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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Like the older version of same bag better
By D. Scholar
This is my second identical Glen Ellyn McKlein bag and I MUCH prefer their older version from about 3 or 4 years ago because of a couple main reasons:
1. The older version handle / wheel extension was integrated with the bag much better through zippers vs. the newer version "plastic clips." The newer version has 4 plastic clips that hold the handle / wheel extension and on my first trip from Newark to St. Louis to Houston and return, two of the plastic clips broke. Note that the only reason I finally stopped using my first bag was because after thousands of miles enroute, the zipper finally split. I should just get the zipper replaced and go back to that bag.
2. The other reason that the older version is better is because I put the Glen Ellyn bag ON TOP of my luggage, and fasten it through the strap on the back of the handle / wheel extension as I'm walking through the airport. The older version had the strap on the back of the handle / wheel - so I could easily wheel it, or quickly put it on top of my bigger luggage. Unfortunately, with the NEW Glen Ellyn, the strap is NOT on the back of the handle / wheel extension! So, I can't fasten the two together! Instead, they chose to put the strap on the bag of the BAG -- which means you cannot use the handle / wheeled extension IF you want to strap it to another bag. This is extremely inconvenient - and during my first trip with the new bag last week, the darn Glen Ellyn fell off my luggage at least 6 or 7 times as I was walking through the airport.
So, until they go back and look at their design, I will never buy another McKlein bag again. Note that to replace the plastic clips, I had to pay $2.50 each -- so I decided to buy 12 of them and let's see how long they last....as I travel almost weekly.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
Saved the best for last!!! - Sorry if you missed out
In a word - OUTSTANDING!!! I just received my new McKlein Glen Ellyn "Orange" Detachable Wheeled Laptop bag and it is beyond my expectations. When I purchased this item, it was listed as "only (1) left". I had been looking for a feminine detachable laptop case and the Glen Ellyn was at the top of my list. So I hurried and grabbed this last one. I am soooo glad I did!!! The "Orange" color is a beautiful, creamy orange-tangerine color. It is beautiful, classy and easy to manage.
I was hesitant to order based on some reviews which stated the case was small. (Huh??!!) I have room to spare!!! The case is not small at all. I easily fit my 15.5 inch laptop and still have room to fit "two" wallets, an eyeglass case, a spiral notebook, cell phone and earpiece case. That's all in the inside. I still have room for quite a bit more! I haven't even used the outside pocket. Maybe they save the best for last, because this bag is perfect.
The case is designed for ease of access. The double-zipper opening allows an opening which extends down halfway the height of the bag on both sides. Though the leather is stiff, the opening is so massive there is no problem getting my laptop in and out of the bag. I prefer the stiffness of the leather. It's just a testament to the quality of the leather.
The bag comes with a raincover and the bag detachs from the rolling compartment easily. It does not pop off and does require you to stop and manually remove the tab stops, but this only takes a minute. The wheels roll very smoothly even over bumps. The bag is not heavy either. I lift the entire unit to place in the trunk of my car and it is an easy lift.
The only negative that I could say about this bag is that the retractable bar, used for rolling the bag, seems a bit flimsy. It's a tri-part unit and is not as stable as the traditional uni-bar found on most rolling bags. Hopefully, this will not be a problem in the future. I would not put an extra item of luggage, or too much additional weight, on this bar.
Overall, this case is lovely and efficient. And, oh by the way, did I mention the compliments. As I have stated, I just recently received my bag and have received numerous compliments! So far a great purchase!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful. See all 60 customer reviews...
Very nice bag, great for taking laptop to work every day. Color is darker/brighter than it appears online.
The color is actually a bright turquoise, not a pale robin's egg as it appears online. Still beautiful but not what I expected. I use this bag to take my laptop back and forth to work every day and it's perfect for that purpose. There's a nice removable padded sleeve that fits my 15inch laptop easily. Also a zippered center pocket and some nice smaller pockets and pen pockets along the inside of the front of the bag. Plenty of room for my power supply and a compact umbrella with room left over. The bag comes with a shoulder strap which I will probably never use. The bag is not very heavy but with a laptop in it I wouldn't want to wear it over my shoulder. The leather is a nice thick, hard leather with a smooth surface. Nice large wheels make it roll smoothly with little effort. The bag also comes with an elasticized cover that will completely cover the leather and protect the bag in bad weather -- it's rolled up in a little pocket bag that is attached inside the back of the wheel assembly. Tucked inside so it's out of the way, but easy to access and securely attached so it won't get lost. Overall I am very happy with this purchase. It is hard to find a cute rolling laptop bag!