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McKlein Laptop Bags

You know that you just have a laptop in there. I know that you just have a laptop in there. But to the general public, it looks like you're making a ransom drop-off. The last thing you want to do in this kind of situation is set the bag down in a public place and run away from it, screaming. Just take my word for it on this one.
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inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz

I usually carry my laptop in a messenger bag which really wasn't meant for a laptop - what do you think of these bags that are actually designed for that purpose?

I'm just hanging out, really.

sam927


quality posts: 1 Private Messages sam927

Why don't these "Ladies" bags come in 17"? What's a lady with a big laptop to do?

johnt007871


quality posts: 8 Private Messages johnt007871

Do you think a stubborn 60 year old man will put down his tattered overstuffed laptop bag for one of these sleek, new wheeled ones?

No? Yea I didn't think he would either.

DDDDAAAAADDDDD!!!!! *shakes fists*

cheaplullabyjoe


quality posts: 1 Private Messages cheaplullabyjoe

I got one last time, kind of pleathery and not amazing, the strap is janky and the bag is overall, pretty poorly made. It's nowhere near a $250+ value. I also own Tumi stuff, it's VASTLY superior.

Sometimes we get what we pay for...

scottsobo


quality posts: 0 Private Messages scottsobo

I hate McKlein. They claim a lifetime warranty on some bags, and I bought two. They don't honor warranties! WARNING! Woot, send this S&^t back to McKlein... not worthy of a Woot!

inkycatz


quality posts: 105 Private Messages inkycatz
scottsobo wrote:I hate McKlein. They claim a lifetime warranty on some bags, and I bought two. They don't honor warranties! WARNING! Woot, send this S&^t back to McKlein... not worthy of a Woot!


If you bought your problematic bag from us, give service@woot.com a note about your issue. They may be able to help out on that front.

I'm just hanging out, really.

hawksnst


quality posts: 0 Private Messages hawksnst

I bought two of these bags from Amazon a while ago. They were in a cool color, which I'm sad to see isn't a woot option here. One is wheeled, one is a shoulder for shorter trips.

I've been using them for three years now and they both have been great. They've held up well. I travel a lot, so they have seen a lot of miles. They are heavy construction, so you can get so much in and that's it. There is no squeezing the "one extra thing" in there.

I don't know how the black would hold up to the occasional "gate check" on the small or full bin flight. So far, the blue I have has been a champ. Tons of compliments too-there just aren't a ton of professional looking women's laptop bags out there. I don't want a man bag, and I don't want a chintzy "glam" bag. So the McKleins have been a win for me.

nancybigford


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So, I was about to pull the trigger on one of the Halsted bags. The photo is obviously a black bag, but in the description of the item it states "Material: Full Grain Oil Tanned Leather
Color: Brown". So, where the pic of the actual brown item?! Ahhh I need to see the color ASAP before they sell out! I mean, are they that nasty red brown, or a nice dark chocolate brown?!

ROGETRAY


quality posts: 157 Private Messages ROGETRAY

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nancybigford wrote:So, I was about to pull the trigger on one of the Halsted bags. The photo is obviously a black bag, but in the description of the item it states "Material: Full Grain Oil Tanned Leather
Color: Brown". So, where the pic of the actual brown item?! Ahhh I need to see the color ASAP before they sell out! I mean, are they that nasty red brown, or a nice dark chocolate brown?!



Thanks for the spot, I just noticed it too. I've pinged some staff members to see if we can remedy this issue.

Thanks again!

Sincerely,
Woot Staff

ROGETRAY


quality posts: 157 Private Messages ROGETRAY

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nancybigford wrote:So, I was about to pull the trigger on one of the Halsted bags. The photo is obviously a black bag, but in the description of the item it states "Material: Full Grain Oil Tanned Leather
Color: Brown". So, where the pic of the actual brown item?! Ahhh I need to see the color ASAP before they sell out! I mean, are they that nasty red brown, or a nice dark chocolate brown?!



The specs have been changed. There is no color choice for the Halsted bag...it's ONLY BLACK! ;)

Hope this was helpful.

Sincerely,
Woot Staff

hopmedic


quality posts: 4 Private Messages hopmedic

I have one that I've been using for about 3 years now. Mine's not leather, it's the nylon stuff, whatever they call it. It's held up well, and I love being able to zip the wheels on and off. Most of the time I carry one laptop, and go light, carrying it as a shoulder bag, but there are occasions that I have to drag a second along, and therefore have two 17" laptops with me, and on those occasions, I am very thankful for the zip-on wheels.

catherinemcclarey


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Are these that much better than the cheap Targus laptop messenger bags my kids & I are using for our laptops? I will admit that they look classy (and I suppose the wheeled bit could be useful if one were big enough to double as an overnight bag), but are they more durable? Durable enough to justify charging the price of multiple Targus laptop bags for just one McKlein?

swrigh12


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scottsobo wrote:I hate McKlein. They claim a lifetime warranty on some bags, and I bought two. They don't honor warranties! WARNING! Woot, send this S&^t back to McKlein... not worthy of a Woot!



