By Martha C. White
June 29, 2018

Finding the perfect bag for commuting or traveling can feel like hunting for a needle in a haystack — but if the thousands of people who rave about the SwissGear ScanSmart 1900 TSA Laptop Backpack are any indication, this might just be it.

The name’s a bit of a mouthful, but as it indicates this backpack is great for traveling with a laptop — and for quickly scooting through airport security checkpoints. The backpack is roomy and well-laid-out, with a smart design that allows it to unzip flat so it can be easily scanned at an airport checkpoint. That time-saving design isn’t the only ingenious feature of this bag, which has more than 5,800 reviews and an overall rating of 4.6 out of five stars on eBags.com; on Amazon, it has a whopping 6,800-plus reviews, 75% of which are five-star ratings.

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Right now, nearly everything at eBags is 20% off for a special July 4th sale, including this backpack. So it’s the perfect time to get a deal on one of the best travel bags out there.

This backpack is regularly on sale at eBags $64.99, but right now with the promo code FIREWORKS giving an additional 20% off, the price comes down to $51.99. And since eBags has free standard shipping on all orders over $49, that’s a great deal for a top-rated travel backpack.

A look at this bag’s specs make it clear why it’s won over so many enthusiastic users. It can comfortably fit laptops as large as 17 inches, and its “checkpoint friendly” design will streamline travelers’ pass through the security line at the airport.

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A padded tablet pocket and a media pouch for smaller devices have you covered if you travel with multiple devices, and if you haven’t switched to a Bluetooth headset yet, this backpack’s handy port lets you slip a cord through so you can keep your phone or iPod tucked away while you enjoy your music or audiobook. It’s also got sleeves on the side for water bottles, a loop to hang your sunglasses and more pockets than you’ll know what to do with — even an accordion folder for keeping notebooks or papers organized.

Even if you’re not in the market for what is possibly the top-rated backpack out there, it’s worth checking out eBag’s big 4th of July sale for deals on everything from luggage to. This big 25” hard-sided “Chalet” suitcase from Delsey combines old-fashioned, “golden age of travel” stylistic touches like leather trim with sturdy components like a polycarbonate shell and spinner wheels with Japanese engineering. The list price at eBags is $300, but right now it’s just over $210 with the promo code FIREWORKS.

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Or, pick up this smart and compact Samsonite under-seat duffel with a sleeve that can hold a 14” laptop and has a built-in USB port. It normally sells for $99.99 but is $79.99 right now with the promo code FIREWORKS.

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Oh, and hey — in case you didn’t know, eBags also carries a selection of travel-friendly clothes from big brand names like The North Face and and Patagonia, and there are some great sales on those right now, too. You’ll probably save so much you can splurge on an extra-legroom seat on your next getaway.

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