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Samsonite Tectonic™ Medium Backpack

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Product Features

  • Front pocket organization for all your business needs
  • Water bottle pocket
  • Padded laptop compartment with super soft lining
  • Rubber coated, cushioned comfort grip handle
  • Interior mesh, zippered pockets for increased organization
  • Air mesh padding keeps back cool by allowing air to circulate
  • Wide base allows bag to stand tall
  • Large, self-mending #10 coil zipper on main compartment
  • Oversized over-molded zipper pulls
  • Fits up to 15.6" laptops

Detailed Product Description

Go back to school, off to work, or out to play with your essentials stylishly stowed in the Samsonite Tectonic Medium Backpack. This durable and lightweight ballistic weave polyester pack boasts two spacious, zippered main compartments: one with a padded laptop computer section with a super-soft lining and mesh accessory pockets; the other with plenty of room for a couple of textbooks, binders, and folders, or your files, notebooks, and jacket, and a zippered mesh pocket. Its wide base allows it to stand tall and hold more gear, and a front organizational pocket contains a key leash, credit/business card holders, pen loops, a zippered valuables pocket, and a slide pocket for your favorite electronic device or note pad. The Samsonite Tectonic Medium Backpack has a side water bottle holder and air mesh padding on its back panels for cool breathability.

Product Specifications

iLaptop Compartment Dimensions:
15" x 10" x 1.75"
iExterior Dimensions:
17.5" x 12.5" x 8"
iLinear Inches:
2 lbs
Ballistic weave polyester
3 Years
iCatalog #:

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Based on 179 reviews

90% recommended
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  • Posted: 6/14/2015
  • Reviewer: Donald from Fleming Island, FL
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2 person(s) out of 3 found this review helpful.
"Excellent product. Perfect size (not too big or small); holds a lot of stuff including my laptop, iPad and other business essentials without being too bulky or heavy. Seems very well made and durable."
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  • Posted: 6/21/2013
  • Reviewer: Shlomo from New York, NY
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22 person(s) out of 23 found this review helpful.
"I currently work full time and go to school part time (MBA program). This past semester required that we bring a laptop to school. Since I generally do not carry one around (it is a bit big) I needed a new backpack. My Samsonite Tectonic is great. It holds my 16" laptop very snugly, and has place for my plug and adapter right in front of the laptop area. It also has ample room for my other books and magazines that I carry around since I commute on a train to work and need to carry everything with me all day. The backpack is also very comfortable against my shoulders and back. There is plenty of padding and it feels very durable. The handle on top is great for when I need to carry my backpack while standing in the train. The bottle holders on both sides of the bag hold my water bottle or umbrella very snugly when I carry one or the other or both. There is plenty of room in the bag for my other items and it keeps everything I carry around very organized just the way I like it. I would highly recommend this bag. Great value for the price."
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  • Posted: 10/14/2012
  • Reviewer: Lynn from Washington, DC
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16 person(s) out of 17 found this review helpful.
"I previously had a large Samsonite backpack and really liked it. It lasted for several years & traveled around the world, and the only real reason I wanted a new one is the padding in the right strap wore down. So I thought I'd go with a slightly smaller try the Tectonic Medium Backpack. What I really like about it is the number of compartments and pockets. There are three main compartments - a large one with a padded laptop area, the middle one and the smaller front one. Each compartment then has multiple pockets to keep your smaller things from falling to the bottom of your bag and getting lost. So far, I've found the bag very usable. Plus, it's large enough to hold a lot without being overly large. The only downside are the colors are dark. I got the blue/black one. And while the color is true to the photo, I would've like to have the option to have a brighter color or maybe some patterns. However, functionality, organization & durability are much more important to me, and therefore, the Samsonite won out over more fashionable bags."
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  • Posted: 6/21/2012
  • Reviewer: Kim from Philadelphia, PA
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8 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"I needed a carry-on backpack for vacation travel. Carrying my laptop, iPad, camera, etc and wanted it all in one, hands free, place. This bag is perfect. Fits all my gear and then some, including a day's worth of clothes and toiletries. The water bottle pocket actually holds a bottle! The exterior organizational pockets are useful although a few too many for my taste. I don't need all the little bitty pockets. The exterior most pocket, that tiny zippered pocket on the very front, is too small. Needs to be deeper to hold passport, sunglasses, etc but worked well for change and ChapStick. Overall, a great bag, not too big for my small frame and very comfortable, even when packed full."
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  • Posted: 8/6/2012
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Reviewer from Louisiana
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7 person(s) out of 7 found this review helpful.
"Just back from long trip overseas to Middle East with this bag as carry-on and for daily use on trip. I ordered 3 different bags from ebags to look at, and kept this one. It worked great for 13" MacAir, assortment of cables and power supplies, extra clothes, and plenty of pockets for personal supplies. I was pleased with it and it held up well under lots of stress in an uncompromising environment. Lightweight when empty. Good straps. Padding is good. While other brand bags would have worked I am sure, this one was a good product and at a very good price."
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  • Posted: 6/18/2013
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer from India
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10 person(s) out of 11 found this review helpful.
"Bought it for holiday/travel, now started using it for daily work. Overall its good, however, a few points: 1. It doesn't stand straight...leans forward and topples over when filled with stuff, thereby always have to find something to lean it against 2. the full black doesn't look as good as the picture ...perhaps the olive and black would have been better. the Samsonite name printed on the front has already started peeling off, which is disappointed - seems that it was screen printed , which looks rather amateur 3. The side pockets for the bottles aren't deep enough...most bottles are much taller hence topple over/out from the side pockets. 4. The laptop compartment is rather too large for my macbook air; space which could have been better utilized. perhaps they should include organization space for chargers/cables instead Overall, though, its quite spacious, well organized....good for business and holiday travel"
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  • Posted: 3/17/2014
  • Reviewer: C from San Francisco, CA
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13 person(s) out of 15 found this review helpful.
"Because of United Airline's new policy in enforcing the size of the second carryon item (persoanl item), I had to replace my SwissGear backpack that has many zipped inside pockets that I need for my international travel. The Samsonite Tectonic Medium was chosen for its three-dimenension sizes within the UA personal item limits, and its three inside zipped pockets. Overall I am quite satisfied, happy with the inside room even though it looks smaller and weighs much lighter than my previous SwissGear. The biggest problem is that the backpack does NOT stand upright as shown in the picture or advertised as a virtue. This problem is due to a big design failure. The bottom of the front pocket is at a higher level than the base, so the weight in the front bag will tip over the backpack. I have no idea why the desinger made this poor choice, and could not comprehend why Samsonite advertise that the backpack can stand upright because of a wide base. This is just opposite to the truth."
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  • Posted: 4/3/2013
  • Reviewer: Lorre from Kansas City, MO
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4 person(s) out of 4 found this review helpful.
"I actually received this bag today and I was pleasantly surprised to see it is an even better quality backpack than I imagined. It is very roomy so I'm glad I purchased the medium size instead of the large. I can fit everything I need in it with room for more. I am so excited to see if this will hold up against me toting my laptop and other items back and forth to work everyday."
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  • Posted: 12/10/2012
  • Reviewer: Anonymous Customer
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7 person(s) out of 8 found this review helpful.
"Used for almost an 6 months... Overall bag weight, appearance, style and organization is good. However the cloth/lining that separates back and front section got teared in first month. I never had this issue with my Swiss-gear bag used almost for 5 years."
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  • Posted: 2/10/2012
  • Reviewer: Mark from Parma, OH
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6 person(s) out of 7 found this review helpful.
"pretty satisfied with it, but still not exactly what I want. Underestimated the size of what I would need because it seems that I carry more and more stuff. Good quality, very comfortable. Wish the mesh pockets were zippered and they did not use orange thread and orange in the zipper pull eyelets. And if the bag was a 1/2" wider would be helpful. This is my first work backpack, probably would get Tectonic large or ebag macroloader for my next one."
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  • Posted: 3/30/2013
  • Reviewer: Sandra from Jamaica, NY
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2 person(s) out of 2 found this review helpful.
"This bag is a gift for my son and he loves it. The quality is excellent."
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