However, after using this bag on a regular occasion for the last year, I have noticed a tendency of the zippers to work their way open a couple of inches, or more. This could allow items to fall out of the bag. And it seems the full the bag, the more the zippers have a tendency to open. So the bag is good, but be careful with the zippers.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Natalia Macambira on February 10, 2013
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I'm in college and I needed a backpack that could carry my laptop, my notebook, my pencil case, a textbook, a water bottle and other things that girls like to carry (like a lot of things), that look nice, resistant and comfortable. This backpack isn't big compare to others Swissgear backpack, but it's roomy. The straps could be a little bit more comfortable, but in general it's a great bag, I recommend.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Tara N. on March 14, 2010
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This backpack, in one word, is AWESOME! It's durable, stylish, and holds everything I need and as a college student, that's important. It holds most 15" laptops, comes with 2 large compartments (one holds the laptop with 2 mesh slots for laptop accessories and has space for a textbook or something and the other is an open space to fill with binders and things of the sort and has a little mp3 player holder). Also, the durable straps don't cut into your neck and shoulders and the 2 outer water bottle holders are a great accessory. The backpack also isn't a turtle-shell/suitcase-on-your-back meaning that it isn't big or overwhelming, it's the perfect size! Plus, the front compartment for gadgets, keys, phones, and supplies are sufficient and roomy. The other front mini-compartment is great if I need extra space for a mouse or even a snugly space for a snack. I must say it is absolutely a great buy for anyone!
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