2 thoughts on “SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack

  1. J.Kanrich
    641 of 648 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very nice pack, but beware there are very subtle difference between some models., July 10, 2013
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    This review is from: SwissGear Travel Gear ScanSmart Backpack 1900 (Personal Computers)
    This is a virtually identical review I wrote for the model SA1923, which I now use.

    I needed to replace my old laptop backpack and noticed many colleagues using the SwissGear line. The difficulty in ordering one of these on-line is that there are a number of variations and the differences are subtle. From everything I could learn an all websites, including Amazon, there were 2 models I was interested in. the SA1900 (this one) and the SA1923. The photos are misleading. They are not necessarily unique to those specific models. I had to order both packs and compare in-hand and send the one back that I didn’t fit my needs.

    The only difference between these 2 models, besides the color, is this one has a compartment for an iPad opposite the laptop compartment in the section that opens up to lie flat on the airport’s scanning conveyor. Thus, your laptop will be in one half and your iPad in the other as it goes through the scanner. The SA1923 has a full width pocket for a slim folder or notebook in the iPad’s location. All other compartments and sections of the pack are identical. I loved the color red color of this one, which is unique, but I don’t use an iPad and I wanted the pocket there for travel papers (itinerary, boarding passes, receipts, etc.) Also, keep in mind access to the laptop compartment is on one side only (right side while wearing the pack). The zipper goes from the top of the pack down the side.

    The pack is roomy and can old a lot. Probably more than I would really want to carry. My only complaint with both packs is I wish it had just a couple of other small zippered sections inside for small miscellaneous items often needed on business trips (e.g. medications, snacks, sunglasses or reading glasses, etc.).

    There are other models in this line that are smaller and more simple. If the features each offer is important, just don’t rely on the pictures if they seem to be the same as other models.

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  2. Leo
    397 of 410 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great backpack for traveling!, June 10, 2011
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    Leo

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    I bought this backpack for a roadtrip with some friends. Since it’s a roadtrip I couldn’t take a suitcase with me so I decided to buy a traveling backpack instead. I knew that SwissGear is a good brand for backpacks and after looking through Amazon I decided to buy this one.
    When I received this backpack I knew that this is a high quality product after unpacking it. The material is very durable and the zippers are huge and strong. I was amazed by how much stuff this backpack can pack! I fitted in about 12 shirts and underwear, 1 sweater, 1 jacket, 1 pair of pants, 5 pairs of socks, 1 laptop, and some small stuff such as shaver, toothbrush, chargers, camera, etc. It is just like a small suitcase!
    Right now I’m also using this for my college, I usually need to carry a lot of books and a laptop. The back of the backpack has a thick “cushion” and my shoulders and back don’t feel sore at all.
    I warmly recommend this backpack!

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