The Velocity SPYDER laptop backpack is a great bag for the person always on the move. Featuring our patented CORE3 laptop protection, this bag utilizes three layers to provide unparalleled security for your digital gear. The outer most layer is a molded rubber EXO-skeleton that provides protection from bumps while also keeping the structural integrity of the bag. The bag itself, or middle layer, is made of water repellent BuckBlast z-suede. Finally, the inner layer is made of an ultra-thick, shock padding compartment sized for 17" laptop. The result is a backpack with outstanding protection for your laptop that is lightweight, tough and never loses its shape. The SPYDER has lots of storage compartments specially designed for storing laptop and DJ mixing accessories. In addition, a rear compartment incorporates a stay cool inner lining for keeping cold goods close at hand and also having stay cool lined pocket for snacks and drinks.
So far so good1/8/2008
I bought this backpack because I was about to buy my first laptop and I needed a quality case that would protect it since I use public transit a lot and our weather can be miserable. I did as much research about this product as I could online before deciding to purchase it here on buy.com. I am happy to say that it looks extremely well made and thought out. You would be hard pressed to find something as sturdy as this one with the buckblast material being the main factor. It is totally waterproof and thicker than I thought it would be. It is also quite a large bag compared to what I was used to. My laptop is a macbook, which is small but I use a hard case by Axio in conjunction which adds to the bulk (as if I used a thick 17" laptop). It's true that this backpack is not light but that's because of the quality materials. I highly recommend it if you pick one up for ~$50 which they seem to go for on sale these days.
Slappa Spyder, heck yes I do!12/19/2007
This bag is everything I wanted it to be. I needed something durable that could carry two laptops. It does exactly that + a secret little elastic pocket inside holds my digicam perfectly. I appreciate the lumbar support logo, as I call it. Waterproof and stabproof is a plus :) Follow me on this, this bag has 2 main compartments for storage. If I put nothing in one compartment and fill up the other compartment, the dividing material between the two compartments stretches to fill the unused space in the first compartment. It's not stretchy like a rubber-band, but a cotten/feltlike material that gives, whichever way you push it. If I am only carrying 1 laptop, and I put clothes in the other compartment, the clothes push the divider into the space that the 2nd laptop would have occupied, so that the laptop doesn't just bang around in its space. It wouldn't do this anyway b/c it's in an inner compartment in its larger compartment, but this example still works for the sake of the concept. Stretchy divider ftw!!
Good laptop backpack11/29/2007
I bought this after researching a nice padded backpack for my college books and my laptop... it is very durable and has a separate padded section for the laptop, which I like. The inside is fleece-like (very different from any other backpack I've had) and it is very sturdy rubber on the outside. It does feel fairly waterproof (though I haven't had time to test it).