Targus is widely known around the world as an innovative, stylish and bestselling brand of laptop bags. With 45 offices worldwide and distributing in over 100 countries it would be hard to acknowledge the great reputation this brand has around the globe.
Targus prides itself on making high quality products that feature innovative and intelligent design. The range of products from Targus has clearly made a big impact on the market. This is why we have put together a comprehensive review of some of the most well-known laptop backpacks in their range.
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This large backpack is designed to fit laptops with 16 inch screens and large enough for many other items and accessories. The thick padded laptop sleeve and removable phone pocket keeps your devices safe and secure. As well as the multiple compartments and stylish design, this backpack is very comfortable. It provides awesome lumbar support for your back and padded shoulder straps mean even whilst carrying a heavy load, it remains comfortable.
The main disappointment with this bag is that there are a few reports of the sewing coming undone. Although the zippers are good industrial quality, unfortunately the bag can come apart at the seams occasionally. Apart from this the bag is overall pretty durable.
Features – Multiple compartments inc padded laptop sleeve, Removable mobile phone pocket and two water bottle pockets, Industrial zipper, Durable moulded plastic carry handle, Padded shoulder straps, Lifetime warranty. Positives – Spacious, Smart design, great for the office, Comfortable, Good price, Comes in a variety of colours and two sizes. Negatives – The water bottle pockets are small, Not very durable.
One thing we have noticed about Targus is they all look similar. They are smart and would look professional in an office or school setting. This backpack is no exception to this. It’s slightly smaller, made for a 15.4” notebook, but has all the great qualities Targus are well known for.
Like all good laptop backpacks, this bag comes with a padded laptop sleeve. However the laptop sleeve is actually removable in this backpack. We love this feature. It provides the option to leave the bag at home and still gives your laptop decent protection.
Features – Removable laptop padded laptop sleeve, Multiple compartments, Fits laptops with 15.4” screens, Accessory pockets such as key clip, pen loops, phone pocket and removable 8 CD sleeve. Positives – Versatile enough for multiple devices and accessories, Good size without being too large – perfect daysack, Well designed, Reasonable price, Smart. Negatives – Compartments only have one zipper and can only be opened to the right, Carry handle not reinforced.
We love the idea of having a backpack with wheels. This is great if you are travelling about especially if you have a heavy load. Despite the wheels this backpack also fits in the luggage compartments of planes.
The straps are comfortable and padded. They can be secured with a flap that holds them in place when rolling. An extendable padded handle makes rolling easy and the PVC material on the bottom makes this case extremely durable.
Looks similar to the Targus Drifter backpack but does only hold a 15.4” laptop unlike the larger Drifter backpack. Still a classic, smart Targus look, perfect for busy business people but only comes in black.
Features – Handy wheels, Padded shoulder straps, Can fit a 15.4” laptop, Handle grip on bottom as well as padded extendable handle for rolling, Reinforced PVC bottom, Protective flap for shoulder straps, Removable laptop sleeve, Multiple compartments. Positives – Comfortable and easy to use, Works equally well as a backpack or roller bag, Reasonably priced, Durable, Stylish, Lots of storage options. Negatives – Can be noisy when rolling, Falls backwards if fully loaded, Tails of straps occasionally slip out when rolling.
We couldn’t miss this backpack off the list. It has over tonnes of 5 star reviews and great feedback on Amazon. It also has a really cool extra feature. It has a cord which connects to your MP3 player through the shoulder strap. This means your MP3 player can be stored away safely on the inside of the bag in a secure pouch whilst still listening to your favourite tunes.
It’s a large bag but not too big on your back. It can hold a 16” laptop in the padded sleeve as well as a separate pouch for your tablet. There is an adjustable strap to keep your laptop secure as well as many other pockets.
We love the smart design of this backpack and its very reasonable price. We think this would be a perfect back for work, school or just a general daysack.
Features – Fits a 16” laptop as well as tablet, Padded adjustable shoulder straps, Padded back panel moulded to your back, Nylon, Connects to MP3 player on inside with a cord through shoulder strap. Positives – Lots of pockets, Lightweight, Durable and strong, Smart, Plenty of room without being too big. Comfortable – Great price, Negatives, Tablet pouch isn’t padded, Small side pockets for water bottles.