Wenger Swissgear Backpacks - Synergy or Hudson

    Can someone please enlighten me on the differences between these 2 Laptop backpacks, as have them on their website with £7 difference in price

    Thanks in advance


    Did a search on the web (it is very easy you know)

    The Huson is made of poly vinyl and wighs only 1.2Kg.

    The Saturn is made of Polyester / Nylon and weighs 1.8kg

    So my guess is the Saturn is made of a better material and is more substantial (as it is heavier)



    Original Poster

    What's strange is that the hudson costs more then the synergy on

    i bought the Hudson from
    What is it you need to know ...

    Original Poster


    i bought the Hudson from Play.comWhat is it you need to know ...

    Is it worth the money?

    Would it be able to fit textbooks and folders, together with a 15.4 laptop?


    let me see if i can find a way to describe/ maybe photos. brb

    robot –
    i tested my 17" (diagonal length, closed) mac lappie and it just about covers it, your 15.4" should have no prob. i would however be using a neuroprene for mine, as i often do anyway ... the zip has a soft runner lining that protects the innards to some effect. it also has a black trailer velcro for you (to secure your laptop) over the top of the laptop flap.
    pix 1:

    pix 2:

    in terms of BOOKS ... the biggest section of the bag has a sewn-in collapsible bottom flap that bulks the bottom out. that flap measures 12" x 8" with a curved edge, you can safely place about 6 dvd box sets (each box set has 6 dvds). pix 4 shows the flap.

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    How does it all bulk up?

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    POCKETS (continued). This 'hidden' pocket is in between the main books section (middle of bag) and the laptop section (at the back of bag).
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    BACK OF BAG to show carrying. This looks soft and comfy enough, i havent tested in real life if it is heavy (probably for girly me, if it was filled up but i really only need it for the lappie and a few notebooks) but seems adequate for the uni journey.

    Original Poster

    Wow thanks alot for the info and pics. Much appreciated

    you're welcome.

    Ive got one of the Hudson backbacks. I noticed that in the promo pic 3 that you posted, it shows a mesh zip compartment on the inside of the front flap. In pic 4 it doesn't have this, and neither does my one. I did wonder if my bag was missing this mesh pocket, but after seeing your pic 4 , it seems they are all missing this.

    Anyway, the Hudson bag is a great buy, its gone up to £39.99 now on (used to be £14.99!) so I recommend you buy it from misco or CCLcomputers if you decide on the Hudson.

    oh yeah you're right! re: mesh pocket ... as i said havent had time to use it yet, just bought it last week!

    hey all, thinking of getting one of these, but wondering if i should get the hudson or the maxxum? Is the maxxum worth the £13 more?
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