JanSport Ella Tote Core Series Tote
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25 of 25 found the following review helpful:
finally found a laptop bag that isn't too big! Sep 19, 2008
By s. lin
After hunting around online for about a week, I have finally found a great tote bag for my 15" Macbook Pro! There is plenty of space in the bag for files and textbooks. The pockets on the outside of the bag comes in very handy for a cellphone. There is even a latch inside for keys, so they don't get lost in the bag.
The only complaint I have for the bag is the lack of padding for a my laptop. The laptop divider is only a thin material. But this isn't something a laptop sleeve cannot solve.
Overall, this it a great size bag for the amount of stuff you can fit and especially for a 15" laptop. I'm 4'11 and I don't find this bag overwhelming like most laptop bags.
16 of 16 found the following review helpful:
LOVE IT! Jan 20, 2011
By T's Mom
I bought this in lieu of a backpack for my college classes. When it arrived it was much better than I expected! Even the color (bonsai blue/new bud green) was much cuter in person. It can hold my 14" laptop, a 5 subject notebook, and at least 2 textbooks + pens, pencils, calculator, and cosmetics for freshening up. The handles are also a good length, not too short or too long. I'm a bigger gal so sometimes I find straps on bags like this are too short and are right up under my armpit (not comfortable). The quality is really great too, I expect this will last as long as my JanSport backpack has (10+ YEARS!)
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
The perfect tote Dec 05, 2010
I thought this tote looked like it would suit my needs when I saw it online, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was even better than I thought when it arrived. I love how much I can carry while keeping everything organized. My previous tote did not have any small compartments, and I was always losing my keys, ID badge, pens, etc. Now, everything has a place. The bag is large enough to carry everything, but not too ridiculous in size. I did not buy it with the intention of carrying my laptop, but I would probably place my laptop in an additional padded cover if I used this bag to carry it. There is not much padding in the laptop compartment. The water bottle pocket is on the outside so if I ever have a leak, my books/papers are protected. The zipper across the top of the tote is nice and keeps things in place. It is well manufactured and not "cheap" in any way. The clasps and zippers are metal (not plastic). I am beyond happy with this purchase and would highly recommend it.
7 of 7 found the following review helpful:
Attention JANSPORT!! Almost perfect bag.... Jul 21, 2010
I don't usually write reviews, but this product is so close to perfect, I had to chime in. I looked for a long time for an attractive, functional tote for my laptop and everything else I need for air travel, which I am doing a lot of these days, as well as something that would look decent going into meetings, etc. (I am the President of a new company.) I do love this bag. Note, I do NOT use the laptop compartment. I have a 13" MacBook Pro, and use a sturdy, heavily padded sleeve for that, which fits just fine in the bag. (I would not carry a laptop otherwise unprotected in this bag, since, yes, I agree with others that that compartment is not adequately padded. But if you use a good sleeve, it's great.)
Now -- what I like/love:: The outside pockets on the front are terrific. THe larger one is the perfect size & depth for my plane ticket wallet, so I can get to my boarding passes, itineraries, etc. quickly & easily. And the smaller pocket on top is PERFECT PERFECT PERFECT for my SmartPhone!!! It is shallow enough that I don't have to dig deep for it, but deep enough not to fall out. Did I say it was perfect? The inside pockets, key fob, etc. are terrific, too. Room for everything organized. The handles are the right length to carry over the shoulder snugly, and don't cut in, or can be carried by hand and not hit the ground. Also love the water bottle holder. Overall, bag is not too big, not too small. High quality; well-made.
The ALMOST perfect part:: Two simple edits would make this bag a total dream come true:: 1) a large pocket on the back for a magazine or immediate file you're working on. and 2) a little handle along the bottom front edge so that you can hold onto & take some of the weight off the shoulder. I usually end up with my hand supporting the bottom to do that, but it slips & is awkward. This is a wonderful feature I have seen on expensive bags, but it is rarely used unfortunately. And it's so simple!
Thanks Jansport. You've almost got it! I highly recommend this bag.
6 of 6 found the following review helpful:
Holds everything Mar 25, 2011
This bag is amazing. It has been designed keeping a woman in mind. The best feature, for me at least, is the small open compartment in the front where I usually put my keys and chap stick which are stuff I want to get to often with out opening my bag all the time. The inside of the bag is quite spacious with a separate section for your laptop. My only problem with this feature is that there is not enough padding to support my laptop, but I am guessing it works better for smaller laptops or an ipad.
In conclusion, I love this product as it is comfortable and a bottom-less pit...in a good way!
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