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Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black)

B&H # TATXL617 Mfr # TXL617
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You Pay: $55.00
Product Highlights
  • Fits Notebook with up to 17" Screen
  • 840D Nylon Backpack
  • Rear Padded Notebook Compartment
  • Main Compartment for File Storage
  • Numerous Pockets
  • Audio Player Sleeve with Line-out Port
  • Waist Belt

The Targus XL Notebook Backpack (Black) is designed to carry most notebook computers with a screen up to17". The bag is made of 840 denier nylon backpack with 420 denier nylon ripstop trim and has a padded notebook compartment. It also has space for files and folders and numerous pockets for accessories. There is an audio player sleeve with line-out porthole for headphones. The bag has a carry handle, waist belt and adjustable backpack harness.

840 denier nylon backpack with 420 denier nylon ripstop trim
Compartments
  • Rear padded notebook compartment
  • Main compartment for file storage includes soft organizational shelf
Extra file and accessory storage throughout the backpack
Pockets
  • Side water bottle pocket
  • Side pocket lined with protective material for safe sunglass storage
  • Audio player sleeve with line-out porthole for headphones
Carrying options
  • Padded carrying handle
  • Backpack harness
Compatible with notebook computer with up to 17" screen
Material Exterior: 840 denier nylon
Exterior: 420 denier nylon ripstop trim
Type of Closure Zippers
Exterior Dimensions 15.5 x 8.0 x 20.5" (39.37 x 20.32 x 52.07cm) (WxDxH)
Interior Dimensions Laptop area: 16.5 x 2.2 x 12.9" (41.91 x 5.59 x 32.77cm) (WxDxH)
Accommodates Notebook computer with up to 17" screen
Carrying/Transport Options Carrying handle
Backpack strap
Waist belt
Weight 3.4 lbs (1.54kg)
Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black)
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    TargusTXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 84 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (66)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Roomy (78)
    • Comfortable (67)
    • Strong construction (64)
    • Easily accessible equipment (62)
    • Adjustable harness (55)

    Cons

    • Heavy (7)

    Best Uses

    • Transporting gear (67)
    • Protecting gear (38)
    • Storing gear (32)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (28), Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Backpack makes room for everything

    I use this backpack mainly as transport for my 18" laptop. Yes, it says "up to 17 inches" in the description, but, like most laptop carriers, a...Read complete review

    I use this backpack mainly as transport for my 18" laptop. Yes, it says "up to 17 inches" in the description, but, like most laptop carriers, a little extra room is built in. Mine fits snugly into the space provided, so don't try any larger. I purchased this particular backpack for three reasons: it is large enough, I prefer a backpack over other forms of laptop transport, and it is reasonably priced. Extra benefits of the TXL617 are the various zippered sections, pockets, and storage. I have not yet fully utilized all of these, but I am still learning how to use the pack. The only other laptop carrier I own is a older style bag with shoulder strap. I loved it, but needed to change because of my larger laptop and because I am walking more to work. So, if you have a large laptop and prefer a backpack style, this is a good choice, and the price makes it even better. With all the space inside, it can almost be a portable office.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Similar look but not as sturdy

    I purchased the same backpack about 5 years ago. This new one has the same exact color and has almost all the same features, except in quality. I could tell as soon as...Read complete review

    I purchased the same backpack about 5 years ago. This new one has the same exact color and has almost all the same features, except in quality. I could tell as soon as I touched it that the material was a cheaper quality. Targus cut manufacturing costs and now uses a less sturdy material.
    That said, I still like the backpack and all of its well laid out storage compartments.
    It holds my 17.3" laptop very nicely. As long as this backpack holds out for several years, then it will be a good value for the price.

    Reviewed by 84 customers

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    5.0

    This backpack is HUGE!

