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5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy, Lightweight, and Secure For Any Traveler Needing to Travel with (or without) their Laptop or iPad., July 29, 2011
This review is from: Targus Drifter II Backpack for 17-Inch Laptop, Black/Gray (TSB239US) (Personal Computers)
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This backpack will be my preferred (over my trusty attache) business travel bag with or without my need for a computer. Why, because you can easily fit a lot of "stuff" in it and carry it without inducing back strain.

I am a backpacker and have hiked extensively in the back country as well as climbed several 14,000 ft. peaks. I provide this as background since I am very familiar with backpacks.

The Targus Drifter, first and foremost, is sturdy yet lightweight, comparable to any great backpack. And the Drifter has many areas for storage, including water or drink bottles (those you would buy while traveling not the large bottles used in the back country). It also has a great ergonomically designed shoulder strap and an optional "lifting" strap (for use when having to remove your backpack for security, etc.)

My plan is to use this immediately as an alternative to my attache which does not hold my computer securely. Until now, I have had to use a separate bag for my computer and this has been getting more difficult with increasing airline restrictions on carry-on bags.

My 17 inch computer fits snugly and securely in the pack due to a padded compartment.

Great for students, those who travel extensively and need their laptop or iPad, and for those who want to wander into the wilderness with their computer.
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Initial post: Jul 30, 2011 12:52:12 PM PDT
Helpful review -- very specific and gives some good usage examples and comparison to backpacker pack. I think this would be a good pack for my travel needs! thanks! -K

Posted on Jul 30, 2011 2:49:07 PM PDT
Helpful review -- very specific and gives some good usage examples and comparison to backpacker pack. I think this would be a good pack for my travel needs! thanks! -K
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Thomas M. Loarie
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