Targus CityGear 17.3" Laptop Messenger Bag

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Protect your 17.3-inch (44cm) laptop from bumps and scratches while you’re on the move with this Targus CityGear messenger bag.

The bag features an adjustable divider to accommodate smaller laptops. It also has a zip-down workstation with holders for business cards, CDs, PDA and more, plus mesh accessory storage pouches. There is a padded laptop compartment, a section for file storage, removable mobile phone pocket and even a hidden water bottle pocket.

H36 x W48 x D13cm
Eligible for International Delivery
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Standard delivery in 5 working days


Named or Saturday UK delivery


Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Totall useless I really am surprised by all the 5 star reviews about this product. It seems most of them were written when people first got it home. If I had written this review as soon as I got home from John Lewis I probably would also have been proud to be using such a stylish bag. However, 15 months on, after using it every day since, I have finally taken the trouble to write this review to warn others against buying it. There's 2 reasons for this: 1/ It doesn't look so stylish now. The plastic 'rings' which connect the strap to the bag twist around as soon as you put anything of weight inside the bag e.g. a laptop. The strap therefore bunches up at the narrow point of the 'ring'. It looks really bad. 2/ It slips off the shoulder. This is the most irritating aspect of the bag for me. I've lost count of the number of times I have to catch it as it slips off my shoulder. This happens because there is no rubberized shoulder pad on the strap. On my previous bag, the rubberized pad meant that it always stayed on the shoulder. What Targus have done on this bag is provide a shoulder pad on the strap which has some kind of plasticky feel. The've done a great job of making this slippery. Although I would agree with other reviewers that the bag does seem to be strong, a basic quality criteria of any such bag must be that it stays on the shoulder without slipping. This bag does not. I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. 04 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Uni student present well received We were looking for a birthday present for our Uni student son who needed a laptop bag that was functional to carry all his additional study items as well as the laptop. This bag fitted the bill perfectly. Whereas we found a lot of the bag were a little too `office biased` or `old fashioned`, this felt `young` enough for a 23 year old. Long carry strap enables him to transport easily when on his bike. Good value for money and put to very good use. 04 November 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very pleased with this product. This bag provides a perfect, reasonably priced solution to transporting my 41.5cm (16 1/4 inch) wide laptop around with all the attendant bits and pieces. The laptop is a snug fit in the main body and the front pocket has plenty of room for the mains power block and cable, mouse and even a 4-way 13A extension lead for when I need to use it away from home. As a bonus my standard-sized tablet fits neatly into the special internal pocket without removing its own protective case and there is an external pocket for separate papers too. 21 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ideal laptop bag Really impressed and pleased with this laptop bag which was purchased for my 26 year old son who has recently started a new job away from home. Strong, sturdy and stylish as well as practical. Plenty of room to carry his 16" laptop and accessories safely including folders, books etc. I would strongly recommend this product. Super speedy click and collect service from John Lewis too! 11 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very well designed and practical This is an ideal and reasonably priced lap top bag. Lightweight, loads of pockets and space for carrying other items. No problem with my 17inch screen lap top but with insert for smaller computers. 11 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very presentable product This laptop bag is made of very strong sturdy material. It looks good and has loads of space. Would definitely recommend. 10 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Targus CityGear 17.3" Laptop Messenger Bag Very good, arrived quickly, fits and travels well, would reecommend 04 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Value Product Difficult to get a reasonably priced bag for a 17" laptop so was very pleased to find this in John Lewis. Loads of room for lots of bits and bobs too. 22 December 2012
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