• 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.

    9 of 12 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.

    10 of 13 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.

    2 of 3 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.

    10 of 11 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 5 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....

    8 of 10 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.

    3 of 3 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    9 of 10 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    6 of 7 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.

    30 of 35 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    30 of 37 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.

    35 of 41 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.

    7 of 7 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.

    13 of 13 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.

    37 of 45 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful