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High Sierra Powerglide Rolling Laptop Backpack

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Product Features

  • Large multi-compartment design with cushion zone padded computer sleeve holds most 17" (screen size) notebook computers (max size: 16" x 11" x 1.75")
  • Large zippered front compartment has premium organizer with media pocket, zippered pocket, multiple open pockets and removable key fob
  • Easy access zippered accessory compartment has a headphone port
  • Inline skate-style corner-mounted wheels with an integrated bridge to keep them rolling straight and balanced
  • Deluxe flush-mounted, double-tube telescoping handle
  • Contoured, adjustable vapel™ mesh padded shoulder straps store behind the zippered padded back panel
  • Zippered side pockets hold a water bottle or other gear
  • Triangle clip to attach a lock or other accessories
  • Corner guards and a kick plate protect the bag from abrasion
  • Comfortable vapel™ mesh padded grab handle
  • Reflective accents for night safety

Detailed Product Description

Ease your burden with the High Sierra Powerglide wheeled backpack, perfect for the serious student. Its large, multi-compartmented design features a roomy main zippered compartment with a cushion zone padded (17”) laptop sleeve, an organizer and media pocket, a zippered pocket, and several open pockets for quick access. It also boasts an easy-access zippered accessory compartment with headphone port and zippered side pockets for water bottles or other necessities. The expansive and versatile High Sierra Powerglide converts easily into a comfortable backpack with contoured, adjustable Vapel mesh shoulder straps and a zippered, paneled back panel. Perfect for hauling heavy loads across campus or across town!

Product Specifications

Laptop Compartment Dimensions:i
16" x 11" x 1.5"
21" x 14" x 9"
6 lbs, 12 oz
2350 cu. in.
WaffleWeave, 600-denier Duralite
5 year limited warranty
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Catalog #:i

