Swissgear Getaway Backpack Review Analysis
18 x 11 x 8 inches
2 lbs. 3 oz.
Reviews by Topic
Our analysis shows how reviewers feel about different topics. Please note these are not full reviews.
"I rarely give reviews, but this bag is pretty deserving of one. I bought this backpack a year ago along with the Rolling Duffel in an attempt to have a matching luggage collection as I began to travel more. As a college student frequently going on trains and planes, this bag is ideal for both a weekend home and a trip abroad. I am able to fit my 13 inch MacBook air, DSLR camera, Kindle, 4 shirts, 3 pants, small toiletries, 1 sweatshirt, 1 bathing suit, 6 undergarments, 4 pairs of socks, 6 undergarments, and one pair of smaller shoes in this bag without struggling to close it"
"However when you try to fit a standard 15.6inch laptop into the bag it take a lot of cramming and feels like the bag may rip. Huge design flaw. No one makes a 15"
" So immediately out of the box this bag has been giving me problems. I buy things for quality and for the price I paid, you’d think I’d get something of higher quality. The zipper for the main compartment is sharp on the back end. It unzips fine, but when you zip it back up, it gets caught on the fabric every once or so making it super hard to zip back up"
"The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was that it was smaller than I expected, not as large as my other backpack I use all the time. The Swissgear backpack is about 13.5 inches across the back, about 18 inches tall, and expandable for depth to maybe 8 inches. I would have preferred something larger, but perhaps this size works for most airlines with other carry on items"
"My only complaint is that I wish the strap was attached on the opposite side of where the laptop zipper is (closer to the back of the backpack). I understand why it was placed further forward and thus covers the zipper, but I constantly hit the strap trying to unzip the pocket and get my laptop in/out."
"Needed a weekend bag, that was backpack type personal bag size for the airline I flew and this was perfect! I was able to fit 2 outfits, a pair of sandals and my toiletry pack with no issues, while still able to pack souvenirs I brought back with me. Roomy and lots of space, I have no complaints about this bag. Also it's very comfortable to carry with the padded straps. Swissgear may be my new brand of go to bags"
"I use this for my daily commute as well as my carry on for business travel. I love this backpack. Its comfortable and I like the pockets, especially the hidden pockets. This holds up well and has a stylish look to it which I appreciate"
"Picked up this backpack today because it's by Swissgear. Looked it over quickly at the store but, WOW! when I got it home I kept finding more wonderful space saving pockets and compartments. It folds out like an overnight bag if you need it. Shoe pocket, laptop padded comparment"