    By Dan the IT Guy

    from Pensacola, FL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Roomy
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Transporting Gear

      Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

      We bought this backpack to hold our engineering laptop as well as an assortment of cables and other misc tech items. The previous case was about to burst at the seams, but this bag is so large it almost seems empty. Now we have a lot more room to carry extra gear with us to remote sites, and wearing 30lbs of tech on your back is much easier than carrying it in briefcase style cases.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome Backpack

      By BowenIT

      from Metamora,IL

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Harness
      • Comfortable
      • Easily Accessible Equipment
      • Roomy
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Transporting Gear

        Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

        I use this backpack for work. I hall my laptop and any other IT equipment I can fit into it. I was even able to fit a small battery backup inside and carry to location. Has big compartments and organizing pockets within them.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good for traveling

        By Pablo S

        from Mexico City

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Roomy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Travel

          Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

          Is a big backpack that let you put many thing sin it and travel with the laptop

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          • No

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          5.0

          Tech Nerd's Dream Bag

          By The Tech Nerd

          from Franklin, TN

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easily Accessible Equipment
          • Roomy
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

            This backpack is such a great way to transport all my tech gear when I go somewhere. It allows for me to bring the following comfortably with extra room to spare:
            17" Laptop
            External Hard Drive
            iPod (3rd Generation Large Version).
            Sony Handycam
            Kodak Digital Camera
            Logitech HD Webcam
            Samsung Galaxy Note II (Phone)
            Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (Tablet)
            Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard

            There's extra room left over for some spiral notebooks and a place for pens as well. I had another Targus bag a while back that was somewhat like this, but this will be used by me for a long time!!!

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great product

            By Susan

            from Bedford, Tx, USA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable Harness
            • Comfortable
            • Easily Accessible Equipment
            • Roomy
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

              Great product. Can hold extra large 17.3 inch laptop. Still room for others. Durable material.
              Light-weighted.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              Big, roomy, perfect

              By On the Go

              from PA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Harness
              • Comfortable
              • Easily Accessible Equipment
              • Roomy
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Storing Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                Purchased this to haul my electronics - 17.3" screen laptop, 10" tablet, Chromebook, along with video and still cameras on vacation with me. This pack fit it all in with room to spare for all cabling and a change of clothes or two (just in case!)

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                • No

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                5.0

                Excelent backpak

                By Carlos Alcantara

                from Sao Paulo, Brasil

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Não Tem Ventilação

                Best Uses

                • Protecting Gear
                • Transporting Gear

                Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                Mochila excelente, ótimas divisórias e acondiciona muito bem todo o equipamento. A única crítica é quanto ao material que reveste a mochila e que faz contato com as costas e desconfortável em um dia quente, não oferece o conforto de outras mochilas que possuem um tecido tramado para permitir a ventilação.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product for a great price

                By Nunja Damnbusiness

                from Jenks, OK

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Harness
                • Comfortable
                • Easily Accessible Equipment
                • Roomy
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Storing Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                  Easily the best price I found online for a great laptop backpack.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Amazing Backpack

                  By Barney

                  from Springfield, Illinois

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Easily Accessible Equipment
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Protecting Gear
                  • Transporting Gear

                  Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                  I have been trying to get my hands on this for a long time now and B&H had the lowest price of all the online retailers i checked. It has room for two laptops of 15.6 inch and a compartment where you can put your books and a spare set of clothes. I do a lot of travelling and this is quite convenient to lug around. It has a flap in the front which has convenient zippers where you can stash away your mp3 player, pens, etc. The price here is a good $ dollars lesser than the manufacturer's website.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Space and comfort

                  By Victor

                  from Guadalajara, Mexico

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Harness
                  • Comfortable
                  • Roomy
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                    I use this backpack for school. It's very well made, and it can hold lots of things. The laptop compartment is probably big enough for one of those thick high end 17 inch Asus laptops. This is probably the most comfortable backpack I've ever had; the shoulder straps are just perfect. It doesn't strain my shoulders as much as other backpacks.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    laptop backpack

                    By Rodd

                    from California

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                    I bought this before a trip to Boston and it arrive right on time and it was just what I wanted. lots of pockets and it stands up when you set it down, my other ones always fall over all the stuff inside goes spilling around. This bag feels good on your back full or not. it was more than I wanted to spend on a bag but if you go cheap on stuff you spend more in the long run because you have to buy they quality product later.