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Based on 642 reviews

92% recommended
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  • Posted: 8/17/2013
  • Reviewer: Lorraine from Folsom , CA
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4 person(s) out of 4 found this review helpful.
"So far so good, it' being used by my middle schooler and he loves it. His big organizer fits well along with 3 other text books and a pencil case!"
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  • Posted: 8/19/2010
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Cranberry Township, PA
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112 person(s) out of 113 found this review helpful.
"This was a back to school purchase for my daughter upon recovering from surgery. All in all, this pack is ideal for us. The rolling aspect of the pack is great (no more heavy books to carry)- The handle can be easily adjusted and hidden away. The wheels are unobtrusive and the bottom has a nice guard with no added bulk or protruding plastic. The bag is well made- Stitching is secure with nice detail. Several compartments make it easy to organize materials. The substantial size accommodates locker contents for a day of classes (with no pit stops) around a large school. Great purchase."
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  • Posted: 4/22/2013
  • Reviewer: Alfred from Miami, FL
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96 person(s) out of 97 found this review helpful.
"The computer compartment is large, the side pockets come in handy (especially since they zip diagonally to adjust for various sized bottles), and it is highly durable. I have abused it now for 8 months and it still looks like the day I bought it. I literally carry about 50 pounds in it and use the rolling function mostly, and it has held up to stairs, etc. The straps have proven very useful also since I ride motorcycle on occassions to the University."
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  • Posted: 7/29/2012
  • Reviewer: Carl from Metairie, LA
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35 person(s) out of 35 found this review helpful.
"I had purchased the exact item last year for my grandson to go to school. The Powerglide lasted the entire year and hardly shown any wear and tear. Excellent for transporting his books to and from school. I purchased 2 this year one for my grandson and the other for my granddaughter. I know the backpacks will have plenty of room for their books and other supplies. The price was right also. I also went to Sports Authority and Academy and their supply did not match the quality and price. Thanks for High Sierra and E-Bags for the 20 off."
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  • Posted: 8/10/2011
  • Reviewer: Michael from Houston, TX
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90 person(s) out of 92 found this review helpful.
"When I travel with my laptop, I have a long list of requirements for my carryon. My research of several possible bags led me to this one, and it has exceeded my expectations. First and foremost, it has to function equally well as a rolling laptop carryon, as a laptop/briefcase for business, and as a backpack for "touristing". This bag does all of these quite well. My one dissatisfaction is that the top pocket sags forward and is shallow, so things sometimes fall out when it is unzipped. Most of the ads and reviews hit the main features, but I'll list some of the less common ones. 1) When rolling it, I can leave one backpack strap out so that it's easy to sling it over my shoulder when I come to a place that can't be rolled. 2) It's comfortable both slung over a shoulder or worn as a backpack. 3) The handle is long enough for a 6-footer to keep from banging his heel on it. It's a double tube handle, which is more stable, more durable, and when stowed provides a more protective structure on the pack. 4) One of the compartments is big enough for me to stow my "in-flight" bag that I pull out and keep under the seat. 5) It's easy to pull the laptop (and put it back) during security without disturbing anything else in the bag. 6) The entire bottom is VERY impact resistant. 7) It's lighter than most of the bags in this class. 8) Build quality is excellent in all regards."
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  • Posted: 10/19/2012
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from LOS ANGELES
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24 person(s) out of 24 found this review helpful.
"Perfect gear for nursing students who carry about 20lbs+ of books, laptop+cable, clothes+jacket, bottled water, food, shoes, umbrella, etc. Lots of rooms, organized pockets, well designed, best in class. Trust me--I tried couple models before I decided to purchase this one. Ebags Router was good but too small for 15" laptop, and it also not good when you place laptop in the back compartment with all the weights loading on top the laptop when rolling (returned). High Sierra Freewheel was okay too but less spaces than Powerglide (returned). If you need roomy rolling backpack, this model will not disappoint. It also fit to carry on for air travel too. However, it may look big to carry on your back when not rolling, but who care to carry on your back when you have wheel--huh?"
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  • Posted: 8/10/2012
  • Reviewer: Carol from Houston, TX
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45 person(s) out of 46 found this review helpful.
"I really like the capacity of the High Sierra Powerglide. There are pockets, zippers and slots in the front zippered compartment. The two side pockets will fully zip while holding 16.9 oz. water bottles. It's also a good place for a small umbrella. I don't carry this as a backpack at all, but there is a cover that protects clothing from the wheels. It is well-balanced and does not tip over when full. The handle is cushioned for lifting into the car. I have been very pleased with this purchase. I believe it has a five-year warranty, and I would buy it again."
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  • Posted: 10/4/2010
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from Louisiana
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22 person(s) out of 22 found this review helpful.
"I really like this back pack. I bought this for my son for school and he loves it. The wheels are big and are great for rolling on uneven surfaces. There are a lot of great zippered compartments on the bag. He really likes the feature on the back side of the back pack when he does have to carry the bag, the compartment that keeps the shoulder straps neatly tucked in also folds down to shield the wheels from rubbing against your clothing."
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  • Posted: 10/18/2010
  • Reviewer: Alfonso from san francisco
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36 person(s) out of 37 found this review helpful.
"I bought it for a trip to Spain and France. I usually travel in Latin america and take lots of luggage and there are usually porters. In Europe I find it is detrimental to have too much luggage. I went with my usual 30 inch suitcase and replaced my roller for this because while it is a roller it also has straps to use as a backpack. It is almost the same size as my roller but only carries half as much. Jammed it weighed 20-25 lbs, the roller which i bought at costco is unbeatable and you can fit 50lbs worth of stuff easily. I think the biggest flaw is that half the space is taken up by the pull up handle and the straps. Also opens up partially. I am going to keep it for short trips when i need to take trains or subways since it is useful due to the shoulder straps."
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  • Posted: 6/14/2012
  • Reviewer: Dorothy
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64 person(s) out of 67 found this review helpful.
"As a nursing student, I carry around a ton of huge books. So far, this backpack has held up really well and been a great backsaver."
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  • Posted: 8/10/2010
  • Reviewer: Barbara from northern CA
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31 person(s) out of 32 found this review helpful.
"It is not only easy to find at the airport, but very roomy. Because I travel in very small planes, I am restricted on size and weight of baggage. I can include most of what I need in this rolling backpack. The wheels are very smooth."
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