The SwissGear TSA Friendly Backpack has been specifically made keeping frequent travelers in mind.
It comes with a unique option that lets you unzip the bag into a “butterfly style”, which allows the traveler to keep their laptop and tablet in their bag during security-check. There is a mesh covering the laptop and tablet section, allowing for easy viewing and X-ray of the laptop or tablet.
This backpack is attractive yet rugged, it is made of durable ballistic weave fabric and features two main compartments one of which can house up to 17 inch laptop enclosed in a built-in protective neoprene jacket. It also has two large side zip pockets for water bottles or laptop chargers, an external headphone port to plug in headphones and your keep smartphone or tablets safe inside the backpack. Other features of this backpack include a sunglasses holder, and stationery organizer. It comes with padded shoulder straps and an airflow system, so it is quite comfortable and has good back support.
This bag also serves a great day pack, as it comes with a lot of storage space and is light (only 3 pounds) and rugged in design.
SwissGear TSA Friendly Backpack comes in two models SA1900 and the SA1923. The only difference between these 2 models is, the SA1900 comes with two compartments one each for a Tablet and a Laptop, so you can scan your bag in the flat position without having to remove either you iPad or Laptop. The SA1923 comes with a ScanSmart compartment for only a Laptop.
For those of you wondering how this will speed up your security check-in process, here are TSA guidelines about “Checkpoint Friendly” Laptop Bag Procedures
To help streamline the security process and better protect laptops, TSA recently encouraged manufacturers to design bags that will produce a clear and unobstructed image of the laptop when undergoing X-ray screening. A design that meets this objective will enable TSA to allow laptops to remain in bags for screening.
So Yes, this bag definitely complies with TSA “Checkpoint Friendly” Laptop Bag requirements, which means both your laptop and tablet can stay in your bag during the X-ray of the bags. You only need to open the bag and lay it down flat, in the butterfly position, clearly showing the contents of the bag. There also should be nothing above or below the laptop-only section.