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                    5.0

                    Great Bag

                    By Baines1019

                    from Christiansburg, Va

                    About Me Photography Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Harness
                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                    • Roomy
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                      Got it to carry computer and books for school

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Lots of room

                      By Tech Teach

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable Harness
                      • Comfortable
                      • Roomy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Storing Gear
                        • Transporting Gear

                        Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                        Great backpack with lots of space for cords and other items.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        It's amazing!

                        By Beth

                        from Austin, TX

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Easily Accessible Equipment
                        • Roomy
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                          This bag is exactly what I wanted, I was using a messanger style bag as it is the only bag I had that would hold my 17 inch laptop, and my shoulder was killing me. B&H not only sold it at the cheapest price around, they also shipped it quickly. The bag is well made and I can now wander around the campus of my school because the weight is now distributed better on my back. It really is quite comfortable.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          This thing is Huge! In a Good Way

                          By Ky

                          from NJ

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                          I am a law student commuting into a big city. Carrying books the size of encyclopedias as well as the requisite notebooks and folders can be a burden. However, this backpack allows me to carry everything I need for school, including my laptop with ease. The sleeve for the laptop is thickly padded and has a nice mesh pouch in the front of it to keep a spare ethernet cable and A/C adapter. There are so many pockets in this backpack and there is really no want of space. Keep in mind, this is a LARGE backpack. This could steer some away who do not like to carry something so bulky. When this thing is full, it definitely shows and it will stick out quite a bit. This is the price to pay for such abundant storage capacity, so keep in mind your commuting route and conditions before considering this backpack. The straps of this backpack are nicely padded and the back pad is supportive. When heavy, the straps can become uncomfortable, but this is only when the packpack is loaded to the max. In moderate load conditions it is quite comfortable. Also nice, is the very deep cupholder, which carrys most large waterbottles easily and securely. Also note that this backpack can get heavy, as its base weight is hefty due to its size. For somebody who wants to carry as much as possible this isn't too big of a concern, but as more items are added, the weight raises considerably. But for sheer space, versatility, durability, and comfort, this backpack is at the head of the pack.

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                          5.0

                          Good backpack for a 17" Laptop

                          By Out of Africa

                          from South Africa

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Best Quality
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Protecting Gear
                          • Storing Gear
                          • Transporting Gear

                          Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                          This is a great backpack. Qquality and losts of space.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Excellent backpack, Nice looking

                          By Vince in Idaho

                          from Boise, ID

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Harness
                          • Comfortable
                          • Easily Accessible Equipment
                          • Roomy
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Protecting Gear
                            • Storing Gear
                            • Transporting Gear

                            Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                            Excellent backpack. Great size and storage options. Highly recommended.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Lots of pockets

                            By Jogan the gamer

                            from Greenville, SC

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Roomy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Transporting Gear

                              Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                              I bought this to accommodate an ASUS G75vw gaming laptop and it fits like a glove. There are plenty of other compartments for additional items. The music player pocket on the side is great for my wireless mouse :P

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                              5.0

                              Great packpack for the price!

                              By Lynda

                              from Greenville, SC

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Harness
                              • Comfortable
                              • Easily Accessible Equipment
                              • Roomy
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Transporting Gear

                                Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                                I have a new ASUS G75 17.3" gaming laptop which is rather large. Most packpacks and cases did not fit this laptop. My beast of a laptop fits into the space provided with no trouble and plenty of room for the brick, speakers, my MP3 player, camera and case and my Iphone and accessories with room to spare. Took on a recent trip and everything fit in nicely. My husband and I have the same laptop and he bought one too. I wish it came in different colors but aside from that, an excellent purchase for my toys :).

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                                3.0

                                Similar look but not as sturdy

                                By Otto

                                from Tampa, Florida

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Roomy

                                Cons

                                • Low quality material

                                Best Uses

                                • Laptop porting

                                Comments about Targus TXL617 XL Notebook Backpack (Black):

                                I purchased the same backpack about 5 years ago. This new one has the same exact color and has almost all the same features, except in quality. I could tell as soon as I touched it that the material was a cheaper quality. Targus cut manufacturing costs and now uses a less sturdy material.
                                That said, I still like the backpack and all of its well laid out storage compartments.
                                It holds my 17.3" laptop very nicely. As long as this backpack holds out for several years, then it will be a good value for the price.

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                                • No

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