This bag works great. Plenty of room, good solid lock on the laptop stored within, and very comfortable on the shoulder. Unfortunately, the gray highlights appear as more of a bluish-reflective gray. Clearly not the end of the world, but it does tend to look out of place in certain environments. I have gotten over my initial disappointment and have come to realize that this about as good as a laptop bag could get. Just be prepared for the highlights.
I purchased a new 17" HP laptop this year. I love the larger screen and full size key board, until I started looking at options for a bag. After a few failed attempts with bulky backpacks or 15.4" laptop cases, I found the Skooba Seventeen.
This is the perfect case for a 17" laptop. The overall size is great. Inside there are square cells that provide solid yet lightweight protection for your computer. This is the best design I have found. My 17" laptop fits easily with extra room to spare. The case has nice storage pockets that allow you plenty of room for paperwork, power cords, Ipod or MP3 players, cell phones ect. The case is very slim and light for the amount of good storage that is actually has. The padded shoulder strap is extremely comfortable and I also like the padded double handles for when you dont want it on your shoulder. It made from very nice materials. The quality and design are first class. I give this bag the highest rating and have recommended it to several people already. You can look long and hard but I doubt you can beat the design, features or value.
The big brother of our award winning Skooba Satchel, the "Seventeen" has all of the same sleek styling, exclusive details, and more. This bag, with its innovative ZipFit system, can expand up to 4" to hold even the largest "desktop replacement" 17 inch models. Its computer compartment is lined with Skooba's revolutionary Air Square™ laptop protection
cells. With over 20 pockets and compartments, to hold and organize all your digital gear, office supplies, and more, this workhorse, like all
Skooba bags, is deceptively slim, sleek and lightweight. New features include the Superbungee shoulder strap and beefy #10 zippers with rubberized pulls.
Need a smaller one? Check out the regular Skooba Satchel 2.0 and Skooba Satchel Luxe which fit medium-sized laptops and even some 17" models.
20+ pockets and compartments hold laptop, files and folders, gadgets, accessories and more
Patented Air Square™ protection system surrounds laptop with hundreds of individual, air-filled cells that support and protect computer from the
daily bump and grind
Adjustable, quick-release retention strap secures laptop of virtually any size, including all 17” screen models up to 16.5"L x 11.75"H x
Main compartment divider panel keeps files and papers neatly in place
Accessory organizer compartment on front of bag provides pockets for phone or other compact gadgets, CDs, pens, cables, keys, business cards
Ergonomic shoulder pad incorporates same Air Square cushioning as laptop compartment, with friction surface to prevent slipping. Mesh pouch for water bottle hides away in its own zippered compartment on the side of the bag
Separate, zippered back compartment for magazines, tickets or other documents. Back panel also has reinforced trolley strap that slides over the handle of a rolling suitcase or cart, for convenient, secure transport
Dual handles with padded grips, for comfortable hand-carrying
Primary materials: Ballistic Nylon exterior with neoprene trim stripe.
All interior sections fully lined with smooth nylon pack cloth. Patented Air Square protective material in laptop compartment
Hardware and trim: Heavy-duty webbing for shoulder strap and handles.
All load-bearing points massively reinforced with ‘box-X’ stitching. Metal, no-twist shoulder strap fasteners, self-repairing zippers, rubber