SwissGear SA1923

SwissGear SA1923 Backpack

Quick Take

  • Stands upright by itself

  • Extensive pockets including an organizer

  • Fits even big (17") laptops

  • Features for gadget lovers

Laptop Compartment

This bag accommodates up to a 17.3" inch laptops.

Anti-Theft Feature

When wearing the backpack, the laptop compartment will be nearest your back. It is a zipped compartment but what is unusual is that the opening of this compartment only runs halfway on top of the bag - if you are facing the bag it's going to be along the right side of the bag.

This allows you to have easy access to your computer, but at the same time, the design makes it difficult for anybody else to lift your laptop from the bag without you noticing it.

Laptop Protection

There are two lines of protection for your laptop:

  • First, the bag material is made of tough, reinforced fabric to keep out dust and water from your electronics.

  • Second, the laptop compartment is heavily padded to protect against shocks.

Quick Access Pocket

Would you appreciate quick, one-zip access to your cell phone? Plane or train tickets? Passport? A pack of gum maybe? The small zipped compartment in the upper front part of the backpack is perfect for this.

Organizer Pocket

Extra cell phone batteries? Pens? USB flash drives? Post-It Notes? Keys? All the little stuff you tend to accumulate will be neatly organized in the sizeable zipped lower front pocket of the bag. This thoughtful compartment doesn't just give you space, it has an organizer so that everything has its place. There's even a key fob so you always know where your keys are.

Water Bottle Pockets

SwissGear SA1923 Backpack

Both sides of the bag has an elastic pocket that can accomodate water bottles or a wet portable umbrella - keeping these damp essentials away from your electronics.

The Main Compartment

Actually, with this bag, the laptop compartment would be considered the main compartment but this big storage area on the opposite side of the clamshell divide across from the laptop compartment gives you a sizeable amount of space. But it's not this one big space, there's a lot of clever touches in the main compartment.

The inside flap of the main compartment has a mesh divider you can use for even more of your electronics like chargers or for your smaller clothing like socks, underwear etc.

Even techies have to change clothes sometime. You are given a generous main compartment for the boring stuff like shirts, pants, jackets - or maybe even more gear.

Media Pocket

Near the top of the main compartment is a pouch for an MP3 player. On top of that pouch is a port for your headphones.

Folder Pocket

At the back of the main compartment is a generous folder pocket with two dividers perfect for large, flat items like documents. It's not padded, so you should sleeve your tablet computer and it will fit right in. Alternatively your sleeved tablet computer could also be placed in the laptop compartment.

Shoulder Straps and Back Panel

SwissGear SA1923 Backpack

Padded shoulder straps. These are specially shaped to give you maximum comfort.

Airlflow system at the back panel. That's right, an airflow system. This will keep your back well-ventilated.

One handle that you would miss if it wasn't there is the top grab handle. Well, it's there and you would be using this sturdy handle a lot.

This Bag Will Stand Upright By Itself

Oh c'mon! You know you hate those backpacks that need to lean on something or that slouch like some withered vegetable when you set it down. It's your secret pet peeve. The ScanSmart will stand upright by itself when you set it down. That's a definite plus feature.

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