• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Nepean

    I purchased this backpack in the fall. The design looked great, it was just right for my commute to work. However after just a month, the backpack started to tear at the straps. The waterproofing seal around the zippers also started to peel almost immediately. Finally, the zipper ripped apart. Almost $100 for a backpack and only 4 months of use. Do not buy this bag.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Slim backpack i've had to date!

    • Written by from Milton

    Hello. I am writing this review after having this bag for over 4 weeks. It is simply amazing and I get compliments everywhere I take it. The Cocoon elastic grid it absolutely amazing and can hold everything that I put in it. Currently I carry the following items all the time with me: MacBook Pro charger, wires, ethernet adapter, Thunderbolt DVI adapter, apple iPod, iPad charger and even with all these items, its still slim (albeit it is about 4.5" (1" more) than described) and have room for more. In the main compartment I carry a 13" MacBook Pro retina with a protective case, iPad Air and theres still room for a small note pad or similar. I have not experienced any Zipper issues. I cannot comment on the water repellent properties of the zipper but feels like it can take it and the seal is tight. The straps are well proportioned and comfortable for wearing when travelling. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from bethel

    I have had my Macbook Pro, iPad, iPod Touch & all of the cords & chargers, as well as a few other items in this bag for almost a year now. I have had no quality or workmanship issues & everything stays neatly organized & safe from damage. I have spent no time searching for any of the items kept in this bag at all! It looks great, is just the right size, works great and mine, at least, seems to holding up quite well!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    zipper failed

    • Written by from Nashville

    Loved this backpack until the zipper failed less than a year after I got it.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My son love it so much

    • Written by

    I bought this backpack for my son, he likes it very much because of the grid ideas and enough space for 15" MacBook and books.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well organized, top quality

    • Written by

    Very good idea of the Grid panel, cannot believe the elastic straps can be knitted so good.
    I use this backpack for 3 months, very useful and stylish.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Straps are bad

    • Written by from Suquamish

    Should have read the reviews. Stitching on strap is halfway torn, about to lose the whole strap. While the backpack worked I loved all the organization features.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless bag

    • Written by from MANHATTAN

    I bought this bag because I thought it is great to carry my macbook and couple of small items in a stylish way. I used this bag only 2 times, yes 2 times and it start tearing. I cannot carry anything with it now. I will refund it and waste another hour with apple support team. What a product!!!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The backpack is awesome. It's made of fine material and it's very sturdy

    • Written by

    This backpack is awesome. I can't be more satisfied. I would recommend it for any one.
    It is one of the best backpacks I've ever owned.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Interesting and wonderful backpack

    • Written by

    I bought this backpack 1 year ago, i always put my 15" Macbook and iPad inside, also some books, the grid panel is a very interesting idea to put my accessories, like it very much, durable and amazing bag.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Concept, Terrible Quality

    • Written by from Arlington

    The bag's size and the organization of accessories is great but the quality of the stitching and zippers is terrible. I returned the first one after a week because the shoulder strap and handle started ripping away from the top of the bag. I got another one in the hope that mine was just defective. No such luck. The same thing happened and now the material around the zipper is ripping. I have sewed the straps back on only to find another seam on the bag starting to burst open. Really disappointed that the quality is so bad because I love the concept.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great bag, poor quality

    • Written by from Seattle

    I purchased this from the Apple store and used for a month and the strap has come apart from the bag. It appears the stitching is just not done very well. Looking at the other reviews, this is a common problem. Very disappointing. To make matters worse, Warranty repair costs $10.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    As far as carrying your Mac items go, nothing compares.

    • Written by from Edmonton

    I've have this backpack for almost a year now and love the idea and concept of it. When I just need to take my Mac, iPad, iPhone and accessories, this is by far the best backpack I've ever had. With that being said, just recently my stitching on one of my arm straps have broken, exposing the inner padding. Other than that it's been awesome. If you plan on using this for school and expect to carry books around in it, it's probably not the backpack for you. I don't have binders and to get both my book and Mac into the backpack for my day is a battle; other than those two things though I have no complaints. The backpack is lined with soft material and the elastic holder compartment is genius. If you're looking for a unique backpack to carry your Mac around while keeping you Mac accessories organized this backpack is for you.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be fooled!

    • Written by from New York

    The zipper started to go after 1 month. Now in month three, the stitching on one of the straps has come loose. While I love the design of this bag - particularly the built-in grid and slim look - the quality/durability is unacceptable. The negative reviews are right on target. Apple is failing its customers by continuing to offer this product.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most perfect backpack i ever have

    • Written by

    Amazing bag, can hold my 15" macbook and iPad perfectly, and my apple mouse, cord, pen, all accessories can be holded on the Grid Panel.
    Good quality, good design. Highly recommended.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Good

    • Written by from Orlando

    You really can't fit anything in this bag. It is not very good for travel and makes it a little more difficult.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Backpack Ever!

    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    I'm an IT Specialist. My previous backpack was bulky and outdated, and when I saw the Cocoon SLIM Backpack, I was excited to get it.

    After 2 weeks of owning this, the main compartment zipper busted. I took it back to Apple, and they had no problem exchanging the item for another SLIM Backpack. Yet, again the zippers busted and the material has come apart on the front and top.

    The design is great, but the quality is horrible. I'm now checking out leather messenger bags....

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    broken zipper and torn strap

    • Written by from Pleasanton

    love the organization of this laptop, got it for xmas and it lasted only 6 months before strap began to tear, now zipper completely busted, no longer useful, will have to get a new one.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design, but not durable

    • Written by from Los Altos

    I bought this backpack from the Apple Store in Palo Alto, CA in June of 2014. Within 2 months, and with very little use, the seams have started to come apart around the outer pocket. I love the bag and the grid organization is both useful and easy, but I had hoped for a better longevity would come with the $80 price tag. The limited warranty also requires the customer to pay for shipping & handling for the replacement/fixing of the bag, which is disappointing considering it means paying extra to get a defective product fixed.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, poor durability

    • Written by from Riverhead

    This is certainly one of the slimmest backpacks on the market and I love the organizer in the front pouch. I travel routinely for business and found this bag perfect for holding laptop, iPad, phone, charging accessories, passport, and a few miscellaneous tools.

    Unfortunately the stitching quality, specifically of the straps, is poor and I have had the strap stitches fail on two bags which is why this pack only gets a 2 star rating. The first failed on the second day I owned the bag and was replaced by the apple store (thanks!). The second failed after approximately 4 months of daily use. I will not be asking for another replacement as I'd prefer not to risk another bag failing while on the road. Bottom line the bag is great for light use but they need to improve the integrity of the straps by adding a bar tack or hot bar seal to the strap end before stitching it into the bag to keep the strap end from fraying and pulling through the stitching after prolonged use.

    6 of 7 people found this useful