When we travel, we can all make better, more eco-friendly choices. One of the things I am loving is the use of recycled plastics in travel gear, luggage, etc. It saves plastic from landfills and makes for durable gear. Targus is using a fabric made from recycled water bottles in their Cypres collection and recently sent their new Hero Backpack to test.
15.6” Cypress Hero Backpack with EcoSmart
At the moment, I’m looking forward to the day we can get back into the world and travel again. Before that happens, I needed to get a new travel backpack. My last one didn’t protect my laptop or camera as well I would have liked. So I have been searching for one that is durable, preferably made from recyclable materials, and has added protection for a laptop. I found the Cypress Hero Backpack from Targus. They sent a sample to try out and I’m very happy with all of its features.
The woven fabric for this and all of the bags on the Cypress collection is made from recycled water bottles. This bag, in particular, is made with 26 recycled bottles.
Targus is well known for making high-quality products. This bag has a reinforced bottom, strong zippers, and tight stitching. It’s designed to stand upright too, so it won’t constantly fall over like my last bag. This one also has a luggage pass-thru strap so I can slip this bag over my carry on luggage handle.
This Hero Backpack has a dedicated compartment for a laptop. This area has added padded all around it, but especially at the bottom. One of the main reasons I was looking for a new bag was because I heard an audible thump from my laptop hitting the floor in my last bag. That will never happen with this Targus laptop bag.
Aside from durability, eco-friendly materials, and added laptop protection, this Hero Laptop bag also has:
- Large (20L) main compartment for gear, clothing, etc.
- Second compartment with sewn dividers for cords, pens, and other smaller items.
- Third zippered pocket at the front for easy access of travel documents, phone, etc.
- Two expanding side pockets for water bottle, umbrella, etc.
- Comfortable shoulder straps
- Lightweight (under 2.5 pounds)
- Padded back panel for a comfortable fit
Find this backpack at targus.com.