Hello,

I'm really sorry that happened, but we at McKlein believe that it is important to honor our Warranty pledge. If you have a laptop bag and we did not honor your request for fixture, please feel free to contact us at (773)235-0600 and we will make it our point of duty to take care of you!
Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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cheaplullabyjoe wrote:I got one last time, kind of pleathery and not amazing, the strap is janky and the bag is overall, pretty poorly made. It's nowhere near a $250+ value. I also own Tumi stuff, it's VASTLY superior.

Sometimes we get what we pay for...



Hello,

We have many customers who are extremely satisfied with their purchase. If we did not meet your needs, we apologize. Please feel free to contact us with a claim and we will work with you.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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sam927 wrote:Why don't these "Ladies" bags come in 17"? What's a lady with a big laptop to do?



Hello,

Thanks for your inquiry! Our bags fit up to 17".

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


quality posts: 9 Private Messages swrigh12
hawksnst wrote:I bought two of these bags from Amazon a while ago. They were in a cool color, which I'm sad to see isn't a woot option here. One is wheeled, one is a shoulder for shorter trips.

I've been using them for three years now and they both have been great. They've held up well. I travel a lot, so they have seen a lot of miles. They are heavy construction, so you can get so much in and that's it. There is no squeezing the "one extra thing" in there.

I don't know how the black would hold up to the occasional "gate check" on the small or full bin flight. So far, the blue I have has been a champ. Tons of compliments too-there just aren't a ton of professional looking women's laptop bags out there. I don't want a man bag, and I don't want a chintzy "glam" bag. So the McKleins have been a win for me.



Hello,

Thanks for your kind words! We are happy to know that you are completely satisfied with your purchase and we take pride in that. If our customers are happy, then we are happy. Have a good one!

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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hopmedic wrote:I have one that I've been using for about 3 years now. Mine's not leather, it's the nylon stuff, whatever they call it. It's held up well, and I love being able to zip the wheels on and off. Most of the time I carry one laptop, and go light, carrying it as a shoulder bag, but there are occasions that I have to drag a second along, and therefore have two 17" laptops with me, and on those occasions, I am very thankful for the zip-on wheels.



Hello,

It's always good to know that our customers are satisfied with their purchase. Thanks for commenting!

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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catherinemcclarey wrote:Are these that much better than the cheap Targus laptop messenger bags my kids & I are using for our laptops? I will admit that they look classy (and I suppose the wheeled bit could be useful if one were big enough to double as an overnight bag), but are they more durable? Durable enough to justify charging the price of multiple Targus laptop bags for just one McKlein?



Hello,

Thanks for your question. Yes, our bags are very durable and worth the buy. We have many customers and cleints who have testified to that, and their bags have lasted for many years. We wouldn't sell you anything that was not fulfilling to your needs. If you have any additional questions or concern, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

sam927


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swrigh12 wrote:Hello,

Thanks for your inquiry! Our bags fit up to 17".

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC



Thanks for responding! But now I'm confused by the specs on these Lady bags, which say:
Laptop interior dimensions: 15” x 2” x 10”
Fits most laptops up to: 15.4"
http://www.woot.com/offers/mayfair-ladies-15-laptop-case

and
Size: 16" x 4.5" x 12"
Laptop interior dimensions: 14" x 1.5" x 10"
Fits most laptops up to: 15.4"
http://www.woot.com/offers/glenview-ladies-15-laptop-case

swrigh12


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sam927 wrote:Thanks for responding! But now I'm confused by the specs on these Lady bags, which say:
Laptop interior dimensions: 15” x 2” x 10”
Fits most laptops up to: 15.4"
http://www.woot.com/offers/mayfair-ladies-15-laptop-case

and
Size: 16" x 4.5" x 12"
Laptop interior dimensions: 14" x 1.5" x 10"
Fits most laptops up to: 15.4"
http://www.woot.com/offers/glenview-ladies-15-laptop-case



Hello,

I am so sorry, but I meant to say "some" of our bags fit up to 17". We will eventually have another event on Woot.com and the next time I'll be sure to include some women bags that fit up to 17". Please feel free to check out our site and let us know the ones you'd like to see in another event so that you can take advantage of the prices that Woot.com offers (these low prices are only exclusive to Woot and you won't find them anywhere else). I'm sorry we couldn't accommodate you at this time, we really wish we could.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

duplexdianne


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This is the one I'd like to see on Woot next time!!

