3 thoughts on “Samsonite Xenon 2 Two Gusset PFT Black

  1. MTL
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Looks like a great bag, January 29, 2013
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    MTL (Truman Country Missouri) –

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    This review is from: Samsonite Luggage Xenon 2 Toploader 2 Gusset (Personal Computers)
    This bag just arrived today, but there are some features that really impress me about the bag that I’d missed in the product description.

    First of all, I ordered the one to fit 15.6″ laptops. This bag has what is called “perfect fit” for laptops. The section into which your laptop goes has quilted, padded velcro “wings” that wrap around the laptop and adjust to hold it snugly into the compartment. Then, there is a top velcro strap to hold it in from the top. Therefore, you can customize this compartment to the sizer of your laptop. I had to adjust the size twice before I got a good fit, because at 15.6″ my laptop was just *almost* too large. I had it shifted too far to one side and then the case wouldn’t zip shut. After making the small side-to-side adjustment, the laptop is held securely and the case will zip closed. AFter I got it positioned, I actually loosened it a bit so I could get the laptop out without opening the bag all the way and releasing both the sides and top strap to get it out. The way it is adjusted now, it is secure, but I only have to undo the top strap.

    Also not listed in the description that I could see is that this is a “TSA Checkpoint Friendly” bag. For an explanation of that see[…]. Basically, the bag unzips most of the way around so that it can lie flat as it goes through the xray machine. That way the laptop wouldn’t *have* to come completely out of the bag to go through airport security. Of course, TSA agents can always refuse to let you do it this way and make you take it out, but theoretically you shouldn’t have to. I’ll be trying this feature out in about a month.

    There is a LOT of storage in the other gusseted compartment of this case. It is actually sub-divided into three other sections and has a nylon net pocket thing along the side. I should be able to include my charger, mouse and a lot of files. I’m betting an ingenious packer could even get a couple changes of clothes in it!

    The front zip section has several compartments for pens, credit cards, and misc. stuff. There is a pocket in the front section marked for tablets, but my iPad won’t fit in it without my removing it from its bluetooth keyboard case first. I imagine I will probably just travel with my iPad in the gusseted section rather than remove it from its own case.

    On the front of this section is still another set of pockets. The larger of the two of these pockets is zip protected. The smaller is designed for smart phones. It is lined with a fuzzy tricot material and seems deep enough that there should be no problem with the smart phone working its way out.

    My initial impression with this case is VERY positive. If I change my mind after using and traveling with it, I will update my review.

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  2. Thunderbird Registry
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    has a good finished quality and feels sturdy, July 16, 2015
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    Thunderbird Registry (Camillus, NY United States) –

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    It is good-looking, lightweight, has a good finished quality and feels sturdy. The shoulder strap is generous in size, is adjustable and importantly clips to the ends, so the connectors rotate to whatever position the bag moves. The handles are softly padded and easy to grip, they don’t feel like they will be tiring. The laptop compartment comes “pre-adjusted” to the smallest size so don’t panic when you first see it, open the wings on either end, slide in the laptop and then re-fasten the wings to the right position. My HP Envy 15″ just barely fits, it is snug and secure. The protection for the laptop is good. There is a strap on one side to slip over your roll-aboard bag handles for easy transport. The Envy has a large power supply box and long cord so these items do take up considerable space in the other compartment. I have been an on-the-road airline employee and had several laptop carriers this is by far the best. The box is screaming “MADE IN CHINA” but don’t let that bother you, it’s a good bag and certainly worth $41. The same bag in Staples is $74.99.
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  3. Anonymous
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Did I buy it, or just lease it?, June 2, 2015
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    Amazon Customer (NJ United States) –

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    This review is from: Samsonite Luggage Xenon 2 Toploader 2 Gusset (Personal Computers)
    Great product until one of the sides started to tear apart at the seams where the shoulder strap clips on to the bag itself. I’ve had the bag for about 3 months, using it regularly during the week and a few days a month on business travel. I got it because of security checkpoint feature where it unzips into 2 halves. That is a great feature as are the various compartments and pockets and dividers within. Another great feature is the ability to re-Velcro the padding to accommodate the exact size of your laptop. After having it a few weeks I would have given it 4-5 stars.

    I had a smaller Samsonite that didn’t have the airport checkpoint feature and that lasted for a few years until the material around zipper to the main compartment began to fray and eventually separate from the bag itself. And so I got this bag. It seems that in both cases I liked the overall design and features of the bags and the material itself is durable but in both cases, the quality of the workmanship is poor. I’m left wondering if I am buying a Samsonite product or just leasing them.

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