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Apple Carbon Backpack Black
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First off why I was a party pooper taking one star off: zipper handles could use some rubberization so that they do not produce any clickety clicks when meeting each other. But, then, it's hard to find luggage with the rubberized zipper handles, I haven't seen any lately save for the cheap looking bags with plastic zipper handles, so I probably would not give 5 stars to any backpack/notebook case.
Other than that the construction and materials are superb. Zippers open and close with ease I never found even with the top of the line YKK. There are no storm flaps over zippers but the notebook compartment is mostly protected by an internal flap, so chances are that the contents won't get wet before you would. Anyhow, in umbrella vs. hood argument umbrella wins if peace of mind is on the menu or you are just a worry wart in general. A slightly wider internal flap would've gone a long way towards putting user at ease. But I'm nit picking here. At $75...
I specifically researched Wenger/SwissGear computer backpacks thanks to their reputation. They have a wide array of products in this category. My price range was $65-$95 (street) with consistent 4-star (or better) ratings. I checked the manufacturer's website for their most recent product line and verified the item's specs. Thorough? Yes. I do my homework up-front for the sake of a satisfactory buy. I also poke around the local storefronts to see what they offer. Shipment was immediate. On my doorstep in 48 hrs.
The Wenger SwissGear Carbon computer backpack comes out of the box light as a feather, but looking tough as nails. Impressed by minimal use of fabrics that could snag or tear, beefy zippers, a braided steel cable handle, efficient padding, ergo-designed shoulder straps, and a stout-yet-narrow profile that says "I can fit most anywhere". Superior appearance and construction.
All accessible compartments are snug and offer plenty of space for my 14" laptop,...
This backpack is slightly taller than others to accommodate a 17" laptop, particularly 17" MacBook Pro. This is a fantastic backpack especially considering that it costs so little in comparison to other similar backpacks. I love the little pocket on the top for a badge, headphones, car keys, wallet, etc. It is very comfortable to wear, and it is very slim in profile, so that when you wear it, you do not look like you are geared to cross the Alps. It keeps your expensive computer safe and sound and has a lot of space for all kinds of gear. One thing I wish it had is more padding under the computer on the bottom of the backpack so that when you put the pack on a hard surface, the side of the laptop facing the ground would have been more padded and protected.
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