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SwissGear SA1923 ScanSmart Backpack - Black

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  • Organizer Pocket; Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Airflow Backing System
  • Water Bottle Pocket
  • Eyeglass Holder
  • Audio and Media Pocket; Equipment Safe
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 13 x 8.5 inches ; 3.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002SXMRO4
  • Item model number: 19232215
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (696 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #413 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 1, 2010

Product Description

Product Description

SwissGear SA1923 ScanSmart Black Backpack

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 an easy access laptop compartment. This backpack also has a large packing capacity. The main pocket provides protected packing for multiple binders, gaming peripherals, and other accessories.

With this backpack, getting through airport security is quicker and easier. The laptop compartment opens quickly at the security checkpoint and the laptop window makes your computer visible while scanning. So, your computer stays say inside your bag while it's scanned.

Other advanced features include contoured shoulder straps for enhanced comfort. The interior pocket organizer provides divider pockets for pens, pencils, cellphone, and anything else you need. 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
  • MP3 pocket so your music player is easy to find
  • Computer compartment with unique quick-recognition window that makes going through airport security hassle-free
  • Contoured shoulder straps provide extra comfort
  • Sunglasses holder
  • Durable fabric

Customer Reviews

This should fit a 17" laptop no problem.
J. Giles
The laptop zippered section is great for travel and plenty of divider pockets in main compartment to keep things organized.
Amazon Customer
I'm in my sixth year of college and still using the same backpacks.
Violet Nall Korros

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

311 of 320 people found the following review helpful By dedhed on May 14, 2010
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I bought this backpack for school. After an exhaustive search online, in local stores and across campus, I can definitively say that this is hands down the best laptop backpack you can buy!

Pros:
1. Tons of space and usable compartments:
- 1 padded laptop compartment
- 1 thin compartment that can be used for papers and folders
- 1 main compartment that contains vertical dividers to keep things organized, a smaller interior mesh pocket, and an ipod/cell phone pouch that leads to a slit in the top of the backpack for a headphone cord
- 1 decent sized pocket on each side (I use 1 for my laptop charger and accessories)
- 2 stretchy water bottle pockets big enough for the big 1 liter bottles (good for umbrella too)
- 1 small pocket on the top front
- 1 pocket on the bottom front that contains a bunch of small organizer pockets found in every backpack that nobody ever uses
2. Comfort: padded, shock absorbing arm pads, padded back, and a comfortable handle on top.
3. Appearance: In my opinion, this is one of the best looking backpacks out there, but I can't argue with taste so if you have one of those ugly backpacks, that's fine with me.
4. Price: Phenomenal deal! ($50 when I purchased it) Would have gladly spent more (don't tell amazon)

Cons: (there really are none... I'm nitpicking here)
1. The opening for the laptop is on the side (not the top) which makes it a little awkward to get in and out. Not a big deal though.
2. I would have liked a little more padding underneath the laptop. The amount of padding is pretty similar to most other laptop cases though. You just need to be careful about setting it down to hard.
3. The size was perfect for my 15.6 widescreen. I haven't tried a 17", but I'm guessing it would be too big (if you could get it to fit inside, it would be VERY tight)
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410 of 427 people found the following review helpful By Joshtalgia on December 28, 2012
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This backpack is awesome. Very happy with my purchase. I use this when travelling for work so I typically have my laptop, a notebook or two and all of my accessories/peripherals I need. Highly recommend this to any travelers that need something for similar situations.

Update: 7/26/2013 - My swissgear backpack spontaneously combusted yesterday! Unbelievable, I can no longer recommend this backpack as there's no telling when it may burst into flames!

Kidding, of course. Since my last update I've changed jobs, but this backpack is still getting just as much, if not more, use. I use it daily to and fro the office and it's holding up absolutely fine. It has shown no significant signs of wear. Still love it!

Update 11/13/2014 - Still putting this backpack to use on the daily. It's still in perfect condition. No loose threads, all materials have held up incredibly well. If and when this one starts to fall apart I'll have no issues buying the same bag, but at this rate it looks like it's going to be years down the road before that happens.
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100 of 112 people found the following review helpful By J. Teng on May 15, 2010
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I wanted to replace my husband's Targus shoulder laptop bag because it was just way too heavy (even when empty). I decided to get this backpack for his 17" Macbook Pro. The description says it holds up to 15", but I felt confident that it would fit his 17" because I tried stuffing his laptop in my 15" SwissGear backpack and it fit perfectly. Sure enough, this bag also fits the 17". I also wanted to mention that I was looking at other SwissGear laptop bags in the $50 range at Target and there's a huge difference in material and quality compared to this one. Although Amazon sells this for $50 (at least when I got it), I feel that it's worth more a lot more. But I'm not complaining about the price ;)

PRO
- Strong, sturdy, and comfortable to carry
- SmartScan capabilities
- Huge compartment for books & binders
- Lots of compartments
- Side laptop zipper (for those who want to keep the right strap on while taking out the laptop)

CON
- Could use a bit more padding at the bottom of the laptop, but the sides are padded
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By Damo2010 on October 9, 2012
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I have held of putting in this review for almost a year so I was sure what I was talking about. I have used this as a every day bag and for hiking, mountain bike riding, off road motoro bike riding, camping and work trips away with laptops etc.
I purchased this bag based on several key features,
1. side mesh pockets for keys (I'm lucky I live in a town with little crime so not worried about security),
2. large side zip pockets for water bottles or laptop chargers etc,
3. front lower pocket with organiser for pens, eye drops, wallet, meds and the like. Not quit as good as previous bags with the actual pockets, but still pretty good, have found it is more a free for all type pocket
4. top front pocket is good for sun glasses (wrapped in own soft protection bag)
5. Main compartment good for most things. down side is it has two sleeves for keeping books organised, but I find it gets in the way when storing pretty much anything in the compartment, I'm tempted to cut them out
6. Two laptop / document storage compartments against the back of the pack, good for 15" HP laptop and also useful for any books etc

General comments
1. The top handle flops down meaning it seriously gets in the way when putting anything in the main compartment, I fixed this by zip tieing it to one of the straps at the top of the shoulder straps in a upright position, works well.
2. The shoulder straps sit well on my shoulder and do not clash with my arms when walking
3. It is not the lightest bag but this means it stands up pretty much by itself when it put in on the floor as opposed to falling over like a lighter bag (personal hate of mine)
4. I have used it for some long off road motor bike rides with out problem, nothing even looks like it will fail
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