I love this bag. The only thing is the zippers get stuck more than I'd like. Nothing terrible has come from it, though.
Sorry for the shitty quality of my camera phone. It's all I had.
My XPS in front of the bag.
Laptop compartment w/o laptop.
Laptop deep in the bag. There's a lot of padding on the bottom.
The zipper clears the lappy by a LOT.
Zipper closed; SMALL amounts of velcro secure the flap over the zipper for the laptop compartment. It's the perfect amount.
Middle compartment. There's a LOT of padding between this and the laptop compartment.
There are two pockets in this compartment.
MP3 player compartment.
Rio Chiba. I couldn't find my iPod in its Showcase, but it would have fit WITH the Chiba in the pouch, with room to spare. It was later found across the room.
There is NOT enough room for a CD player. It is wide enough, but not deep enough.
Headphones coming from the headphone port. I personally wouldn't put anything of value in that pocket while it was raining, but then again, who goes out with a laptop backpack in the rain?
The front compartment. Sorry about the quality.
The XPS power brick and plug, MX518, and Belkin mousepad (the kind with the wrist rest, rolled up).
Everything but the MX518 (added in next pic).
Everything zipped in the pouch inside the front pocket.
There are 2 pockets (1 lg, 1 med), 2 mesh pockets (1 med, 1 sm), and threee pen holders, along with a key holder at the top right.
Everything I just showed zipped up into the bag.
Moved the Max PC magazine to the magazine pouch in the back (There's little padding between this and the laptop, but it feels better on the back. Magazines fit better sideways in here.).
Added overnight clothes.
Bag with added clothes.
Took everything out except the laptop and added these. Cal Poly Pomona starts late next month, so I don't have any real college text books, but I thought these would do.
With the books.
Swapped the C++ in 21 Days book for this one (it's thicker).
Fits just fine. 3 books and the laptop wouldn't fit.
A few more:
The pics that convinced ME to buy are here:booq's site.
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Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!