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Elasticized external side pocket for water bottle or U-lock
TSA-friendly laptop access; grab your laptop without taking off your bag
Fully padded laptop compartment lined with quilted tricot fabric; soft yet secure (fits up to 17" Macbook)
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I owned and used a previous version of the Q backpack for several years and over time saw that many improvements could be made to the bag. The 2014 version has ALL of these improvements.
1. The most serious and popular complaint was with the laptop compartment, which was not suspended. If you dropped your bag or put it down hard enough you could hear your expensive electronics hit the ground. Now the compartment is partially suspended, protecting your valuables. The zip is also longer and more accessible and the lining is better.
2. In the previous version of the bag there was an awkward mesh zippy pocket in the main compartment. If you put anything in it binders and large books wouldn't lay flat. The mesh zippy pocket is gone and now everything lays flat. There's now a "hidden" sort of pocket for your phone or small valuables that hangs into the main compartment (not in the way). I love it and use it for my work keys but I wish I could fit my phone in it...
I bought this backpack after some consideration, and I have to say that it's good - but it could be better. It's definitely a briefcase replacement rather than a carryall. I definitely think it's worth the $70 I paid for it, but I would question whether or not to pay more depending on what I needed.
PROS: -The sleek "brick" design makes it easy to sling on and off. Straps are really solid and supportive, and you have the option to fasten them across your chest which is great (although I don't use that option) -The material is sturdy, and it's lined and waterproof. I've worn it through snow without my laptop getting even remotely damp. -It's got a ton of pockets - tbh, I don't even use them all, but someone else might. A few friends are really enamored of the media pocket up top, although I carry a purse so that's less of a deciding factor for me.
CONS: -The bag is very narrow. Its dimensions make it perfect for books, a laptop, and...
Not one to take great care of things ("a bull in a china shop," is how family and friends have described me), I've had this backpack since 2012 and it is still in perfect condition. This is a major deal as daily I stuff and stuff and stuff my bag with my laptop (MacBook Pro in the laptop pocket), tons of books, papers, food, and whatever else I want/need for the day. Often my bag can fit no more items because of the amount of things I put in it (not because the bag doesn't offer enough room). Yet it has never ripped.
I've had bags - leather, canvas, nylon, polyester - that have torn because I would stuff them - and the bags never seemed to last more than 2 years. I have been impressed with this one.
Occasionally I have spilled food in it. Great thing about it is that it can be put in a washer and dryer and still work great.
All of the zippers and inside mesh are still intact.
This bag has actually been to other continents...
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