Designer Sleeves Birds Executive Laptop Bag Review

If you are in the market for a durable, fitted funky designer laptop sleeve, this is the one to buy. Available in 12 exciting colors, this lightweight yet strong Neoprene bag lets you carry all your paraphernalia with no trouble. This laptop sleeve comes with padded handles and an adjustable, removable, padded shoulder strap. The bag contains numerous pockets for all your accessories.

The exterior pocket zips closed for security. One inside pocket is made of mesh and zips closed. One pocket to hold pens/pencils as well as four additional pockets, of which two can be closed with Velcro and two that do not close, hold sundry items.

Designer Sleeves 17″ Autumn Birds Executive Laptop Bag is conveniently washable and the modern color graphics will not peel, crack or fade. The bright cheerful designs are attractive and make the bag stand out in a crowd. The bag ships at 1.2lbs and measures 16” x 11” x 1.2”.

Features

The 17” Designer Sleeves Autumn Birds Executive Laptop Bag comes in the following cheerful lively color combinations:

  • autumn birds
  • blue/orange/red
  • blue/purple/white
  • blue/tan/orange
  • brown/white
  • brown/black
  • green
  • orange
  • pink/black/white
  • pink/purple
  • pink/yellow
  • steel blue/yellow/orange

Pros

  • this man-made padded Neoprene laptop sleeve will protect your device against knocks and shocks, scratches and nicks
  • the bag is washable
  • the Neoprene will protect your laptop against moisture
  • the soft material and smooth design allows the laptop sleeve to fit into your backpack, case or carry-all without hooking on hard edges
  • the Neoprene shoulder strap is non-slip, adjustable and detachable
  • the handles are padded for ease of carrying when the sleeve is full
  • the exterior pocket is zippered for additional security of your possessions
  • the exterior pocket is designed to carry your power cord, USB sticks, memory card, mouse and mouse pad
  • you may even be able to fit in your cellphone
  • additional notebooks and papers may also fit snugly in the exterior pocket
  • the bag contains additional interior pockets (1 zippered mesh pocket, 2 Velcroed pockets, 3 pen slots, 2 extra pockets for sundry items)

Cons

  • although the bag is advertised as 17” laptop sleeve, a laptop measuring 15” does not fit
  • actual colors and quality were found to be inferior to the standard advertised
  • when laptop is secured in the bag, the exterior pocket fabric is stretched too tightly to be able to accommodate accessories
  • the exterior pocket will not fit a water bottle or other bulky items

Verdict

Although the 17” laptop sleeve is sturdy and well-padded and of an overall thoughtful design, it does not actually accommodate even a smaller 15” laptop. When a laptop is being carried in the inside pocket, the exterior pocket material is too tightly stretched to allow the laptop accessories or writing pad, slim books or other items to fit.

Customers liked that both the main bag and exterior pockets can be zipped closed.

The padded, detachable shoulder strap is user-friendly, as are the carry handles.

Being able to wash the bag is a major advantage.

The Neoprene material is soft and forgiving of accidental knocks and bumps and will protect the contents of the bag to a large degree.

The numerous inside pockets have been designed thoughtfully. The inside meshed pocket that zips closed is especially useful. Being able to access pens/pencils quickly from the designated pocket, which is not zippered, is also a plus.

The bright colors and attractive designs of the Neoprene mean your laptop sleeve will stand out in a crowd, a definite advantage when you need to grab your bag quickly to get to the next class or catch the tube.

The stand-out colors could also be viewed as a security feature as the sleeve would not easily be mistaken as would be the case with a plain black bag for example. It would also be difficult to conceal the bag if it was picked up by design by someone with light fingers. The vivid colors and designs would suit a young or young-at-heart person more than a staid or more serious business person.

This sleeve would be make a useful gift for someone with a small computer device and not too many accessories to carry. It would be ideal to use for travel, between meetings or to do homework at a friend’s house.

Most customers felt that although the overall design of Designer Sleeves 17″ Autumn Birds Executive Laptop Bag is good, they would purchase a bigger size as this 17” is simply too small to fit even a 15” laptop plus accessories.