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PelicanProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good protection (3)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel (4)
    • Heavy duty protection (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Perfect for travel and around town.

    I bought this backpack to take on a trip to Hawaii with me. I do *not* check my primary camera, lenses or laptops.

    Flew under the seat in...Read complete review

    I bought this backpack to take on a trip to Hawaii with me. I do *not* check my primary camera, lenses or laptops.

    Flew under the seat in front of me in this bag:
    Canon 5D MK II
    Canon 24-70 L
    Canon 70-200 IS II
    580 EX II
    Cables, Batteries, Chargers
    Macbook Pro 15''
    iPad
    Change of clothes

    notes:
    Getting your camera out of the bag is not a quick process.
    There could be a little more support on the bottom - it is a soft material and your camera takes all the weight of anything on top.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great but no closer on main Body

    I love pelican products. This time they missed the mark when they didn't include a way to close the main compartment. There is no draw string cord or zipper only the flap and 2...Read complete review

    I love pelican products. This time they missed the mark when they didn't include a way to close the main compartment. There is no draw string cord or zipper only the flap and 2 buckles. I had to use another waterproof bag in order to protect my camera gear. The laptop part is spot in though. Perfect for planes.

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    4.0

    Laptop pocket is very stiff

    By Nick C.

    from Northern NJ

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Build Quality
    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Duty Protection

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    This is a unique product. If I were going to Patagonia or the Outback that I had to take the laptop, this would be the bag for sure. If I needed to protect my hardware from a hostile environment, this would be the bag. The however is, the stiff nature of the protective pocket for the laptop is against your back as you wear the bag and this is just not comfortable for me. My travel is more urban in nature so the compromise was not warranted for me so I returned the bag. Build quality was really good. B&H customer service was very good.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Pelican S130

    By Joe H

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me High-End Shopper, Practical

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Rugged
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Strap

    Best Uses

    • Commuting
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • School
    • Travel

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    I purchased this bag prior to a two week trip to London and Paris. The bag performed extremely well, although there are a few negatives. I'll start with the positive features.I carried this bag on a daily basis throughout London and Paris. It normally held my iPad in the clamshell, and my Nikon D5100, Tamron 18-270, Nikkor 50mm prime, Bower 8mm fisheye, GoPro & mount, extra batteries and miscellaneous cables. I often kept a light jacket in the upper portion of the backpack. The bag held up extremely well to the rainy weather and crowded conditions. The bag fits snugly under a standard airliner seat, though not in the overhead compartments. TSA had no issues with the bag. The hardshell case protects anything inside quite well and the padding helps to maintain comfort while wearing the pack. The two side pockets are large and their elastic bands are effective at securing contents. I commonly keep my iphone, power bricks, cables, and other incidental items in these pockets.Where the bag is lacking is in interior storage. The pack area has a 22 liter volume which is quite acceptable for a daypack. Easily 2/3 of that volume is used by the camera case. The camera case is removable and can be zipped closed separately from the pack, however the case is loose in the pack. Items placed in the upper part of the pack can easily slip behind the interior case and disappear. As the case is quite large the open space for inserting more gear is limited. The bag is also quite heavy on it's own weighing in at several pounds empty. Fully loaded I had it around 35 pounds. The shoulder straps were a bit uncomfortable with that much weight. The chest strap broke off (though not due to fault with the bag) and has proven quite difficult to reattach. As an amateur photographer who has a common need to carry my laptop as well as my camera gear, I find this bag to be quite useful. It's not something that I use every day, but when I have a need for both my camera and computer this bag fits my needs more than adequately.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Good bag not much space...

    By 1234

    from Texas City Tx

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    I like the bag. It fits my laptop just fine and I never worry it will be damaged. Nor do I worry about camera damage anymore. It also comes with spacers if your laptop should be smaller in size to keep it from shifting. There are adjustable compartments for the camera as well. However, it is a bit deceiving in that the front is almost all camera storage and the top compartment is not separated from the bottom camera case. You actually have to remove the camera case from the top. So if you are storing cords for your laptop or chargers it will be sitting atop the camera case and you will have to remove all items at the top of the bag to get the camera case out. There are two small zipper compartments at the top, one inside and one on the outside of the bag and two side pouches. However this bag works okay enough for me and is light to carry when fully packed.

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    5.0

    100% Excellent

    By Hug bug

    from West Virginia

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    Bought it for a return trip to Africa. Holds my camera gear, I-Pad plus other items. Camera equipment well protected and it is easy to carry. This unit keeps your gear clean in dusty conditions as well as dry when exposed to rain. I am totally satisfied with this camera backpack unit.

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    3.0

    Great but no closer on main Body

    By Pelican 101

    from Los Angeles

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    I love pelican products. This time they missed the mark when they didn't include a way to close the main compartment. There is no draw string cord or zipper only the flap and 2 buckles. I had to use another waterproof bag in order to protect my camera gear. The laptop part is spot in though. Perfect for planes.

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    5.0

    Computer Backpack

    By DR D

    from PITTSBURGH PA

    About Me High-End Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Protection
    • Lots Of Pockets And Features
    • Rugged
    • Weatherproof

    Cons

    • A little stiff
    • A Little Stiff On The Bac
    • Insufficient Padding
    • Stiff On The Back

    Best Uses

    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Travel

    Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

    Great protection for a high end computer. I have a top of the line MacBook Pro and I want maximum protection

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Brilliant back pack

    By Rob Rebecca

    from Melbourne Australia

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

      Great protection, easy to open, secure

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great Backpack

      By Yvimd

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

          This backpack does everything it says it does. There is space for everything, and yet it's still compact enough not to take up too much space.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          Met my spn's need

          By Inni

          from Latham, New York

          Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

          This back pack is perfect for my son, who is an audio engineer. It has appropriate compartments for all his special equipment.

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          5.0

          Perfect for travel and around town.

          By FLASHFLOOD

          from Boston, Ma

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Custom Made For Someone W
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Felt Secure
          • Good Size
          • Great At Tsa
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Camera Protection

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Flying
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Need Studio On Road
          • Sports/Action
          • Studio On The Road
          • Travel

          Comments about Pelican ProGear S130 Sport Elite Laptop Backpack:

          I bought this backpack to take on a trip to Hawaii with me. I do *not* check my primary camera, lenses or laptops.

          Flew under the seat in front of me in this bag:
          Canon 5D MK II
          Canon 24-70 L
          Canon 70-200 IS II
          580 EX II
          Cables, Batteries, Chargers
          Macbook Pro 15''
          iPad
          Change of clothes

          notes:
          Getting your camera out of the bag is not a quick process.
          There could be a little more support on the bottom - it is a soft material and your camera takes all the weight of anything on top.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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