• 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cleverly designed organizer; didn't last me six months

    • Written by from Corpus Christi

    After using the Cocoon SLIM Backpack for six months I’m having to replace it (trying out the Incase ICON Slim Pack next) because of the zipper and zipper lining coming apart on the GRID-IT! compartment. I haven’t been abusive with the zippers, but the backpack does see use daily.

    Bottom line: the Cocoon SLIM Backpack is great for organizing small tech items, but regrettably it is NOT durable enough for use as an everyday laptop bag, not by a long shot.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Loved it until two straps ripped!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Over the years I've bought A LOT of backpacks. This is one of the coolest ones I've owned. Unfortunately after a couple of months of use the strap and top handle have ripped and will soon be useless. Returns are such a hassle.

    PS. I did not over pack it or put any undue stress on the strap or handle.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality

    • Written by from Toronto

    Huge disappointment. Had to replace the first one because of lousy stitching. The second one had good stitching but the zippers fell apart on the second week. Horrible quality control. I don't recommend it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect slim backpack

    • Written by from Sarasota

    Have been looking for a new bag for a while. After reading reviews I chose to try this one and have loved it. The grid system is neat but I simply love the size of the bag. No more large book bag for me. This one is perfect for carrying my 15" macbook, ipad, kindle and some papers...plus everything that fits in the front pocket or grid system.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    After looking up several reviews and from my own experience, these backpacks rip and tear along the straps within weeks. I am returning mine today.

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY BAD quality. What a disappointment!!

    • Written by from Davis

    I bought this on October last year. I wanted to invest money in a good quality product to protect my also expensive Macbook Pro. The zippers started having troubles after the first month of use. A month ago, one of them simply would not work anymore at all, causing me to lose my wallet, since one of the pockets opened just like that. Don't buy it! Invest in good quality elsewhere. I wish I could return or exchange it now.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Compact Backpack

    • Written by from London

    Bought it for travelling and to keep my additional accessories organized.
    Works great and is easy on the eye and the wallet.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by from Bay shore

    I'm one of those people who rarely write reviews, even though I rely on reviews constantly. This bag deserves every good review it can get! I've had my bag about two months now, using it on weekdays to and from the office. This is by far the best bag I've ever used for my laptop (13" MBP). I was previously using a neoprene sleeve with handles and two pockets. I have a nasty habit of loading my bags down with nonsense, so once I saw the grid system I knew it would stop me from throwing random things in the bag. I don't bring my iPad to work, but I see it has that nice spot to fit in. I keep my charger (with extended length) and day planner in the pouch in the bigger portion of the bag, and a small spiral notebook and a few pens in the front. The grid is filled with two external harddrives, flash drives, usb cables and my mouse. I am constantly impressed at the size and weight distribution. I've had some 8.5x11 notebooks in here too, back with the laptop and it hasn't added to the size very much at all. The bottom has proven itself to be waterproof/resistant on more than one occasion, same with the zippers. Nothing has shown any signs of breaking, which is a good thing. The only thing that did was the small Cocoon logo that is on one of the straps. It is anchored by two points, by the first and last O, so the C broke off at some point. Everything else is still beautiful though! No signs of wear, no tarnishing on the metal accents and zippers. I have been recommending this to anyone who will listen, and will be buying some as gifts.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad quality.

    • Written by from San Bernardino

    The idea was awesome however lousy stitching have rendered it useless. I went through 2 backpacks and now am giving up on this product.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best slim backpack

    • Written by from New York

    I wanted something simple, SMALL, and professional enough to bring to an office. The GRID-IT system is pretty cool, works very well. The only thing I did not like was the inside, it had a very soft material. It felt nice, but it made it hard to put papers and books inside. I just ripped it out, but that was my preference. I LOVE this backpack. Oh, and the zipper is kinda cool too, has some water resistant technology. This was built to be a SLIM backpack; given that goal, this is fantastic.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Was expecting bigger--looks like a purse on me!

    • Written by from Pittsfield

    That's really my only complaint. I'm a 225lb man and when I strap this backpack on, it looks a little too small--SILLY small! My girlfriend laughed at me when she saw me try it on!! Lol, but I need it for work and knew when I bought this that it wouldn't replace my backpack, and it's actually a good thing that this bag is smaller than my normal backpack because it will fit in there easily with my sketchpad, lunch, etc. All that aside, this bag feels really well made, the zippers seems sturdy and are quite obviously waterproof when you see the labia-like folds (lol sorry for that comparison) that cover the zipper. The felt-ish liner inside and the cushioning for devices feels great and I'm confident that I made a good choice. I need to bring so many little accessories and cables and drives and styluses and blah blah blah with me, and instead of shoving them in my old Jansport, they ALL fit neatly in the front pocket gird. I love it! Too small for me to wear at my size, but TOTALLY does the job. I'm actually surprised somebody complained that this bag was "WAY TOO BIG". You're kidding, right?

    7 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good quality, Very specific

    • Written by from Staten Island

    Purchased this backpack a few weeks ago and had to return it. Had it as a commuter with my 15 inch macbook pro. The grid is extremely useful to hold your items. The bag gets extremely heavy and bothersome on your back because everything is confined to one area. The grid part again is useful, but you always have to unzip that pocket entirely to get something thats on the bottom. Cool bag if your not going far and dont need to bring to much with you. If you are an audio engineer like myself or a video person this may not be the bag for you. I like to have one bag for all of my items to consolidate things. Check it out in the store before you purchase.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Backpack A little Pricey though

    • Written by from INGLEWOOD

    Have had the backpack for 3 days now and the stitching on the left strap started coming undone. besides that the backpack is great and awesome for carrying my 15" retina macbook pro and ipad air. going to the apple store today to exchange it for the same one!!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    really big and heavy!

    • Written by from Salt lake City

    The 'SLIM' backpack is entirely a misnomer. This sucker is way way too big. What is the point in slimming down the mac books and then getting something twice its weight to carry it. Me no likey. I just bought the STM linear bag and its a million times better, lighter, and far more stylish.

    15 of 47 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This bag is Awesome!!!

    • Written by from Lehi

    I got this backpack for Christmas and I absolutely LOVE IT!!! Its very well made, and the Built-in GRID-IT system is perfect! I put all of my stuff in the GRID-IT system and I shook the bag like crazy with the flap open but my stuff didn't move! It fits my Mac book Pro perfectly, I can still fit my iPad, a book (about an inch thick) and some documents in a manila folder! Just a great bag! would recommend to anyone looking for a good backpack to keep their electronics organized and safe!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great slim backpack!

    • Written by from West Columbia

    I just purchased this and once I transferred all of my current backpack belongings over to this one, I quickly realized it would be a wonder. I absolutely love how slim it remains! I will be going out of town in a few weeks and I am already excited about my plane experience with a backpack this slim!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BEST LAPTOP BAG I'VE EVER OWNED!

    • Written by from San Diego

    Stays slim, even when fully packed which is awesome. Very comfortable. Truly is waterproof, real world tested.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack for a techy!!

    • Written by from Creston

    This backpack is perfect for a techy who has a lot of little tech stuff that needs to be at your side. Grid-it is AWESOME!! And this backpack is very Slim and compact. Because it's so thin, large books don't fit. I would TOTALLY recommend this backpack. Cocoon is a awesome company with great customer service!!

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best backpack I've ever owned!

    • Written by from Mesa

    This isn't going to be an informative review at all because all I want to say is that I like everything about this backpack. :)

    10 of 13 people found this useful