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Skooba Design Checkthrough Brief Laptop Bag Review

by March 15, 2009
Skooba Checkthrough Laptop Bag

Skooba Checkthrough Laptop Bag

  • Product Name: Checkthrough Brief Laptop Bag
  • Manufacturer: Skooba Design
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStar
  • Review Date: March 15, 2009 19:35
  • MSRP: $ 139.95
  • Buy Now

"Checkpoint-friendly" certification

Laptop interior: 16" x 11" x 1.5"

Features: Divided folder/file section, Cargo pockets, ~20 pockets, compartments and organizers, No-snag hideaway ID holder, Zippered clear pouch for allowable liquids

Padded shoulder strap included

Primary materials: 1680 Denier Ballistic exterior, smooth nylon interior, All materials water-repellant.
Hardware and trim: Brushed nickel-finished metal hardware throughout, self-repairing zippers, rubber bottom treads.
Overall Size: 17"L x 13"H x 7.5"D.
Weight: 48 oz


  • Works like a charm
  • Lots of storage
  • Multiple useful pockets


  • Comes in any color, as long as it's black
  • Uncomfortable with heavy loads


We do a lot of travel, and stopping to remove a laptop from your carry-on luggage is one of the things that, like removing your shoes, slows down the boarding process more than all other inconveniences combined. Skooba Design has produced the new Checkthrough Brief with TSA approval that allows you to split the bag in half and feed it through the x-ray machine without any need to remove your laptop computer. It's convenient, it's easy, and it works.
DollsBags posts on July 22, 2009 07:14

The Skooba Design Checkthrough bag is really an awesome design and well worth the reasonable cost. Some laptop bags are much more expensive but don't have half of the features that Skooba has included. I carry one myself. Doll prefers something a little more feminine and lighter, she likes the Luxe series laptop bags - she has the pink one. We are an authorized retailer for Skooba Design and they are amongst our best selling items. Skooba Design orders ship free also.
Audioholics posts on March 18, 2009 16:09
It makes a huge difference when you're in “carry-on only” mode…
majorloser posts on March 17, 2009 14:43
I picked up the Belkin FlyThru bag that's “checkpoint friendly”. It's not quite as nice, but a heck of a lot cheaper. Got it from Dell for around $40. These TSA approved bags are awesome! Never have to take the laptop outof the bag again and hold up the line.


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