Monday, January 25, 2016

Zigels Laptop Travel Backpack Review

I don't travel as much as I'd like to, but I do like to get down to New York City as often as possible. The last two times I went I kept wishing I had a better carry on. Not taking my laptop with me on a trip is absolutely out of the question, but the "carry on plus one personal item" rule can be a bit cumbersome. Now I have the Zigels Laptop Backpack, which is the perfect combination of a carry on and laptop bag!

*Disclaimer: This product was purchased by See, Shop, Love! at a discounted price in exchange for an honest review.

My first impressions of the bag were that it was lightweight but sturdy at the same time. I'm a cautious packer and I always pack enough basics to last me through my trip in case my main luggage gets lost in transit. That means at least one pair of jeans, a dressier outfit, a casual outfit, pajamas, makeup, hair products...way more than most people probably put in a carry on! This expands and has a ton of extra pockets to put all of my items in.

I also really like the colors. Black is my favorite for accessories, and I like the tan/camel accents. I also appreciate the mesh pockets on the sides; they're perfect for slipping a water bottle into. I would definitely unpack this and then take it with me during my vacation, too. Maybe not in NYC because it would be too easy for pickpockets to take stuff out while it was on my back, but definitely for something like a hiking trip.

The bag has three zippered compartments and this is what the first one looks like. I really like all of the separate pockets, and the extra zip pocket inside! I could easily put my iPad Mini in the zip pocket and other miscellaneous things (lip balm, lotion, etc.) in the smaller slip pockets.

The second main zip section is where I would put my laptop because it has a velcro strap to keep it in place. It's also easy to remove and put back for the TSA check, since they require that you put any computers in a separate bin when you go through security. The bag fits laptops up with up to 17" screens.

There is also a zip pocket on the front of the exterior of the bag, which I would use to put my ID and wallet in, and anything else I would need to grab quickly at the airport and during a flight.

Lastly, the back of the bag has thick, sturdy straps and a buckle snap that holds the straps together. The straps are very comfortable on my shoulders and dispense weight evenly across my back.

This bag is really versatile and doesn't have to be used for travel. I also would have used this while I was in college, and it's great for day trips and hiking!

Bottom Line: I really like this bag and I can't wait to use it when I go to NYC in April! It's the perfect size for everything I need, and I love that I can now just use this as my carry on and laptop bag and no longer need to bring both.
  • You can purchase the Zigels Laptop Travel Backpack on Amazon

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