|The patent-pending Checkthrough™ Bag looks and functions like a high-end business case, but is designed and rigorously-tested to be "checkpoint-friendly," so you can run it through airport x-ray screening without removing your computer.
The bag opens and hinges in the middle to separate and isolate the laptop compartment from the rest of the bag. For initial, immediate visual reference, the laptop can be seen by the inspector through a clear, quick-recognition window that is exposed when the bag is unfolded. With the window facing up, the bag is sent through x-ray screening. The design of the laptop compartment is such that the image presented to the screener is the same as if the laptop were removed and placed in a bin. The Checkthrough bag and all of its contents can be carried securely with or without the hinge zipped shut, so it can be readied in line, prior to screening. Once through, the traveler can simply pick up the bag and go, zipping it back up on the move or at the gate.
Designed primarily to hold all 15/15.4 inch laptops, but many 16 inch and compact/slim 17 inch models will fit. Laptop section interior is 16” x 11” x 1.5” (for reference, a 17” Macbook Pro measures 15.4 x 10.4 x 1”)
Customer Reviews of Skooba Design Notebook Checkthrough Bag
Great bag; had problem with strap that the company1/5/2009
Overall,I'm very impressed with this bag. I was concerned about finding a bag that would have the correct fit to protect my 17" laptop. The fit and protection of my laptop is great with this bag. There are all kinds of pockets and places to store items. The checkthrough functionality is very slick, just one zipper will cause the bag to open up like a butterfly allowing unrestricted X-ray (and visual) access to the laptop. I had a problem with the strap, it began coming apart at a major seam. However, I contacted the company and they quickly responded sending me a new strap.