- Product Dimensions: 42 x 13 x 39 cm ; 390 g
- Shipping Weight: 771 g
- Item model number: PNM-217
- ASIN: B0038KTB0E
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Feb. 28 2011
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,054 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Case Logic PNM-217 Laptop Messenger Bag, 17-Inch (Black)
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- Convenient, top-load access to a quilted laptop compartment suited for most laptops with a 15-17.3 inch screenFits devices up to 16.1' x 12.2' x 1.8'
- Roomy storage underneath flap for files, power brick and other bulk storage needsAn additional zippered compartment holds a portable mouse, iPod, cell phone, pens and other small essentials
- Designated USB drive pocket
- Additional features include a paddle shoulder strap, top carry handles and a luggage pass through on the back panel to attach this bag onto your rolling luggage
- Speed pocket for easy access to phone or keys
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Caselogic introduces the PNM-217 17-Inch Laptop Messenger Bag. Professionally-oriented functionality and materials with relaxed styling. Padded laptop compartment fits all laptops up to 17-Inch. Top-load design provides laptop access without lifting the flap of the case. Secure and protected storage for valuable electronics. Roomy bulk storage and accessory compartment. Features file pocket inside top-load laptop compartment and padded shoulder strap. Durable 1680d nylon combined with robust twill body fabric. 25 Year limited Warranty.
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Top Customer Reviews
The only thing that I thought there should be is maybe a Velcro strip or snap to keep the front flap closed down and it would be nice to be able to remove the strap.
Overall the bag works very well. In fact I am buying one for my wife.
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Except... it's got a few flaws. The first is a major facepalm decision -- the front compartment, the one you might put documents or extra cables in, is closed with a magnetic clasp, and a rather weak one at that. In an era where magnetic latches on laptops are somewhat common and almost all exchange media is optical or flash memory, this is not necessarily going to be an issue, but if you carry around a floppy or Zip drive or any other kind of magnetic media, this is a nonnegotiable dealbreaker. Another issue that's more an annoyance than anything else: the total, unfolded length shoulder strap is six inches to a foot too short; I'm 5'8", and I can just about stretch it out to a length that's comfortable for carrying cross-shoulder (for security reasons, as anyone carrying expensive gear through a crowded area should do), and someone significantly taller than me will find the bag crawling up their armpit even at maximum extension. Worse, unlike even Targus' cheapest bags, the shoulder strap is not removable -- the non-extending end is sewn directly into the bag's structure, meaning you're pretty much stuck with it.
Overall, this bag could have been a five-star product -- a longer, removable strap and a snap or velcro closure rather than the magnetic clasp would both have been trivial. It certainly isn't worth the MSRP, and I question whether it's even worth the discounted Amazon price. It's a damn shame -- it's otherwise a stylish, solid product.
UPDATE 12/10: Six months later and I'm still using the bag despite the fact that I stand behind what I said about its limitations. Judge that however you will.
I've contacted Case Logic, we'll see what happens.
When I saw the Caselogic Messenger bag, I figured it would be good for toting my 'stuff' back and forth to worth everyday. It looked great in the picture (currently on the right side of my screen), a good and functional piece of corporate accessory. All I need it to do is look good on my arm and carry all that 'stuff.'
Unfortunately, the bag itself seems a little flimsy. The material, which looks like either neoprene (the pockets are definitely neoprene) or some kind of heavy duty cloth or canvas. I'm not sure what most of the bag is made out of, but I don't think I can really bring it to work. There are some deep pockets in the bag and it will fit a 17" laptop, but I don't believe it will hold up to much abuse. Some of the stitches already looked a little loose and, wierdly, there is only one handle in the top of the bag. That last one is strange because there doesn't seem to be a way to keep the bag steady. Usually, there's two handles, stitched to either side of the bag. On this one, its one handle stitched to one side and that's it.
Don't get me wrong, its not awful. If you're a student or a light traveler (I'm neither) you would probably do fine with this at least for a while. Its now become a book bag for my son. But for the professional businessman, not so much. That's a shame. Now I know what their ad copy means by 'professionally oriented.' Professional probably won't be interested.