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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Just about perfect for my needs.
By David S. Marcus PhD
Others have said that this bag is not built as well as it used to be. I had this same bag for years some five years ago. As far as I can tell, there are only four differences in this bag from the earlier ones. First, the zipper pulls are different now. They don't say Solo anymore. Second, the retractable strap now has a "racing stripe" on it. Third, the shoulder pad on the strap now has a textured surface in order to prevent it sliding off your shoulder when your wearing a slippery nylon-type jacket. Fourth, The bag no longer has an outside pocket for a cellphone. As far as I can tell, the construction is of the same materials as the earlier bag. The zippers look similar as well. .
I really like this computer bag! The biggest advantage it has over almost all the other computer bags I have tried is that it STANDS UP. It really bothers me when my computer bag flops around, falls over and I have to pick it up again just to use it. It might be a minor foible for most people, but it annoys me. Due to the retractable strap mechanism, this bag has a stiff frame in the middle that keeps the bag from falling over. The retractable strap works very well and now that it has a textured shoulder pad, it stays put when carried.
The only improvement I would make to this bag is to put zippers on the inside pockets. These pockets tend to flop open and have to be moved aside when putting your computer in the bag or the can catch on the corners of the laptop. That is the only thing I would improve about this bag. It has plenty of room and all the pockets are easily accessible. As far as the cellphone pocket, it was really only big enough for a flip phone and I wouldn't carry my smartphone in that pocket anyway. This is a great computer bag!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Much lower quality than older Solo bags.
By Carl B.
I bought this to replace my 5 year old Solo bag of the same style because I needed a bag that could handle a larger laptop. My current Solo bag is perfect for my needs and acts as a traveling office, so I wanted to find the same thing, but larger. Although the style is the same, the quality of this bag is not even close to the old bag. This one is thin and flimsy, and doesn't have enough padding to adequately protect the laptop. My current Solo bag is made of a higher quality material, has sufficient padding, and even includes a small case for the power supply. After looking over this bag for 5 minutes, I decided to return it. For the price, I expected a better quality bag, which is why I gave it a low rating. This bag is on par with a $20 bag.
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Good quality overall. Defective stitching on handle.
Absolutely perfect. Arrived quickly and in good condition. After 6 months of daily use, one side of one handle detached from the side. Poor stitching. Fortunately, I'm handy with a needle and thread, and fortunately, I happened to have a CURVED UPHOLSTERY NEEDLE so that I could re-stitch (using the original holes). The curved needle allowed me to do a "lock-stitch" from one side.
Overall this is a great item. The other handle stitching is holding up just fine. The problem I experienced was a "one-off" issue where the handle wasn't properly aligned before it was stitched into place.