Walton 83985
Expandable Double Compartment 17" Laptop Case with Removable Sleeve

nancybigford


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ROGETRAY wrote:The specs have been changed. There is no color choice for the Halsted bag...it's ONLY BLACK! ;)

Hope this was helpful.

Sincerely,
Woot Staff



Well, crap! Now its sold out. Ughhhhhhhh

swrigh12


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duplexdianne wrote:This is the one I'd like to see on Woot next time!!

Walton 83985
Expandable Double Compartment 17" Laptop Case with Removable Sleeve



Hello,

Noted: Walton 83985.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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nancybigford wrote:Well, crap! Now its sold out. Ughhhhhhhh



Hello,

I'm so sorry you missed this event! There will be another one very soon, which will more than likely include the color of your initial choice.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

brettvang


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I cannot see any substantive difference betweeen the Scottsdale and Halsted, except a $15 price difference. What is the justification for spending $15 more?

Also, the retail price is grossly over estimated. These sell on amazon between $80 - $110.

murrjo04


quality posts: 0 Private Messages murrjo04

I'm not certain on all of the bag pricing, but Amazon has the Wrightwood Laptop bag for about double the price, $165

http://www.amazon.com/McKleinUSA-WRIGHTWOOD-80505C-Wheeled-Laptop/dp/B00022HYZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351039269&sr=8-1&keywords=McKlein+Wrightwood+Wheeled+17%22+Laptop+Case+80505C

I ordered it, and hope the quality is as good as it looks in the photos!

elveez


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Not such great reviews on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/McKleinUSA-HALSTED-80335-Double-Compartment/dp/B00019EWFY

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elveez is alive

sleepililgirl


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swrigh12 wrote:Hello,

I am so sorry, but I meant to say "some" of our bags fit up to 17". We will eventually have another event on Woot.com and the next time I'll be sure to include some women bags that fit up to 17". Please feel free to check out our site and let us know the ones you'd like to see in another event so that you can take advantage of the prices that Woot.com offers (these low prices are only exclusive to Woot and you won't find them anywhere else). I'm sorry we couldn't accommodate you at this time, we really wish we could.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC



I would love to see the Willowbrook 94980 during the next event. I have a 17" laptop and would love to have the blue or green version of that bag!

swrigh12


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brettvang wrote:I cannot see any substantive difference betweeen the Scottsdale and Halsted, except a $15 price difference. What is the justification for spending $15 more?

Also, the retail price is grossly over estimated. These sell on amazon between $80 - $110.



Hello,

Thanks for your question! These items are pretty much the same, there are a few extra compartments included in the Halsted and some additional minor details that makes it a little more pricy. Please note that Amazon aggregates sales from all over and some items can be cheaper because it is used or because they haven't added any shipping cost. Hope this helps!

Thank you!

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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murrjo04 wrote:I'm not certain on all of the bag pricing, but Amazon has the Wrightwood Laptop bag for about double the price, $165

http://www.amazon.com/McKleinUSA-WRIGHTWOOD-80505C-Wheeled-Laptop/dp/B00022HYZA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351039269&sr=8-1&keywords=McKlein+Wrightwood+Wheeled+17%22+Laptop+Case+80505C

I ordered it, and hope the quality is as good as it looks in the photos!



Hello,

Thanks for your purchase and I am sure you will be extremely satisfied with your order. Please keep us posted and let us know if there's anything else we can assist you with!

Thank you!

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

swrigh12


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sleepililgirl wrote:I would love to see the Willowbrook 94980 during the next event. I have a 17" laptop and would love to have the blue or green version of that bag!




Hello,

Noted: Willowbrook 94980.

Thank you,

Rep at McKlein Company LLC

bpr2


quality posts: 181 Private Messages bpr2

going after Mr. Ford's dead heart ae?


ROGETRAY wrote:The specs have been changed. There is no color choice for the Halsted bag...it's ONLY BLACK! ;)

Hope this was helpful.

Sincerely,
Woot Staff



that was fun while it lasted!

jonni87


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sam927 wrote:Why don't these "Ladies" bags come in 17"? What's a lady with a big laptop to do?



Get a Timbuk2 bag. They are much lighter than these. Granted they are more hipster than button down in style, but if I am walking thru downtown the loop with a 17" laptop plus all the other stuff I carry I prefer the lighter hipster bag.

zanybabe


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I just received my Edgebrook Wheeled Ladies Laptop case that I had ordered a couple days ago. The bag looks good, not shiny pleathery as I had feared. It is pretty heavy even when empty so I am glad it is wheeled.

However, the handle is sticking a bit when I try to pull it out. Is there a way to get it working more smoothly or shall I send it back? It's still available so I am thinking if it may be better to just exchange.

Any one else got their bags yet?