Swissgear GA-7335-07 Granite 15.6 Inch Backpack
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Type/Size - 16" Computer Backpack
Notebook Compatibility - 16"
Product Code - GA-7335-00
Computer Protection - SWISSGUARD
Carrying Solution - Comfort Fit Shoulder Strap
Organisation - Full Feature
Computer Pocket Dimensions - 27.9 x 4.5 x 39.4
Exterior Dimensions - 52.8 x 5.1 x 35.6
Volume - 23 Litres
Weight - 1.1 kg
Service/Support - 3 Year Warranty
Wenger Support - email@example.com
Our backpacks deliver a handy way to carry your notebook or laptop computer whereever you go. They leave your hands free while your computer stays safely secured against your back and also eliminates the risk of developing tennis-elbow for those who transport their laptops on a daily basis.
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Top Customer Reviews
The manufacturing quality is excellent - the padded straps and back padding make this one of the most comfortable rucksacks I've used. There are plenty of pockets to store associated peripherals and accessories. The main compartment has adequate space for the laptop and other items such as files and papers. Ingeniously the base of the rucksack folds out so that you are able to put the rucksack on the floor and it remains upright - protecting your laptop in the process.
Overall I like this and think it's excellent value for money.
So how does the Wenger Granite measure up?
Somehow, it takes even more than the last bag! But because it is wider and less deep (front to back), it meets airline cabin baggage regulations, and fits in the overhead racks on virgin trains (which the old one didn't).
The laptop compartment (within the main compartment) holds the laptop about 6cm from the bottom of the bag. This is a fantastic innovation! The extra protection it gives the latpop when you drop the bag (applies around the sides as well) or swing round and bash a wall or door frame is amazing - without losing any storage space as spare batteries, mains adapters, spare clothes etc can all sneak into the gaps.
The main compartment is obstruction-free (apart from the laptop holder) so it's easy to put papers and books in without them getting crumpled. Those elastic straps to hold the laptop were a pain.
The second compartment has loads of pockets - for pens, MP3 player, notebooks, diary, phone (if you want to put your phone in the bag), name badges, etc etc. I only use about 4 of them, but it's well designed so plenty else fits in because the pockets don't take up any room when they aren't in use. Having a single second zip to access everything is really clever.
Finally there's a third outside pocket, in which i put spare food (well, I get peckish). It isn't very big but that's how this bag manages to be so slim, and with only so much spare food, maybe I'll end up slim too.Read more ›
The back sits easily on the back, two large pads that rest against the back and large padded shoulder straps making it particularly comfortable to carry. It appears to be quite substantial and well made; no loose ends or exposed edges, all edges being trimmed with piping. Whether you need it to carry a laptop or not, this is a good quality bag, and for me, with both arms suffering from tennis elbow, I may well be making more use of it than just transporting the laptop. Just a final thought, it is also a less obvious way of carrying a laptop, so it has an advantage too from the security aspect.
It is however far more than a simple laptop carrier and frankly is an excellent everyday rucksack that I have used very successfully for leisure activities. Yes, it has a laptop pocket but that is not a hindrance and actually serves as a useful pocket for other uses. It has also been subjected to gale force snow blizzards/rainstorms and remained weatherproof.
In summary,really a hidden gem that you could easily pass over without realising that not only is it a superb laptop carrier but also an excellent general purpose leisure rucksack. One caveat (that is clearly stated in the product spec)is to check that your laptop screen size fits.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I thought I would come back to review this product, having used it for a good length of time - giving a realistic review, rather than the out of the box excitement. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Hannerz
Only lasted 18months before straps broke. Not really suitable for everyday usePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
As with other people who were duped into buying this bag, I expected excellent build quality and what I got after a few months' light use, was a massive hole at the top where the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I have now had this bag for exactly one year and I am bitterly disappointed with it! There are 2 gaping holes in the fabric by the zip areas! Read morePublished 3 months ago by T ENGLAND
Had second Swiss bag of this type, first tore because I carried to heavy items in it, this one tore of its own weakness. Tares in the same place, after 4 months.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I loved this bag it was very good, sadly after a month the stitching of the zip at the top of the bag came apart leaving a 5 inch hole in the main compartment!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Bought this in Sep 2011 and after using it for everyday including my holiday trips, I have returned here to order a new one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by VN
It's huge outside but once you put laptop in there's no much room left, very poor design making this big back pack useless for a longer tripsPublished 7 months ago by Greg