NotebookReview Features Express Backpack

By: Sarah Meyer of

26790.jpgThe Mobile Edge Express Backpack is a recent addition to the lineup from a company known for making solid, affordable notebook bags and cases.  At first glance, the Express Backpack has a sporty look and a ton of pockets.  On the outside alone it has five pockets plus the main compartment.

But is there anything underneath the flashy exterior of the Express?  I decided to see if this backpack would really protect a laptop and provide plenty of room for books, or if it was all show, no substance.

The Express Backpack Specifications

Dimensions: 20″ x 16″ x 8.5″
Compartment Dimensions: 13.2″ L x 11.7″ H x 1.9″ W
Weight: 2.65 lbs.
Heavy-duty Duraflex fittings

Ergonomic Cool-Mesh ventilated back panel
Reflective safety material

Dedicated media pocket w/ headphone port
Lifetime replacement warranty

Design and Aesthetics

The outside of my Express Backpack definitely looks good in a mix of black and grey ballistic nylon.  There is touch of yellow running up the sides of the backpack, highlighting the two side pockets as well as on the zipper cords.  The logos on the dedicated media and water bottle pockets also have yellow in them.  The back of the backpack is also black and grey with some yellow on the shoulder straps. 26794.jpg

If black, grey and yellow aren’t your first choice in color combinations, have no fear, the Express Backpack also comes in four other combinations. But don’t get too excited, all of the combinations are in shades of black.

The Express has four zippered pockets on the outside. There are two pockets on the sides of the bag that run the length of the backpack.  You can’t fit really large items in these pockets, but they would be perfect for a 12″ ruler and other design materials that long and skinny.  Or they could be used to keep cell phones, pens/pencils, school id, and other items you might want to keep handy.  On the right pocket, there is also a smaller pocket specifically made to hold a water bottle.

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