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Excellent laptop bag,
This review is from: Case Logic BEBP115 Backpack for 15.6 inch Laptop/Tablet (Personal Computers)
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First things first.. this is a laptop bag. If you are looking for a general purpose bag for travelling, sometimes with a laptop, or maybe a camera etc, I wouldn't recommend it. You are better with a Targus with a removable laptop sleeve. However, moving on to what I believe this bag is for I can definitely recommend it.
It's professional looking (the bag is mainly black with some little blue features which actually would be better removed) with lots of pockets. The key thing though is the main pocket where the laptop goes has integrated padding. Having always had rucksacks with a laptop sleeve this is a real improvement. I use it for both a 15.6" and 14" Dell laptop and they both fit perfectly. The front of that pocket is flexible so if you overfill the pocket it front, it can in effect stretch into the laptop section. That said the bag is not that big so if you are wanting to carry a laptop, tablet, folder, umbrella, book and other papers it will get a bit snug.
There is also a handle at the front/bottom but I haven't worked out what that's for as there are two handles on top which I can use to hang it from. There are pockets for tickets, business cards, and ipods etc with small pass-thrus for headphone cables. One of the nice features is that the shoulder straps have Velcro loops to wrap up any spare shoulder strap (ie. once you have got it to the length you want to fit your shoulders). This is really nice in my opinion, as it means you don't have straps dangling all over the place and I find myself not changing it once I have it the way I like.
There is one feature that does seem bizarre though. There is a set of straps and catch at the front which connect across your chest and are useful on heavy camera bags or big rucksacks to help distribute the weight. This is a laptop bag though, and most the time I only use one shoulder strap - I just don't think it needs to be there, but more importantly you don't seem to be able to remove it. Having cleverly hidden the spare bit of the shoulder strap, this silly bit remains.
I have been a little mean with the score and would have given 4.5/5, but the front strap and blue tags spoil it a little for me.